Posted Thursday, August 31, 2017 8:23 AM | Contributed by Jeff
From Six Flags:
Six Flags Over Texas, the Thrill Capital of Texas, announces the next generation of sinister thrills with the opening of the first of its kind in the World— HARLEY QUINN Spinsanity. Nestled next to THE JOKER in the GOTHAM CITY section of the park, this unpredictable and mesmorizing ride will be just as thrilling to watch as it will be to ride.
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I find it an impressive and also ugly machine to see. The whole structure is so massiv, reminds me kinda of the giant rides of Huss, or certain oversized Mondial rides.. with massive beams or supports etc.
When it gets into motion it looks almost mesmorizing, as if it is " alive" and dancing.
I wonder how it feels to ride on it.
You find it ugly? I personally think it looks great, even if you have no intention of riding it, you can look at a ride cycle and be entertained. I am really happy that Six Flags is starting to invest into some flats.
I'm a fan/enthusiast of flats (even though in my old age I don't feel like riding them like I used to) and I had a certain impression of this ride when it was first announced.
To me it looks like a lot of hardware in order to accomplish a fairly simple motion. The overall picture is very impressive, and it seems like there is a lot of confusing action. But what matters is what the rider experiences in the tub itself. When I watch and focus on strictly the tub, the action is simple vertical and horizontal loops. Now, maybe if the tub itself flipped, Top Spin style, more chicken tender and pizza lunches would re-appear.
In this regard it kind of reminds me of that old AXS ride (Mixer) at Knoebels. It sure looked like a devil, but the ride itself turned out to be kind of meh.
Now, having said all that, there's no doubt Six Flags is making a wise choice with these giant flats, and that's provided they aren't sensitive, maintenance nightmares or something. Thrill seekers will line up to try it, and the other "oh HELL no" people will stand and watch in amazement, with their phones out. But in my opinion a simple Roll o Plane can provide a similar yet perhaps better ride experience. (Capacity aside)
I don't think there's been mention here of the Freestyle ride coming to where? Great Escape? It's Chance's latest take on the old Trabant/Wipeout concept, and it looks like fun. I know of one currently traveling, and I'm glad it's making a theme park appearance. It's small and affordable, less flashy, but I think I'd be just as interested to try one of those.
I understand why they made the change (cost reduction and all) but I kinda liked the box tubing design over the new pipe design. Looked more sleek and it could equip those dope led packages.
Not to mention the weekly tagging in "Would YOU ride this ride?" videos.
You find it ugly?
Ugly was perhaps a too harsh word to descripe what I think. But this machine won't win any beautycontest , right?
Maybe one day some park will build some amazing scenary around such a ride, like what Phantasialand did with Talocan, then perhaps I would more like it.
The one with led-lighting looks cool. video , a true fairground version.
Wow, these LED lights look very cool. I am sure Six Flags will get a version with these lights too.
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