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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:37 pm

More pics from Saturday at SFOT

Looking at the last pic, notice the empty footers around the flying carpet section. Is the new steel track strong enough to provide the support needed to remove the extra set of supports along the edge? Or could they get replaced before the trains make a run?
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The second big turn is still waiting for some love
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I've seen all the pics, but until you see this turn in "person" you just can't believe the insanity. I just sat and stared at it, thinking it was going to look less extreme eventually. It didn't.
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alignment.jpg
A bit of misalignment on the drop through the lift hill. I'm sure it will be straightened out by the time they put the bolt plates on it.
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The ending that must not be named is fully tracked and looking (dare I say it?) very "normal" and familiar.
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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:45 pm

Last set of pics from Saturday
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Looking good from the south side
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YES, the teal train was on track. The theming parts (horned nose and tail fins) were not on the trains. Maybe to make it easier to hoist the cars with cables (the cables are still attached to the lead car. Look closely)
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West side of Giant from Ballpark Avenue.
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geforcehill.jpg
You know that one hill on Expedition GeForce where you rise up tilted one way, then while you're having airtime the car tilts the other way? There's a similar element on SFA's S:ROS. It seems that Giant will be doing it, too. This might be the surprise favorite moment of the layout.
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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:52 pm

OH MY!! :wtf:

Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:04 pm

Is it legal for a Dinn/Summers coaster to be that incredibly epic?

Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:09 pm

^ Good point... should it even be called a Dinn/Summers coaster any more? It looks like the flying carpet and the MCBR might be the only parts of the entire ride that even remotely resemble what D/S originally designed.

Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:30 pm

OH MY GOD! These are the BEST pics I have seen of the coaster. The South Side shots are magnificent.
Baby I already know that, I will be putting a lot of miles on my car next season. This looks like it will be the best coaster eva. I still like Voyage because i like coasters that go back in the woods and you have no clue what is going to happen next but his thing here looks like it will have elements I have NEVA encountered before.

Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:32 pm

Wow, that hill looks huuuuuge.

Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:36 pm

The hill right after the dive turn under the lift hill looks like it will be as crazy as the Rolling Thunder airtime hill on El Toro!

Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:43 pm

almightyfire wrote:OH MY GOD! These are the BEST pics I have seen of the coaster. The South Side shots are magnificent.
Baby I already know that, I will be putting a lot of miles on my car next season. This looks like it will be the best coaster eva. I still like Voyage because i like coasters that go back in the woods and you have no clue what is going to happen next but his thing here looks like it will have elements I have NEVA encountered before.


Girlfriend... did I just hear you suggest that YOU, almightyfire, might put a STEELIE at the top of her "best eva list"?????

woo, I need to sit down and contemplate this.

Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

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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