The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:41 pm

Today's YOLOcoaster "loop topping off" update comes from David "iloverides" and Gregg "sirclinksalot" - Thanks guys for being at the media event today!

Now some photos....
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Today was the loop topping off ceremony for YOLOcoaster! AKA YOLOOP!
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Here is one side of the YOLOOP...
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And here is the other...
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Together they will be welded in holy matrimony by this chuck of metal right here.
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Here's what it looked like when we arrived on the scene.
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They spelled "YOLOcoaster" wrong.
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There goes that hunk of metal!
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It's making it's way to the top...reminding everyone of it's message.
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It's getting there... these things take time, you know?
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Did you know this piece of steel weighs more than your average Toyota Yaris?
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Oh, no! It looks like the crane is in the way! Drama!!! How are they every going to get those two pieces to meet???
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Whew! Thankfully YOLOcoaster track as the ability to pass through solid objects, so that crane was not an issue.
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Hey! Crane guy! What are you drinking on the job??? It goes up here!
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As the worker guy gets ready to position the track he thinks to himself "Hmmm.... leaving it with that missing piece would be way more YOLO."*

*Note - this was actually a quote from Wes, but we liked it, so we worked it into the report.
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Almost there!
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Guy on radio to the other guy "Hey man...is your piece matching up? Mine is like 5 inches off..."
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Guy says back "Yeah, man, it fits, you just gotta blow on it and then put the cartridge back in...then it should work."
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This is it...the final moments! Tension is building!
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YOLOOP is in place now!
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"Just gotta tighten things up a bit..."
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Bolts are in place...
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"IT'S HAMMER TIME!!!!"
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"All done, time to head back down!"
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And here it is! YOLOcoaster's loop topped off!!! HOORAY!!!! And instead of fireworks to celebrate.... instead of champagne and a heard of monkeys, we have something even BETTER!!! Yes!!! It is....
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...David wearing a hard hat! YAY!!!!!
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Oh, and here's track piece S69. That stands for "Sexy 69" (No, it really does! We wouldn't make this stuff up!)
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So now that YOLOOP is done, let's take a quick look around the park...
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They have planted stuff to make the park look pretty.
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M&M Stairs are back...
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OMG! It's the BACKSIDE of YOLOOP!!!
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And the exact same picture of the backside of YOLOOP, except 2 feet to the right!
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Some twisty stuff.
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Side angle of YOLOOP.
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And the final shot of the day! Thanks to David and Gregg for the pics! Until next time...

YOLO!!!!

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby WFChris » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:53 pm

The ride looks great! Thanks for the coverage.
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby Nyteowl » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:15 pm

Another great report! Can't wait to be able to finally ride it :). Thanks David and Gregg!
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby Angry_Gumball » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:16 pm

YOLOOP...love it!

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby JJLehto » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:42 pm

Wow, WCB will be awesome, cant wait for this crazy thing!
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby ILoveRides » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:05 pm

How is Yoloop pronounced? YOLO-oop, or Yo-loop?

Oh and thanks Robb for captioning all our photos! It was fun to come home and see how the final report turned out!

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby firewalk13 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:06 pm

Looks fantastic, thanks for the update! Now thinking I really need to visit my cousin in LA this summer.....
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby laqueefa » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:29 pm

All my YOLOs are cumming
Tigga, please!

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby Swornenemy » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:30 pm

Need to figure out a way to get down to SoCal without the wife and kids. This will be quite a ride.

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby DLDude » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:49 pm

Headed to MM tomorrow from out of town. Any ticket deals going on besides the standard $45 online price?

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