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Project 2015: Wicked Cyclone

07/31/14 at 07:23am in Project 2015: Wicked Cyclone (Latest Edit: 08/28/14 at 08:23am by Zachary.)
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Looks like work has already started on Cyclone at Six Flags New England, they aren't wasting any time on this. SFNEOnline has a photo update.

I wasn't 100% convinced when this ride's closure was announced that it was going to get the Iron Horse treatment. I thought SixFlags might over do the whole RMC conversion thing, but I guess I was wrong.

I think it will be interesting to see how many more of their aging wood coasters get this type of conversion.

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07/31/14 at 10:15am in Project 2015: Wicked Cyclone
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Wow. Looking at the pictures, it really needed an upgrade or at least a refresh.

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08/11/14 at 03:46pm in Project 2015: Wicked Cyclone
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Unfortunatly that happens when you don't take care of a Wooden Roller Coaster.

There is a new photo update over at SFNEOnline though: http://sfneonline.org/2014/08/10/cyclone...-update-3/

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08/28/14 at 06:53am in Project 2015: Wicked Cyclone
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Confirmed - New for 2015: Wicked Cyclone
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Quote:Six Flags New England, the Thrill Capital of New England, today announced plans to add a new state-of-the-art roller coaster that integrates the latest in ride technology and innovation to Massachusetts—Wicked Cyclone. The Wicked Cyclone will offer the ultimate in thrills and adrenaline combining the extreme characteristics of both steel and wood to build the first hybrid roller coaster to hit the East Coast.

"We take great pride in creating incredible, one-of-a-kind experiences for our guests here at the Thrill Capital of New England," said John Winkler, Six Flags New England Park President. "This project has been years in the making, and the addition of Wicked Cyclone enhances our commitment to delivering world-class thrills to Six Flags New England every year."

With its unique construction, Wicked Cyclone will be: A hybrid integrating a steel track on a wooden structure The first coaster of its kind to hit the East Coast A coaster with more airtime than any coaster in New England The first coaster of its kind to have a 200 degree stall and two Zero G Rolls The world's only Double Reversing Bank Airtime Hill
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09/16/14 at 07:18pm in Project 2015: Wicked Cyclone
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Here is a new 'full' POV of Wicked Cyclone. I wonder when these RMC guys are going to pull off their first 'vertical' loop in one of these coaster revamps?

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09/16/14 at 08:04pm in Project 2015: Wicked Cyclone
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I like it.

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09/17/14 at 06:06pm in Project 2015: Wicked Cyclone
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Here's the latest update from SFNE Online. http://sfneonline.org/2014/09/14/wicked-...-update-8/
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04/30/15 at 10:12am in Project 2015: Wicked Cyclone
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It's testing!


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It still doesn't strike me as one of the best RMC projects, but there is something incredible about the way it flows so beautifully through its course. I really wasn't excited about Wicked Cyclone at all over the off-season, but seeing it testing has really piqued my curiosity.

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04/30/15 at 10:54am in Project 2015: Wicked Cyclone
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This one looks significantly slower than the other RMC's. Especially Medusa, and Twisted Colossus appears much faster too. Maybe it's just the perspective that it's filmed in though.

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04/30/15 at 11:16am in Project 2015: Wicked Cyclone
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If that's it's first test run, she's also not running at top speed yet.
The only thing I don't like about this one is the color. She always had white structure and light blue rails, I really wish they'd used that same blue they're using on half of Magic Mountain's.
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05/07/15 at 06:07pm in Project 2015: Wicked Cyclone (Latest Edit: 05/07/15 at 06:34pm by Zachary.)
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SFNE published a full POV and it looks... phenomenal.


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05/07/15 at 08:59pm in Project 2015: Wicked Cyclone
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Doesn't look as thrilling as the other coasters Six Flags is building this year.

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05/27/15 at 09:56am in Project 2015: Wicked Cyclone (Latest Edit: 05/27/15 at 10:04am by Shane.)
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Well it opened this past weekend and many are saying its the best RMC coaster ever built. I know that a lot of people hate TPR but this POV is superior to the one that SFNE put out a couple weeks ago. It really is running a lot faster than those early videos.


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Also, Alan Schikle made some really interesting comments about Wicked Cyclone in an interview with "In the Loop," but I will let you find that video on your own. Can't post two hated theme park videos sites in one post. Winking

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05/27/15 at 03:43pm in Project 2015: Wicked Cyclone
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Off topic, curious: I understand the dislike for TPR, but where did the hate for in the loop come from. They make some pretty high quality videos!

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05/27/15 at 04:17pm in Project 2015: Wicked Cyclone
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I didn't know there was any hate for In The Loop on here? They have great coverage and make great videos, and I really like Clint Novak. It's not a competition.

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