I was reading through an old TR and I noticed someone said you have to be 6 feet tall to ride. Is that true. It doesn't sound right considering an average person is only around 5 feet 10 inches.
Whoever told you that was either an idiot or they probably pressed 6 instead of 5.
Also, why didn't you just check the official site for flashback they have the height requirement up there.
This is a message from don corleone it says shockwave sleeps with the fishes.
*** This post was edited by Coaster Sam on 8/26/2002. ***
Nothing... NOTHING... can prepare you for... the Fourth Dimension!
When Flashback was Z-Force at SFGAm I was like 8 years old and was able to ride it. Being that I am only 5' 11" now, I know that the 6' height limit is not right. If I remember right, it was 48". I am pretty sure my younger brother was able to ride this the last year that it was there, but not some of the bigger rides.
Anyhow, unless they changed it for SFMM, it is definitely NOT 6'.
*** This post was edited by tappakeggadae on 8/27/2002. ***
From SFMM's park map:
FLASHBACK -- The world's only hairpin-drop roller coaster. (48")
The map is from my last trip to SFMM (last Monday), so that information should be up to date.
And if it gets passed any furthur to the left, it will be where it truly belongs...At the bottom of the sea. ;)
"Flashback sleeps wit da fishes."
"The perfect machine, you seemed to be, when I built you up in my mind..." - Reverend Jon Autry
No! Not until I get my credit on it!! :) Then, I could care less because I haven't heard one good thing about it except that it's one-of-a-kind.
(Somebody prove me wrong and say something good.)
Raging Bull= 107
Well, well I agree with the "no need to HATE a coaster" theory that some people go by .... Z-Force/Flashback is the exception!
I rode it when it was at SFGAm .... it sucked. It really is one of those rides you are just cannot wait to end ... you spend the whole ride waiting to slide into the station and for the restraints to let loose their ninja grip so you can get the heck outta there.
Many years later I ran across Flashback at SFMM ... for some reason I thought, like wine, this ride may have improved with age......yeesh, was I wrong. Bad, bad and bad.
That coaster IS truly their to serve only as a tally mark for SFMM ... and they basically admit that by:
-NOT caring about the rust/peeling paint on the ride
-NOT having it run on any sort of normal schedule
Anyhoo, I will gladly cough up my "I survived Z-Force/Flashback" title to you.....just let me know if you need it overnighted or just first class.
PS--As I type this, I think to myself that they need to kill Flashback (yes, sinking it in the ocean with the fishies sounds good to me) and bring over SFGAm's old Tidal Wave (SFOG's Viper) to replace it ... yah, yah, that's the ticket! Georgia isn't using it anyways .... at least if they sent MM that coaster they'd be doing MM a favor....not just unloading a bad coaster on 'em like they did with the infamous Flashback!
Raging Bull= 107
*** This post was edited by coasterzach1 on 8/27/2002. ***
About a year ago, I thought Mean Streak was a little rough and crazy, but now I have found that Mean Streak is lovable and yet a truely amazing creation because I found two pieces of crap at SFMM that really were "pieces of crap". One is wood and one is steel, but they both have two things in common.
#1. They suck
#2. B&M worked on both of the rides.
In conclusion, I will leave you guessing with this mind boggling riddle to solve, what two coasters are these? Riddle me this, riddle me that, who is afraid of the big flashback?
Now I am not one to hate or "put down" (lol) other coasters, but yet these two I just can't "get out of my head" or should I say cure my head.....ache. Either way, if you do manage to make it on the steel mystery that I speak of, hang on and for the love of god try to move your head with the turns, or else.
Cedar Point 2003, and it begins...
*** This post was edited by CobraRoller on 8/27/2002. ***
Raging Bull= 107
Why is it whenever Flashback is brought up, the rumor that B&M built it pops up too? Track style means nothing, people... Nor does 4-across... Yes, I know B&M worked for Intamin. The "track style is the same" theory can be put down the crapper, though, because Shockwave at Drayton manor was built in 1994 by Intamin, at least 4 years after B&M left.
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