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V2's Last Year?

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Postby gottastrata33 on March 14th, 2017, 3:37 pm
Anyone's first go to is put a massive coaster in that spot! But it would be very smart of them to build multiple attractions on that plot. I would love to see a more compact 200ft+ dive machine there, a skyscreamer & some other coaster (looper whatever) in that plot too. It's doable with the right planning. Cause I want that giga buttttt
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Postby Jacklw6499 on March 19th, 2017, 4:43 pm
Here's a nice video from Danny and Andy over at Coaster.net https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovdgDn5-yc0
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Postby WolfRaging95 on April 15th, 2017, 2:31 pm
I think now seeing how Joker is sitting when approaching Mardi Gras, one can't see V2 very well anymore. Perhaps it is indeed on its way out. Not only that, but the way the path has been redirected over there seems to work with the park's future plans. It's been said that there are pink markers throughout the Picnic Grove.


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Postby Nightmare31sfgam on April 18th, 2017, 8:36 am
WolfRaging95 wrote:I think now seeing how Joker is sitting when approaching Mardi Gras, one can't see V2 very well anymore. Perhaps it is indeed on its way out. Not only that, but the way the path has been redirected over there seems to work with the park's future plans. It's been said that there are pink markers throughout the Picnic Grove.
Interesting. I personally don't think it will leave.

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Postby UWW-10 on April 18th, 2017, 12:22 pm
I can't imagine that the park is going to downsize picnic grove any more than they already have as I assume that it is still utilized throughout the majority of the season

How many livable years do the flumes have left as taking out V2 alone isn't a lot of viable space to work with if the park is looking to put something in of decent size.
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Postby gottastrata33 on April 18th, 2017, 2:52 pm
I really love v2 in our park. My dream is that if they wanted to use that space V2 sits on, they would rehab/repaint it & relocate it somewhere else in the park.
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Postby SFGAMNUT9302 on April 18th, 2017, 9:58 pm
gottastrata33 wrote:I really love v2 in our park. My dream is that if they wanted to use that space V2 sits on, they would rehab/repaint it & relocate it somewhere else in the park.


Agreed 100% I understand that the Flumes and V2 take up a huge amount of space that could be used for a large coaster, but at the same time, I really love V2 and would rather see them move it else where within the park instead of shipping it off to a smaller Six Flags Park!
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Postby anewman35 on April 19th, 2017, 7:39 am
gottastrata33 wrote:I really love v2 in our park. My dream is that if they wanted to use that space V2 sits on, they would rehab/repaint it & relocate it somewhere else in the park.


After seeing what happened with Iron Wolf and Ragin' Cagun, and knowing how Six Flags works, I suspect that if we were getting something big enough to NEED that space, it would also be big enough to require us to give something to another park.
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Postby Wisco Woody on April 19th, 2017, 9:12 pm
I would just like to remind everyone exactly what V2 is and how many unique things it does compared to our other coasters. It is a launched, inverted, vertical shuttle coaster with 3 launches, the first being 0-60 in 3.5-4 seconds which is nothing to sneeze at. While Batman is also inverted and Superman achieves more sustained g force in the pretzel loop, no other coaster in the park, nor within a 200 mile radius, achieves anything else that V2 does in terms of elements. Just looking at the pitch/pull up to the vertical spires, those must be damn near the shortest radius of curvature, most extreme pull ups featured on nearly any coaster, and the contrast between the strong launch, strong vertical g force of the pull ups, and zero g free fall is a great experience.

I will be quite disappointed if they removed V2 without an immediate 70+ mph launch coaster replacement. But there may be hope, as combined with the removal of the flumes and possibly rapids, that frees up not only land but also staff and resources for a massive coaster, and one I think that will be more along the lines of an S&S launched hyper bullet coaster or a large new B&M, rather than a typical medium sized Premier launch.
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on April 19th, 2017, 11:20 pm
You wanna know what else V2 is? Old, unreliable, outdated, and a rather large eyesore as of recent years without paint. Most coasters can go around 10-12 years without a repaint, but with V2, we're coming up on Year 16 of original paint. Not only that, the electronics are outdated, the ride is plagued with downtime and mechanical problems(it gets stuck on the launch track almost daily), and is often closed for long periods of time throughout the season.

I get why people like V2, I like it as well. But like most companies, Six Flags wants to make a profit. And if one of their coasters is getting to the point where it's not worth the operating costs, they're going to remove it. Yes, it's unique, but Six Flags doesn't really care about uniqueness(as can be seen with a lot of recent additions). They care about returning a profit, which I feel is something V2 is beginning to fail at.
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on April 21st, 2017, 5:06 pm
Wisco Woody wrote:I would just like to remind everyone exactly what V2 is and how many unique things it does compared to our other coasters. It is a launched, inverted, vertical shuttle coaster with 3 launches, the first being 0-60 in 3.5-4 seconds which is nothing to sneeze at. While Batman is also inverted and Superman achieves more sustained g force in the pretzel loop, no other coaster in the park, nor within a 200 mile radius, achieves anything else that V2 does in terms of elements. Just looking at the pitch/pull up to the vertical spires, those must be damn near the shortest radius of curvature, most extreme pull ups featured on nearly any coaster, and the contrast between the strong launch, strong vertical g force of the pull ups, and zero g free fall is a great experience.

I will be quite disappointed if they removed V2 without an immediate 70+ mph launch coaster replacement. But there may be hope, as combined with the removal of the flumes and possibly rapids, that frees up not only land but also staff and resources for a massive coaster, and one I think that will be more along the lines of an S&S launched hyper bullet coaster or a large new B&M, rather than a typical medium sized Premier launch.


Some great insight here. You basically get "dragged" up that rear spike! I like V2, but if they have something better planned for that area I'm all for it coming down. As for the rapids, that's a great ride! They should never take that one out.
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Postby Goku1910 on April 21st, 2017, 9:59 pm
V2's line was shockingly short during preview weekend. Is the GP catching on that it's a crap ride? :lol:
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Postby gottastrata33 on April 21st, 2017, 10:56 pm
Y'all haters suck. Lol
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Postby stockboy300 on April 23rd, 2017, 7:34 am
I really like V2 one of my favorites. If it goes I hope it goes to St. Louis. That park needs something more then a carnival ride.
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Postby doubleb on April 23rd, 2017, 9:55 pm
stockboy300 wrote:I really like V2 one of my favorites. If it goes I hope it goes to St. Louis. That park needs something more then a carnival ride.


SFA needs it more. Went to that park just last week and it needs serious help. It has Superman Ride of Steel and the VR on Mind Eraser makes it so much better. VR kills operations, dispatch was bad but not as bad as Demon last year. To be frank SFA needs not only a coaster, but new flats, and complete "spruce up" of basic aesthetics. The place was poorly maintained in my opinion. GAm is a palace in comparison.
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Postby stockboy300 on April 23rd, 2017, 10:52 pm
I only say St. Louis because I go there for Easter break. [GRINNING FACE WITH SMILING EYES]

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Postby jmanporty7 on April 25th, 2017, 6:45 pm
I honestly enjoy V2


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Postby staticshadows on May 19th, 2017, 9:48 am
V2 fits perfectly in The Penguin's Blizzard River location at SFA and will look great there.
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Postby stergmi on May 19th, 2017, 11:36 am
staticshadows wrote:V2 fits perfectly in The Penguin's Blizzard River location at SFA and will look great there.
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Postby stergmi on May 19th, 2017, 11:37 am
La Ronde officially announced Cobra is closing. More fuel to the rumors that V2 will move up north


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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on May 19th, 2017, 4:42 pm
Nah, I'm pretty sure La Ronde is going with a FreeSpin.
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Postby doubleb on May 20th, 2017, 10:22 am
Whizzer Whiz Kid wrote:Nah, I'm pretty sure La Ronde is going with a FreeSpin.


Free Spins are paired with Justice Leagues(JL's) and overall DC themes. La Ronde doesn't have and can't have DC themes. Thus, doubtful they are getting a Free Spin. The SF pattern of JL's and Free Spins would suggest that Free Spins are coming to Stl, Mexico and OG. JL's would then be coming to FT and NE, per the pattern. If La Ronde gets a new coaster it may be one of the inexpensive S&S concepts coasters or a loop genre ride like Skyline Skywarp.
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Postby RollingCoasting on May 20th, 2017, 1:22 pm
doubleb wrote:Free Spins are paired with Justice Leagues(JL's) and overall DC themes


La Ronde has a generic themed Batman: The Ride (mirror-image) clone


I do agree that SFSTL, SFM, and SFOG will probably get the next wave of Free Spins, but I wouldn't completely rule one out for La Ronde.
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Postby harry56 on May 28th, 2017, 1:08 am
SFGAM's snapcbat shows a video of the ride and the queue with lights. The sign looks great when lit. I don't have any pictures.



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Postby doubleb on May 31st, 2017, 1:58 am
RollingCoasting wrote:
doubleb wrote:Free Spins are paired with Justice Leagues(JL's) and overall DC themes


La Ronde has a generic themed Batman: The Ride (mirror-image) clone


I do agree that SFSTL, SFM, and SFOG will probably get the next wave of Free Spins, but I wouldn't completely rule one out for La Ronde.



LaRonde is getting more interesting. They took out Cobra already and announced the park isn't opening their old flume ride citing maintenance costs and extreme age after 50 seasons. They are losing two rides in 2017. These events would make one think La Ronde would likely get SF marquee ride for 2018. The thing is the 2 current marquee rides are DC themes, Justice League and 4D's. So LR gets a generic non DC 4D or maybe SF will instead make them test site for the next inexpensive clone.
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