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 Review of Jokers Jinx, The @ Six Flags America
1 Rating Posted by: Timberman on 5/18/2007 12:08:00 AM
Im glad other critics have so expertly documented the layout of this bad boy, since I had no idea what was going on after the launch and still cant describe it after 10 minutes of scrutinizing the pictures on RCDB. My own experience went something like this: [Approaches ride] "You gotta be freaking kidding me." [Boards rear seat] "I havent seen these restraints since SOB." [Anticipates launch] "Oh crap, oh crap, oh crap." [Speeds through tunnel] "Bonzaaaaiiii!" [Negotiates first inexplicable set of elements] "Whoa. Whoa! WHOA!" [Feels train slow down] "Is that guy really selling jumbo turkey legs? [Feels train heel over into a steep dive] Must ... protect ... spine ... must ... keep ... head ... back." [Feels a bunch of other weird stuff happen as train gathers speed] "Yo. Oof. Ouch. YO!" [Negotiates final corkscrew] Yaaahhhhh!!! [Heads back into station] "Dude. Sweet. Duude. Sweeet. Duuude ...." Despite its many unpredictable jukes and turns, Jokers Jinx was actually quite smooth and rideable. The tin shed, a SFA staple, was for once put to good use here in enclosing the runway, as it made the launch seem faster and the pull-up into the Immeltetrahexadon or whatever even more disorienting. The initial send-off wasnt particularly forceful as launches go these days, but it certainly got things underway in a businesslike manner. I also liked the changes in tempo over the course of the ride, as they kept the preceedings suitably unpredictable and unnerving. That last corkscrew, in particular, was a real mother and seemed to come out of nowhere. Jokers Jinx is without question the most preposterous-looking roller coaster I have personally set eyes on. I love that someone wagered what must have been several million dollars to get this thing built. It has a very Action-Park-like esthetic, while its excution and functionality evince the sort of sophisticated engineering weve come to expect from our super-villians. Dont miss it while youre at SFA, or the joke will be on you.

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hrrytraver on 5/18/2007 10:22:24 AM said:
like your s-ros review, im with you point for point on here. i really like this coaster. its wierd, tacky, and intense. interesting trifecta of adjectives for a coaster.
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