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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby COASTER FREAK 11 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:50 am

A.J. wrote:The big question is, what will happen to the ride when the steel starts to rust?

Great pictures, BTW.


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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby cfc » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:59 am

What will happen when the wood starts to rot?

What will happen when the trains get dirty?

What will happen when [fill in the blank]?
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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:26 am

cfc wrote:What will happen when the wood starts to rot?

What will happen when the trains get dirty?

What will happen when [fill in the blank]?

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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby rcfreak417 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:08 pm

I really think that if all works out as planned, the new Texas Giant will be one of the most intense, highly ranked steel coasters. It's layout is more unique than most true steel coasters, and it looks like it has a great mix of both negative and positive G's.

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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby JimmyBo » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:45 pm

What will happen when the river finally decides to flood the entire park and it looks like Six Flags New Orleans?

With that important question aside, my only experience on Texas Giant was bone bruising and back breaking so I am seriously excited for this new coaster to finally open. That first drop looks insane and the rest of the ride looks like some quality airtime will be experienced.

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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby texcoaster » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:57 pm

JimmyBo wrote:What will happen when the river finally decides to flood the entire park and it looks like Six Flags New Orleans?

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One of the locals at the park Saturday said that the creek levels have been much higher after a rain ever since they built the Cowboy's stadium just upstream. It seems that a lot of land that used to help soak up the water is now parking lot.

That's probably true, since the flooding Saturday seemed quite abnormally high for the amount of rain that day. I've been at SFOT on rainy days before, but never saw the creek flood as quickly as it did this weekend.

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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby Synshine » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:04 pm

texcoaster wrote:
One of the locals at the park Saturday said that the creek levels have been much higher after a rain ever since they built the Cowboy's stadium just upstream. It seems that a lot of land that used to help soak up the water is now parking lot.



Parking lots produce a lot of water run off in even moderate rainfall, and I have a sneaking suspicion they possibly drain storm water their lots right into the creek rather than a storm water management pond. (Or supposing there is a pond, it's far too shallow and it's overflowing too quickly.)

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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby BrandonR » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:32 am

A.J. wrote:The big question is, what will happen to the ride when the steel starts to rust?

Great pictures, BTW.


And you're thinking it's going to corrode any more than a typical steel coaster because...?

The track is painted (rust protection there). And the ledgers appear to be galvanized or have some kind of anti-corrosion coating (rust protection there).

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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby texcoaster » Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:02 am

BrandonR wrote:
A.J. wrote:The big question is, what will happen to the ride when the steel starts to rust?

Great pictures, BTW.


And you're thinking it's going to corrode any more than a typical steel coaster because...?

The track is painted (rust protection there). And the ledgers appear to be galvanized or have some kind of anti-corrosion coating (rust protection there).


The ledgers are galvanized according to SFOT management, mentioned at Coasterthon last weekend. They were waiting for the last batch of them to be delivered after being galvanized, but "nearly all" the track was on site.

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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby GeorgeT » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:21 pm

These are probably the most promising construction pics I`ve EVER seen in this forum. That ride will be a total blast if my eyes don`t fool me. Congrats to all of you who live somewhat close to that thing...

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