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Six Flags Great America | Maxx Force | S&S Air Launch

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  1. iac17

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    WOW Didn't see this coming
    i'm impressed
     
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    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Hopefully has a dual load station, at the very least. Otherwise I fear ATI might be right*.

    *I don't fear ATI being correct, I fear the throughout of the ride if he is. ;)
     
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    That looks amazing and that launch. I'm happy that this is now technically closer to me than SFMM.

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    So it would seem that Screamscape's prediction was correct once again! Now my question is; why did they start their teasers in the waterpark?
     
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    Panic over, I was wrong. If you look at when the train launches in the video, you can see a second train loading in the station. Thank God it will have 2 trains.
     
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    It'll be interesting to know where they locate the blocks then. There must be something behind the station, to allow for stacking if something goes wrong in the station.
     
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    Look at the video again
    When the train pulls out of the station there’s another train right behind it.


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    As the person above me has just said, the station building can fit two trains at once. I don't know where the transfer is though. Same with WCR.
     
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    I've always wanted to try out a properly huge S&S air launch, now there's one with a 60 mph Zero G Roll and just some crazy :emoji_zipper_mouth: inversions all over it right outside Chicago?
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    This has also given me a newfound excitement for Steel Curtain with its weird inversions and general uniqueness. I really hope this year is S&S's coming out party in America.
     
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    Yeah, I got a great ride on Hypersonic and Ring Racer last weekend, the air launches have no problems ever!

    The launch will be great but honestly it’ll never work and it does absolutely :emoji_zipper_mouth: all so people saying it’ll be the best thing in the park need to check themselves.
     
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    From what I've heard Ring Racer's issues were due to the park making modifications to the ride without approval from S&S.

    I haven't heard much problems about the S&S launchers in China or Dodonpa though. Hypersonic isn't exactly a valid comparison seeing as how much S&S has changed since then.
     
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    Fact. Goliath is clearly superior. While this is interesting and does look to be fun.. it doesn't do A LOT. Of course.. with this day of announcements.. there isn't much to go on.
     
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    I'm loving that little bunny hop at the end of the launch
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but would that bunny hop after the launch potentially take Steel Vengeance's record for world's fastest airtime hill?
     
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    Anyway Since Great america is my home park I plan on getting updates



    but i have school so it might be a bit hard but ill try
     
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    :emoji_zipper_mouth: yes to more S&S Air Launchers.
    Looks a bit short and the inversions are a bit weird, except for that heartline roll of death. But overall it looks great and it's nice to see Six Flags thinking a bit outside the box this year.
     
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    Short and an awful name. But holy :emoji_zipper_mouth:ity :emoji_zipper_mouth: this thing is sexy.
     
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    I just realised; the video says that the ride is the park's 17th coaster, but in reality, it's their 15th. I know they have a Super Loop, but what other pseudo-coaster does SFGAm have, out of interest?
     
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    American Eagle is counted as 2 since it’s 2 different tracks.


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