AE two coasters?

Thursday, July 12, 2001 11:55 AM
Hey y'all, i'm heading out to SFGAm this weekend and I just though of a question. American Eagle is a coaster with two tracks. So why wouldn't this coaster be two coasters?

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SFGAm Trip - July 13-17, 2001
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 11:57 AM
The park does count it as two coasters. Both sides provide different rides. Red has been recently re-tracked and to some, seems smoother. Happy coasting.
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 11:59 AM
So the other track is blue?

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SFGAm Trip - July 13-17, 2001
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 12:20 PM

StealthmF5m3 said:
"So the other track is blue?"


The track is the same color on both sides. One side runs a red train, one side runs a blue train. Most people seem to like the red side better, claiming it's faster. I've only ridden the blue side once this year, and I didn't notice a difference. I like the view the blue side offers better, but I still usually ride the red side.

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Current favorite coasters:
Wooden: 1) Beast 2) Raven 3) Son of Beast 4) The Boss 5) The Legend
Steel: 1) Raging Bull 2) Millennium Force 3) V2 4) Mr. Freeze 5) Gemini or B:TR (tied)
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 12:41 PM
Sorry, I didn't mean to say that the track color was blue, I knows it's white. I was trying to say if the other side had a blue train. But I didn't put down the train part. DUH!!!!
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SFGAm Trip - July 13-17, 2001
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 8:56 PM
Yeah, the Red train is a little faster and has more hills. Yes I said it was faster. The reason why is the helix, the track is shorter and it has to gain more speed to get through all those hills, with the blue , its two hills, compared to the reds five or so? and the blue train feels soo much heavier, especially in the back. Ride the red!
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 8:57 PM
That doesnt make too much sense about the faster part? but also the helix or barrel, it is slanted up a bit on a curve, blue doesnt. Next to each other , red would pass it right up.
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Friday, July 13, 2001 4:42 AM
It seems like Blue is braked more going into the helix. The red side has 2 extra hills to compensate for the shorter distance around the helix, so it seems like a better ride. Although its cool to be on blue when it criss crosses under red coming out of the helix, and you are on the outside of the helix like the above post says with a better view.

Red side line is usually shorter for some reason. People either don't know the red side is there, or they think it farther to walk (which it isnt if you dont hop the queue). I ended up taking 10 rides on red vs 2 rides on blue this week when i was there. I liked red the best.

The coaster needs some tlc to get it to race. A) from the ops who seem to put no effort into it, and B) getting the braking/chain lifts even so they can actually race.
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Friday, July 13, 2001 9:35 AM
For the records, SFGAm markets the park as having a dozen coasters (12, for you who don't know, but I hope you do.) That would mean they count AE as 2. I think they only do that so the marketing has a better ring to it.

Blue side is boring. The helix is braked more than red, so red side is better. Blue is worth a ride once every 2 years I think, red is every year.

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