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Shockwave

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The Place
  Six Flags Over Texas - Arlington, Texas USA
  "The Very 1st Six Flags Theme Park"

The Stats

Track Type Year Designer / Manufacturer
Steel Looping 1978 Werner Stengel / Anton Schwartzkopf
Ride Statistics
Height: 116 feet Max Drop: 110 feet
Top Speed: 60 mph Track Length: 3600 feet
Rider Capacity: 1800 per hour Max G-Force: +5.9 G
Inversions: 2 Ride Time: 1:58 minutes
Avg Speed: Angle of Descent: 36°
Number of Cars: Length of Train:
Restraints: Individual Ratcheting Lap bars Number of Trains: 3
Cars per Train: 7 Vehicles Designed by: Schwartzkopf

The Experience

* Arrangement: Riders are arranged 2 across, 4 seats per car for a total of 28 riders per train.
* Notes: Located on the edge of the park next to I-30.
* Structure: Originally painted white, this ride has been repainted different combinations of green, blue, yellow, and violet. Currently track is neon green with blue column supports. Each train weighs 7.5 tons. 2430 tons of concrete and 378.5 tons of steel were used in the construction.
* Elements: Lift hill, 180° carousel, two consecutive vertical loops (70 ft). Track banks 60° while curving right 180° swooping next to the ground, then turns another 180° carousel, dips up left 45° before making a 225° right turn back into the station.
* History: Briefly closed in order to retrench around the ride due to flooding during the 2004 season.

The Verdict
This ride is the brother of Mindbender at SFOG. The experiences are different, however the unforgettable G-force you pull between the double loops are incredible. How it dances in and around the go-kart speedway is great.
I rate it 6 Star's

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