Six Flags Magic Mountains' Deja Vu stalls in cobra roll

Posted Monday, February 18, 2002 4:56 AM | Contributed by xbombman

Deja Vu, one of Magic Mountain's latest coasters, rolled back Saturday morning while in the cobra roll. Guests were evacuated through use of the catwalk.

In other news, Thrill Shot remains closed and Psyclone's trains have recieved a fresh coat of paint.

Link: America Coasters Network

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Monday, February 18, 2002 4:57 AM
Again... They should make the ride go faster or something so it stops stalling.

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Monday, February 18, 2002 5:06 AM
So now even the bigger versions stall. What is it with these things?
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Monday, February 18, 2002 5:11 AM
We all knew it would happen someday.
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Monday, February 18, 2002 5:12 AM
This is definitely no suprise. The one at SFGAm **crawls** going backwards through the cobra roll. Its amazing that it makes it through at all.
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Monday, February 18, 2002 5:32 AM
Vekoma shouda of used different trains. Those things don't look the least bit aerodynamic.
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Monday, February 18, 2002 5:57 AM
I was there and I saw it sitting 110 ft. in the air!  It was pretty cool.  The one at SFMM doesn't go as slow backwards as the ones at SFOG and SFGAm, but it does go sorta slow through the cobra roll.

Thrill Shot was closed.  Darn!  I wanted to ride it.  Who cares about a fresh coat of paint on Psyclone's trains?  The ride is still very rough!  I should not have ridden it Saturday.  The retracking did nothing.

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Monday, February 18, 2002 6:01 AM
What they gotta do is ease off the trim brakes in the entry and exit of the vertical loop.  If these are off entirely, there would be no problems.
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Monday, February 18, 2002 6:03 AM
oops - sorry! 

You would have thought that Vekoma would have found the problem by the time countless of these were built - it seems to be a pretty popular seller for them.

Also, I know Vekoma filed for bankruptcy protection recently under Dutch law.  Does this mean no more Vekoma designs in the future?

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Monday, February 18, 2002 6:20 AM
any pics?
-ryan
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Monday, February 18, 2002 6:25 AM


What they gotta do is ease off the trim brakes in the entry and exit of the vertical loop.  If these are off entirely, there would be no problems.

The trims aren't on when it goes through them.  They turn on when it's climbing the lift, but they are only there to stop a train in case it didn't make it all the way up the lift.  It makes it valley quicker.  I'm sure they wouldn't be on when it goes through them.
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thingintheworldhelpmeIamgoingtodieAHHHH!!!
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Monday, February 18, 2002 6:26 AM
Check the link in th initial posting for pictures.

It looks like they move the train to align a few seats at a time with the platform under the cobra roll.  Does anyone know how they do this?

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Monday, February 18, 2002 6:41 AM
 This doesn't surprise me a whole lot. When I as at the park a few weeks ago, I could not believe how slow the train moved through that element. I think I even made a comment about it while in line. I even asked some of the locals I was with if it usually goes that slow. They said it does on colder days.

-Sean

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Monday, February 18, 2002 7:11 AM
The America Coasters link doesn't work. Any others?
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Monday, February 18, 2002 7:21 AM
The link works for me....nice pics, Deja Vu looks nice like that;)

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-Matthew Couts
my second obsession

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Monday, February 18, 2002 7:26 AM
That catwalk is such an eyesore, but I guessthey really do need it.
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Monday, February 18, 2002 7:32 AM
Now it's working.
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Monday, February 18, 2002 7:55 AM
I'm going to Magic Mountain this saturday, does anybody know if Deja Vu will be open?
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Monday, February 18, 2002 8:03 AM
Raul, Deja Vu should be open.  It just vallied.  It's no biggie, not like anyone died on it or something.
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Monday, February 18, 2002 9:23 AM
So who wandered back stage into areas where guests should not be to grab a photo of Psyclone's trains?

-Ride_Op

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