Six Flags New England: General Discussion

DiogoJ42

TS Member
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The Metropolitan Line
RMC do make hybrids, and this, Iron Rattle and NTG are examples of them, but the likes of Outlaw Run and Goliath simply use a thicker layer of steel to "traditional" wooden coasters which allows them to perform the more steel coaster-esque elements which are becoming more and more synonymous with the brand's creations.

Here's a close-up of Outlaw Run's track:
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Even "traditional" woodies from GCI and GG have that layer of steel, as has every other wooden coaster which has ever been built. The difference is in the thickness. Unlike Medusa, Twisted Colossus and Wicked Cyclone, who's tracks are all-steel I-Beam, Outlaw Run, Goliath and Wildfire being built in Sweden are all still wooden coasters.

Also, I agree with everything @CGM has said here so far! :p

Oh, don't get me wrong, RMC's "proper" woodies look fine. (And I know you weren't being patronising by telling me what everyone and their dog knows about traditional wooden coaster rails, so I'll let you live. This time ;) )
 

BigAl

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Forbidden Journey
(And I know you weren't being patronising by telling me what everyone and their dog knows about traditional wooden coaster rails, so I'll let you live. This time ;) )

You might but a lot of people dismiss RMC's for that very reason! :p
 

Rob

TS Team
Favourite Ride
Steel Vengeance
Clearly there is a lot of hype, and when you ride a coaster with a lot of hyper your expectations are naturally a lot higher. I had high expectations when riding both Blue Fire and Helix for the first time because of hype. Thankfully they both lived up to and surpassed expectations.

When I do eventually ride an RMC I will do so with some trepidation. Clearly American enthusiasts, especially those on TPR, rate them very highly. But I know there is a high chance that they have been slightly overhyped. I do think some of them look epic though, I cannot wait to see Wild Cyclone in operation.

:)
 

Dar

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Favourite Ride
Taron
Ian from Coasterforce rates them very highly too, and he's a grumpy git! :p

I do think they look ugly, but that won't detect from the experience when on the ride!
 

CGM

TS Member
That photo really shows the height difference between the lift hill and the first overbank. This thing looks like it will absolutely fly round the track!
 

Rob

TS Team
Favourite Ride
Steel Vengeance
Wicked Cyclone update from All-American Thrills:

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I'd imagine that progress has been slowed down somewhat by all of the snow, I think there's still a fair way to go.

:)
 

Russ

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Helix
I really don't know what I make of this, don't get me wrong it's not the worst but it's meh.
 

Rob

TS Team
Favourite Ride
Steel Vengeance
A new photo from All American Thrills, trackwork appears to be nearing completion:

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:)
 

Alastair

TS Team
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Indiana Jones Adventure
Can't decide which looks more insane, this or Twisted Colossus...Schilke is a genius.
 

Alastair

TS Team
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Indiana Jones Adventure
Sorry for the double post, but first test run! Looks fast until the stall, whereupon it slows down quite a bit. Still though, with time and passengers I can see this being as fast as the CGI POV.

 

Rob

TS Team
Favourite Ride
Steel Vengeance
Yeah it seems to have great speed at first but then does slow down a little. However for a first test run it is very promising!

:)
 
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