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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom | Batman: The Ride | S&S 4D Free Spin

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by Matt N, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. CoasterMac305

    CoasterMac305 Well-Known Member

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    Not gonna lie, when I saw this on the announcement video my initial thought was "wait, don't they have one already?", followed by "wait, how are they just getting one now?"

    But yeah, I like this addition. SFFT's Batman is the best of the ones I've done, but that's due to the amount of fins along the ride. If there's a lot, its more entertaining than just rocking back & forth like SFNE's.
     
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    I've ridden one of these - the GAm one - and I thought it was pretty gross to be honest. So much so, that when I visit Discovery Kingdom next year I might not even bother with this one.
    Their one saving grace is that they're slightly less painful than the Intamin Zacspins, which are disgustaaaaang!
     
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    I've always envisaged one of these as feeling a bit like a Top Spin on rails; is that kind of what they feel like, out of interest?
     
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    Ben Well-Known Member CF Award Winner 2016

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    No.
     
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    Ah right. Thanks @Ben!
     
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    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Yeah, it's more like somersaulting and sitting in a rocking chair than a Top Spin flip. It's rather mild, tbh.

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    Ah right, thanks guys!
     
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    If you wanna feel like you're being killed, load up Insane at Grona Lund with 600lbs on one side and barely 300lbs on the other. THAT is a near death experience if I've ever had one. We did 7 :emoji_poop:ing flips on a single cycle, 2.5 of which were on the brake run alone.
     
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    The ones at SFGAdv and SFGAm are a lot milder than the SFFT one. I love all of them but SFFT has better fin placement so it flips a lot more strategically than the others. That backflip out of the lift is insane.

    It's all about where they put the fins, it enables them to make the ride as aggressive or mild as they want. SFGAdv's Joker actually has a mild side and a more thrilling side.
     
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    We did something similar, one of the worst coaster experiences ever.
     
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    Oh it was an experience alright. I loved it though, I still to this day can feel those transitions and can feel my head about to explode all over again
     
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    Yeah I think I experience 4Gs upside down. Not my kinda ride.

    Don't know what these S&S ones are like though, they seem alot tamer.
     
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    Yeah they are, I've done Insane and Joker, much preferred Joker, there's only a couple of fins on the Green side(i think it's that side) so it only flips a couple of times and its nowhere near the velocity of a weight organised Zacspin.
     
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    I like this for the park, but they need to get a big roller coaster in the next 3 years or CGA will pass them up


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