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 Review of Mind Eraser, The @ Six Flags New England
0 Rating Posted by: Mt. Flyer on 3/2/2005 7:49:00 PM
Fast, fun, and intense Vekoma SLC. Some people love to knock these mass manufactured coasters, I dont get it. They (Vekoma, the manufacturer) have basically created the Ford model T of inverted coasters, making it affordable for relatively small parks (like SFNE) to have one. Only 2100 feet of track (and a small foot print)yet they still manage a 100 first drop and five very cool inversions, all taken at a relentless 55 mph. Keep your head back against the head rest and you wont find this coaster very rough at all, keep it leaning forward and youre going to feel like the ball in a pin ball machine.

Review Comments

mrceagle on 3/3/2005 3:33:02 PM said:
Yes they were build and disigned for small parks. but SFI has used its lower price and used it to through this things in many of there parks even larger ones that could fit a custom coaster.
Mt. Flyer on 3/4/2005 10:07:06 AM said:
That is quite true, but in this case I am concerned with just one fairly small park (SFNE) and one coaster. And in this case, Mind Eraser was a great addition, adding an inverted coaster to the park while taking up very little space.
mrceagle on 3/4/2005 4:07:47 PM said:
Teh park really isnt small and if they invested less land tothe water park they coudl have instaled somthgin better. but I will admit it works beter in this park then has Guarga lake which is quite large.
Mt. Flyer on 3/5/2005 9:08:33 AM said:
I guess "small" is subjective. Compared to other New England parks, SFNE is Godzilla. But take the comparison out of New England and SFNE begins to look MUCH more humble. I will agree with you though, that the water park takes up a LOT of real estate for an area that is open for only three months, half of a SFNE season. It just goes to show how popular the water park is. Anyways, the point of this is Mind Eraser, which was not only a great addition, but a wise one as well when you consider how little real estate was eaten up.
mrceagle on 3/7/2005 2:31:17 PM said:
True it takes up littel space. but when it comes to land Canobie owns as much land as SFNE had. they just havnt goten vonign changes to utalize it yet. Santas Village is only 50 fewer acres. Iagree that the Mind eraser is a good coaster for its size and foot print but unforunatly the coaster itself isnt that good. I jsut feel that withe the power of the companies that have owned SFNE over that time a bater coaster could ahve been added.
Mt. Flyer on 3/7/2005 5:19:27 PM said:
I find the Mind Eraser to be very intense. It gets my heart pumping with nervousness just before the first drop takes place. This to me is a sign of a good coaster.
ibluv on 3/7/2005 5:54:52 PM said:
I agree. This was my first inverted, and for its size it gives one heck of a smooth but intense ride.
Mt. Flyer on 3/7/2005 6:37:40 PM said:
That twist at the top of the first loop (the part that in essence makes it a pretzel) always gets me, as well as the double in line twist.
ibluv on 3/7/2005 7:09:26 PM said:
Double in line twist. So that´s what the twisty thing toward the end of the ride is called!! Sorry, I´m still terrible with those terms, but I know that´s my favorie part of the ride.
mrceagle on 3/8/2005 2:08:40 PM said:
I road Batman the ride at SFOG long before Iroad Mind Eraser. so its like going from Texas road house stake to a Mcdonalds hamberger. they fill your apitite but not with the same quality.
ibluv on 3/8/2005 5:01:19 PM said:
Interesting analogy. Unfortunately I´m not a beef person. Steak and hamburgers do something to me a good coaster should notLOL
Mt. Flyer on 3/9/2005 11:22:37 AM said:
But you know, sometimes you just want that filet-o-fish with the special sauce.
mrceagle on 3/9/2005 2:08:51 PM said:
I hate prosesed fish. I hate any fish actually. it dose to me what beef dose to ibluv. anyways im not saying they dont have there place. instaled na park that will take care of it like Magic Springs Cristal Falls Im sure its great. but not a SF park were maintanince is secondary.
Mt. Flyer on 3/9/2005 3:44:11 PM said:
I have never considered Mind Eraser anything other than well maintained.
mrceagle on 3/9/2005 5:11:11 PM said:
I find most of the rides at SFNE perly maintained especialy if you compare them to every other park in NE.
ibluv on 3/9/2005 5:29:23 PM said:
The park in general is more poorly maintained than every other park I´ve ever been to with maybe the exception of Quassy.
Mt. Flyer on 3/10/2005 11:40:46 AM said:
Then youre going to have to define "maintained" because as far as Im concerned it means kept in proper working order. And dont give me, "the paint isnt as pretty as it used to be", or, "they only have one train going". Neither one of those is operational maintenance.
ibluv on 3/11/2005 2:33:12 PM said:
If you´ve been you know. They don´t clean the park, lines and crowds are a major problem, they allow major fights to break out in the parking lot, rides are always down, the list goes on, although you´re right about ME. There´s never been much of a problem with that specific ride.
mrceagle on 3/11/2005 4:12:48 PM said:
on top of iblovs responses I would add: sqealign trains, unmaintained trains on all coasater(creating shacky and rough rides on coasater that shouldnt have them and worse ride on the one that area), derty foutains, etc.
Mt. Flyer on 3/11/2005 8:11:55 PM said:
I suggest you both pay attention to your surroundings next visit. I did not encounter one bad day last season (and I went five or six times). Yes lines were sometimes very long, but the park was being kept extremely clean. Matter of fact it was the most pretty Ive ever seen this park. I encountered no bad behavior except for the occasional unruly child, which happens at all parks. I found the staff trying extra hard to make a good impression (they succeded). The only squeal and shake from a coaster I encountered is Cyclone, which did this THE VERY FIRST TIME I SAW THIS COASTER IN 1983. Frankly I think this park is the best its ever been, a thousand percent better than the old "riverdump" days. I also think people are stuck in that mode of thinking about this park with out ever giving it a chance. Youd think with all the parks weve lost over the years people would be grateful to have this place here in New England.
mrceagle on 3/12/2005 2:15:15 PM said:
Ill have to wait till the 2005 season. I only got to the park for closign day last year. and the begining of the 2003 season. I wasnt empressed with teh 2003 season and closign day was varied. some of the norm was true but the park was cleaner then normal.
ibluv on 3/14/2005 5:59:24 PM said:
ItLs been several years since ILve gone, but ILve never been overly-impressed with the parkLs atmosphere. ILll hafta see it to believe it. Mt.Flyer, last year were the crowds really bad by the end of June? Cuz thatLs the earliest ILd be able to go this year.
Mt. Flyer on 3/14/2005 8:01:40 PM said:
My first time at the park, last year, was late July. I then went four or five times after that, ending in early October. I never went on a Saturday, which I easily admit, probably helped me enjoy myself all the more.
ibluv on 3/15/2005 3:44:22 PM said:
Yea, going on a Saturday is a waste of time and money. The lines are so long and itLs so crowded you can barely move.
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