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Sorry about going off topic, But can someone tell me about the "Bring a friend free days" at SFNE. This is the first year I have had a season pass for any Six Flags and this whole week at SFNE (August 24th through 29th) has been "Bring a friend for free days" And this past Sunday, August 24th. I brought my wife on the Bring a friend free day and my wife and I are planning to go tomorrow to SFNE which is another bring a friend day. Can I do it again this soon? Thanks in advance...

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I'm usually not critical when it comes to new ride announcements as I usually love what I'm seeing/reading but this year's crop of Six Flags 2015 additions leaves A LOT to be desired. Of all of them the only thing that somewhat stood out is Wicked Cyclone, and it didn't stand out as much.

 

I'm anticipating a backlash as I say I haven't ridden an RMC yet and I'm sure they are incredible rides but between Twisted Colossus and Wicked Cyclone they both seem cookie cutter. Personally it's almost like the RMC novelty is wearing off because looking at both rides it's like the same thing over and over again - steep angled first drop, lots of overbanked turns, and an inversion or two (or three). I would love to see RMC do something a bit more "traditional", if that's a good word to use, instead of using "tricks" to improve a lackluster ride.

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^To be fair though, a lot of companies use the same thing over and over again, most of their coasters with inversions start out with a spiraling drop, loop, zero G roll, immelman/cobra roll / dive loop, followed by a MCBR, then a corkscrew or two and a helix then brakes.

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I don't have as much to say about this addition as the other additions. Maybe it's because we all knew what to sort of expect, or something. The coaster looks like it will be a great ride. It reminds me of Goliath (SFGAm) as it has a lot of the same elements and does so in a more compact space. I'm sure that the hometown fans are ecstatic about this, but it is nothing that I would go out of the way for immediately.

 

Once SFNE makes another big investment, then I will come to ride it. Other than that, the coaster looks pretty good.

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RMC should change their name to "Raining Money Corporation"

 

Seriously though, I LOVE this layout. It's compact, tight turns, high speed hills, and a few zero-g rolls for good measure. I'm glad the east coast is getting an RMC creation at last. I'll DEFINITELY be making the 6hr drive next summer.

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Is this the first RMC to have white supports with its orange track. I think that'd be a great change of things, and a better color scheme compared to its brother/sister coasters.

It won't have white supports. All of them are being painted Blueish-gray.

 

Diamondbacker27 is correct as I was at SFNE this past Sunday (August 24th) and the supports are a blueish grey.

Still far better than red track, brown supports! Yay for blue and orange!

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Based on the video and overview of the layout, I have to honestly say I'm very impressed. It's like I actually got more that I was expecting. This ride will be absolutley PACKED with elements, and it might end up being a very "enduring" coaster. What stands out to me is the ending, as appears to have a very low(height wise) profile guaranteeing a very speedy and possibly disorienting experience. I also feel that this ride appears to embrace traditional coaster elements in a great way, 14 negative g-force moments says it all. The inversions will just be an added bonus of pure awesomeness. It's safe to say I'll be making the trip to SFNE in 2015.

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... Personally it's almost like the RMC novelty is wearing off because looking at both rides it's like the same thing over and over again - steep angled first drop, lots of overbanked turns, and an inversion or two (or three). I would love to see RMC do something a bit more "traditional", if that's a good word to use, instead of using "tricks" to improve a lackluster ride.

 

Using that train of logic, what companies aren't repeating things? Most traditional/classic wooden coasters all look the same. GCII's all utilize the same basic styles, then you have G-fighters, and don't even get me started on B&M's. RMC has now released quite a few designs, so of course you're going to see elements be repeated. I don't see where the expectation of an unlimited bag of tricks comes from. Face it, we only get to see a truly incredible new piece of technology come out in this industry every once in a great while. RMC's are going to normalize just like B&M inverts, launch coasters, wing riders, etc...

 

If you can't get excited about a new awesome coaster like this, you need a new hobby.

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I assume it'd be very hard (or awkward) to pull off an inversion like a vertical loop on one of these due to supporting issues. But other than that, RMC can do really good, non cookie-cutter elements when you let them build from the ground-up. Take Goliath at Great America for example, and how it had to be build more vertically than spread out or replace an an old wooden coaster.

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I must say, I'm very impressed by this addition! Although I do wish that the track was a different color, I like the gray and orange look. This is a very nice addition to the park.

 

Amazing that flashback is still there though... I would've expected them to take it out and add an extra helix into the ride.

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Am I the only one who thinks that the 200 hundred degree stall looks like a failed attempt at making a barrel roll in no limits?

Looks like the train is thinking: let's do a zero g! And then when it gets to the middle he says: well, maybe not.

Joking aside, this looks like a great ride. I think it looks like it might be a bit better than colossus.

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I'm usually not critical when it comes to new ride announcements as I usually love what I'm seeing/reading but this year's crop of Six Flags 2015 additions leaves A LOT to be desired. Of all of them the only thing that somewhat stood out is Wicked Cyclone, and it didn't stand out as much.

 

I'm anticipating a backlash as I say I haven't ridden an RMC yet and I'm sure they are incredible rides but between Twisted Colossus and Wicked Cyclone they both seem cookie cutter. Personally it's almost like the RMC novelty is wearing off because looking at both rides it's like the same thing over and over again - steep angled first drop, lots of overbanked turns, and an inversion or two (or three). I would love to see RMC do something a bit more "traditional", if that's a good word to use, instead of using "tricks" to improve a lackluster ride.

 

If you look at both designs and compare them to what RMC has already done, they're more innovative than their previous designs. That's actually amazing considering they had less to work with in both of these older designs. I actually give Alan Schilke credit for working in a new inversion type into these remodels, as he's sort of limited in what he can do when it pertains to inversions on these remodels. In my mind, nobody in this industry can touch Alan Schilke when it comes to being innovative and just designing a ride right now. He keeps finding ways to top what he's already done, but I have to wonder when he'll reach the limit or if he will ever reach the limit.

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