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Re: The Six Flags Great America (SFGam) Discussion Thread!

Postby give_me_the_world » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:40 am

i rode this 8 years ago when six flags was in ohio. it's a cool original ride tho. could have bigger drops tho.

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Postby Airtime&Gravity » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:40 am

I was worried that it would be a short ride with it going into the location it is and with the layout of Raptor and Swarm, but this looks like a really well designed ride. It looks like it has some great elements, and given their size to the height of the lift, hopefully they provide an intense ride, which doesn't seem to happen with Raptor/Swarm. One of the concerns I had when it was rumored to be a wing coaster was that there wouldn't be much to the ride, due to how large the elements were on the previous designs. Track is expensive, and I figured that whatever coaster was built, even if it was 3000ft long, would have few elements for a ride of its length. Great addition for Six Flags Great America, and I can't wait to ride it.
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Postby forces » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:44 am

"before making a last-minute vertical flip to fit through a keyhole cut-out."

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Postby The SETGO Guys » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:44 am

Wow, great addition for SFGAm. This whole Six Flags "Every Park gets something". Is a great idea, and to see major additions like coasters going to some of these parks is great! That being said I'm really looking forward to seeing and eventually riding it. The flythrough looks like on of the coolest parts, I think the theming has potential.

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Postby schotj » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:47 am

RollerCoasterSmi wrote:Does anyone else think that the immelman looks too small in comparison to the first drop. It definitely looks like B&M were high when designing this coaster. I'm also glad it isn't an exact clone of Swarm.


Based off the concept art, you're looking from the top-down. You can't tell how tall it is bro.

Pretty sure B&M wouldn't f*** up their coasters by adding a loop that was too small. Don't know what you mean when you say it looks like they were high while designing this coaster....

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Postby A.J. » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:50 am

Looks fantastic. That roll off of the lift - kind of a cross between Hydra's Jojo roll and Storm Runner's Flying Snake dive. It's not heartlined, so it will be even more weird!
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Re: The Six Flags Great America (SFGam) Discussion Thread!

Postby thundercheaf » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:51 am

wait a min it looks like the swarms big brother

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Re: The Six Flags Great America (SFGam) Discussion Thread!

Postby Rollercoaster5000 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:56 am

The Swarm is taller than this one, but this is a tad longer... don't like how they have used the same dive loop element, but since our version looks to be better themed and taller.. we have an advantage :P ;).. still this looks incredibly epic with some great elements, loving the theming/chopper elements! Need to make a trip down to the states in 2012! B&M are on top form this year!

I was worried that it would be a short ride with it going into the location it is and with the layout of Raptor and Swarm, but this looks like a really well designed ride. It looks like it has some great elements, and given their size to the height of the lift, hopefully they provide an intense ride, which doesn't seem to happen with Raptor/Swarm. One of the concerns I had when it was rumored to be a wing coaster was that there wouldn't be much to the ride, due to how large the elements were on the previous designs. Track is expensive, and I figured that whatever coaster was built, even if it was 3000ft long, would have few elements for a ride of its length. Great addition for Six Flags Great America, and I can't wait to ride it.

Umm.. Swarm hasn't even opened yet so you can't judge it, don't forget that Swarm and X-Flight will both be a lot taller than Raptor! Since X-Flight and The Swarm are around the same height, they will both feature a similar level of intensity. Both start with a dive which is going to be a very intense element, but after the first few inversions a lot of speed is going to be taken out of the two rides so I expect them both to become a lot slower after their third inversions. I guess you haven't seen the plans for The Swarm then? It has an entirely different layout to Raptor! :roll:
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Re: The Six Flags Great America (SFGam) Discussion Thread!

Postby Plasmasonic » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:10 am

OMG looks awesome! And going through that keyhole at the last second...!! Thrilling!!
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Re: The Six Flags Great America (SFGam) Discussion Thread!

Postby Oreos » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:35 am

This looks great! Nice to see B&M doing something original for once. :b
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