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P. 670: New Texas Giant switches to 5 car trains
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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby OFFice357 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:52 pm

Wow! Great Pictures. I can't wait to go next weekend and see this in person! :)

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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby cal1br3tto » Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:36 pm

Although I started out as a bit ambivalent, the more I see of this coaster the more I LOVE the looks of it! I think I've officially stopped caring that it's a steelie. In fact, I kind of appreciate how this combines the beauty of a wood structure with the benefits of a steel coaster.
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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby spacemtfan » Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:40 pm

:wtf: Wow...Texas Giant is going to be freaking awesome once it reopens! I mean, that drop....and that turn!

I can't wait! :b
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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby ScottBrown » Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:46 pm

It is kind of a shame Psyclone was torn down before this was an option that coaster could have been insane had it been given the same treatment

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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby Mechanic » Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:47 pm

This project just keeps looking better and better. :b Thanks for the pictures!
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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby texcoaster » Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:55 pm

ScottBrown wrote:It is kind of a shame Psyclone was torn down before this was an option that coaster could have been insane had it been given the same treatment


All Psyclone really needed was different trains, less banking, and a truer Cyclone layout.
If you want to know what P-clone could've been, get yourself to Coney Island.

Of course, if you're one of those wusses who can't take a bit of roughness, then you might want to avoid Coney. It's one hell of a ride for those who can take it.

Edited to add: the "you're" in the above sentence is an all-inclusive "you're", meaning whomever is reading the post. There is no intention of singling out ScottBrown as a potential wuss. Carry on.

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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby chadster » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:19 pm

Ok, so I made an 8 hour round trip drive today, and I'm exhausted. Special thanks to Robb and Elissa for posting the original pics off of my cell phone. Stupid Plam WebOS, wouldn't let me attach a picture, guess I'll have to write an app for that. Anyway, here we go.

* Edited to include larger pics.

**Edit - In honor of Robb adding this to his facebook, I'm adding three more pictures to the end of the post!
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I took over 300 photos tonight, and the 8 hour drive was worth every minute to see the trains on board! The front car appears to still be missing, but the equipment is in place to lift it into position.
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Notice on the transfer track the wheel stops at the end. I couldn't get a real good angle, but don't see brakes or drive motors inplace on the transfer tracks. I'd hate to think they were going to push these beasts in and out! But as we all know, that won't be the case.
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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby GLund » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:39 pm

I think I understand the reasoning behind putting those fiberglass "windows" on the sides of the train.

Look at the clearance of the supports in some of those 90 degree turn photos. It looks like people would just be able to reach their hands out and grab them!

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While I am intrigued by much of this ride including its big drop and turns, I am starting to worry that the tight maneuvers and quick elements may become a problem for this ride in the long run. However, I am will to keep it to myself until the ride is open and actually having problems. Until then, best of luck to the guys at SFoT and I am looking forward to riding this puppy ASAP! It looks AMAZING!

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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby robbalvey » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:45 am

texcoaster wrote:
ScottBrown wrote:It is kind of a shame Psyclone was torn down before this was an option that coaster could have been insane had it been given the same treatment

If you want to know what P-clone could've been, get yourself to Coney Island.

The Coney Island Cyclone isn't much better than Psyclone was. The only thing it has going for it is nostalgia and it's not as sluggish. But I'd say it was equally as brutal.

Anyway, back on topic... thanks for posting those pics Chad! Seriously, if that thing rides even half as sick as it looks I really hope a good 20-30 other woodies get this treatment!

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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby Ryan King » Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:09 am

I'm still in awe of this whole project. Hopefully I can get over there sometime soon to experience it myself. Looks awesome!
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