The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby robbalvey » Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:50 pm

^ Exactly. Need I say again...

IT IS TESTING!!!

That means they run through any number of different scenarios. Including, but not limited to, full speed tests, half speed tests, E-Stop tests, etc, etc, etc....

Trying to make a conclusion out of looking at one picture, and then comparing it to another picture from THIRTEEN YEARS AGO is freakin' retarded.

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby coolrider560 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:58 pm

Here is a video i shot of the testing:


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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby John Knotts » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:01 pm

^ Oh wow, thanks for that! Gotta love modern cameras/cell phones!

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby robbalvey » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:02 pm

coolrider560 wrote:Here is a video i shot of the testing:


That's great! Thank you! I've added that to the update with the pictures. Looks like they are testing it running pretty fast. It will be great to see what the actual ride speed is when it opens to the public!

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby eltoro96 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:06 pm

OMG! Such an improvement. Can't wait to ride this again!
Does anyone know about the airtime though? It would make sense if it doesn't get the same amount as before. More positive gs I'm guessing
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby Andy 24 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:08 pm

Seems that it still has that blaring loud jet noise like the old trains... Now lets just just hope that it could reach that high with a full train on opening day! =)

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby robbalvey » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:10 pm

Again, everyone needs to keep in mind that this is "testing" - They tested it just like this in 1996 and 1997 too. In fact, they ran tests that brought it all the way up to the brake run at the top. Not wanting to get anyone's hopes down, just wanting to set realistic expectations.

We are all "expecting" it to run at full speed again when it re-opens, but no one has actually confirmed that will really be happening.

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby cooksta77 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:13 pm

^^Will Ace members be attending WCB if so I'll be happy with it getting where it was in the past. :lol: But that sucker is getting up there!
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby coasternut » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:27 pm

Wow, I just got back from the Mountain, and wanted to be the first to post about Superman testing. :lmao: I can't believe there's already 4 pages of this discussion. :wtf: I saw (and heard) the first test going up the hill on Goliath. :lover: It does seem a little quieter than the old trains were. You can definitely hear when it's running. :cool: The countdown is on to March 19. :p
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby SFMM fanboy » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:28 pm

THAT. WAS. AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I almost would have been there too. :cry:
Too bad we don't have our passes yet. :(
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