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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby Jason Maier » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:09 pm

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Canobie Coaster wrote:For the second straight weekend Flashback has valleyed with passengers. This time at the bottom of the second lift/halfway up the vertical loop.


I hope they remove it =)


SFA will gladly take it off your hands.


(thought it's my home park, I have no qualms about bashing SFA) . . . .

Can't SFA do something ORIGINAL rather than be the bastard step-child and receive hand me downs (I'm looking at you Apocalypse/Iron Wolf and Ragin Cajun) . . .

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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:39 pm

After two events so close I can't see the park keeping Flashback. I'm not sure if it would be relocated again considering how old it is.

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Awesome. Where do you enter it?


I didn't see where but will guess the Flash Pass entrance like Pandemonium. I waited in the normal queue and then saw 4-5 people come up the FlashPass staircase as single riders.
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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby JT325 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:21 pm

I'm curious about the new Vekoma trains on Mind Eraser.

Does that vest retract during the ride AND continue locking tighter (like X-Flight at SFGAm and the boomerang at Carowinds)? Or does it retract but not continue locking (like Thunderbird and Banshee)?

I guess another option would be no retraction at all (like the Intamin vests on Maverick, easily the most comfortable of the 3 designs).
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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterGuy06 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:35 pm

Y'all do know that Boomerangs are designed to "valley" in the spot right? Once they get everyone unloaded it should take 20 minutes at most to get the train back into the station, unless there is a major problem with the ride.
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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:23 am

JT325 wrote:I'm curious about the new Vekoma trains on Mind Eraser.

Does that vest retract during the ride AND continue locking tighter (like X-Flight at SFGAm and the boomerang at Carowinds)? Or does it retract but not continue locking (like Thunderbird and Banshee)?

I guess another option would be no retraction at all (like the Intamin vests on Maverick, easily the most comfortable of the 3 designs).


These vests were much better than Carolina Cobra or Wild Eagle. They had one position and stayed there. I didn't feel any pain on my collar bone which is my top issue with the vests on some other rides.

CoasterGuy06 wrote:Y'all do know that Boomerangs are designed to "valley" in the spot right? Once they get everyone unloaded it should take 20 minutes at most to get the train back into the station, unless there is a major problem with the ride.


I agree but the park can't be happy this has happened 2 straight weekends. The other thing the park could maybe look at is how they load the train. SFNE loads Flashback from back to front, which means that the front row is only occupied if they have a full train. I haven't seen any other park do that so not sure if the weight distribution could be having any impact.
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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby BigBad » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:30 am

It would be worse if the front were loaded first. Then the weight would be skewed to the part of the train that doesn't want to clear the loop or cobra roll.

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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby Sluggo77 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:56 am

SFNE Online posted a video of Joker testing. I hope they run it like this!!!!


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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:55 am

Was that filmed yesterday? If so I'm bummed I missed it testing.

I'd love to see it flip that much. It'd be far better than my experience on SFMM's Green Lantern. I'm hoping they can get this open before Memorial Day so I can sneak some rides before the park gets busier.
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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby Sluggo77 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:11 pm

Yes I believe it's from yesterday.

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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby logrog04 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:01 pm

I hope they re theme the area where the entrance to Batman, Crime Wane & The Joker to Gotham City. Thats what I've heard the GP call it, so why not!
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