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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:57 am
by SFOG
ernierocker wrote:Thanks for the update, Brad! I don't remember reading this, but will this be a phased project? As in, will similar re-tracking be done on other portions of the track next year? Hopefully, the topper track brings Georgia Cyclone back to its former glory!


I don't have that info just yet... generally maintenance projects like this have to be approved each year.

Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:46 am
by Screamin_Eagle
this is going to be a great summer for coasters for me this year, now I can add this to yeah cant wait to ride list :lmao:

Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:07 am
by DRACHEN_FIRE_FAN-BOY
It's good to see the Georgia Cyclone getting some love. This version of the "Cy-clones" has always been my favorite, just like this is my favorite Six Flags out of the chain. Great improvements for a great park.

Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:56 am
by cal1br3tto
I'm eager to see how this compares with other coasters that are based on the same layout. Currently I have the Coney Island Cyclone ranked just above Viper. They're each good and bad in their own special ways (although Viper wasn't really "bad", just a bit underwhelming), and they're fairly high up on my list. This one sounds crazy, too.

If rides like the Voyage and the Coney Island Cyclone are any indication, the sections under the knife now are a perfect starting point for improvements. I'm sure many of my bones will be thanking the park later. =)

Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:11 am
by Rollercoaster Rider
I have a question to anyone who rode it in 2011. Are They Topper Tracking the roughest part of the ride or the so-so rough part of the ride?

Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:10 pm
by I305KD
Looks good, thinking about going there next summer. I actually might ride this. Also, who else thinks that Rolling Thunder can use topper track. Especially on the turn around. This is what I feel.... :vekoma: or I feel like this is happening to me.... :mike:

Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:50 pm
by simaticable
I wonder if it would be possible for the Great American Scream Machine to get topper track one day.

Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:05 pm
by OCJ48
Topper track is basically a steel shell around the existing wood, right? If so, is a fully topper-tracked woodie still a woodie, really? It hasn't happened yet and it is less radical than Iron Horse, but if the car only touches steel, is it really still wood?

Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:45 pm
by bottom_feeder_13
^ I think that's what SDC's woodie next year is supposed to be, a custom made, all topper track woodie. :p

Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:20 pm
by CoasterGuy06
OCJ48 wrote:Topper track is basically a steel shell around the existing wood, right? If so, is a fully topper-tracked woodie still a woodie, really? It hasn't happened yet and it is less radical than Iron Horse, but if the car only touches steel, is it really still wood?

Wooden coaster only touch steel now. There are steel rail strips on top of, inside of, and under the track bed for the steel wheels to run on.