Thursday, February 14, 2013

Iron Rattler Zero-G Roll Complete + Layout Graphic

Six Flags Fiesta Texas has released some goodies for us today, a nice treat to help us through another blah winter day.  Above is a nice graphic of the ride's layout, complete with the "epic" statistics listed.  With so much of the ride already complete there isn't much that is a surprise, really, but it's still a pretty slick image if you ask me.  It's also cool to see the exact (insane) degrees of banking that the Iron Rattler will feature.

© Six Flags Fiesta Texas
In other recent news, the construction team just finished up the coaster's zero-g barrel roll, seen above in a photo from the park.  I'm not sure whether this photo makes me excited, scared, or a bit nauseous, but I'm okay with it either way.   How nuts is that!

© Rocky Mountain Construction
Not to be outdone, Rocky Mountain Coaster, the designers behind the Iron Rattler, shared some additional images of the zero-g barrel roll, like this one above.  The train will be coming toward the camera as it passes through the roll, but that doesn't make it any less intimidating.  The sheer height of the element combined with the wooden support is thrilling in its own right.