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Post by rideaddict124 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:45 pm

Does anyone know if there was a little jump bump thing at the bottom of the flume of Yankee Clipper.Thank you! :P
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Post by MGA1 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:11 pm

Yes, at least orginally (not sure if the flume has changed at SFGA). The flume on Yankee Clipper is a steep straight drop. However, once the boat reached the bottom of the drop, there was a little bump that gave the boat a little "lift" and cause it to make a bigger splash.
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Post by rideaddict124 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:10 am

oh cool.
Thanks.
did the little jump make a freefalll feeling.
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Post by Demonlover13 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:11 am

I'm pretty sure the bump is still there at SFGAm. I'll check though.
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Post by MGA1 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:28 pm

lol, nah, no freefalling feeling...just a second or two of smooth sailing (no vibrations from bouncing against the sides of the flume) before a big splash. I think it's more of the psych out factor....you'd expect to have the biggest splash immediately at the bottom of the drop but not so. You hit the bottom of the drop with a little splash and start thinking, "we didn't get too wet", then in a split second, you hit the bump and are launched forward and make a big splash.
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Post by yankee Clipper91 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:45 pm

Yeah the bump is still there for both sides of the ride.
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Post by Glorfindel7 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:32 pm

I don't think I actually got as wet on the Yankee Clipper as opposed to the Logger's Run...

So I don't think the bump added anything to the ride.

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Post by Demonlover13 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:34 pm

Just a surprise at the end then I guess.
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Post by rideaddict124 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:58 pm

oh.
ok.
thanks!
:P
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Post by Demonlover13 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:12 pm

I really want to ride it more this year.
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Post by rideaddict124 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:12 pm

so six flags Yankee clipper still has its bump?
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Post by Demonlover13 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:54 pm

I'm pretty sure, yes.
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Post by rideaddict124 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:51 pm

good.
oh and what about the 2nd flume for logger's run at santa clara.
are they gonna keep it?
or get rid of it sometime soon.
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Post by Demonlover13 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:04 pm

I honestly have no idea but I think SC would keep it since it's still a popular water ride on a routine hot day.
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Post by rideaddict124 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:20 pm

i mean the other side.
u know how they have 2 runs.
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