Six Flags Over Georgia will run Batman backwards

Posted Monday, January 26, 2015 10:32 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Batman the Ride will be running backward for a limited time when Six Flags Over Georgia opens on March 14.

Read more from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Monday, January 26, 2015 2:52 PM

Can't wait for the discussions and arguments over the use of name "Namtab"...or did those start last year?

Some are mirrored, and one now runs backwards....how is an uber-picky coaster nerd supposed to get a "gotcha" moment when one name could refer to either possibility?

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Monday, January 26, 2015 4:31 PM

I hear their SuperLoop Coaster will be running backwards, too. :-)

I'm too lazy to think right now, but how many Batmans are left to do this temporary conversion?

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Monday, January 26, 2015 6:56 PM

Did SF GrAdv do it? I didn't think they did.

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Monday, January 26, 2015 6:58 PM

Has anyone ridden a B:TR backwards? Is it even enjoyable? As I recall B:TR at SFMM is a pretty intense, snappy ride. I personally don't see the appeal...

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Monday, January 26, 2015 7:26 PM

I think I would really groove on the "front seat" view from the last car. And talk about snappy, I imagine it would like to pull you from your seat.
I'd love to try one.

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Monday, January 26, 2015 10:27 PM

Here's how I see it: the first time, the sheer novelty of it makes it remarkable, but it's so intense and bizarre that it's not super repeatable. Although I did enjoy the sensation of falling backward into the first drop and loop.

When it was at SFGAm (my home park), it was really cool; When I caught it in Texas, well, there it was again. Now that I'm planning on SFOG in March I really wish it would stop following me.

Experiencing it really cemented to me that some rides just don't need to go backwards. But it will be a fun novelty for those who haven't done it before.

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Monday, January 26, 2015 10:33 PM

I'm not going to lie... I don't think I'd like it. It took me a long time to get used to Boomerangs, and it has been so long I think it would mess with me. Haven't been on Everest in a couple of years, but that one freaks me out a little as well.

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Monday, January 26, 2015 10:43 PM

I am not a fan at all of going backwards. (But I LOVE Mr Freeze, go fig...) I do not think I'd like this, but given the oportunity, I would certainly try it.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:35 AM

rollergator said:

Can't wait for the discussions and arguments over the use of name "Namtab"...or did those start last year?

Some are mirrored, and one now runs backwards....how is an uber-picky coaster nerd supposed to get a "gotcha" moment when one name could refer to either possibility?

Perhaps Nɐɯʇɐq would work?

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 2:15 AM

ShaneDenmark said:

Has anyone ridden a B:TR backwards? Is it even enjoyable? As I recall B:TR at SFMM is a pretty intense, snappy ride. I personally don't see the appeal...

I have, and it isn't. Trip report here:

http://www.bannister.org/coasters/trips/2014/0521.htm

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 2:23 AM

What seems funny about the whole backwards Batman thing is that if you had to pick a B&M invert to go backwards, the Batman model would probably be one of the last ones you'd pick.

Last edited by Pagoda Gift Shop, Tuesday, January 27, 2015 2:23 AM
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 9:50 AM

bunky666 said:

Did SF GrAdv do it? I didn't think they did.

No. Not YET, anyway ;)

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:14 AM

ShaneDenmark said:

Has anyone ridden a B:TR backwards? Is it even enjoyable?

No, and probably not. It would likely have a similar effect on me as riding a coaster while riding a completely different virtual reality coaster in Oculus Rift.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 8:58 PM

I rode it backwards once at SFoT and "meh" was my take. I've ridden a million different B:TR's and a million different backwards coasters and putting them together was exactly what you'd think it was.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:57 PM

Oh... so you're one of those guys who inflates his count by counting backwards rides as new credits, huh? I mean, how else could your count be >2 million?

(sorry, I had to)

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 1:54 PM

BEST SEAT! BEST SEAT!

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 3:21 PM

I enjoyed riding Namtab at Great America. Though, I wouldn't be able to power ride it like I would if it weren't reversed. I too have similar distaste for the reverse portion of a boomerang.

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