SFNE: cyclone being retracked?

Sunday, September 29, 2002 1:25 PM
When I rode the Riverside Cyclone yesterday I noticed pallets of wood nearby. I remember reading in a forum earlier this summer that Cyclone will be retracked this winter. Does anyone know if this is the case? It badly needs an overhaul (not reprofiling though!!) Also, did SF add a few more trims towards the end of the ride before reaching the brake run? It didn't have the same "sudden stop" as I remember. Perhaps I was just spoiled after riding S:ROS.
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Sunday, September 29, 2002 3:36 PM
I'm not sure if it will be retracked but It probably will be. Yes, Six Flags did add a few trims toward the end. It comes to a more gradual stop now.
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Sunday, September 29, 2002 3:38 PM
didnt they retrack it last off-season???

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Sunday, September 29, 2002 3:59 PM
I think it was Calvin.

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Sunday, September 29, 2002 4:22 PM
The trim at the end has eliminated the final right turn slam, which I think was one of the best parts of the ride. They have done everything possible to kill Cyclone but it is still fun.
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Monday, September 30, 2002 6:33 AM

Calvin, the first drop was reprofiled two off seasons ago, but the ride as a whole has not been retracked.

It seems the GP just doesn't appreciate wooden coasters, especially after riding the smooth steel ones. Combine this with SF not maintaining the wooden coasters properly and I guess trims is what we have to live with now.

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Monday, September 30, 2002 10:13 AM

palwine - gotcha. i knew they did something to it, but wasnt exactly sure as to what.

i hope it gets retracked then :)

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John
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Monday, September 30, 2002 12:12 PM
I believe it was reprofiled in 2001. They have added plenty of trims. The train barely makes it to the brake run after the brutal smackdown that last trim lays on it. I don't mind it because the first part of the ride still provides killer ejector air.

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