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"Flipping out at his arrival" Does that mean if the rumor that this is an S&S Air Launch is true, does that mean it will have inversions? And I guess the teasers have sort of a racing theme to it.

 

Seems that way with that clue.

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"Flipping out at his arrival" Does that mean if the rumor that this is an S&S Air Launch is true, does that mean it will have inversions? And I guess the teasers have sort of a racing theme to it.

 

Launched 4D free fly. Heard it here first.

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"Flipping out at his arrival" Does that mean if the rumor that this is an S&S Air Launch is true, does that mean it will have inversions? And I guess the teasers have sort of a racing theme to it.

 

Launched 4D free fly. Heard it here first.

 

If they don't run them like the Japanese version, not interested.

 

I have always wondered why the massive Chinese S&S launchers didn't catch in the States? I mean, they are big, fast, have forceful launches and a decent capacity...

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I have always wondered why the massive Chinese S&S launchers didn't catch in the States? I mean, they are big, fast, have forceful launches and a decent capacity...

 

Huh? There's literally only been two ever built, one of which was torn down a few years later, and the other is in Japan.

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^ You're thinking of S&S's thrust air 2000 model which only ever had two of its kind built. oriolat is referring to S&S's new compressed air launched coasters like this one and this one, to give a couple examples. There are currently three of these operating with more under construction.

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Record-Breaking Launch Coaster to Debut at Six Flags Great America

 

Parks 17th coaster, Maxx Force, Breaks Three Records

 

GURNEE, Ill. — August 30, 2018 — Six Flags Great America, the Thrill Capital of the Midwest, today announced a revolutionary, triple-record breaking, new roller coaster coming to the park in 2019. Maxx Force will be the fastest launch coaster in North America, and feature the fastest inversion and highest double inversion of any roller coaster in the world.

 

“Six Flags reigns supreme for record-breaking, one-of-a-kind rides and world-class thrills,” said Six Flags Great America Park President Hank Salemi. “The new Maxx Force coaster is in a class all by itself, launching riders from 0 to 78 miles per hour in under two seconds. No other coaster in the country accelerates at that blistering speed.”

 

Maxx Force highlights include:

 

- A unique air-powered launching system propelling guests forward at record speeds;

 

- The world’s highest double inversion at 175 feet above the ground;

 

- The fastest inversion on any roller coaster in the world with a 60 miles-per-hour zero-G roll;

 

- Five high-speed inversions; and

 

- One-of-a-kind custom coaster trains modeled after Formula One racing cars

 

Maxx Force will be the park’s 17th roller coaster and is scheduled to debut in summer 2019 in the Carousel Plaza area of the park.

 

For more information on Maxx Force and the 2019 season at Six Flags Great America, visit http://www.sixflags.com/greatamerica/newfor2019

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Yeah, this'll get me back to the closest SF park to me next year!

 

With its location near the front of the park, this is going to be a VERY popular coaster for the majority of people to go to first thing! Here's hoping that makes Goliath's lines a little smaller for those of us who would choose to go there first instead!

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Looks fantastic. SFGAm was already high on my list, this definitely bumped it up a little.

 

Soooo... do we know its S&S? Bill and I convinced ourselves it might be an Intamin when the video leaked last night... lol. S&S? Premier? The SFMM looks to be Premier?

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And Six Flags Great America moved up to the top of my 2019 list for Memorial Day, assuming Maxx Force is open by then. I never took the chance to ride HyperSonic XLC (was still afraid of coasters at the time), so this is my chance to experience the full power of the S&S pneumatic launch in the US.

 

Now how do I get to the park? I could play it safe and fly into Chicago. If the weather isn't too good, I'll spend the day in the city, just like I did with my Toronto / Canada's Wonderland trip this year. Or, I could take a chance on weather, and fly into Milwaukee so I can take the ferry to Muskegon and hit Michigan's Adventure while I'm at it.

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Love the little bunny hill right after the launch, and the uniqueness of the layout looks great.

I also love that it appears to only have lap bars and the cars look cool.

The only "negative" comment is that it appears to be quite short, although it looks like it packs a lot in (not Dragster short, but as compared to the China S&S launchers, but let's see when the stats come out). But so is Storm Runner, and that ride is awesome.

 

great placement in the park.

 

Looks like S&S to me.

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Looks fantastic. SFGAm was already high on my list, this definitely bumped it up a little.

 

Soooo... do we know its S&S? Bill and I convinced ourselves it might be an Intamin when the video leaked last night... lol. S&S? Premier? The SFMM looks to be Premier?

 

Seems to be S&S, the catch car used to grab the train looks just like the one on the Chinese S&S coasters. That along with a a compressed air launch which S&S is all about using their compressed air.

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Soooo... do we know its S&S? Bill and I convinced ourselves it might be an Intamin when the video leaked last night... lol. S&S? Premier? The SFMM looks to be Premier?

Agreed that it's definitely an S&S. Air-powered launch and the train design are giveaways. S&S is also using a similar track style to Premier now, they're using it for Steel Curtain as well.

 

EDIT: Someone's Instagram post...

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Wow, this looks great. Was already planning my first trip to SFGAm next summer, this is going to make it even better! I really like what SF is adding across the chain this year.

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“The new Maxx Force coaster is in a class all by itself, launching riders from 0 to 78 miles per hour in under two seconds. No other coaster in the country accelerates at that blistering speed.”

 

I guess this is as close to Dodonpa as we'll ever get in the US! I'll take it.

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