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Postby bert425 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:15 pm

Nice pics, JLP

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Postby bert425 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:20 pm

DBru wrote:Great report Steve! Maxx Force looks like a blast and that launch looks EPIC!

Does that little hop right after the launch give any airtime?


I was wondering the same thing.

and agreed, great report Steve. thanks for sharing.
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Postby anonymouscactus » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:47 am

RollingCoasting wrote:My only gripe with the ride is that you're not allowed to put your hands up on the launch. :?r


Huh? I can see them maybe not launching it until all arms are down but what is going to stop anyone from putting them up after the all clear/launch? I can't see how that can be enforced in any way shape or form. Unless I'm missing something.

It's probably not a good idea due to the forces, but, I'd imagine lots of people would do it. It's not any different from any other ride where they advise you to keep your arms inside the train at all times. Right? As soon as the launch starts on Dragster, everyone throws their hands up I can't see how this would be any different unless security is waiting at the exit and kicking people out, lol.

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Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:04 am

^ I'm pretty sure they do the same thing on a lot of the hydraulic launch coasters.
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Postby RollingCoasting » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:01 am

You're right that they're probably not going to do anything about it, but they seemed to be strongly discouraging it, telling people to keep their hands down on the launch while coming by to check restraints. On the cycle right before mine, a dude put his hands up a few seconds before the launch and an op went on the microphone telling him to put them down. He seemed to have gotten away with it though as they launched the train.

Who knows, maybe they are only saying it in case the fingerprint scanner lady comes back to the park and decides to file a lawsuit because her son hurt his arms on the launch :lmao:

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Postby Arthur_Seaton » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:18 am

RollingCoasting wrote:but they seemed to be strongly discouraging it

Well, aside from in their promo shots that is.
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Postby diggerg56 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:28 am

RollingCoasting wrote:You're right that they're probably not going to do anything about it, but they seemed to be strongly discouraging it, telling people to keep their hands down on the launch while coming by to check restraints. On the cycle right before mine, a dude put his hands up a few seconds before the launch and an op went on the microphone telling him to put them down. He seemed to have gotten away with it though as they launched the train.

Who knows, maybe they are only saying it in case the fingerprint scanner lady comes back to the park and decides to file a lawsuit because her son hurt his arms on the launch :lmao:


At Cedar Point for Top Thrill Dragster they have a recording the operator triggers that says "arms down" while you're waiting for launch. Some operators keep playing it until everyone puts their arms down, others don't. I haven't seen anyone's arms fly off yet. :lmao:
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Postby diggerg56 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:31 am

Anyone notice if there us a single rider line for Maxx Force?
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Postby jlp94 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:37 am

^ There's supposed to be, they said so sometime back in Spring. But there's no indication of it yet.
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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby ilrider » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:39 am

diggerg56 wrote:Anyone notice if there us a single rider line for Maxx Force?


There was not, but they were calling out for single riders near the station, so some riders got to jump ahead.

Great ride! My son and I got on this morning. That launch is nuts!

A guy put his hands up during the launch and was fine. I would not recommend it though. It is very forceful!

Operations were good, and the ride has not gone down yet, so looks like we have a pretty reliable new ride.
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