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P. 288: New B&M Dive Machine Announced!

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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.

 

Apparently blatant sarcasm isn't blatant enough without an emoticon.

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To enthusiasts, the flaws are obvious, but to the GP, it goes unnoticed. There is some fraction of truth to the claims, so they aren't totally false, but that's the nature of advertising. You can't just say "come ride, it's awesome." You in a way have to inflate the claims a little bit to the point where they are truthful, but not completely false. It is the worlds steepest drop (on a hybrid) and is the worlds first zero-g-roll (on a hybrid),so in this case, it's just missing information. But hey, it's effective!

 

By the way, love the commercial! Very well done! I love the opening scene with the rattlesnake around the first drop! Its like Snakezilla!

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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.

 

Apparently blatant sarcasm isn't blatant enough without an emoticon.

 

I'm just cranky right now.

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If RMC were a public company, I would buy every last share I could afford. They are rocking it so hard, it's insane.

 

GORGEOUS photos! Everything looks tremendous, the trains, the new logo, that symbol on the lift, THE TRAINS... Next year, without fail, I'm hitting this park. Has to happen.

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Fantastic footage and photos, one question directed to those who filmed this how is it meeting up with the other 15 or so channels that immediatley posted footage from this event? Was there a battle for the front seat among the various coaster filming youtubers?

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The "Talent" had priority during media day. They all had a scheduled time for their shoot whether it was on the via satellite train for the news crews or the go pro camera train for the youtubers. Once all the live filming was wrapped up they took the satellite train off and left the go pro camera train until they needed the other train for travel channel to begin shooting. I got 2 rides in on the front car between 2-3pm. Overall it was an amazing experience. Almost half the people that showed up took off after the 1 hour or so lunch break for the ride operators. After that there was almost enough people to fill the 1 train which is where the majority of my rides came in, since no one had to get off. Again it was an amazing time and I can't thank the Fiesta Texas crew enough for the free swag and multiple rides. Sign me up for the next Fiesta Texas media event!

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To enthusiasts, the flaws are obvious, but to the GP, it goes unnoticed. There is some fraction of truth to the claims, so they aren't totally false, but that's the nature of advertising. You can't just say "come ride, it's awesome." You in a way have to inflate the claims a little bit to the point where they are truthful, but not completely false. It is the worlds steepest drop (on a hybrid) and is the worlds first zero-g-roll (on a hybrid),so in this case, it's just missing information. But hey, it's effective!

This is EXACTLY right. You can nitpick the ad campaign all you want, but at the end of the day SFFT only has what they are given to work with, and I think they did a MUCH better job than I've seen other parks do... (not naming any names!)

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This is EXACTLY right. You can nitpick the ad campaign all you want, but at the end of the day SFFT only has what they are given to work with, and I think they did a MUCH better job than I've seen other parks do... (not naming any names!)

 

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The "Talent" had priority during media day. They all had a scheduled time for their shoot whether it was on the via satellite train for the news crews or the go pro camera train for the youtubers. Once all the live filming was wrapped up they took the satellite train off and left the go pro camera train until they needed the other train for travel channel to begin shooting. I got 2 rides in on the front car between 2-3pm. Overall it was an amazing experience. Almost half the people that showed up took off after the 1 hour or so lunch break for the ride operators. After that there was almost enough people to fill the 1 train which is where the majority of my rides came in, since no one had to get off. Again it was an amazing time and I can't thank the Fiesta Texas crew enough for the free swag and multiple rides. Sign me up for the next Fiesta Texas media event!

Wish I could have joined you cuz. Maybe next time! Props to Six Flags Fiesta Texas for putting on a great event. More parks need to take note on this.

 

I would like to thank Rocky Mountain for building 3 of the best coasters ever. Iron Rattler is the only one of the 3 coasters I have not been on yet. But I hope to ride it this year.

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The new recording is awesome! I can't wait to hear the one after it officially opens. Does anyone know if they are going to periodically change the message or if it will stay the same once the ride opens? I'm going to be there tomorrow with the boarding pass that was posted on the Facebook page. My brother hasn't been on it yet and I can't wait to see what he thinks.

 

On an unrelated note, does anyone know when the rest of the shows for this year will start? I heard that they were re-working Ovation and I'm really looking forward to it. I don't know if anyone else here cares about the shows except me...

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Ok, IRAT is better then NTAG, just made up my mind. That's hard for me to say cause I love SFOT and NTAG. But IRAT is just simply better! So glad Fiesta Texas has a new signature coaster!

 

 

I can't say I can really choose one over the other. Though I do like NTAG's first drop better... IRAT is an absolute great time from beginning to end. It isn't long, but it's relentless fun

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I was lucky enough to be on the last train of iRat this morning before they closed it down due to rain. I got soaked on the way back to my car, but it was so worth it. I will say that the loading/unloading is top notch. They were incredibly fast when it came to checking restraints and getting the trains out. There was no stacking at all, which really surprised me since the ride isn't very long. Major props to the iRat ride ops for being speedy. If only the other ride ops would follow their example.

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I would like to thank Jamie for making my trip worth it. I didn't have anyone to ride irat with and was backing out so he got on and pumped me up. He made me ride in the back which was incredibly intense. I think I screamed the entire ride. I couldn't keep my hands up because the airtime made me feel like I needed to hang on. He offered me the chance to keep riding uninterrupted as the park was closed. I declined because I was literally seeing stars from my first ride. I think I'll regret not taking uninterrupted rides from any seats I want though. I told him I was going to post our ride photo but the camera was broke. The attendant said it needs calibrated.

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