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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby Highridin » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:46 am

That's another point I think most miss when they make the Patriot comparison. Apocalypse/Firebird is longer by 1000 feet, and 10mph faster. The ride experience, I think, will be better. I believe once people ride this, they'll see the conversion was more than worth it.
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Postby KI Kidd » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:26 am

I can't wait until this starts going the other way in 20 years and we get stand-up trains on all of the current hyper/gigas.

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Postby MisterBrow » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:06 am

KI Kidd wrote:I can't wait until this starts going the other way in 20 years and we get stand-up trains on all of the current hyper/gigas.


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Postby Rayj » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:40 am

2 less coasters to ride this season
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Postby Jason Maier » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:53 am

Rayj wrote:2 less coasters to ride this season


How come Batwing is closed for the season?

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Postby i305isdaddy » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:58 am

It's interesting to me that parks keep doing this. Mantis is the only converted standup I've ridden so far and something about it feels "off" to me. I don't think the standup to floorless heartlining is exactly the same because there were a few moments where Rougarou felt wonky. It also had more headbanging than I remember from Mantis. That shouldn't be a problem here as Iron Wolf wasn't intense to begin with.

I personally enjoyed Mantis overall but wasn't a fan of how much blood pooled in my legs during the intense second half. It's clear that Mantis was pushing the line of what acceptable force wise on riders even w/ the trim w/ standups. As someone said before Carowinds should really just remove Vortex if they're even considering this... the only cool moment on the ride is the heavy airtime you get over the station in the front row.

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Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:12 am

KI Kidd wrote:I can't wait until this starts going the other way in 20 years and we get stand-up trains on all of the current hyper/gigas.


Floorless stand-up trains?
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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby Yubstep101 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:37 pm

DoinItForTheFame wrote:
KI Kidd wrote:I can't wait until this starts going the other way in 20 years and we get stand-up trains on all of the current hyper/gigas.


Floorless stand-up trains?


They've done it on drop towers, so why not roller coasters?
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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:53 am

i305isdaddy wrote:I don't think the standup to floorless heartlining is exactly the same

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Re: Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Postby JG-77 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:03 pm

Yubstep101 wrote:
DoinItForTheFame wrote:
KI Kidd wrote:I can't wait until this starts going the other way in 20 years and we get stand-up trains on all of the current hyper/gigas.


Floorless stand-up trains?


They've done it on drop towers, so why not roller coasters?

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