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

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This looks like an incredible ride. I can't wait to ride a RMC coaster. Hopefully next year I can, but I doubt it will happen. I love the barrel roll and the drop into the tunnel, and the overbanks look a heck of a lot better than that old boring helix of death! I agree that this is the most exciting ride that Six Flags announced today.

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The drop leading down to the tunnel looks like it is going to be OMFG airtime moment of the ride. And yes, the first drop looks pretty much kick A$$.

 

I agree! That bunny hop going right over the cliff wall diving into the tunnel looks like it's gonna be pretty awesome.

 

The one thing I'm curious about though is the length of coaster once it's retracked. Anyone have any ideas??? I mean I know without the full triple helix it's going to end up shorter but I wonder if they're making up for some of that after the tunnel towards the end of the ride??

 

I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

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I'd just like to point out that I am still stunned looking at the first drop. Notice how the first drop slightly twists to the left near the top, not at the top but a little afterwards when it suddenly gets steeper. Seeing how the back car is yanked down that little twist, it looks like the drop will provide the "Oh s**t!" recipe that consists of simultaneous extreme ejector air and laterals. I don't know if there is anything more OMFG looking than that moment, it looks THAT insane.

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This looks amazing, I can't wait to ride this. I will definitely need to make a trip to ride Outlaw Run, Iron Rattler, and New Texas Giant. This looks great but Outlaw Run looks better. I have nothing against Iron Rattler but Outlaw Run looks better. Technically, Outlaw Run will be the first wooden coaster to go upside down, as Iron Rattler will take 8 months to complete.

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This looks amazing, I can't wait to ride this. I will definitely need to make a trip to ride Outlaw Run, Iron Rattler, and New Texas Giant. This looks great but Outlaw Run looks better. I have nothing against Iron Rattler but Outlaw Run looks better. Technically, Outlaw Run will be the first wooden coaster to go upside down, as Iron Rattler will take 8 months to complete.

 

Well if you want to be technical, SOB was the first wooden coaster to go upside down... Ohhh, and there is also the fact that Iron Rattler isn't a wooden coaster.

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Exactly....thats what I'm saying. I'm glad (from the looks of it) the trains won't have those side windows/panels like NTAG. Never really understood what those were for.

 

Those were to keep people from sticking their arms out the sides of the car and hitting structrure.

 

Apparently, they're doing this one with enough clearance so they won't need the side blockers.

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it does look quite short, and I wish it did SOMETHING where the Helix once was. . but still, looks phenomenal, and can't wait to ride.

 

my Partner just took a look at the first drop over my shoulder and said "no way". . .LOL, but hey, if I can get him on Superman, I can get him on this.

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I'd just like to point out that I am still stunned looking at the first drop. Notice how the first drop slightly twists to the left near the top, not at the top but a little afterwards when it suddenly gets steeper. Seeing how the back car is yanked down that little twist, it looks like the drop will provide the "Oh s**t!" recipe that consists of simultaneous extreme ejector air and laterals. I don't know if there is anything more OMFG looking than that moment, it looks THAT insane.

It is definitely an homage to the original Rattler drop, which also did a little twist just as it got steeper... if this even gets close to the sensation of the old one, it will be epic.

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it does look quite short, and I wish it did SOMETHING where the Helix once was. . but still, looks phenomenal, and can't wait to ride.

 

my Partner just took a look at the first drop over my shoulder and said "no way". . .LOL, but hey, if I can get him on Superman, I can get him on this.

 

It looks like it does quite a bit where the helix was...a definite improvement. It seems like there will be a few moments of airtime and what looks to be a reverse over banked turn up there. Much better than what used to be in its place.

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This looks amazing, I can't wait to ride this. I will definitely need to make a trip to ride Outlaw Run, Iron Rattler, and New Texas Giant. This looks great but Outlaw Run looks better. I have nothing against Iron Rattler but Outlaw Run looks better. Technically, Outlaw Run will be the first wooden coaster to go upside down, as Iron Rattler will take 8 months to complete.

 

Well if you want to be technical, SOB was the first wooden coaster to go upside down... Ohhh, and there is also the fact that Iron Rattler isn't a wooden coaster.

 

Technically, the first wooden full-circuit coaster with a loop was Brooklyn's "Flip-flap Railway" circa 1895 or so.

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^ Hmmm... I have never before heard of that. Now I'm reading everything I can on it. Thanks for the correction

 

Edit: Man, I didn't know how far back the first looping coasters went. Reading all about Centrifugal Railway's becoming big in France in the 1840's!!!

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^ Hmmm... I have never before heard of that. Now I'm reading everything I can on it. Thanks for the correction

 

Edit: Man, I didn't know how far back the first looping coasters went. Reading all about Centrifugal Railway's becoming big in France in the 1840's!!!

 

Yeah, the Centrifugal Railway was the reason I specified Flip-flap being the first full-circuit looping coaster, rather than just the first looping coaster.

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I just keep thinking about it, and this will very likely be the best coaster opening next year! It's completely massive and utterly jam-packed full of crazy airtime and other awesomeness. I'm so jealous I don't live in Texas right now, but I am looking forward to hearing about a possible Texas Bash at the two Six Flags! It would be my dream to ride NTAG and IRAT in a weekend!

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I mean I know without the full triple helix it's going to end up shorter but I wonder if they're making up for some of that after the tunnel towards the end of the ride??

 

I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

 

Looking carefully at the videos, it appears that the track exits the tunnel and heads right for the station.

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