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Re: Six Flags 2012

by Sam » Fri May 04, 2012 1:57 pm

New photos of Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom...

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Re: Six Flags 2012

by Benzin » Sat May 05, 2012 10:32 am

http://www.chicagotribune.com/videogall ... ng-coaster

X Flight POV looking rather good tbh... Think it looks better layout wise than Swarm...
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Re: Six Flags 2012

by BigAl » Sat May 05, 2012 10:45 am

That looks pretty good actually. Even though the beginning is far too similar to the Swarm, the ride is longer and does more than the Swarm.

If only we could take the height, theme and first drop/inversion of the Swarm and combine it with the layout of X-Flight. I think that'd be a pretty good Wing Rider.

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Re: Six Flags 2012

by JoeGibbon » Sat May 05, 2012 6:32 pm

That POV actually makes it look quite fast, unlike the testing videos of the other wing riders. This could turn out to be an amazing ride. And do I see theming, at a six flags park?!?
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Re: Six Flags 2012

by Nightfall » Sat May 05, 2012 6:59 pm

The water and mist are a nice bonus  :D  Didn't expect that.

Like I said originally I think that unlike Dollywood Six flags really understand the nature of a Wingrider with near misses and water jets. I'd say this roughly matches The Swarm in my opinion. The layout is very similar and slightly longer but The Swarm levels it with the more interesting theme.
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Re: Six Flags 2012

by Blaze » Sat May 05, 2012 8:20 pm

Pretty good. Bit by the numbers, but it's better than what Dollywood are offering.

Still think Raptor is the best example of the type though.
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Re: Six Flags 2012

by Sam » Mon May 07, 2012 10:58 pm

It's clearly the most intense wingrider so far.
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Re: Six Flags 2012

by BigAl » Tue May 08, 2012 6:37 pm

The mist effects do look great As do the trains (not as good as the trains on Raptor or the Swarm, but they're sleek and different).

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Re: Six Flags 2012

by starbugger1303 » Tue May 08, 2012 11:35 pm

Has anyone heard anything of Superman - Ultimate Flight. We have had no updates from it since last September...

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Re: Six Flags 2012

by Charlee » Thu May 10, 2012 7:21 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCXVClAaX5w&feature=g-u-u

I video of X-Flight by TPR, It definitely looks like the best wingrider :D
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Re: Six Flags 2012

by Sam » Thu May 10, 2012 8:01 pm

Obviously the theming generally isn't up to the benchmark set by Swarm and Raptor but the tower that you revolve through about halfway through the ride is really impressive!
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Re: Six Flags 2012

by BigAl » Thu May 10, 2012 8:06 pm

Can't we switch the Swarm for this (but keep the theming of Swarm) and somehow shoehorn it into Thorpe Park? :P

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Six Flags Magic Mountain :: Lex Luthor - Drop of Doom

by Sazzle » Wed May 30, 2012 8:03 pm

After seeing a picture that Sam had posted on FaceyB, I simply had to know more.

Looks as though the side columns of the Superman - Escape from Krypton are being converted to hold two 400ft tall Intamin drop towers.

I knew this was a rumour, but to see their rather amazing animation is something else!

http://www.sixflags.com/magicmountain/r ... fdoom.aspx

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Re: Six Flags Magic Mountain :: Lex Luthor - Drop of Doom

by SpinballEdders » Wed May 30, 2012 8:08 pm

Isn't there already a topic for this?

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Re: Six Flags Magic Mountain :: Lex Luthor - Drop of Doom

by Sazzle » Wed May 30, 2012 8:11 pm

No idea - I tried searching but my Tapatalk threw nothing up. My laptop is clunking into action as we speak *smacks it against the wall* so I'm sure I'll find out in a minute!

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Re: Six Flags Magic Mountain :: Lex Luthor - Drop of Doom

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Re: Six Flags 2012

by Sazzle » Wed May 30, 2012 8:23 pm

Merged :D

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Re: Six Flags 2012

by James6 » Wed May 30, 2012 8:53 pm

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Lap bars on a drop of this size, I would probably have to wear a nappy on this ride :P

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Re: Six Flags 2012

by Sazzle » Wed May 30, 2012 9:08 pm

*Shudders* If Apocalypse can stir a movement that Shredded Wheat would be proud of, and that's with those huge, bulky restraints, I think I'd have issues akin to a litre of prune juice on this thing with those Blue Fire'esque restraints!

Fantastic idea, though! I notice they had to helicopter in the top part of the mechanisms - sure wouldn't have wanted to be one up there tightening the bolts with nothing but a harness on :-/!

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Re: Six Flags 2012

by Bear » Wed May 30, 2012 10:34 pm

This... looks... utterly... INSANE.

The only thing I hate about this, is that I can no longer claim to have ridden the tallest drop tower in the world. Balls.
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