Six Flags Great Adventure debuts Cyborg Spin

Posted Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:31 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Six Flags Great Adventure's new gyroscope-themed thrill ride Cyborg Cyber Spin opens to the public on Wednesday. The amusement park in Jackson, New Jersey says the ride is the first of its kind anywhere in the world.

Read more and see video from WPVI/Philadelphia.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 4:17 PM

That’s just not true. In the country? Yes. In the world? No.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 4:27 PM

This looks like a lot of hardware for a fairly uninteresting ride experience.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 4:32 PM

that's what she said.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 4:44 PM

I’m definitely in agreement there. The design seems over-wrought for the action produced. All you have to do is train your eye on one seat and follow it around to know. It’s a guarantee that spectators will observe the spinning of the entire contraption and fall to their knees. But that’s not what happens to the riders sitting across only one of those arms. It’s an old trick. The spectacle outweighs the experience.
I think a standard Top Spin might deliver more thrilling action.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 5:59 PM

Wouldn't a Zamperla Power Surge do the same thing but not around a central point of rotation?

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 6:15 PM

or a KMG "Tango" (once all three booms/sweeps are in motion). Not 100% similar, but close enough I would imagine)

Last edited by CreditWh0re, Wednesday, June 13, 2018 6:15 PM
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:56 PM

Or a Huss Rotoshake, or one of those asymmetrical top spins (whatever those things are called, I can't think of an example). There's just so much extra hardware involved here. Seems like a waste especially because six flags puts the thing on this slow and only 45 second long program.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018 1:02 PM

RCMAC is of course right that this isn't the first installation in the world despite Six Flags' claim to the contrary. (Interestingly, Six Flags' media packet doesn't say anything about the provenance of the ride so this is something I had to research on my own.) I disagree, however, that the spectacle outweighs the experience. I attended the media preview yesterday (my report went live on another website) and found that the ride offers good hang time and other effects, besides which every ride is different. Not only will you get a different ride experience from different sides of the gondola; you will get a different ride experience from the same side depending upon weight distribution and other variables. It certainly incorporates some of the same elements as a top spin ride but does more merely by rotating on 3 axes. The ride did not strike me as uninteresting in the least.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018 4:49 PM

Awesome. I’d definitely like to give one a spin, so to speak.
And what about those double loop super loop things? (The name is escaping me right now) When are they set to open?

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Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:59 PM

RCMAC said:

Awesome. I’d definitely like to give one a spin, so to speak.
And what about those double loop super loop things? (The name is escaping me right now) When are they set to open?

SFDK put out that Harley Quinn will be opening towards the end of the month. It is the first SkyWarp from Skyline Attractions. Seems like an interesting ride, but I think the variants they showed at IAAPA last year were even more interesting.

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Friday, June 15, 2018 9:51 AM

bjames said:

Or a Huss Rotoshake, or one of those asymmetrical top spins (whatever those things are called, I can't think of an example).

A Vekoma Waikki Wave perhaps?

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Friday, June 15, 2018 10:24 AM

Or a Zamperla Rotoshake?

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Friday, June 15, 2018 2:04 PM

Or Maverick?

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Friday, June 15, 2018 2:10 PM

Hi Five!

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Friday, June 15, 2018 5:50 PM

2Hostyl said:

bjames said:

Or a Huss Rotoshake, or one of those asymmetrical top spins (whatever those things are called, I can't think of an example).

A Vekoma Waikki Wave perhaps?

^Yes! Those things always looked so cool to me, sadly I've never been on one.

Bobbie1951 said:

(my report went live on another website)

Why would you write that. Also, we're not good enough for you?

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Today, 2:56 AM

This ride looks cool, but I get the kind of vibe where this ride might have a lot of "balance" issues. I hope I'm wrong. Remember that Giant Top Spin?

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