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<h4>Flashback at <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="HPR7" title="Six Flags New England" href="/topic/economy-business-finance/tourism-leisure-industry/amusement-theme-parks/six-flags-new-england-HPR7.topic">Six Flags New England</a></h4><br>
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This is Vekoma International's off-the-rack Boomerang model, the same ride you can find in many amusement parks (including <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="HPR21" title="Lake Compounce" href="/topic/travel/lake-compounce-HPR21.topic">Lake Compounce</a>). Some coaster aficionados shun them for that reason, but don't let elitism cheat you out of this one.<br>
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Your train is hoisted backwards up a lift hill, so you can't see the top. And there's half the excitement: A gnawing fear that you'll never stop climbing. When you're at the summit, enjoy the terrific view of the park's south end.<br>
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Then hang on as you hurtle down, roar past the loading platform and rip through three inversions - a cobra roll and a full loop. Charge up a track that's almost parallel to the first hill, and get ready to barrel through the same circuit backwards.<br>
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<b>FEELS LIKE:</b> You're backing a station wagon up the side of a mountain, but then it morphs into a runaway Maserati.<br>
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<b>THRILL LEVEL:</b>  Hard core<br>
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<b>BEWARE:</b> The front seat is fine, but on this ride try for the back car. You climb far higher on the lift hill than the front-seat riders will.<br>
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<b>YOU MUST BE AT LEAST:</b> 48 inches tall<br>
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<b>YOU'RE STRAPPED IN BY:</b> Shoulder/body harness<br>
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<b>MADE OF:</b> Steel<br>
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<b>BUILT:</b>  1990<br>
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<b>TOP SPEED:</b>  50 mph<br>
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<b>MAX HEIGHT:</b> 129 feet<br>
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<b>START TO FINISH:</b>  2:08<br>
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<b>GETTING UP THE FIRST HILL:</b> 56 seconds
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Flashback at Six Flags New England



This is Vekoma International's off-the-rack Boomerang model, the same ride you can find in many amusement parks (including Lake Compounce). Some coaster aficionados shun them for that reason, but don't let elitism cheat you out of this one.

Your train is hoisted backwards up a lift hill, so you can't see the top. And there's half the excitement: A gnawing fear that you'll never stop climbing. When you're at the summit, enjoy the terrific view of the park's south end.

Then hang on as you hurtle down, roar past the loading platform and rip through three inversions - a cobra roll and a full loop. Charge up a track that's almost parallel to the first hill, and get ready to barrel through the same circuit backwards.

FEELS LIKE: You're backing a station wagon up the side of a mountain, but then it morphs into a runaway Maserati.

THRILL LEVEL: Hard core

BEWARE: The front seat is fine, but on this ride try for the back car. You climb far higher on the lift hill than the front-seat riders will.

YOU MUST BE AT LEAST: 48 inches tall

YOU'RE STRAPPED IN BY: Shoulder/body harness

MADE OF: Steel

BUILT: 1990

TOP SPEED: 50 mph

MAX HEIGHT: 129 feet

START TO FINISH: 2:08

GETTING UP THE FIRST HILL: 56 seconds

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