Saturday, February 23, 2008 5:37 PM
Just a quick question about Tatsu. I love flyers (Batwing like and Superman like), but I have never rode Tatsu yet. When it opened it did not recieve much attention from were I live. So I was woundering compared to the other flyers how good is Tatsu?
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Saturday, February 23, 2008 5:40 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Very.
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Saturday, February 23, 2008 6:56 PM
Tatsu is a dream of a coaster - enormously tall, extremely well designed an beatiful to see and hear.
I personally don't like flying coasters too much, but with Riddler slowly showing signs of age, Tatsu is currently probably the most enjoyable ride at SFMM.
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Saturday, February 23, 2008 7:04 PM
Tatsu is the best of the flyers, IMO.
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Saturday, February 23, 2008 8:43 PM
Tatsu is 5 times better than any other flyer. THe only one I liked at all. The others got really old really quickly.
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Saturday, February 23, 2008 10:22 PM
Tatsu is a total departure from the cookie cutter flyers that have popped up at so many Six Flag parks. Extra parking space is prime real-estate for these things; with the exception of SFoG's which is a tab more landscaped.

I'm curious how discussions evolved from 'we need a cookie-cutter flyer' to 'lets throw out the standard layout and place the flyer on the top of Magic's mountain.' Because of that decision I think its the best coaster in the park, the best flyer ever built; at least until Sea World comes up with something better.

If a park (like Kenneywood) has the patience to have the terrain determine a coaster's layout, these rides tend to be some of the best out there. And I hope we will soon see the end of the parking-lot coaster. *** Edited 2/24/2008 3:30:45 AM UTC by rc-madness***

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Sunday, February 24, 2008 3:04 PM
From the one ride I took Tatsu is one heck of a ride. Can't wait until this summer when I get to ride it again.
-Geewhzz
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Sunday, February 24, 2008 3:23 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar It certainly looks vastly superior to the Superman rides. I think this kind of a ride is an example where bigger really helps it to be better.

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Sunday, February 24, 2008 4:19 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Tatsu, as great as it is, isn't much of a terrain flyer. You're never close to the ground. And other than the bottom of the pretzel loop being below station-level the rest of the ride could easily be built on a flat plot of land.

Still a fun ride tho ;)

*** Edited 2/24/2008 9:19:16 PM UTC by Mamoosh***

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Sunday, February 24, 2008 5:24 PM
^Yeah, sort of reminds me of the talk of it being relocated when there was a ton of buzz over SFMM being sold to land developers.
-Geewhzz
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Sunday, February 24, 2008 5:28 PM
I agree. Tatsu is the bomb!!!!
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Sunday, February 24, 2008 5:41 PM

Mamoosh said:
Tatsu, as great as it is, isn't much of a terrain flyer. You're never close to the ground. And other than the bottom of the pretzel loop being below station-level the rest of the ride could easily be built on a flat plot of land.

The ride was never advertised as a "terrain" flyer. Enthusiasts assumed it when the park announced it would "fly over mountainous" terrain -- which it does.

Tatsu would not be the amazing ride it is if it were like every other flyer that spent majority of the time coming closed to the ground. What really separates the ride from the other flyers is how high up off the ground you (amazing views) are when you're doing those aerial acrobatics.


Still a fun ride though

Duh. :)

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Sunday, February 24, 2008 5:54 PM
Yeah, I think that was the gift the Burke regime gave SFMM before leaving. Tatsu is plain amazing, and that is still an understatement, its the only coaster besides X you will ever see with a line.

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Sunday, February 24, 2008 6:16 PM
Mamoosh's avatar I obviously agree, kRaX. My comments were based on the fact that I often hear talk of Tatsu being a "terrain flyer."
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Sunday, February 24, 2008 7:22 PM
I'll be in Cali at the end of April. I may be hitting Tatsu while I'm there. Depends on how my long weekend schedule works out. I'm planning on hitting a postcard show in San Diego, a Padres game, Knotts, and hopefully MM.

Back to Tatsu though. The last time I was at MM it wasn't finished being built yet. So I would love to get there, and give it a go, as well as the newish X.

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Sunday, February 24, 2008 7:31 PM
I just found this pretty good video compilation of off-ride shots of Tatsu. A good video with footage hard to find when most on the internet are POV's. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_b8lPBKHLk

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Monday, February 25, 2008 2:15 PM

Audioslaved said:
Yeah, I think that was the gift the Burke regime gave SFMM before leaving. Tatsu is plain amazing, and that is still an understatement, its the only coaster besides X you will ever see with a line.

That's funny. I'm glad I didn't waste time of my life to go on Goliath. I wish. Riddler also had a line, and this was dead time. I don't know about Deja Vu because it wasn't open.

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