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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby DarkRideNick » Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:09 pm

Saw on Instagram that someone met Black Panther at SFA...do ya'll think it was an official park character like Bugs Bunny or just some guest cosplaying?

Perhaps they met Batman and were confused.
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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby Too Fast For Comfort » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:02 am

Highridin wrote:Has anyone been seeing the hacking that is going on at multiple parks. Tell me if you see anything 'weird' in the attached pic. :lmao:


Where's "Unnecessary floorless conversion of hand-me-down coaster that should have been scrapped years ago: the Ride?"

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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:13 am

Too Fast For Comfort wrote:
Highridin wrote:Has anyone been seeing the hacking that is going on at multiple parks. Tell me if you see anything 'weird' in the attached pic. :lmao:


Where's "Unnecessary floorless conversion of hand-me-down coaster that should have been scrapped years ago: the Ride?"


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Seriously though. After riding Patriot, I feel like the older B&M Stand-Ups are just better off scrapped. Floorless trains turn them from a "completely sh*tty coaster" to a "this is actually kinda tolerable" coaster. I think there was a very strong case for Rougarou, but not so much for the smaller ones with uninteresting layouts.

I'm interested to see how this one turns out since it is Six Flags' first and we don't have any "real" concept imagery of the final product.
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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:49 am

DarkRideNick wrote:Saw on Instagram that someone met Black Panther at SFA...do ya'll think it was an official park character like Bugs Bunny or just some guest cosplaying?

Perhaps they met Batman and were confused.


there is zero chance that it was an official park character
and only slightly better than zero chance it was a guest cosplaying (as the park isn't going to let someone in wearing a mask - not likely at Halloween, so certainly not gonna happen at Christmas).

haven't seen the picture, but *most likely*?.. one of the actors from the film was at the park, and someone took a pic?

(I don't recall seeing any DC Comics characters in the park anywhere, when I was at SFA over the summer. . but then again, Batwing was down at the time, so maybe they hang out back there near Superman/Batwing)
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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:56 am

Six Flags has the rights to DC characters and Black Panther is a Marvel character. I find it unlikely they'd use a Marvel character meet and greet.
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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby Too Fast For Comfort » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:06 am

thrillseeker4552 wrote:
Too Fast For Comfort wrote:
Highridin wrote:Has anyone been seeing the hacking that is going on at multiple parks. Tell me if you see anything 'weird' in the attached pic. :lmao:


Where's "Unnecessary floorless conversion of hand-me-down coaster that should have been scrapped years ago: the Ride?"


:nina:

Seriously though. After riding Patriot, I feel like the older B&M Stand-Ups are just better off scrapped. Floorless trains turn them from a "completely sh*tty coaster" to a "this is actually kinda tolerable" coaster. I think there was a very strong case for Rougarou, but not so much for the smaller ones with uninteresting layouts.

I'm interested to see how this one turns out since it is Six Flags' first and we don't have any "real" concept imagery of the final product.


I just feel like there isn't enough substance in a stand-up coaster to warrant it standing alone as a floorless coaster (no pun intended). I could see a design like Riddler's Revenge having enough height, speed, intensity, and substance on the track design alone, but typically the stand-up technique itself adds so much intensity that designers have to tone down the design itself. That's really why I never thought it made sense to ride floorless on a coaster that was designed to be stand-up. I'd just scrap it and get a modern coaster with a modern design.

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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby SLCHeadache » Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:31 am

Re: "Unnecessary Floorless Conversion", Iron Wolf -> Apocalypse -> Firebird is 980 feet longer than Vortex -> Patriot was. I think they have enough to work with for a worthwhile ride.
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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby RollingCoasting » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:39 pm


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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby Too Fast For Comfort » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:00 am

SLCHeadache wrote:Re: "Unnecessary Floorless Conversion", Iron Wolf -> Apocalypse -> Firebird is 980 feet longer than Vortex -> Patriot was. I think they have enough to work with for a worthwhile ride.


Funny, I was thinking about this on my drive to work. Obviously B&M does what they want, and doesn't really do anything revolutionary by the park's requests very often, but in the case of SFA, I was thinking it would make sense to make custom trains:

Make them two across, and eight long, but make them with lapbars -- even if there had to be a floor. I think that having a coaster like that with lapbars and panoramic views would justify the conversion. And the ride barely gets much ridership anyway, so being four across is pretty unnecessary. It will still probably be a walk-on two across. But as I was saying, this would have to be B&M spearheading it. They don't generally make custom trains at the park's requests, and they're obviously still not ready to cross the inversions with lapbars threshold... even though there's absolutely zero reason to have OTSR's on a coaster like Iron Wolf if you aren't standing up.

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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby MisterBrow » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:02 pm

RollingCoasting wrote:https://www.reddit.com/r/rollercoasters/comments/abdi67/always_sucks_when_a_ride_permanently_closes_with/

A user on Reddit claims the Skycoaster is being removed



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