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Glad my favorite Six Flags is finally getting this.

 

That said, I think there's a right way and a wrong way to be critical of it if you're disappointed. Will it be a top 3 coaster in an already strong collection with Goliath and Mind Bender? Yes. Does it look like a budget conversion compared to what Cedar Fair is doing with theirs? Also yes. Will it be one of the best RMCs? Maybe not, but then again, lopping off nearly a third of layout didn't hurt Iron Rattler much for me so who knows? It still gives me another reason to speed up my next trip to SFOG.

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I LOVE the colors! I was thrilled when Twisted Colossus went with blue and green, and now I feel the same way with Twisted Cyclone. It sure does look like one of the weaker RMCs, but there is no doubt it will be a great ride.

 

2018 is STACKED with great coasters. Steel Vengeance, Twisted Timbers, Twisted Cyclone, HangTime, Railblazer, both Wonder Women, Time Traveler...WOW.

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Honestly, my only issue that's it's looks shorter than it's other RMC brethern (save Golitah from SFGAm), but everything else looks great! The trains, the track colors, that crazy arse turnaround element. Even though I enjoyed the original Cyclone, I know this new edition will kick all sorts of butt.

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I also noticed that Twisted Cyclone seems to use the original RMC trains rather than the new generation ones like on Twisted Timbers and Steel Vengeance. I know it's just concept art, but I thought that was interesting.

 

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These trains are currently being built at RMC headquarters (presumably for Twisted Cyclone) and they're definitely the legacy model, not the new-generation ones found on TwT or SV. You can tell because they don't have the double road wheel configuration or the steering chassis.

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I also hated seeing Georgia Cyclone go, but this is a hell of a consolation prize. This is pretty much a Cy-clone on acid. I like that you basically get a traditional first drop, and the Storm Runner/Medusa roll drop coming out of the turnaround. There was a post earlier comparing it to Goliath, but I think there is a lot more packed into this design than Goliath's. SFOG is my favorite Six Flags park, and I'm looking forward to my next time out there.

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I'd be super interested to see what the total project cost of this compared to Twisted Timbers, Wicked Cyclone, and Steel Vengeance looks like. I'm curious if RMC actually proposed multiple layouts at different price points and they went with a less expensive one, or if this just turned out to be the best/only way to go about it.

 

Even though it's very short, it still looks like a really fun ride and is still probably the best new ride at a Six Flags park next year.

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I also noticed that Twisted Cyclone seems to use the original RMC trains rather than the new generation ones like on Twisted Timbers and Steel Vengeance. I know it's just concept art, but I thought that was interesting.

 

If it'll make you guys feel any better SFOT and SFFT both run Gerstlauer's on their RMC's.

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Haven't seen anyone mention it, but the DROP on GA Cyclone is totally still there. It rounds the second main turnaround then sets up with a little hop up into an airtime hill there. I also love the "hybrid cobra roll" going on.

 

I am a little disappointed with the length, but this is still a total win as I've been on GA cyclone numerous times and this should be better overall. It will also draw crowds where they weren't at before in the park, which will probably affect other areas and their queue times positively.

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This is probably my favorite color scheme out of all of Rocky Mountain's coasters. Love the natural wood and the colored track.

 

I agree with you, A.J., the track looks crisp against the backdrop of the wood, and I thought it was a refreshing color choice.

 

As for the coaster reveal, I loved the reverse cobra roll concept, but I did have a "that's it?" initial reaction when it hit the brakes without another lap. After a few more viewings, I think it'll still be a really good ride. If it's going to be short like Goliath, it trades the latter's size for more elements and action. I like that there are juicy-looking bunny hills in the layout; I enjoy RMC's little hops and misdirections, too, but there's nothing better in my books than full, uninterrupted bunny hills. Even with a shortened track length, the quality of SFOG's lineup is about to improve. I'm down with this announcement.

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Looks like a pretty fun attraction, but I too feel it's short. Statistically it may not be, but it just feels so short. I understand it's tough because the cyclone had a very compact layout, and it could even be the faster speed, but man I'm a little disappointed the rides so short. Still looks amazing though!!!

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Glad my favorite Six Flags is finally getting this.

 

That said, I think there's a right way and a wrong way to be critical of it if you're disappointed. Will it be a top 3 coaster in an already strong collection with Goliath and Mind Bender? Yes. Does it look like a budget conversion compared to what Cedar Fair is doing with theirs? Also yes. Will it be one of the best RMCs? Maybe not, but then again, lopping off nearly a third of layout didn't hurt Iron Rattler much for me so who knows? It still gives me another reason to speed up my next trip to SFOG.

I don't necessarily think it looks budget I think they had to chop some of the ride off due to how tight together Cyclone was.. plus all the rolls it does, takes up more space than traditional track that wrapped around it's self like Cylcone did..

 

This looks pretty sweet to me! Can't wait for it! Six Flags Over GA is still my weekend getaway park! Who else offers "Memberships" for under $5/month and then offers meal plans for $35/year! Also with great rides and being such a pretty park, it's still one of my favorites out there

 

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Here's a random thought.

 

Are RMC woodies now the B&M Inverts of the 90's?

 

We're seeing more and more of the rides built, they all have very similar elements, pacing, and stats, they're all great rides that both enthusiasts and the public love, parks and maintenance seems to like them, etc.

 

Now the question is will they evolve and change? Stay in this niche? Get less intense to go to other parks?

 

I'll be curious to see what happens if ( more than likely when) they RMC Hurler @ Carowinds, since it's a clone of the one at Kings Dominion. I wonder if we'll have our first RMC Clone??

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I don't necessarily think it looks budget I think they had to chop some of the ride off due to how tight together Cyclone was.. plus all the rolls it does, takes up more space than traditional track that wrapped around it's self like Cylcone did..

 

I don't understand where this idea came from that a layout can be "too tight and twisted" for RMC to do a full length conversion. I've seen it several times in this thread.

 

So far we've seen two ways the ibox conversions tend to go: (1) Keep the lift height the same and lop off sections of track, or (2) Add height to the lift and keep the track length. One would seem more expensive than the other.

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