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^Amen. I love Eagle, especially red. That drop is epic; the gradual speed gain and continual steepening really do it. Heck, the entire first run is already hybrid track, they did that in the early 90s.

 

When the big helix brakes are off, the run back home is basically “Voyage meets Phoenix.” I’d be bummed to see them RMC it.

 

Either way, my Six Flags days are just about over. I’d rather drive a few hours for a quality service park.

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RMCs use rubberized wheels (any exceptions?) so they have to raise the lift or shorten the coaster, and change the elements towards the end to make them more exciting despite the slower speed. Regarding a mobius loop, even if the train could match the original track, the wood side would have to be completely changed. If the wood coaster was El Toro, which uses rubberized wheels, very little would have to be done, but that's unlikely.

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They ain't gonna have two RMC's a 30 second walk from each other... Just sayin'

 

I agree with this, and I also would personally hate to see American Eagle go.

 

I know this is an unpopular enthusiast opinion, but I don't think Viper is anything special. If they were going to RMC conversion something at SFGAm, I think it would be that, because of the possibilities the more twisted layout offers.

 

I don't think they're doing either coaster though, and I doubt they're getting a coaster at all in 2020.

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a 30 second walk

You have seen American Eagle's queue, right?

 

Yes. And Viper, Superman, Raging Bull, Maxx Force, X-Flight... Scream, X2, Goliath, Riddler... The Boss, Mr. Freeze, etc., etc. Notice a pattern? It’s not a space issue, it’s a Six Flags design feature. And a horrible way to treat paying customers.

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So, how is Maxxforce? Is there any air at all over the bump, and is the ride intense/how's the high speed flip? This ride intrigues me, figure its either intense or kind of lame, hoping for the former.

 

I got two rides, both in row 7 (where I was assigned each time). You barely notice the bump, though I imagine in the front row or two you might get some amount of air. The whole ride is intense IMO. The launch is insanity. Among my favorite coaster elements ever, and definitely the best single coaster element in the park. The roll is quite fun, offering a bit of floatiness while still keeping up the fast pace. Both the double inversions are very fun. Fantastic ride IMO, even if it’s over fast.

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So, how is Maxxforce? Is there any air at all over the bump, and is the ride intense/how's the high speed flip? This ride intrigues me, figure its either intense or kind of lame, hoping for the former.

 

I got two rides, both in row 7 (where I was assigned each time). You barely notice the bump, though I imagine in the front row or two you might get some amount of air. The whole ride is intense IMO. The launch is insanity. Among my favorite coaster elements ever, and definitely the best single coaster element in the park. The roll is quite fun, offering a bit of floatiness while still keeping up the fast pace. Both the double inversions are very fun. Fantastic ride IMO, even if it’s over fast.

 

Oh yeah, the launch I don't question. It's basically Hypersonic XLC. I was lucky enough to get on that one twice, and that launch is, to this day, one of the most intense experiences I've had. See I figured the flip would be intense, bc it's so fast, or ya barely notice it, bc it's so fast haha Floatiness? Interesting.

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a 30 second walk

You have seen American Eagle's queue, right?

 

Yes. And Viper, Superman, Raging Bull, Maxx Force, X-Flight... Scream, X2, Goliath, Riddler... The Boss, Mr. Freeze, etc., etc. Notice a pattern? It’s not a space issue, it’s a Six Flags design feature. And a horrible way to treat paying customers.

 

Bruh... lol. Don't you think that statement is a little overboard?

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a 30 second walk

You have seen American Eagle's queue, right?

 

Yes. And Viper, Superman, Raging Bull, Maxx Force, X-Flight... Scream, X2, Goliath, Riddler... The Boss, Mr. Freeze, etc., etc. Notice a pattern? It’s not a space issue, it’s a Six Flags design feature. And a horrible way to treat paying customers.

 

You're right... Every queue should be 10' long... And have the line spill out into the midway and clog up the midway...

 

We get it... You hate SFGAm. You've repeatedly posted that you're "Done with SFGAm" for the next few years. Please stop bitching just to bitch.

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a 30 second walk

You have seen American Eagle's queue, right?

 

Yes. And Viper, Superman, Raging Bull, Maxx Force, X-Flight... Scream, X2, Goliath, Riddler... The Boss, Mr. Freeze, etc., etc. Notice a pattern? It’s not a space issue, it’s a Six Flags design feature. And a horrible way to treat paying customers.

 

Bruh... lol. Don't you think that statement is a little overboard?

 

No, I don't. But I definitely respect your opinion.

 

You're right... Every queue should be 10' long... And have the line spill out into the midway and clog up the midway...

 

I respectfully disagree and have experienced other parks for many years manage their crowds and queue lines/exits much better and with guest comfort in mind. Bottlenecks don't make people happy.

 

We get it... You hate SFGAm.

No, I don't hate SFGAm.

 

Please stop bitching just to bitch.

Please stop defending for no reason. It's a well known and valid complaint in the industry.

 

But you are correct in that this is not typically the place to air those grievances.

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^ If a ride is popular enough, it's not a problem to have two of them. Doesn't this park still have two log flumes next to each other?

 

As for RMC Eagle, they could always shorten the track length. Iron Rattler and Twisted Colossus didn't use the whole layout. I know this one is an out-and-back, but there's nothing saying they have to go all the way out.

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Yeah, that's definitely a thing. Can you imagine the look on everyone's faces when they get to this park and discover the brand new coaster they've seen all over TikTok and Youtube means this park has TWO rides from the SAME manufacturer? I can see the disappointment from here.

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I love the idea of one side staying 'traditional' and the other being converted. I know this is blasphemy to many, but it seems like a good compromise. Designers have a pretty solid idea of ride times at this point and they could get them close enough to still "race." The traditional side could be converted to RMC over topper as part of the project to freshen it up and keep it smoother while reducing maintenance. I thought the same thing about Racer when that whole discussion came up as well. I like wood coasters but AE didn't do much for me last month on my visit and would be on board with a conversion of one side.

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Can you imagine the look on everyone's faces when they get to this park and discover the brand new coaster they've seen all over TikTok and Youtube means this park has TWO rides from the SAME manufacturer? I can see the disappointment from here.

Oh God... that's a thing now? Did enthusiasts actually start reporting stuff on Tiktok?

 

*shudder*

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Tiktok's got roller coasters, but I haven't seen any enthusiasts there yet. Just cool people.

 

The point is, the kids are going to see a new coaster and not care about who made it. Most of them will think Six Flags designed it in house anyway. No one but enthusiasts cares about who manufactures what.

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