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Great TR! That sucks about your wallet, but at least everything inside was easily replaceable. I've seen Tatsu steal items out of other riders' pockets, as well, but not on the pretzel loop. About a year ago, the person in front of me lost their phone on the last turn before the final brake run.

 

I need to get over to the park again soon. The new semester has kept me pretty busy, and so I've had about a month of coaster withdrawals.

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Nice pics! Sorry about your wallet I wore incredibly unstylish cargo shorts on one of my visits, and then just left my phone and everything in my car on my other visit, because I'm absolutely terrified of losing stuff on rides. I have to concentrate on making sure everything is in my pockets at all times, and then the ride just becomes about that, and I'm not having fun. I'm going to have to invest in some shorts and pants that both look decent and have strong zipper pockets for this upcoming season.

 

I thought I'd share a couple pictures from my visit last week as well, including one incredibly adorable one, if I do say so myself.

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Here's me as a much younger lad in March of 2002 in front of what I thought was the best coaster ever. Note the little baby palm tree in the background.

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And here's me from 2 weeks ago.

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RR is quite photogenic.

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I see we both went for this shot, sing. It's a good one.

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True story: I walked onto Viper with literally a completely empty station. I was the only person on the ride when I rode it. The ride op started with his whole spiel "Welcome riders...." and then just said "ah forget it, it doesn't matter." Cracked me up.

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Yikes. Riddler’s new paint is starting peel off. Hopefully this is just a localized issue and not something that could occur across the entire coaster.

 

 

Naw, I bet they planned it to do that.

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Yikes. Riddler’s new paint is starting peel off. Hopefully this is just a localized issue and not something that could occur across the entire coaster.

 

doesn't surprise me at all. you just need to look over at batman. what's kind of interesting to me is, baynum painting has done a lot of their coasters. some, like X2 still great 10 years later. but then batman is flaking. i wonder how many different types of prep and paint you can choose from? i see where they just look like they pressure wash the ride. to me, there's no way doing just that will last that long. especially if a ride is spewing grease and what not from the trains over a long period of time.

 

anyway, i'd hope there's some guarantee there for riddler. that's far too fast imo to be flaking no matter what. 8-10 years, i can understand more.

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Riddler's prep was a power wash. The color you're seeing now is the underlying primer they painted everything before the final coat. It is indeed surprising to see Ridddler's peeling like it is. The corkscrew out of the MCBR has had a spot that started peeling mere weeks after they finished the repaint.

 

Revolution got the same treatment and I don't think it's peeling anywhere, so maybe it is the type of paint they use, I'm not sure. Surprising indeed...

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Multiple people working on Green Lantern today, adding trims all over the coaster. I mean, I don’t think there’s a 30 foot section of track on that thing without a trim now. It’ll be interesting to see how it rides...

 

I’m one of the few who’ve always loved Green Lantern. (And yes, I do love rides that make me feel like I’m going to die.)

 

Oh! And I got this cool shot of Viper at sunset.

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Multiple people working on Green Lantern today, adding trims all over the coaster. I mean, I don’t think there’s a 30 foot section of track on that thing without a trim now. It’ll be interesting to see how it rides...

I think we can get a pretty good idea of how it's going to ride...

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Oh! And I got this cool shot of Viper at sunset.

That IS very cool! Love the silhouette.

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Honestly, Viper at Magic Mountain is a very underrated ride and while hated on by most people young and old because of how "rough" it definitely is, to me it is a HUGE symbol in how much the roller coaster industries at the time were pushing the boundaries of taller and faster rides. From Arrow, nonetheless. The biggest problem with Viper is it was basically a Goldrusher technology ride with much bigger, faster, loopier proportions. I don't care what anyone says, a backseat ride on Viper will pretty much tell you exactly what was going on in the early 90's with roller coasters, and the first half is violent and intense, but my gawd so much fun. The last half is just pretty much jerky "let's see how much we can turn you upside down" but still to me that pic of the double corkscrew looking North is iconic.

 

It is also probably the most photogenic coaster the park has ever had. The rides name fits the coaster tracks angles, and it was in "Baja Ridge" with a dessert theme with CACTI (man those Six Flags guys really knew how to theme rides and areas of a park back then, I miss that!). My very favorite photo of Viper.

 

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Multiple people working on Green Lantern today, adding trims all over the coaster. I mean, I don’t think there’s a 30 foot section of track on that thing without a trim now. It’ll be interesting to see how it rides...

 

I’m one of the few who’ve always loved Green Lantern. (And yes, I do love rides that make me feel like I’m going to die.)

 

Oh! And I got this cool shot of Viper at sunset.

 

Ahh, yes, sux flags answer to all problems....trim breaks

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Multiple people working on Green Lantern today, adding trims all over the coaster. I mean, I don’t think there’s a 30 foot section of track on that thing without a trim now. It’ll be interesting to see how it rides...

 

I’m one of the few who’ve always loved Green Lantern. (And yes, I do love rides that make me feel like I’m going to die.)

 

Oh! And I got this cool shot of Viper at sunset.

 

Ahh, yes, sux flags answer to all problems....trim breaks

Ya know, you are right to mock them.... I mean, you are on the internets, so you know all about coasters

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Multiple people working on Green Lantern today, adding trims all over the coaster. I mean, I don’t think there’s a 30 foot section of track on that thing without a trim now. It’ll be interesting to see how it rides...

 

I’m one of the few who’ve always loved Green Lantern. (And yes, I do love rides that make me feel like I’m going to die.)

 

Oh! And I got this cool shot of Viper at sunset.

 

Ahh, yes, sux flags answer to all problems....trim breaks

 

How incredibly troll-y of you.

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Riddler's prep was a power wash. The color you're seeing now is the underlying primer they painted everything before the final coat. It is indeed surprising to see Ridddler's peeling like it is. The corkscrew out of the MCBR has had a spot that started peeling mere weeks after they finished the repaint.

 

Revolution got the same treatment and I don't think it's peeling anywhere, so maybe it is the type of paint they use, I'm not sure. Surprising indeed...

Wouldn't surprise me if they didn't use actual primer on RR. You can't prime with normal paint. Other paint won't stick to it. Primer is not just an undercoat. It is a flat non-gloss paint that is specially designed to bond to what coat is laid over it. Looking at the photos of when they were painting it the "primer" appeared to be regular colored semi-gloss paint.

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Multiple people working on Green Lantern today, adding trims all over the coaster. I mean, I don’t think there’s a 30 foot section of track on that thing without a trim now. It’ll be interesting to see how it rides...

 

I’m one of the few who’ve always loved Green Lantern. (And yes, I do love rides that make me feel like I’m going to die.)

 

Oh! And I got this cool shot of Viper at sunset.

 

Ahh, yes, sux flags answer to all problems....trim breaks

 

I'd rather have an open ride that is more comfortable than a SBNO ride...

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Multiple people working on Green Lantern today, adding trims all over the coaster. I mean, I don’t think there’s a 30 foot section of track on that thing without a trim now. It’ll be interesting to see how it rides...

 

I’m one of the few who’ve always loved Green Lantern. (And yes, I do love rides that make me feel like I’m going to die.)

 

Oh! And I got this cool shot of Viper at sunset.

 

Ahh, yes, sux flags answer to all problems....trim breaks

 

or more the answer to poor designs.

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Riddler's prep was a power wash. The color you're seeing now is the underlying primer they painted everything before the final coat. It is indeed surprising to see Ridddler's peeling like it is. The corkscrew out of the MCBR has had a spot that started peeling mere weeks after they finished the repaint.

 

Revolution got the same treatment and I don't think it's peeling anywhere, so maybe it is the type of paint they use, I'm not sure. Surprising indeed...

Wouldn't surprise me if they didn't use actual primer on RR. You can't prime with normal paint. Other paint won't stick to it. Primer is not just an undercoat. It is a flat non-gloss paint that is specially designed to bond to what coat is laid over it. Looking at the photos of when they were painting it the "primer" appeared to be regular colored semi-gloss paint.

I'm pretty sure the company that was contracted to paint the ride wasn't that stupid. There are most likely other factors involved.

 

What if those aren’t trims but actually magnets that encourage the cars to spin, a la the free spins?

 

Maybe they can use them to try to right the car as it enters the station so they don’t have the stuck upside down problem anymore.

No, they're just magnetic brakes. The spin on Green Lantern cannot be manipulated like the S&S models. The only thing they can do, besides slowing the ride down, to control the spin is to put a magnetic brake on the spin axis of the car itself. The reason that Green Lantern doesn't 'spin' as well as other Intamin counterparts is because of a stronger brake.

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Riddler's prep was a power wash. The color you're seeing now is the underlying primer they painted everything before the final coat. It is indeed surprising to see Ridddler's peeling like it is. The corkscrew out of the MCBR has had a spot that started peeling mere weeks after they finished the repaint.

 

Revolution got the same treatment and I don't think it's peeling anywhere, so maybe it is the type of paint they use, I'm not sure. Surprising indeed...

Wouldn't surprise me if they didn't use actual primer on RR. You can't prime with normal paint. Other paint won't stick to it. Primer is not just an undercoat. It is a flat non-gloss paint that is specially designed to bond to what coat is laid over it. Looking at the photos of when they were painting it the "primer" appeared to be regular colored semi-gloss paint.

I'm pretty sure the company that was contracted to paint the ride wasn't that stupid. There are most likely other factors involved.

 

What if those aren’t trims but actually magnets that encourage the cars to spin, a la the free spins?

 

Maybe they can use them to try to right the car as it enters the station so they don’t have the stuck upside down problem anymore.

No, they're just magnetic brakes. The spin on Green Lantern cannot be manipulated like the S&S models. The only thing they can do, besides slowing the ride down, to control the spin is to put a magnetic brake on the spin axis of the car itself. The reason that Green Lantern doesn't 'spin' as well as other Intamin counterparts is because of a stronger brake.

 

So now it may not spin at all? I guess it's just a drop ride now lol

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