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Postby maxwellt on May 29th, 2017, 1:49 pm
stockboy300 wrote:Just found out the Joker doesn't operate when winds are 20mph or above! At the park now and yes it's busy!

I guess it makes sense. Like it could impact spins, and it's not that fast of a coaster, so it could impact that too

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Postby diggerg56 on May 29th, 2017, 2:26 pm
I'm guessing the 20mph wind limit came about after the issue in Texas a couple weeks ago, if it wasn't already a manufacturer's recommendation prior to that.
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Postby stockboy300 on May 29th, 2017, 3:28 pm
I heard prior to me getting here it was stuck for 45min. On lift with guest!

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Postby maxwellt on May 29th, 2017, 4:03 pm
stockboy300 wrote:I heard prior to me getting here it was stuck for 45min. On lift with guest!

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That could very well be it too lol

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Postby CoasterRiderSC on May 30th, 2017, 10:26 am
I got to ride Joker 3x on Friday during the ERT. 2x on green and 1x on Purple. I must confess this ride is better than I thought it would be and it's not as bad as it looks in terms of all the flips (no nausea or vertigo, etc).
I just kept saying WHOA! each and ever ride because of the unpredictability of the flips.
I used the SRL for the first ride and I got on pretty quickly but that also could have been due to the rainy weather. I rode it near closing and waited maybe 10-15 minutes and was able to run around and get on again.

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Postby gottastrata33 on May 30th, 2017, 4:18 pm
Eh it's more difficult than it looks. Lol for me at least. I did it but felt like I was in a dryer
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Postby stockboy300 on June 4th, 2017, 12:00 am
The 2nd Raven turn on the green side! WOW! Double flip!

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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on June 4th, 2017, 5:46 pm
Joker is closed at the moment due to another one(presumably SFOT) being closed.

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Postby maxwellt on June 4th, 2017, 5:54 pm
Guy_With_A_Stick wrote:Joker is closed at the moment due to another one(presumably SFOT) being closed.

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Hmm, that's odd, is there a main reason why the one either at sfgam or sfot closed it?

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Postby CoasterNick3157 on June 4th, 2017, 7:54 pm
They closed joker at 2 pm today for the rest of the day
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Postby SixFlags_Fan on June 5th, 2017, 3:11 pm
Don't know the exact reason but according to SF App all of the 4D Freeflys in the chain are closed.

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Postby maxwellt on June 5th, 2017, 5:06 pm
Eh probably a mechanical or electrical issue, and the chain was probably just worried that it could happen to the rest

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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on June 5th, 2017, 5:14 pm
This might have something to do with it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0HowXZJs9A&ab_channel=CBSDFW

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Postby Goku1910 on June 5th, 2017, 5:21 pm
Guy_With_A_Stick wrote:This might have something to do with it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0HowXZJs9A&ab_channel=CBSDFW

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This was some time ago....Before our Joker even opened. I heard something different that happened recently was the cause for the closure.
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Postby maxwellt on June 5th, 2017, 6:29 pm
Well that explains why the wind closes the ride

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Postby gottastrata33 on June 5th, 2017, 9:51 pm
Despite the drastic change in weather from yesterday to today, we were going for just the water park today to find out it's closed til this weekend. So then we decided to ride Joker instead which was also closed. So we had some lunch on our pass, rode Raging bull & left. lol I was wondering why Joker was closed & then was told all of them are so are we sure it's wind?
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Postby Carlo on June 5th, 2017, 9:58 pm
I don't think it is the wind since all 4 are closed and they have updated the website showing the ride as "Temporarily Closed", something may have happened on one of them that caused them to close the rides down for inspection and/or modification.
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Postby maxwellt on June 5th, 2017, 11:37 pm
Maybe a bug in code, and of course because they're all clones they all have the same code (these rides should have code lol)
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Postby Goku1910 on June 5th, 2017, 11:41 pm
I read a rough translation for a S&S free spin that is also closed in japan. It was a very rough translation but it seemed to have something to do with the integrity of a safety device.....A recall maybe?
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Postby maxwellt on June 5th, 2017, 11:49 pm
Most likely, what would the safety device be tho? Restraints, emergency stop options, structure of the ride? Eh who knows

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Postby Goku1910 on June 5th, 2017, 11:56 pm
I really wish Six Flags would give us some info as to what is going on. Based on what this says, it's a sensor....sensor to what, who knows. My guess it's a sensor that detects whether or not restraints are locked.

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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on June 6th, 2017, 3:08 pm
Must not have been too big of a problem because Joker opened about a half hour ago.
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Postby sixflagsgurneeboy on June 6th, 2017, 3:09 pm
It's open as I type this at the park now. Thought it would be closed as well. It's windy too. But, it's open!


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Postby maxwellt on June 6th, 2017, 3:14 pm
Not bad, must've been a small error. I don't really care that there was no info on it, but i would've hoped that they would've possibly given us info on it if it would've carried on longer

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Postby CoasterCale on June 8th, 2017, 11:16 am
I was definitely a skeptic when it came to these being added across the chain. But after riding a couple weeks ago, I have to say it's truly a fun ride. Legitimately the only coaster that I still get nervous about every single time I ride. With that being said, I wanna get back in line, as soon as we hit the brakes. Green Side is much better, but I like each for their own reasons. I'm not sure if this was mentioned before or not, but if you 're facing Batman in the station, you will be riding backwards on the first third. (and vice versa.) Not sure about the rest as I loose all sense of direction on the drop after hills. (I know this sounds really vague but I'm doing the best I can to describe it :? ) As for the SRQ, I waited 20 minutes and didn't move at all. Admittedly could've just been bad luck with having even groups. But I wanted to ride and the queue just under the tent was an hour if that. I was really impressed with how the line moves. Barely stood in one spot at all.
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