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Shock Wave reviews

Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Shock Wave, a roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas. (The minimum height to ride is 42 inches.)

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Posted: September 20, 2011

A Schwarzkopf looping roller coaster. The first roller coaster with back-to-back vertical loops.

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13 votes, so far

I am so tired of seeing people at the park look at this coaster and walking off saying it looks too "kiddy" it is everything but kiddy. this is one of few coasters that are actually traditional looping coasters such as revolution and texas the frontier cities silver bullet and not modern multi inversion high speed coasters such as superman and hulk. I hope this ride is not reaching the end of its life - Steven D

Not sure how this coaster made it into Amusement Today's Top 50 - not sure at all. Slow, dated, dilapidated, and sitting right on the edge of a highway, this clunker is past its prime. Way past. The double loops still bring the trills, but the rest of the ride is a real dog. Woof! - James Rao

Good ride. The double loop is cool and it's still enjoyable for a while after that feature. The only drawback is the highway running along the ride. In this case, it's too bad Arlington has grown up so much around the park. - Carl Stovall

awesome ride rode it 9 times in a row in the front it is worth your time and have too ride - Brian Whitman

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