Six Flags St Louis gets new flat

Thursday, September 16, 2010 12:10 PM
DaveStroem's avatar

Well SFSTL announced their new addition for 2011. They are getting a starflyer. Yawn
http://www.sixflags.com/stLouis/rides/skyscreamer.aspx

I wonder if they got a deal since CF backed out of these.

With all the wind seekers that CF is putting in I see no reason to make a special trip for any of these.

SFSTL is in need of a B&M Hyper, but with the budget of a recovering company I can see why they aren't getting one.

Last edited by DaveStroem, Thursday, September 16, 2010 12:10 PM

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Thursday, September 16, 2010 1:08 PM

At least they're picking a great place to put a Starflyer. According to the article, it'll be near Screamin' Eagle -- which puts it up on the hill, where it will most definitely tower over everything else in the park. It should probably also help increase foot traffic back in that area.


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Thursday, September 16, 2010 6:58 PM

Replacing the other swing ride?


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Thursday, September 16, 2010 7:39 PM

For someone who is mildly afraid of heights - at least heights in unstable conditions - the Starflyers seem a lot more terrifying to me than the Windseekers.... hanging on a chain and all :)

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Thursday, September 16, 2010 7:48 PM
Fun's avatar

I keep reading that people don't like the chains. For me, I'd rather have four separate chains holding me as opposed to one arm. The logic being that your car has 4 times as many points that have to fail before you plummet to your death.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010 8:20 PM
LostKause's avatar

The chains scar me too. Heck, I'm scared of flying tub rides because of how unstable they seem.

Cool for SF St. Louis though! I still want to try one of these.


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Monday, September 20, 2010 11:02 AM
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Fun said:
I keep reading that people don't like the chains. For me, I'd rather have four separate chains holding me as opposed to one arm. The logic being that your car has 4 times as many points that have to fail before you plummet to your death.

Yes, but do the chains' 4-points collectively have a higher stress threshold than the single arm? Not that I believe either the chains' or arm's stress threshold could ever be met in average park conditions.


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Monday, September 20, 2010 1:06 PM

Fun said:
...I'd rather have four separate chains holding me as opposed to one arm.

Sort of a moot point, considering those 4 chains all attach to a single arm. And it appears that there are only 2 connection points to the arm - that is, 2 chains connect to one point.


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