Shockwave question

Monday, November 18, 2002 9:16 AM

SFGAMNUT9302 said:
I still wonder why SFGAd kept GASM and simply tore up some Parking lot for S:UF and SFGAM riped down SW to put up S:UF. I mean, GASM is just as unpopular as SW and never has a line. I really wish that SFGAm had just riped up some parking lot over by the go carts and put S:UF there, I think that would have looked awesome and we still could have kept SW. But oh well, a new flyer is a new flyer..


Not to mention that SFMM's new coaster is also going up in a parking lot area. And to think that they and SFGAdv are building their coasters over parking lots while SFGAm is getting rid of one of theirs...

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Monday, November 18, 2002 12:39 PM
But remember, S:UF WILL be in a parking lot!

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*** This post was edited by swimmerkev on 11/19/2002. ***

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Monday, November 18, 2002 1:05 PM
True S:UF will be in the parking lot, but it will never be able to replace SW, imo. I wish SFGAm had put this off another year and looked for another spot for this cool flyer without removing one of our best signature rides.
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Monday, November 18, 2002 5:40 PM
I agree with SFGAMNUT9302 they should have waited to 04 to put the flyier inad kept SW. That was wemight of bee able to er a custom designed flier. But I stil think if its a clone it wil stil be a good coaster. Or Ithink that they shold have took out the Whizzer for teFlier.
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Monday, November 18, 2002 5:40 PM
I agree with SFGAMNUT9302 they should have waited to 04 to put the flyier inad kept SW. That was wemight of bee able to er a custom designed flier. But I stil think if its a clone it wil stil be a good coaster. Or Ithink that they shold have took out the Whizzer for teFlier.
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Monday, November 18, 2002 9:39 PM
Now since SW is almost tooken down, any clue where SW may be heading to?

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 11:20 AM
Hell.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 11:34 AM

lol rollerjunkie

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 11:38 AM
thats a good 1

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 11:45 AM

SFGAMNUT9302 said:
I still wonder why SFGAd kept GASM and simply tore up some Parking lot for S:UF and SFGAM riped down SW to put up S:UF. I mean, GASM is just as unpopular as SW and never has a line. I really wish that SFGAm had just riped up some parking lot over by the go carts and put S:UF there, I think that would have looked awesome and we still could have kept SW. But oh well, a new flyer is a new flyer..


That's not true! Every time I go to Six Flags great adventure the lines for great american scream machine are always long and they use 3 trains on the ride. I'm always waiting 45 to an houre to ride that ride. Also arrow coasters arent's that bad. If people put their head back against the head rest it is smoother.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 11:52 AM
Has anyone have any pics

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 12:01 PM
Shockwave's going to Hell? I thought SFAg was ruled out.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 1:26 PM

Derrick Whitsett said:
That's not true! Every time I go to Six Flags great adventure the lines for great american scream machine are always long and they use 3 trains on the ride. I'm always waiting 45 to an houre to ride that ride. Also arrow coasters arent's that bad. If people put their head back against the head rest it is smoother.

Sorry, Im just going by what others told about GASM. I agree with you about puting your head back against the head rest, I did this everytime on SW. I once rode it 34 times in a row and it didn't bang my head around once. IMO this was the best ride in the park, It was tall, fast and had alot of cool Elements to it.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 3:25 PM
Whoa!.....I stepped into the wrong room. *Brad runs for his life*

Funny that B&M Guy hasn't put in his 2 cents worth.....
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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 6:33 PM

Some of you are right. They shouldv'e kept Shockwave. I mean... it had it's good points, in fact, it had a flying theme of it's own. Such as, whatever the hell they did to it 2 years ago that gave it hellfire speed through the already unbearable break run/curve/hill/murderous sling shot corner.

And when the nuts and bolts bounced around as the fiberglass cars shuffled through the giant steel layout, it had you swearing the trains' spotaneous combustion was imminent, and if you didn't burst into flames with the rest of the ride, you'd fly through the air, landing just above I 94, giving a semi's grill a bit wet kiss at 80 mph.

What were they thinking?

(the above statement is partially sarcasm, as I really liked parts of shockwave. But if they had to take a ride out, this was it. I ALWAYS heard people complaining when I went near it's exit. Even more than the common "that sucked" from pre-teen britney spears followers after riding Whizzer)

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 6:40 PM

Arrow Guy said:

Funny that B&M Guy hasn't put in his 2 cents worth.....



...no comment necessary...;)

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 7:20 PM
Troy, you can hear (and see) nuts and bolts on Afterburner, not Shockwave! LOL Are you sure you're not referring to your RCT version?
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Wednesday, November 20, 2002 3:19 PM
sorry but sw wasnt a signature ride its been their a while. i liked it but it was too bumpy. and i did get to ride it a few times before they closed it down. they need to take iron wolf down its ok too short and not exciting.
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Wednesday, November 20, 2002 3:24 PM
im glad they kept whizzer. its a ride the whole family can enjoy. and for kids who cant ride the big coasters yet. and its been their sence it opend most rides are gone when they first opend. they need to take down the eagle even thoug its a classic its to bumpy and screaches to loud
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Wednesday, November 20, 2002 3:44 PM

You are on a roll fancy. What else should they take down?

1. Shockwave

2. Iron Wolf

3. American Eagle

4. ""Continue dismantlement here"" :)

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