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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:12 am

I know cold temps and wind (more the second) can cause coasters to valley, but I'm still amazed El Toro can valley considering how much that thing hauls when I've ridden it. When it valleys, is it typically on those two small humps returning to the brake run?
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Postby Jcoaster » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:13 am

I'll be making a quick run there Saturday for a few hours. I'll be there at the opening.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:15 am

Canobie Coaster wrote:When it valleys, is it typically on those two small humps returning to the brake run?


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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:19 am

coasterbill wrote:I'll admit that in slightly concerned about the prospect of the starting Toro before it's broken in for the season with 25 mph gusts and temps in the 40's. They'll try of course, and if it were Fright Fest I'd have zero hesitation but that thing loves to valley on opening weekend when the wheels aren't broken in. It's practically tradition. Lol



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Postby JRice92 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:33 am

I'll be there on Saturday, I'm looking forward to visiting the park again!
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boldikus wrote:. . . Are you taking notes? :lol:


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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby michaellynn4 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:51 am

Sounds good, looks like Saturday is definitely the day for us then!!
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Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:16 pm

michaellynn4 wrote:Sounds god

You mean Vak?

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Postby michaellynn4 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:08 pm

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:
michaellynn4 wrote:Sounds god

You mean Vak?

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby El Toro_Ryan » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:55 pm

Canobie Coaster wrote:I know cold temps and wind (more the second) can cause coasters to valley, but I'm still amazed El Toro can valley considering how much that thing hauls when I've ridden it. When it valleys, is it typically on those two small humps returning to the brake run?


Toro has actually been running extremely well this preseason, even in colder temperatures so hopefully we won't see any saddles this season ;)

(The first run of the season may or may not have occurred when it was 39 degrees out and the train may or may not have flown through the course haha I'll say that.)

And yes it typically saddles on the last hill into the brake run. It's taller than the two small humps before it so it's the highest hill following the Rolling Thunder Hill. Intamin purposely made the last hill so tall so that the train would slow down naturally into the brakes.

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