NITRO=Amazing

Friday, April 6, 2001 5:23 PM
NITRO = Amazing.

What a ride this is. B&M have come up with another winner. This ride is great. Both the front and back give a totally different ride. The front is great for looking over that first drop. Its like asking, WHERE IS THE TRACK? However, Front in the rain = BAD. Hurts just a little bit in the pelting rain, but we still rode. Back is amazing for airtime. Being whipped over the top of the drop ejects you right out of your seat. And the other big airtime spot is coming out of the block brakes. Fortunately, we were riding without the blocks on, so we just zipped right through them, and got ejected from out seats yet again.

I would like to say THANKS to the NITRO crew for allowing us all the rides that we were able to get in. Would also like to say it was a privilege to hang out with all the Six Flags Great Adventurers and ACERs who were there today.

Anyone up for another ride on NITRO??? Lets go....
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Friday, April 6, 2001 6:17 PM
Indeed Nitro Is astonishingly great!! More airtime than any other coaster in existence. I'm not quite sure why, (and heard many others voice the same)but the rear seats seemed to have less air than any other seat. I just don't understand why. In all other seats I began to float about 80%of the way up the hills and continued right over the top and to the bottom of the next drop. The g's pulled during the helix are very intense, then it's through the block brakes and drop into the bunny air-hops back into the final brakes. All of the hills and unusual air filled turns are great fun. Which element is the hammerhead? I never figured that out.All enthusiasts need to experience Nitro. This is the coaster of the year!! *** This post was edited by rod on 4/6/2001. ***
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Friday, April 6, 2001 6:28 PM
the most amazing ride i ever went on. In fact overall i liked it better than MF. I mean the drop wasnt as great, however it did have great airtime (better than MF) and the design was great as well!
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Friday, April 6, 2001 6:29 PM
NITRO was just amazing tonight. I got 2 rides in the last row right after it reopened this evening. At opening day tm'r I plan on getting at least one front row ride in when the park first opens. I can't wait for tm'r when I go back. I doubt I'll get any sleep tonight
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Friday, April 6, 2001 6:41 PM
So do the seats have the retracting cables that clamp to the side of the lap bars?

http://www.coasterbuzz.com/features/iaapa2000/gallery/img.asp?img=ia00bmrestraint.jpg

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Friday, April 6, 2001 6:42 PM
Just what I was wondering. At IAAPHA was that on the "big boy" seat, or on every seat of the display car?

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- Peabody
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Friday, April 6, 2001 6:53 PM
Ok,Now i am super anxious and,i have to wait til tomorrow afternoon!! I am going to be antsy all day.My husband did take me for a ride out there tonight and i actually got to see parts of it from prosper town lake.I was itching then but now,i am not going to be able to rest until i ride it! Thanks for the reviews :0)

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Rickyswmn
Top 3 coasters i have ridden..
1)Steel Force,Dorney Park.PA
2)Medusa,sfgadv
3)Batman and Robin the chiller,Batman side.sfgadv
I am sure Nitro will knock steel force out of #1.
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Friday, April 6, 2001 7:01 PM
VIPER: Riding withouth the block brakes on? Thats almost impossible, the block brakes must always be activated no matter what. If the brakes arent on, it could cause severe injuries, and stuff like that!
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Friday, April 6, 2001 7:03 PM

R2KCareZ said:
"VIPER: Riding withouth the block brakes on? Thats almost impossible, the block brakes must always be activated no matter what. If the brakes arent on, it could cause severe injuries, and stuff like that!"

That really doesn't make a bit of sense man. Why do you say that?
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- Peabody
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Friday, April 6, 2001 7:08 PM
the block brakes are there for one purpose, slow the ride down to a slower velocity in order for completion of the ride to hit the saftey and service brakes swiftly and slower, if not it could cause possibly a block discrepancy
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Friday, April 6, 2001 7:12 PM
Sorry man, block brakes purpose is blocking, to allow multiple train operation! Yes they can be used to slow the train, but, I've ridden plenty of coasters, B&Ms included, at times when the block breaks weren't applied at all, and all the way to a complete stop. Not I, nor anyone else in the train, recieved "severe injuries" when the block brakes weren't applied.

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- Peabody *** This post was edited by Peabody on 4/7/2001. ***
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Friday, April 6, 2001 7:15 PM
do you honestly know what the definition of a block is?
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Friday, April 6, 2001 7:24 PM
Jeff...Yes...the cableand clamp look EXACTLYlikeyour picture!!!
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Friday, April 6, 2001 7:26 PM

R2KCareZ said:
"do you honestly know what the definition of a block is?"


Didn't you read my earlier post. A block break allows multiple train operation. Also, in many coasters mid course blocks can be used to slow the trains, all the way to a dead stop if necessary.

You haven't explained your statement. Why would Viper423 lie? I have personally ridden Raging Bull many times when the the mid course blocks were wide open, just like Viper 423 said how Nitro was running tonight. I did not recieve "severe injuries" On the opposite end, I had 2 rides on Bull where we got completely stopped.

So why would Nitro be any different?
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- Peabody
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Friday, April 6, 2001 7:27 PM
The block breaks were actually kinda cool...don't kill me yet...but, the first time (of the 6) I rode it...I thought it was the end of the ride and WOOOAAHH!!! AIRTIME BIGTIME!!! I love the bunny hop hills...total air time...rows 3-5!!! I rode rows 1-5 and the last row...rows 3-5 were AWESOME!!!
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Friday, April 6, 2001 7:56 PM

Peabody said:
"Just what I was wondering. At IAAPHA was that on the "big boy" seat, or on every seat of the display car?

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- Peabody"


The seats are exactly like the one in the picture. And I don't think there was a "big boy seat", I saw someone get off the train because the seat wouldn't lock. The ride ops didn't seem to be taking him to another seat, so I'm not sure there is a larger seat.
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Friday, April 6, 2001 9:29 PM
So.... to whoever rode the coaster Nitro, which row has the best airtime. I know the front has the best view but which row gets the best airtime. I am aware that the back doesn't have the best, usually it does but everyone is saying that the best airtime is not in the back of the train so exactly what row is good for an extreme amount of airtime. I plan on visiting SFGAd and would like to ride Nitro and want to know the best spot to sit for airtime, thanks.

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Dave
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Saturday, April 7, 2001 5:53 AM
You people are really lucky to go on Nitro the line must have been huge even in the rain!
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Saturday, April 7, 2001 6:24 AM

ACE15 said:
"So.... to whoever rode the coaster Nitro, which row has the best airtime. I know the front has the best view but which row gets the best airtime. I am aware that the back doesn't have the best, usually it does but everyone is saying that the best airtime is not in the back of the train so exactly what row is good for an extreme amount of airtime. I plan on visiting SFGAd and would like to ride Nitro and want to know the best spot to sit for airtime, thanks.

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Dave
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I rode rows 1 thru 5 and the back row...I got the best airtime in both rows 3 and 4. I think which side of the car you were on had a little impact on the ride. In the 4th row, right-side, outside seat I got major airtime over ALL the hills and THRU most of the turns. It was really awesome!!!
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Saturday, April 7, 2001 6:31 AM

SfGaFreak said:
"You people are really lucky to go on Nitro the line must have been huge even in the rain!"


No line what so ever. Even the front row was only a 2-3 train wait. The threat of rain and concert on the opposite end of the park kept major crowds away!
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