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....
Today was the loop topping off ceremony for YOLOcoaster! AKA YOLOOP!
Here is one side of the YOLOOP...
And here is the other...
Together they will be welded in holy matrimony by this chuck of metal right here.
Here's what it looked like when we arrived on the scene.
They spelled "YOLOcoaster" wrong.
There goes that hunk of metal!
It's making it's way to the top...reminding everyone of it's message.
It's getting there... these things take time, you know?
Did you know this piece of steel weighs more than your average Toyota Yaris?
Oh, no! It looks like the crane is in the way! Drama!!! How are they every going to get those two pieces to meet???
Whew! Thankfully YOLOcoaster track as the ability to pass through solid objects, so that crane was not an issue.
Hey! Crane guy! What are you drinking on the job??? It goes up here!
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.
Almost there!
Guy on radio to the other guy "Hey your piece matching up? Mine is like 5 inches off..."
Guy says back "Yeah, man, it fits, you just gotta blow on it and then put the cartridge back in...then it should work."
This is it...the final moments! Tension is building!
YOLOOP is in place now!
"Just gotta tighten things up a bit..."
Bolts are in place...
"All done, time to head back down!"
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....
...David wearing a hard hat! YAY!!!!!
Oh, and here's track piece S69. That stands for "Sexy 69" (No, it really does! We wouldn't make this stuff up!)
So now that YOLOOP is done, let's take a quick look around the park...
They have planted stuff to make the park look pretty.
M&M Stairs are back...
And the exact same picture of the backside of YOLOOP, except 2 feet to the right!
Some twisty stuff.
Side angle of YOLOOP.
And the final shot of the day! Thanks to David and Gregg for the pics! Until next time...


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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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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?