Six flags Magic Mountain Flashback

Saturday, November 11, 2006 1:13 PM
^I heard a couple of "ouches" in that video. Crazy! It looks VERY painful, but just enough to make you LAUGH during the ride, and cry afterwards. :(

-Tina

*** Edited 11/11/2006 6:16:00 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

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Saturday, November 11, 2006 5:34 PM
Boy does THAT video bring back memories. None of them good.
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Sunday, November 12, 2006 9:53 AM
OK...let's be honest here: Flashback had only two really bad "head-meets-OSTR" moments: the first occured after the first "half-loop" dive when the train rose up, leveled and negotiated a small s-turn; the second was following the ride's only straight drop when trains neogitated a "half loop" in reverse and slowed significantly while riders where still angled to the left in a near-vertical position. There was also a nice "whiplash" moment thanks to the lovely little drop pre-lift.

Otherwise most of the discomfort came from the hard-as-rock fibgerglass seats and the odd protrusions in the seatback that riders were forced to be subjected to.

I don't think there was anything inherently wrong with the track or it's design as it appeared to be designed along the heartline. IMHO fitting the trains with padded seats and dumping the OSTRs would improve the ride experience 100-fold.


*** Edited 11/12/2006 2:54:47 PM UTC by Mamoosh***

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Sunday, November 12, 2006 10:08 AM
I have to agree with you there, Moosh. The main problems with that ride all stem from the trains.
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Monday, November 13, 2006 1:08 AM
I think that the track desighn had a problem to watch the pov front row video and you will hear the guy go ouch!
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Monday, November 13, 2006 1:34 AM
Yeah.......
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Monday, November 13, 2006 9:33 AM
^^That "Ouch!" was induced by the train design. Those trains apparently don't jive with the track layout. B&M-style sit-down trains would probably traverse that course just fine.
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Monday, November 13, 2006 2:42 PM
I say flip the whole structure upside down and throw on inverted trains. ;)
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Monday, November 13, 2006 8:04 PM
But you can see at the part where he says ouch coming out of the diveloop the way its bent looks like a head banging park.

Janfrederick interesting idea! that could be alot of fun!

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006 12:26 AM
I got to ride this ride in 1999. It was the last ride of the night and I am gald. I think the ride was desighned to kill you.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2006 7:33 PM
It is not so bad if you can take some pain.

3 years ago I rode Psyhclone 6 times in a row without getting off and I was fine.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006 7:40 PM
It is not so bad if you can take some pain.

Isn't that was Bush said about the waterboard torture method? ;)

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006 10:37 PM

Hamster Boy said:
It is not so bad if you can take some pain.


Then again, eating dog poop probably isn't so bad if you can just hold your breath...

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006 11:09 PM
I knew I was going to get bashed by saying that!;)

*** Edited 11/16/2006 4:09:28 AM UTC by Hamster Boy***

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006 11:17 PM
And rightfully so. Any coaster which in order to enjoy you have to "not mind the pain" isn't a good coaster. Period.
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Thursday, November 16, 2006 2:05 AM
...unless you like pain, and enjoy watching others experience it as well...and that would be me.

I like Flashback. I like the pain it causes. And I hope the ride survives it's latest setback.

So there! ;)

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Thursday, November 16, 2006 10:03 AM
Wow, a sadist and a masochist all rolled into one!
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Thursday, November 16, 2006 7:21 PM
DWeaver shares the same point as me.
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Thursday, November 16, 2006 7:32 PM
I have a feeling DW was being sarcastic.
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Thursday, November 16, 2006 7:58 PM
Which ride is worse, Psyclone or Flashback?
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