Superman: Ultimate Flight photos posted from opening day

Posted Tuesday, April 9, 2002 4:50 AM | Contributed by Greg Sarkisian

Superman: Ultimate Flight opened with a bang on April 6 at Six Flags Over Georgia. Greg's Coaster Photos get up close and personal with the man of steel as he flies low to the ground this sunny day.

Link: Greg's Coaster Photos

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Tuesday, April 9, 2002 4:57 AM

I didn't realize that the train got that close to the ground. I guess B&M is confident that the train will absolutely not fail and drop the seats down mid-ride?

Great photos! Glad to see the ride in sunshine!

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
"As far as I can tell it doesn't matter who you are. If you can believe, there's something worth fighting for..." - Garbage, "Parade"

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Tuesday, April 9, 2002 5:12 AM
Argh.. can't see the pictures.
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Tuesday, April 9, 2002 5:22 AM

Oops. CoasterBuzz kills another GeoCities site, this time in half an hour!

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
"As far as I can tell it doesn't matter who you are. If you can believe, there's something worth fighting for..." - Garbage, "Parade"

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Tuesday, April 9, 2002 5:24 AM
heres another great site that shows Media day, along with the man himself, Claude Mabillard of B&M

http://www.themeparkadventure.com/

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Tuesday, April 9, 2002 5:27 AM

You would think that Geocities would figure out a way to allow more data transfer since this happens over and over and over.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2002 5:57 AM
You would think that people would get a REAL webhost. Geocities is free, so remember, you get what you pay for.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2002 6:06 AM

Yeee haw! Now I have an excuse to visit another city. Ever since I rode Stealth at PGW in 2000 I have wanted to ride another flying coaster. Thanks to SFoG to building one on the East coast!

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Tuesday, April 9, 2002 7:43 AM

Geocities is just the webhost for the main page, and most of the other pages. I was disappointed with its performance, so I was sure to put the Superman pictures on a different host.

Go directly to

http://sarki7.virtue.nu/super.html

to avoid Geocities altogther.

Thanks for visiting!

-Greg

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Tuesday, April 9, 2002 8:23 AM
Tsk tsk. Geocities. A news item posted here from that site always exceeds the bandwidth. Same with that sarki7.virtue.nu server. Its bandwidth has been exceeded as well. I think these sites just don't want me to see the pics.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2002 8:57 AM
Actually Jeff I know the Dutchmans have two Gau locking pins on each coach so the trains stay in the reclined position. I'm sure B&M flyers have something similar.
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Tuesday, April 9, 2002 10:01 AM

B&M flyer trains have two pins that lock the coach into the fly position in the station.

There's a 4:30 quicktime video (14.3MB) at

http://www.meritusllc.com/RMU/SFOG2002.mov

Hope whoever downloads thinks it's worth it.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2002 10:31 AM

that download is well worthwhile!

i have also found that angelfire are good for free hosting, i think you have about 1Gb of data transfer limit a day. i have never had any problems with it.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2002 10:33 AM

OK, so there are pins there, but are you really sure you want to take that chance and not give yourself another foot or two of clearance just in case? I mean, when Talon goes into the flat spin, I can see from the ground the train is nowhere close, but it's less convincing on the ride!

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
"As far as I can tell it doesn't matter who you are. If you can believe, there's something worth fighting for..." - Garbage, "Parade"

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Tuesday, April 9, 2002 12:17 PM
Hey, Another crashed site. too bad. i am really looking foward to riding this one. yea baby!! Our own flying coaster here in the south. now, thats what i am talking about.
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Tuesday, April 9, 2002 12:29 PM
Just got back from riding Superman this afternoon. It would have been a walk on but the load time is ridiculous early on. I'm certain that this will improve as time goes on. Couldn't believe how tight the restraints were on a guy my size. I'm not fat; I have big thighs though, when they pushed that bar down, I really wanted the ride to get going so I could get out of that thing. It wasn't horrible though, the ride was alot of fun and while it doesn't look fast or very tall, it's a different read once you actually on board. All in all, SFoG did well with this one. It's not heavily themed but is themed far better than S:ROS at SFA IMO. If you go on a weekend, better get yourself a Q-Bot unless you wanna be standing in a LONG line come the summer.
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Tuesday, April 9, 2002 12:34 PM

Jeff wrote:
Oops. CoasterBuzz kills another GeoCities site, this time in half an hour!

Hehe. Should we start saying these sites have been CoasterBuzz'ed? I mean, if SlashDot can spawn a verb form, why can't we? :)

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Tuesday, April 9, 2002 12:41 PM

Relative to clearances: the clearance diagram used clearly shows that clearances are designed for the train with plenty of room. It's really not as close as it looks, just close enough to be thrilling.

There's this crazy diagram that shows an oval shape tube surrounding the track diagram - and I would think that clearance diagram would take into account all possible scenarios.

After seeing the elegant simplicity in engineering of the lay-down coaster, I think B&M is a better builder than anyone ever imagined. They wouldn't overlook something like emergency clearances.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2002 12:52 PM

I don't disagree, it just, as you said, looks closer than it apparently is.

Now my favorite thing about this is the relative simplicity compared to those nasty Vekoma trains. I mean, when you decide that you need a PLC on every car of your train, isn't it time to re-think your design?

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
"As far as I can tell it doesn't matter who you are. If you can believe, there's something worth fighting for..." - Garbage, "Parade"

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Tuesday, April 9, 2002 1:48 PM
Another bandwidth limit exceded..

You people complaining about Geocities and other sites limiting useage have to remember something. With all the thousands of sites they host, putting no limit would drive them into bakrupt in no time. I mean.. you really can't complain if your FREE service has limits.

If it means that much.. get your own domain and host your own stuff.. That's what I ended up doing..

I really like the SF video though.. Interesting choice of song..

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