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

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42 minutes ago, Bamwa said:

They should order a few for Steel Vengeance while they are at it. 

SV operates consistently with the three trains it was designed with, what would be the point of that?

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On 9/18/2021 at 2:10 PM, Mike240SX said:

SV operates consistently with the three trains it was designed with, what would be the point of that?

everyone says the gerschlauer trains are the most comfortable trains. also steve is owned by cedar fair so it would be a slight six flags burn also. a light ribbiing if you will

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6 hours ago, Bamwa said:

everyone says the gerschlauer trains are the most comfortable trains. also steve is owned by cedar fair so it would be a slight six flags burn also. a light ribbiing if you will

I'm sure they want to spend a million dollars on new trains for their 3 year old roller coaster to give six flags a slight burn, after they just had a year of major financial losses.

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6 hours ago, Bamwa said:

Everyone says the Gerstlauer trains are the most comfortable trains. Also Steel Vengeance is owned by Cedar Fair so it would be a slight Six Flags burn also. A light ribbiing if you will.

There, I fixed your post for you.

Meh, I've had no issue with the RMC trains. 

And seriously, how old are you that you think a major corporation would make any kind of business decision to "burn" or "give the other guy a light ribbing," regardless of their current financial situation?  Wow.

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^ as someone who also tends to type only in lowercase (unless a proper name is being used) - that's kinda a childish attack here, Mike.
(and I have an English minor, so it's just an aesthetic choice)

 

otherwise, your point is dead on about why CF won't give a crap about what SF does.
(and again, IR is so short, no way will it *ever* operate with 3 trains.  

clearly the 3rd train is so there will always be 2 train operations while one is having refurb (lemme tell you, one train ops on IR for two summers in a row SUCKED).

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2 minutes ago, bert425 said:

^ as someone who also tends to type only in lowercase (unless a proper name is being used) - that's kinda a childish attack here, Mike.
(and I have an English minor, so it's just an aesthetic choice)

Yeah, but you tend to use proper punctuation and actually spell things correctly.  It was kinda just the combination of it all (and using that stupid name for SV) that I felt I needed to call him out on it. :)

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On 9/21/2021 at 4:29 AM, Bamwa said:

everyone says the gerschlauer trains are the most comfortable trains. also steve is owned by cedar fair so it would be a slight six flags burn also. a light ribbiing if you will

Forget about the spelling and punctuation, exactly how would Cedar Fair buying Gerstlauer trains for Steel Vengeance even be a burn to Six Flags? If, as you claim, Six Flags has the most comfortable RMC trains, how would CF then buying a set be a burn to SF? A light ribbing? What?

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On 9/21/2021 at 9:42 AM, jonskinny12 said:

I'm sure they want to spend a million dollars on new trains for their 3 year old roller coaster to give six flags a slight burn, after they just had a year of major financial losses.

uh woosch bro. its a thing called a joke. and the point is IRat has more comfortable trains then SV. Get it now? Nobody thinks SF would actually purchase trains for CP.

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I haven't been in several weeks. . but apparently the 1st piece of track from Dr. Diabolical's Cliffhanger is in the park as a photo-op at the moment.

LOL. .  will have to make a trip up there in the next few weeks and get a pic with it!

(and ride the updated Poltergeist)

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I will admit that I am also not too fond of Steel Vengeance's (and Twisted Timbers) trains. They do fit slightly differently than the standard 1st gen RMC trains. The Gerstlauer ones are much more comfortable than both! Iron Rattler and NTG have some of my favorite trains out there.

Obviously nobody is replacing trains though. But it is interesting to think that if the NTG accident never happened, if RMC still would've put their trains on the IBox rides or if we'd still be seeing the Gerstlauer ones to this day.

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1 minute ago, thrillseeker4552 said:

But it is interesting to think that if the NTG accident never happened, if RMC still would've put their trains on the IBox rides or if we'd still be seeing the Gerstlauer ones to this day.

I don't think this is the case. When I toured the factory it seemed like they had a strong desire to make their own trains and they just didn't have the capability to do so for those first projects.

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Glad we are back on track now.  Thanks for the Diabolical update Bert. Can't wait to try the new and improved Poltergeist launch run soon. It is awesome to start your day here with a good launch.

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When my husband, Steve, rode steve he thought it was rough and that the RMC trains were uncomfortable. However, he is not an enthusiast by any stretch of the imagination, so what does he know. There that statement is grammatically correct, on topic and factual 😜

On a serious note I have a huge soft spot for dive coasters, so guess we will just have to come back down to SFFT to try out DDC (is that the abbreviation we are using?) even though we were there earlier this year. Darn.

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On 9/27/2021 at 7:42 PM, thrillseeker4552 said:

I will admit that I am also not too fond of Steel Vengeance's (and Twisted Timbers) trains. They do fit slightly differently than the standard 1st gen RMC trains. The Gerstlauer ones are much more comfortable than both! Iron Rattler and NTG have some of my favorite trains out there.

Obviously nobody is replacing trains though. But it is interesting to think that if the NTG accident never happened, if RMC still would've put their trains on the IBox rides or if we'd still be seeing the Gerstlauer ones to this day.

Agreed, I love the Gerstlauer trains and wish they were on all of the RMCs.  It's great to see IR get another train, the wait is absolutely brutal when it has one train ops.  I will definitely be making another Texas trip once Aquaman and Cliffhanger are open! 

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  • 5 weeks later...

so I was at the park on Sunday, and tho I hadn't planned on riding anything (expecting huge halloween crowds), in the morning the park was EMPTY with everything pretty much walk on.

i'll have lots of pics of Poltergeist's new queue in my Trip Report when I get to SFFT. . but one thing I did notice when I rode Wonder Woman (as a walk on) was that it seemed to have gotten a little bit rattle-y in the back - I always ride in the back.

and then I heard it was suddenly closed for some sort of refurb until later this month.

 

well. . park president Jeffrey Siebert just posted this online:

 

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I wonder if they're just doing something to get rid of all the little squeaks, metallic noise, etc you hear/feel throughout the ride. There seems to be a little less of that on Jersey Devil but not by much. At the same time, I feel like the janki-ness of it all kind of makes it more terrifying since it all the noise and vibrations make it feel as though you're riding something slapped together in someone's backyard using their Home Depot gift card for parts.

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keep in mind. . it was the 1st of it's kind.

so yeah. . I'm sure they've improved on certain things in later iterations.

 

and as noted . . it had gotten a little rattley in places.

all in all tho, it's a quick rehab timeframe, so yeah, no major work is being done regardless.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Spent the weekend in San Antonio at SW, SFFT, and the zoo, and I'll be getting a trip report up in the next few days.

but. . . a number of the track pieces for Dr. Diabolical's Cliffhanger have arrived at SFFT and are in the staging area in the parking lot - including what looks like the 1st and 2nd drop pieces (where the Dive Coaster holds before releasing). . so wanted to go ahead and share.


as well as some "fresh" pics of the space where the coaster is going.

enjoy!

 

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I'd be curious to know what the Wonder Woman rehab was all about. I rode it today a few times and noticed a pretty hefty "clunk" right as it passes the ride camera — multiple trains, different seats, so I assume there's something up with the track there. Probably hitting a bolt ;) Everything else about it felt pretty okay to me.

Crowds were light today, and I just went for a few hours to grab my gold pass (glad the park came around on that). Ops were so-so with lots of rides going up and down all day or rides opening super late. The new Poltergeist additions look really solid, and the more-enclosed station works well. I can't imagine the budget was super high, but they used it well. The ride also felt a bit smoother to me. New wheels?

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^ I think this may do something? Not sure. 

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^ The station is much more enclosed now, and you enter through a different side. 

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^^ they refurbed the trains . .not just new wraps, but also new seats (so much cushion again!), and I do believe new wheels too.

I commented in my trip report from Halloween how smoothly it was running - the best it has in years.

(that picture is one of those "changing" portraits, that moves as you move.  Did it not "work" for you? (it looks like it's mid-transformation in your pic).

 

 

as to Wonder Woman -  LOL. . .I actually forgot to ride it when I was there last weekend (got distracted by the tree-lighting/Jingle Belles show, and just never continued on to it. . .whoops!!!).
I'll have that portion of my TR (in my "bert visits Texas Theme Parks" thread in the next few days - currently, it's only got the SeaWorld day up).

So I can't compare how it's running, tho it had developed quite the rattle towards the back of the train. . . so I think they were trying to smooth portions of track out to address that.
Still a clunk by the camera?  hmmm. . you probably are right that it's hitting something.

Glad you caught it on a quiet day tho!
 

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