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So we are coming down to the twilight hours, aren't we? I've made some predictions over the past month or so based on some personal speculation. Here's what I have thought.

 

First off, my bet is completely on steel track RMC (along with SFNE for 2015). I have a feeling it will be single station, double lift to take the record for length. It will be timed to race/duel and could feature a Dauling Dragons style high five element (but more intense I imagine). I also hope they go for the record of most airtime on a coaster! Six Flags is all about records, so why not two records that are both hard to beat?!

 

What do you guys think? I know a lot of that has been posted to Screamscape, but I wanted to post something before the end of the month.

 

I see them painting the new wood white, and giving the track some nice accent colors. I would like to see some different colors. Blue and Red are cool, but I'd love to see how something standout, like Green or Yellow would fit! I really like the Blue and Green of Carowinds, one track blue and one green would look great!

 

So before any more is leaked or announced, I want to post my final hopes and predictions, and I'm still pushing for everything I've said.

 

Although beating the record for length seems a bit crazy for Six Flags (especially after seeing how they built only half of YOLOcoaster), do you guys think any of this is a possibility? Could California finally be getting an airtime machine?? Could we finally be getting a World-Class, top ten coaster in California?? I'm getting excited!

 

It's possible, one can only hope!

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As great as this announcement will probably be, I still do not think it is worth risking pulling an all-nighters for the announcement of an SFMM coaster. If I had done that for the announcement of the last new coaster, I would have been quite pissed.

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^You know, you're kinda right. The last full length coaster we have gotten was Tatsu....Apocolypse, Green Lantern, and Full throttle have all been fairly underwhelming. Underwhelming in the sense of 'well that's cool, but where's the rest of it?!!?!'

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Thanks Robb......! Gonna wake up, grab a bowl of Fruity Pebbles and wait for the Twisted Colossus Revenge announcement

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Can I put in an early vote (nay) on the blue font?

 

 

Thanks for the pictures and updates, guys, as a guy a long ways away from the park I appreciate it -- I guess I never really spent enough time looking/thinking about how much Goliath really interacts with Colossus. I always just think of the one spot where the supports shoot out from the middle of the old wood structure, but obviously they a fair bit more intertwined....and that's interesting about the picnic tables idea and the "hole" in the structure!

 

Have to say that out of all of the Six Flags parks, it seems like this will be the most watched this year...right?

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To me the most boring addition to the park in the last 20 years was easily Scream. Everything else has ranged from okay to pretty good. Nothing truly great though, and nothing with airtime at all.

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Apocalypse has been rattling a LOT on my last few visits so nowadays its very underwhelming, but it wasn't a few years ago. Green Lantern is evil and YOLOcoaster is underwhelming for what it could have been. You can build the tallest vertical loop in the world anywhere you want. You can't build a terrain-launch coaster like Helix anywhere you want. FT takes up a special place in the park, geographically and historically, that could have been designated for something really special, not some dance club area.

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^You know, you're kinda right. The last full length coaster we have gotten was Tatsu....Apocolypse, Green Lantern, and YOLOcoaster have all been fairly underwhelming. Underwhelming in the sense of 'well that's cool, but where's the rest of it?!!?!'

 

I think those 3 rides are pretty decent, especially considering SF spent <30 million combined for them

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Here's my final prediction!

 

 

-Single track!

-160'-179' tall

-inversion at the top of the lift hill before a straight plummet down.

-longest hybrid coaster (not wooden, but sfmm might just say wooden)

-Twisted Colossus, reveal trailer all dark and gloomy, TV ads all bright and happy and WA- HOAH!

 

 

Lets see who's prediction is closest!!

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Here's my final prediction!

 

 

-Single track!

-160'-179' tall

-inversion at the top of the lift hill before a straight plummet down.

-longest hybrid coaster (not wooden, but sfmm might just say wooden)

-Twisted Colossus, reveal trailer all dark and gloomy, TV ads all bright and happy and WA- HOAH!

 

 

Lets see who's prediction is closest!!

 

Longer and Taller Medusa Steel Coaster type...maybe?

 

i'm hoping for 200+ feet tho. the Colossus lift hill is really long. adjust that angle and they can easily get there.

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Thanks Robb......! Gonna wake up, grab a bowl of Fruity Pebbles and wait for the Twisted Colossus Revenge announcement

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Can I put in an early vote (nay) on the blue font?

Yes. Please kill that blue font annoyance. Thank you.

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I just noticed this...

 

Does it look like all the tires have been removed off that section of brake run?

 

Here you can see where they were before:1918417317_ScreenShot2014-08-27at22_37_57.png.d40f8880b856061eeab39089afc557ba.png

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I just noticed this...

 

Does it look like all the tires have been removed off that section of brake run?

 

Here you can see where they were before:[attachment=0]Screen Shot 2014-08-27 at 22.37.57.png[/attachment]

 

 

I noticed the tires in that shot, as well, and wondered if they had just removed them ... and, if not, why leave them laying around? Why not just get 'em out of there?

 

I had asked if anyone had a closeup of the old hills, btw, and there we go! Am I the only one curious as to what that former track area actually looks like up close (like I assume they removed the actual track when they modified the ride, right)?

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If Twisted Colossus runs only two trains, the brake run may be preserved as is and replaced by magnetic brakes. They can't stop a train completely so it would act as just a trim. Drive tires would add unnecessary friction and slow a train down even more.

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I just noticed this...

 

Does it look like all the tires have been removed off that section of brake run?

 

Rubber burns pretty well. Tomorrow's announcement is gonna be one helluva bonfire.

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I'll be the first to predict no mid course break run. We saw it with texas giant, and haven't really seen it since and so I'll say there won't be one. Texas Giant seemed like the test of the ibox and working with the layout of the ride and so they included it, and I think if they go with the right maneuvers than it won't have one. Just my prediction though! Guess we'll find out if it comes true or not.

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Here's my final prediction!

 

 

-Single track!

-160'-179' tall

-inversion at the top of the lift hill before a straight plummet down.

-longest hybrid coaster (not wooden, but sfmm might just say wooden)

-Twisted Colossus, reveal trailer all dark and gloomy, TV ads all bright and happy and WA- HOAH!

 

 

Lets see who's prediction is closest!!

 

I bet it will only be heightened a bit, closer to 140' or so.

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The actual brakes have been removed, not just the tires. That was actually the second thing to go after taking the chains and motors off the lifts.

 

And the wood pile that is sitting by the exit has been there for at least a few weeks. (I don't recall exactly how long, it could have been a while) There is another pile that sitting in the furthest turnaround. I believe it's simply left over wood that they have from maintenance on the ride.

 

Anyhow, I'm extremely exited to see the new layout! I'm so happy that I'm going to have a RMC coaster that I can oogle at every day! Even the construction has me amped.

 

Rumor also has it that the ride will be getting a nice, upgraded led light package to replace the old one.

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If Twisted Colossus runs only two trains, the brake run may be preserved as is and replaced by magnetic brakes. They can't stop a train completely so it would act as just a trim. Drive tires would add unnecessary friction and slow a train down even more.

 

 

Why would they keep that crappy part of the ride?

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It's a long shot but is there ANY chance SFMM will finally install a construction webcam? I can't recall them doing so in the past but I really enjoyed watching RMC Goliath take shape at SFGAm. The RCDB Drone flyovers and YouTube updates were really great. Hopefully they could place a cam at the top of our Goliath (for the best overview). This would be awesome but my better judgement tells me image updates (of any kind) will probably remain up to the enthusiast community...

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