Six Flags Over Texas
Ride typeMultiloop Coaster
BuilderAnton Schwarzkopf Company
DesignerIng.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Current statusOperating
Opening date04/22/1978
Track length3600 '
Maximum speed60 mph
Height116 '
Maximum G-Force5.90 G.
Highest drop116 '
Angle of descent36 degrees.
Number of inversions2
Riding time2:00 min.
Coachesseven four-passenger (2x2)
Number of trains2
Riding restrictionsAt least 42 "
Another Six Flags innovation, the Shock Wave was the world's first roller coaster with back-to-back vertical loops. This steel coaster wows riders from start to finish and serves as a 'billboard of thrills' to passers-by.