Anyone Ridden Medusa @ Six Flags Mexico?

Tuesday, March 29, 2005 1:44 AM
I was just wondering if anyone has had the pleasure of riding Medusa at Six Flags Mexico. From the few pictures I've seen it looks like it runs G-trains, which makes me think pleasure will not be the word people use to describe it. Just wondering, thanks.
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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 1:56 AM
You are correct, pleasure isnt the word. The day I was there, the park was empty and they were letting people stay on the trains. The people on our train stayed on for one trip and promptly exited.

I believe there was a discussion on Coasterbuzz about a year ago or so, you might find more responses in that.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 7:45 AM
I rode it in Aug 2002 and the Gerstlauers tracked horribly. The coaster has a unique, twisted Boss-like layout but unfortunately wasn't all that fun when I rode it.

I understand from those who have ridden it since, especially around the time the park's Morgan hyper opened just recently, that there was extensive retracking and that the experience was much better.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 9:37 AM
Much like Cheetah or Twisted Twin Sisters, a twisted (lateral-filled) layout with G-trains means any trackwork fix is likely "temporary at best"...or is there someone out there that knows more about wood-coaster maintenance than Jeff Hammersly? ;)
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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 9:48 AM
I seem to remember hearing it was really good when it first opened, and then it got rough and trims were added. Another corporate woodie victim...

Man, does that layout look awesome though. I still have the POV video from the defunct CCI website to enjoy. : )

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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 10:54 AM
Matt Scott - I don't recall hearing trims were added to the ride.
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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 10:15 PM

Mamoosh said:
I rode it in Aug 2002 and the Gerstlauers tracked horribly. The coaster has a unique, twisted Boss-like layout but unfortunately wasn't all that fun when I rode it.

Man that sucks! I thought it did look like the boss, and thought it had potential. Just like the Boss, but those horrible trains kill a potential to 10.....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 11:10 PM

rollergator said:
...or is there someone out there that knows more about wood-coaster maintenance than Jeff Hammersly?

I consider Mr. Hammersley and Mr. Fetterman to be equals when it comes to knowledge and passion for wood coasters. The two of them are in a league of their own!

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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 12:14 PM
Along with Rosie O'Donnell and Madonna? ;)

I'd add Junior Eads to "the short list."

...and, I wanna give props to the *magician* that keeps the Silverwoodies running like THAT! One final shout out to the dude that keeps TX Cyclone in near-perfect condition despite the Morgan trains...

Hehe, I once tried to convince Jeff H. to *teach* wood-coaster maintenance....yeah, I'm a geek! :)

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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 12:20 PM
(piggybacking on RGW)

1: "How about we hop in the backseat and you make a man outta me?"

2: "How 'bout I smack you around for a while?"

1: "Hey!.....Cant we do both?"

lata, jeremy

--who doesnt understand the gator's "March Madness Allergies"

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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 1:02 PM

2Hostyl said:
...doesnt understand the gator's "March Madness Allergies"

Then read the SFKK thread...*I* am not the one who *coughs up a hairball* during the Tourney....that's Billy Donovan....or as Billy Packer calls him, Dunavan...
*** Edited 3/30/2005 7:49:57 PM UTC by rollergator***

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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 2:03 PM
I forgot about Junior, who everyone seems to speak very highly of (never met the guy but I sure would like to). People like those three are perfect examples of why human cloning might not be a bad idea after all. What if every park had a Mr. Hammersley, Mr. Fetterman or Mr. Eads? :)

*** Edited 3/30/2005 7:03:54 PM UTC by Rob Ascough***

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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 2:54 PM
If every park had someone like that:

You wouldn't hear the GPers complaining about "those rough wooden coasters"...;)

There would be a LOT less of trim brakes being used as *preventative maintenance*...

And I would never again have to hear the ridiculous argument "it was tearing the trackwork apart"...

But Psyclone would STILL be best used as kindling...;)

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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 3:17 PM
If every park had someone like that, there would be half as many steel coasters built each year. What if all wood coasters ran like the Phoenix, Twister, Raven & Legend?

I think Psyclone AND Colossus would best be used as kindling, regardless of who's working at SFMM!

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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 3:39 PM
Colossus? I didnt think steel burned very well ;)
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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 3:43 PM
I'm sure we could figure out something to do to it ;)
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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 3:58 PM
LOL, but Colossus is a wood coaster...kinda like Gemini! ;)
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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 4:01 PM
Anyone Ridden Medusa @ Six Flags Mexico?

Yeah, she was rough last night, thanks folks I'll be here all week.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 6:05 PM
Thank god the week is half-over!
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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 6:45 PM
^^Damn, that was even cornier than anything Clint would come up with. . . Good Job!

PS, Mr Beavers, still my boy! ;)

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