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Re: Six Flags over Texas Flooding 9.8.10

Postby cedarpointfangirl » Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:26 pm

Good Ole Johnson Creek. We got pounded here. Had a few tornadoes. Still under a Tornado watch till 1am. I know they said around Six Flags they got almost a foot of rain.
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Re: Six Flags over Texas Flooding 9.8.10

Postby AllenA07 » Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:39 pm

I actually just saw a report on the news about this, they say that it is pretty common that the park floods in that area, and that they are not terribly worried about damage. Still however, in my little area (about an hour and a half north of SFOT) we had about 8 inches of rain today, I'm not sure how much they had by the park but as I understand it they had more then we did. As the above poster said the entire area is under a tornado watch. Fun times!!!
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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby texcoaster » Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:43 pm

Please, please, PLEASE tell me that there will be more substantial support added to those turns. There's just no way the current steel-hanging-onto-wood-by-a-few-bolts-on-one-end turn support is adequate.

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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby larrygator » Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:58 pm

texcoaster wrote:Please, please, PLEASE tell me that there will be more substantial support added to those turns. There's just no way the current steel-hanging-onto-wood-by-a-few-bolts-on-one-end turn support is adequate.


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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby A113 » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:02 pm

This picture reveals just how much the drop curves... I think it shows how insane it will be.

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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby atem122 » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:08 pm

OK, that picture makes me SLIGHTLY erect.
But yeah, I also share the sentiment that this thing is gonna collapse. I'll trust the engineers, but those over-banked turns REALLY look like they'll need extra bracing. Through an engineer's standpoint, hopefully, but most likely certainly those turns will hold, but from the common sense standpoint, the structure looks WAY too weak. I just hope that it doesn't scare the GP off from riding, because if I didn't know how much science went into coaster design, there's no way in hell you'd get me on that.

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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby A113 » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:12 pm

I confess I don't trust this really advanced technology to be constructed on a used Dinn Structure...

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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby triggernel » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:19 pm

I like how close the tracks come to eachother at the bottom of the first drop.

Looks kinda interesting! :)
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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby eskater132 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:43 am

Just speculation.
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this is probably heavier than the steel.

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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby BrandonR » Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:11 pm

Yeah, people forget how heavy multiple layers of wood and steel overlay plates weigh, versus the hollow steel box-sections of this track system. They weigh about the same, according to some press release I read a while back, which is the whole reason this project is possible.

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