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As others have said, Iron Rattler was amazing, I personally liked it better than NTAG. No two seats give the same ride, I tried out every row and found that row 3 gave the strongest airtime. Other than the down-time from about 1 to 3, yesterday was amazing. Thanks Fiesta Texas for putting on this event, It'll keep me renewing my pass.

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TPR was at media day for the opening of Iron Rattler, Rocky Mountain Construction's latest insanely awesome hybrid coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas! And much like the POV suggest, our butts spent more time out of the seat than in it!

 

The lift hill on this baby is quite intimidating at 179 feet and offers a fantastic view of the park. The train reaches the top and slows to a crawl giving those in front time to reflect on the craziness that lies ahead before plunging 171 feet in a near vertical 81 degree drop at an astonishing 70mph!

 

Zooming past the rock wall going up and under the zero-g roll and then up again before hitting the first of many over banked turns you have the feeling of never being in your seat. The ride maintains it's speed nicely through the roll before some crazy overbanked twisting turns leading to a small bunny hill that sets you up for the big plunge into the tunnel! The amazing part of this section is that you have no clue as what is about to happen! When the train falls off the cliff it picks up a hellish speed that zooms so fast entering the disco tunnel that your brain simply can't process what just happened! The ride ends with another nice pop of air before being brought to a gentle yet quick stop.

 

RMC has created yet another winner and Six Flags Fiesta Texas is proud to own her. No doubt Iron Rattler will be a top 10 coaster in the next polls! Get out to SFFT and ride this monster, you won't be disappointed!

 

Special thanks to Jeffrey, Jamie, the entire iRat ride crew, and all those at SFFT for putting on a great event, you guys rock!

 

 

If you haven't liked Rocky Mountain Construction's facebook page, do it NOW!

 

 

 

Check out and SHARE TPR's Iron Rattler POV Video!

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Maintenance is getting Iron Rattler ready

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The local news stations are getting ready

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The ride crew is ready....

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Iron Rattler is READY!

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Jeffery Siebert says "Let's GO Let's GO Let's GO!!!"

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Rattler's sign is looking good!

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The station has been revamped; the splash of orange really sets it off nicely!

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That's one bad ass looking train

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And I can't forget the tail enthusiasts! I know some of you would love getting your hands on some tail!

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We love the iRat sign, it sets the mean tone for the ride and will be an iconic park symbol for years to come.

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The first drop is crazy as it twists to the left heading almost straight down at 81 degrees! As soon as you head down, you know it's gonna be a great ride.

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Then you zoom past the rock wall at a blazing 70 MPH!

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and head under the zero-g roll with a burst of air time

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and now into the first of several over banked turns ensuring that your butt is all over the place!

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The zero-g roll is a pretty amazing element for sure, and the best part....it's smooth as silk

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After twisting and turning the train appears out of nowhere

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Take the tunnel!!!!

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And one last pop of air before you hit the brakes

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There wasn't a single person who didn't have an OMFG what just happened look on their faces

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See? Told you.

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And we're rolling!

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After all the time out of the seat, you butt gets firmly planted with some nice force, but not for long!

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iRat's ending ranks high on the list for me in best endings as it leaves you wanting more!

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They have some cool looking merchandise for Iron Rattler

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YOLO!

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This group of nerdy characters is thrilled with the new Iron Rattler!

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Want more you say? Absolutely you do!

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Visually stunning

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But it wouldn't be a RMC ride without something over the top crazy

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Like the zero-g roll

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The second drop is our favorite, comes out of no where, and instantly picks up steam

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You hit the disco tunnel at such a high rate of speed that you get the feeling you might crash into it!

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Awesome setting, and tons better than old Rattler, sorry old Rattler fans

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We even get a chance to meet up with fellow TPR peeps!

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After a few more rides we headed up to the top of the mountain for an exclusive photo opportunity

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Robb gives iRat a big thumbs up!

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Craziness!

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Down the hatch

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This is what 81 degrees of hair time looks like

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Iron Rattler is certainly one of those rides you want to get off, and back on, over and over.

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I just can't get over how well it fits in with the rest of the park

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Its like its meant to be there!

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Speaking of going over ;)

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Coming out of the roll before a series of crazy over banks

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Reach for the sky!

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Everyone needs to get to SFFT and ride Iron Rattler, these folks would agree!

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Wish you were here?

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Again, I can't say enough what a great job RMC did with Iron Rattler, a solid ride that's a great fit for the park, smooth, crazy, super fast, and most of all it's an amazingly fun ride!

 

Thanks Six Flags Fiesta Texas for having us, we thoroughly enjoyed Iron Rattler!

 

Be sure to POST YOUR COMMENTS!

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^great Photos Chad. That picture showing off the hair as they fall 81 degrees is really great. That first drop is my favorite on any coaster I have been on. Can anyone see a trend here? Nothing but positive reviews for Iron Rattler.

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RMC is really shaking up the coaster world this year with Outlaw Run and now Iron Rattler. I can't wait to see what they come up with next!

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I want to thank each and everyone of you for being so awesome and cooperative! Jeffrey and I can't express our gratitude enough for helping us fill up our Iron Rattler trains! We hope that each and everyone of you continue to enjoy the Iron Rattler as much as we do!

 

I'll be posting yet another special sneek preview "boarding pass" later on today set for this Friday! Be on the lookout!

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^very tempting. I think I may be calling in sick to work on Friday. I've been dreaming of that drop since last Friday.

 

I want to thank each and everyone of you for being so awesome and cooperative! Jeffrey and I can't express our gratitude enough for helping us fill up our Iron Rattler trains! We hope that each and everyone of you continue to enjoy the Iron Rattler as much as we do!

 

I'll be posting yet another special sneek preview "boarding pass" later on today set for this Friday! Be on the lookout!

 

Thanks again for letting me be a part of it.

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I want to thank each and everyone of you for being so awesome and cooperative! Jeffrey and I can't express our gratitude enough for helping us fill up our Iron Rattler trains! We hope that each and everyone of you continue to enjoy the Iron Rattler as much as we do!

 

I'll be posting yet another special sneek preview "boarding pass" later on today set for this Friday! Be on the lookout!

 

Thank you guys so much for setting everything up! Wednesday morning was a BLAST!

 

Wish I got to say hello but after walking us up the queue line I never got a chance to see you!

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After watching the commercial several times to look for me and I'm very excited that I spotted myself in the commercial starting at the 16sec mark where the riders are going upside down!

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"World's smoothest hybrid coaster."

 

Yeah, because NTAG can't avoid hitting all those bolts in the track!

 

"First ever looping zero-G inversion roll."

 

Um...sure?

 

You just gotta love Six Flags advertising!

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"World's smoothest hybrid coaster."

 

Yeah, because NTAG can't avoid hitting all those bolts in the track!

 

"First ever looping zero-G inversion roll."

 

Um...sure?

Hitting bolts in the track..... really, do we have to go through this again? It can't hit the bolts.

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Well it looks like the marketing team made little improvement on research before putting out their ad like past cases (Yolocoaster comes to mind). Oh well, like people say, it's Six Flags!

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