Q: Why does Six Flags love Vekoma Boomerangs?

Friday, June 3, 2005 2:03 AM
A: They don't have to worry about running more than one train.
Friday, June 3, 2005 2:12 AM
A: They don't cost too much money!
Friday, June 3, 2005 2:14 AM
haha yeah I know that's why, plus they take up small footprints. I was just messing around. I love Six Flags, got 2 Deja Vu rides at SFGAm today. Just irritating when they think it's okay to run one train on popular coasters on busy days.
Friday, June 3, 2005 4:01 AM
My A: They're inexpensive, They're fun to ride on for me (I can't hate going 5.2 G's and I can stand the head banging) and much of the GP. It goes forwards and backwards, and It's has proven itself 40 times to be a great ride for any small to medium size park (To low capacity for a large park). *** Edited 6/3/2005 8:07:06 AM UTC by Sawblade5***
Friday, June 3, 2005 7:50 AM
A: They bought the Boomerang at Sams Club & they only come in packs of 12.
Friday, June 3, 2005 9:08 AM
Because they're better than the Arrow loopers that they were installing in the late 80's?
Friday, June 3, 2005 9:28 AM
Crowd Pleasers. The general public loves em.
Friday, June 3, 2005 10:15 AM
Six Flags bought them for the same reason that lots of other people bought them. They provide inversions for a realatively low cost. They have a small foot print. Almost any park can find a spot to put one. And, they are popular with the GP. Less than 1/4 of the Boomerangs are at Six Flags Parks

Vekoma has built over 40 of these which is one reason why we enthusiasts don't like them. We like to get variety when we travel to new parks.

Friday, June 3, 2005 10:29 AM
Yet I'll always ride one when I see one... not because I want the credit but because I enjoy them (except for Knott's POS).
Friday, June 3, 2005 10:42 AM
C'mon, everbody knows that Six Flags buys them jsut to up their coaster count as a cheap shot to Cedar Point ;)

I think I may be the only "enthusiast" who has never ridden a boomerang.

Friday, June 3, 2005 10:45 AM
And you are a bad, bad enthusiast because of that. You either have to ride to find out they're not that bad or to find out what everything is b*tching about.
Friday, June 3, 2005 10:55 AM
*sigh* It's hard to ride them when there is better looking stuff nearby. Hanging upside down in a horsecollar is not really all that compelling.

Besides, now I can never be accused of being a credit whore.

Friday, June 3, 2005 11:34 AM
Yet people love Top Spins?
Friday, June 3, 2005 12:59 PM
I don't like top spins, most uncomfortable ride ever and it crushes your balls. Poorly resigned seats.
Friday, June 3, 2005 1:21 PM
And it shoots water into your face. Fun fun.
Friday, June 3, 2005 2:29 PM
When the Boomerang looks like the most thrilling ride in your park... then it's time to do a little upgrading.

Friday, June 3, 2005 2:51 PM
I like Boomerangs, especially Face/Off. When I first got to ride it, I looked at it and kinda yawned. Then, I got on only to find out how intense of a ride it is.
Friday, June 3, 2005 2:53 PM
When I went to SFA a few years ago Face/Off was down. I was really looking forward to trying that! I can imagine it being a lot more fun than Deja Vu.
Friday, June 3, 2005 4:22 PM
Going backwards through the loop is a blast, the g-force is great. The one at Darien Lake is still smooth as glass making it a fun ride that never has more than a 2 train wait even during peak season.

They aren't that bad. They're cheap and they're reliable, and they don't take up much space. That's why so many of them have been sold.

Not every park can afford a B&M, and rides like these make it possible for even small parks to be succesful.

Look at the Raven, it only cost 2 million! And that thing has gotten such a good reputation. How much could B&M have gotten you for 2 million? Maybe the lift hill and station and that's about it.

Friday, June 3, 2005 4:29 PM
Invertigo's such as Two Face at SFA (by the way my ride count for the season on Two Face is up to 9 with no breakdowns!) are a lot better then the stander boomerangs. Hanging below the track going backwards disorients you, A LOT! seeing the spines of the track fly by you just makes your mind go crazy. and facing your friend if you choose face 2 face seats is also very fun. I remember my brothers face when we dropped backwards, it was insane! And also the Invertigos come relativly cheap and are not the most reliable, but they are VERY smooth compared to most Vekoma's!

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