Posted Monday, April 21, 2003 4:43 AM | Contributed by Lord Gonchar
Coasterimage.com has been updated to include a video of Six Flags Great Adventure's new B&M Flyer, Superman: Ultimate Flight. The video runs about a minute and a half long and shows many shots of the ride in action on its first day open to the public.
Monday, April 21, 2003 7:28 AM
I know it's new, but man that train was going reeally slow in the video.
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Monday, April 21, 2003 8:27 AM
Two things. It does go pretty slow and it was exceptionally cold that day. Many of the coasters had a few rows blocked and weights in the first three or four cars to ensure the mostly empty trains (the park was dead) completed the course.
If feels a lot faster when riding, but when watching S:UF (both SFOG and SFGAdv) it seems like it's crawling.
Monday, April 21, 2003 10:12 AM
I thought the same thing even about the Vekoma flyers, but the feeling on-board is much different. I don't doubt the B&M's would offer similar sensations.
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Monday, April 21, 2003 10:18 AM
Another great video added to your collection. Thanks for Sharing.
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Monday, April 21, 2003 11:51 AM
the train look slow, but it feel totally different when you facing straight down at the ground 2 feet away from you after the first drop. its a great illusion, so to speak. i love how the lift hill is basically right above the queue, you can see people freak out on the way up. just an all around great coaster experience
Monday, April 21, 2003 12:29 PM
Here's a fun little fact about that video.
Word on the street is that in the very first shot of the train going up the lift, it's (from left to right) Zamperla's Mark Rosenweig, Robert Coker (Thrillride), the man known around here as "geneticfreak" (eastcoaster.com) and his wife in the very first car.
Total coincidence that I caught them on the video.
Monday, April 21, 2003 2:34 PM
Yep, that's us! :)
Monday, April 21, 2003 7:34 PM
Hey! You're not supposed to tell them that your my "word on the street" ;)
Wednesday, April 23, 2003 5:23 PM
The back seat is awesome. Plenty of GGGG's