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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby RollingCoasting » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:07 am

Sucks that you didn't enjoy repiV. I rode it yesterday as well and thought it was running great.

Other than that sounds like you had a nice time. Looking forward to the full report! :)
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Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:41 am

anonymouscactus wrote:...I feel like the stall is the only thing missing from rides like Steel Vengeance and other RMCs to make them the best thing ever.


Well, except that... Steel Vengeance is going to have a small stall...

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Postby boldikus » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:38 pm

Sad.

Andersonville Man Dies After Riding Six Flags ‘Extreme’ Coaster

An Andersonville man collapsed just moments after riding one of Six Flags Great America’s rollercoasters on Saturday. He later died at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, being ruled as a ‘natural death.’

The 50-year-old Scott Barnes, complained about being sick after leaving the rollercoaster named Superman: Ultimate flight. Soon after, he fell to the ground on the ramp that riders use to exit the ride. Barnes was attending the Great America’s yearly LGBT event “Out in the Park” with friends.

The park’s communications manager, Tess Claussen, told the Tribune that the man collapsed Saturday evening in the walkway exiting the ride. She further added that there are warning signs posted near all ride locations warning people with medical conditions to be aware.

The rollercoaster, which hurdles riders through twists and loops at over 50 miles per hour was shut down for a time during the incident. People experience ‘extreme’ forces when on the 115-foot tall steel coaster while flying face down and parallel to the track. The ride was introduced in 2003 and designed by the Swiss firm Bolliger & Mabillard.

Barnes, an Indiana native, worked as a digital content specialist with the American Medical Association. His family will hold a visitation on Friday from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. at Geisen-Carlisle Funeral Home, 613 Washington in Michigan City, IN. His funeral will be held on Saturday.

Area friends will hold a memorial for Barnes next Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at Elixir Lounge 1509 W. Balmoral.
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Postby DoinItForTheFame » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:00 pm

^ Such sad news.:cry:

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Postby JT325 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:30 pm

Bummer. I would be curious to hear about any toxicology report... probably won't happen though.
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Postby scottiemon » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:26 pm

JT325 wrote:Bummer. I would be curious to hear about any toxicology report... probably won't happen though.


My brain did not even go there. One would think medical, not what you are thinking.

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Postby JT325 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:06 pm

^And my brain shouldn't necessarily go there... but as a person in recovery who knows very well the reputation that event has for heavy partying, it's the first thing my brain goes to. Of course, the guy could have been a total teetotaller. Either way, bummer he passed away.
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Postby JT325 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:29 pm

^^I just thought about it some more, and my original comment sounds harsh. I'm sorry if I offended or hurt anyone.
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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:53 am

No need to apologize - I thought that too. He was there for a "party" type of event, so narcotics being a factor is certainly plausible. I'm not sure we'll ever know, but its not unreasonable to consider, imo.
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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby B&MGuy35 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:07 am

I'm literally appalled by the fact you automatically jump to the "party" atmosphere because it was a LGBT event. I can say that I'm a proud member of that community and as a resident dj in boystown I can say just because you're a nightlife person doesn't mean you're like to party. It's funny how people think everyone that's gay automatically does drugs. I work at one of the most popular clubs in the country and you don't see that there. I really don't know what else to say.

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