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 Review of Great American Scream Machine @ Six Flags Great Adventure
-1 Rating Posted by: 3r1c on 7/13/2003 12:22:00 PM
The curving first drop of this monster is incredible. Up and out into a huge vertical loop before a turn and another two. All of these are itnense and disorienting, with little to no headbanging. However, this all ends when you reach the transition into the midcourse - its horrible! Luckily, its the only part with major headbanging and wont leave you with a headache. The train comes to an almost complete stop before heading into the final four inversion - a kamikaze curve, and two inversions. Both these offer great hang-time. The small hill offers a tad bit of airtime before entering the brakes. An underrated and thrilling ride, apart from the one transition.

Review Comments

Chet on 9/20/2003 1:19:43 PM said:
whats a kamikaze curve?
Scott on 12/8/2004 10:33:23 PM said:
Its kinda like a boomerang element or a butterfly.
Timberman on 12/9/2004 1:20:00 AM said:
I agree that this is under-rated coaster. Im not crazy about the block brake either, but it does really let you feel those inversions. Everybody talks about this coaster as a headbanger, but Ive never had a problem, front, back, or any seat in between.
Scott on 12/9/2004 9:26:56 AM said:
I found the back a bit whippy but the front is fine. If you like slow loops like me you would love the block brake. It would probably be a bit rough if you went through them to quickly. Underrated ride for sure.
mrceagle on 12/9/2004 10:04:23 PM said:
i road the back and injoyed it. I hate the block brack it jsut takes what was a great intense well paced coaster and stops it in its tracks. I dont need a breatther.
BobFunland on 12/9/2004 10:08:51 PM said:
From looking at pictures, I dont see where this would be overly rough. It seems more, should I say, strait-forward than other mega loopers, such as Viper at SFMM or Ninja at SFOG (and the one in St. Louis for that matter), where the track changes direction a lot. As long as its going strait these things tend to be ok, but once it starts twisting and turning a lot (especially like Ninja), it begins to bang your head against the restraints a lot more. Oh, and Ive heard that the block brakes are overly heavy as well
Scott on 12/9/2004 10:19:27 PM said:
It gives you sloooow loops.
Timberman on 12/10/2004 3:45:42 AM said:
The last sequence of inversions is pretty tight. It might get a little crazy at full steam, ala Steel Phantom, but they dont have to scrub off as much speed as they do. Im a fan of taking inversions at speed, which is why I think the Laser at Dorney Park is a bitchin little ride and also under-rated (you out there, Hercules?). Come to think of it, I should review the Laser.
mrceagle on 12/10/2004 11:50:44 AM said:
True the prblum is the trim/block section slows the train down too much. then the intire finale is the majority of your inversions.
BobFunland on 12/10/2004 12:39:48 PM said:
Timberman, I want you to review every single ride that you have been on, I cant get enough
Timberman on 12/11/2004 12:14:19 AM said:
Im getting to them as fast I can, Bob. Ive got my hands full with some other stuff. How are your finals going?
BobFunland on 12/11/2004 1:32:17 PM said:
All over, and I did pretty darn good :thumbsup:

Also, I hope you didnt think that I was trying to be rude or anything (after rereading I thought that I may have come off the wrong way)
mrceagle on 12/11/2004 9:11:04 PM said:
Finals? ahh, the good ald days. god luck with your work.
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