Iron Rattler testing at Six Flag Fiesta Texas

Posted Thursday, April 18, 2013 6:12 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Six Flags Fiesta Texas has posted video of their new Iron Rattler testing with water dummies.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013 1:33 PM
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Charles Nungester said:

All in all I like the looks of all them.

The only complaint I might have is they are doing overbanks just for the sake of having overbanks and it serves no purpose as part of the terrain or even the function of the ride.

Have you even ridden Texas Giant to be able to make that assumption about Rattler?


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Thursday, April 25, 2013 3:05 PM

I just rode the Wackyworm on Youtube. It's almost like it's a kid coaster.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013 3:10 PM
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Because you weren't wearing the shirt. Go buy the shirt, wait for it to arrive, put it on and rewatch the video.

Then, and only then, will you get it.


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Thursday, April 25, 2013 6:23 PM

If would where the shirt, I would have to retain from looking in the mirror when I wear it.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013 7:33 PM

Tekwardo said:

Charles Nungester said:

All in all I like the looks of all them.

The only complaint I might have is they are doing overbanks just for the sake of having overbanks and it serves no purpose as part of the terrain or even the function of the ride.

Have you even ridden Texas Giant to be able to make that assumption about Rattler?

What I got from Charles' comment was that hey, those overbanks were really cool on NTG, almost expected on Outlaw Run, but now kind of a predictable staple, like a B&M helix or a bad Intamin restraint.


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Thursday, April 25, 2013 11:29 PM

Love the tunnel and yeah they used the topography well, but man it looks horrible from an overall visual point. How about a tree or two? Ah, honestly I still wouldn't kick it out of bed for eating crackers. Maybe not even once it gets old and let's itself go a little.

Maybe I'm just spoiled from all the green in Ohio.

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Friday, April 26, 2013 9:11 AM

I love some good scenery, and maybe they will put in better landscaping before the season is over...but this IS Six Flags we're talking about. Some very cool coasters they have are in parking lots.


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Friday, April 26, 2013 12:58 PM
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Wait. It's built on the side of a quarry cliff and we're still lamenting the lack of trees?


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Friday, April 26, 2013 1:16 PM

I don't know that I'd even say TREES are necessary, but with the cool trains and the over-the-quarry cool factor, the crowning achievement could be something like some cactuses and desert theming in the circular, bare section. I wouldn't overly care either way because I'd still love to ride it no matter what the scenery, but as we all know, a ride usually seems better with theming.


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Friday, April 26, 2013 4:08 PM
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The last thing you need to worry about with a SFFT coaster is landscaping. Go experience Superman Krypton Coaster and tell me that the landscaping needs improved.


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Friday, April 26, 2013 10:43 PM
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Turns out there are trees on the cliffside. Crazy.


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Friday, April 26, 2013 10:55 PM
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It's a good thing they're there, too, because that first drop would positively suck without them.


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Friday, April 26, 2013 11:36 PM
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Lord Gonchar said:

Turns out there are trees on the cliffside. Crazy.

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Friday, April 26, 2013 11:44 PM

It's amazing the things that impress us coaster enthusiasts...

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Friday, April 26, 2013 11:57 PM
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Again, jumping in where you don't quite know the reference, the running joke or what it means.

Start here, grasshopper.


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Saturday, April 27, 2013 12:54 AM
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2385 new trees? Tyler's lucky, he doesn't have to deal with enthusiasts getting all nostalgic about how much more charm the park had back in the day. It just gets more charmy with each passing year.

I do miss Swinghawk, though.

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