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Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:51 am

Sounds awesome to me

Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:30 am

I love SFSTL, and I think it is great that they are finally building a new coaster. Even if it is a family coaster, it is still a great addition to the park, and families should love it. Even if it has some crappy theme, it should still be a fun ride. My only complaint is the location of the ride, I think a better location would be in the front by B:TR or in the area by Shazam.

Airtime-Can't be worse than Ragin Cajun-&Gravity.

Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:41 am

I like these rides as well. I ride Pandemonium at Six Flags New England whenever the line isn't to long. Which is rare....but I think this is a great addition. Is it the same layout as the one going in at Fiesta Texas?

Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:58 am

Capacity is a real pain on these rides. Spinning Dragons down the street consistently has one of the longer lines at WoF.

They should try unloading and loading two at a time.

Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:34 am

I heard Tony Hawk is going to backside boardslide the whole ride.

Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:25 pm

This is a fun ride!

Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:46 pm

I'm actually pretty excited about this. I think the theme can be pretty sweet if done right (along with SFFT's) and I honestly love the Gerstlauer Spinners. I think they are a blast and an excellent addition to just about any park. It's nice to see SFStL gettin' some love over the past few years with Xcalibur, Superman, and now this. I might actually have to get over to the park this year now that they are giving me reasons to come back.

Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:17 pm

BUMP!

Despite what I said on the previous page, I am really getting excited about this ride.

And believe it or not, the ride is now complete and is TESTING!
A testing video can be seen here.
And some pictures of the theming and ride can be seen here.

Personally, I think they did really good with the terrain, it looks like it fits in nicely. And I'm really warming up to the theming.

-Justin "Who cant wait to get to SFStL to ride it and Freeze (which was closed on his last visit)" Seabaugh

Tony Hawks Big Spin - SFStl Opening Day

Sun Apr 22, 2007 7:43 pm

April 21st, yesterday, was opening day for Six Flags St. Louis. My girlfriend, Jennilee, and myself left our house at 7:45 and arrived at the park at 9am. Surprisingly, the entrance was packed with people. Most were under the intention that the park would be open an hour early for season pass holders. That actually starts NEXT weekend. Someone was telling people over the phone that it started this weekend. :roll:

Anywhoo, at 9:50 they started letting people into the plaza and at 10 we were free to go. The running of the bulls was pretty intense; it was Jenni and myself and nobody else. :lolr: We ran straight to Tony Hawks Big Spin only to find that they were going to have an opening "ceremony." Soon after, we ended up being the first public ride. Woot!

So Tony Hawk, it's fun and it spins. The lift is fast, the laterals are cool and the airtime is more than enough for a family coaster. Actually, the air was pretty good on the 3rd MCBR drop and the hill after. The helices were a blast. They did a marvelous job on the ride both in theming and preservation. The ride fits in very well with the surroundings. They cut down only trees that had to be cut. It feels as if the coaster has always been there. The queue was alright with the posted signs about Xtreme Sports, but the entrance was the most impressive. See pictures below.

Some other improvements around the park were wait time signs, more apparent security, friendlier staff, more participating staff, and many characters.

Coaster improvements: Boss's double-down, pro-MCBR valley, and run under the lift were all buttery with new re-tracking. Eagle was FILLED with airtime and received some retracking. Freeze got a chisel-to-gum makeover!

The day was great, even though it was busy, and the improvements were a BIG plus.

Enjoy the photos!
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This big of a crowd an hour before opening?!
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Ohh, pretty entrance!
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What? Dan Snyder?
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Ohh yea
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Cool skateboardness
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It is he!
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The peeps liked the new coaster
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Coolio facts and random stuff. I must say, the theming was *stoked*
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How many mechanics does it take to screw in a light bulb...
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Wild mouse wanna-be
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Mmm, twistiness
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Sooo I hope they do something with this, it's awfully black
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Yay for mag brakes!
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Upskirt!
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The helices really gave a nice spin, which is good since the ride really relies on the spin
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HYPERSPEED!
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So on Saturday, this hill was alright, but it didn't have much airtime. On Sunday, I'd estimate it to have about -0.2 or so. It's SAAAAWEET
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Tony's all like "I dominate"
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Awww, fwesh wheels
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Twas a speedy lift
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Crazyfilled 2nd helix
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They were aiming for 20 seconds out and in times.
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Medusa supports are always cool
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The only "rough" part of the ride. There was a jolt, but nothing like Boss's double-down
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So the ramp was cool and even had some airtime!
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Yay for lateral airtime!
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The path under the ramp was not yet open. Hopefully they get that up soon.
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So the turnaround was cool with the laterals
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Kicka$$ entrance
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Flags are friends, not food.
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Finale helix was intense with spinnage
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Hairtime!
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More finale helix goodness
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The first drop didn't spin much, but it provided some sweet lats
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The cars really flew over this hill
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The hill shown here, and the drop before (if the picture continued at the bottom) were my favorite parts of the ride. These elements had great pacing, abruptness, and airtime.
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Overall #1
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Overall #2
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Batman in all its loopidy glory
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These cool signs were posted in most of the lines. Hopefully we never actually have to use them!
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Johnny Rockets is good
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Panda Express is good for people who like pandas
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Flowy BTR
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I think Ninja should be renamed to some metal band, with the headbanging and all...
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Purty Eagle
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Eagle ran great and had A LOT more air. That's all folks.
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Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:10 pm

Is there any reason why a bunch of the kids in the front of the line had their skateboards? Other than the ride being themed to Tony Hawk.
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