THE COASTER — I love roller coasters. I love the thrill, the speed, the acrobatics; I just love the whole experience. This is why Six Flags: Magic Mountain is one of my happy places. It's a roller-coaster mecca and one of the best is Tatsu. This coaster straps you in over your shoulders, faces you to the ground and then takes off at over 60 miles an hour and more than 170 feet into the air.
The coaster is one of my favorites, but it's a sore spot for my brother.
The two of us were enjoying Tatsu once again and we started a steep climb. As we did, we both watched my brothers' phone levitate right out of his pocket. It was literally suspended in mid-air some 150 feet above the ground right at our eye line. My brother reached his hand out and tried to grab the device, but since we were locked into the seats over-the-shoulder, he T-rex'd-armed it and couldn't quite make it. We then banked right and watched as the phone drifted off into the eternities.
This may be a similar tale some of you have experienced, and I bring it up because all of you and my brother could have used this guy on your ride.
YouTuber SirSammy15 posted this video along with this description, "I was in Spain at Port Aventura on shambhala ride and saw the person a few rows ahead drop their IPhone X. long story short I caught it. this roller coaster is moving at over 130kms."
That's over 80 mph for us yanks. SirSammy is a legend and a hero with some wicked hand-eye coordination. Thanks for being amazing, SirSammy. Could you just do it at Magic Mountain next time? Thanks.