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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby joco07 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:08 pm

ArundelHigh Coasters wrote:Does anyone know if the track peices have arrived at SFStL?, or even left Texas yet?

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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby chadster » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:15 pm

^I thought that was the Star Flyer over there :lol:

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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby deathbydinn » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:41 pm

Not sure how current this is, but looks like they still have a ways to go on getting the land ready.

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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby SFZIP » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:43 pm

The video was probably taken late last month, there is footer work going on but no track, supports or the train has ever showed up in St. Louis yet. The back spikes are going to be at top of the hill (right next to the Screamin' Eagle 1st drop) and the cobra roll is going basically where the bumper cars building was, the ride is not angled towards Tidal Wave like I had previously thought. If you watch the video part of the bumper cars building shell (towards Superman) is still standing which I would assume will be part of the que area, the back spikes are going to be really close if not over part of the Screamin' Eagle (the area blown up in the video would have to be where most of the ride would be located, station, loop, etc.).

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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby gforce1994 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:49 am

SFZIP wrote:The video was probably taken late last month, there is footer work going on but no track, supports or the train has ever showed up in St. Louis yet. The back spikes are going to be at top of the hill (right next to the Screamin' Eagle 1st drop) and the cobra roll is going basically where the bumper cars building was, the ride is not angled towards Tidal Wave like I had previously thought. If you watch the video part of the bumper cars building shell (towards Superman) is still standing which I would assume will be part of the que area, the back spikes are going to be really close if not over part of the Screamin' Eagle (the area blown up in the video would have to be where most of the ride would be located, station, loop, etc.).

Would that type of blasting undermine the structure of Superman?
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby traincrossin » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:24 pm

gforce1994 wrote:
SFZIP wrote:The video was probably taken late last month, there is footer work going on but no track, supports or the train has ever showed up in St. Louis yet. The back spikes are going to be at top of the hill (right next to the Screamin' Eagle 1st drop) and the cobra roll is going basically where the bumper cars building was, the ride is not angled towards Tidal Wave like I had previously thought. If you watch the video part of the bumper cars building shell (towards Superman) is still standing which I would assume will be part of the que area, the back spikes are going to be really close if not over part of the Screamin' Eagle (the area blown up in the video would have to be where most of the ride would be located, station, loop, etc.).

Would that type of blasting undermine the structure of Superman?

If it did then they wouldn't be doing it.
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby Sammy* » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:53 pm

traincrossin wrote:
gforce1994 wrote:
SFZIP wrote:The video was probably taken late last month, there is footer work going on but no track, supports or the train has ever showed up in St. Louis yet. The back spikes are going to be at top of the hill (right next to the Screamin' Eagle 1st drop) and the cobra roll is going basically where the bumper cars building was, the ride is not angled towards Tidal Wave like I had previously thought. If you watch the video part of the bumper cars building shell (towards Superman) is still standing which I would assume will be part of the que area, the back spikes are going to be really close if not over part of the Screamin' Eagle (the area blown up in the video would have to be where most of the ride would be located, station, loop, etc.).

Would that type of blasting undermine the structure of Superman?

If it did then they wouldn't be doing it.


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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby Double0Kevin » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:20 pm

^ I'm guessing it has to do with ground conditions. Likely cheaper to use explosives to break up the ground than it would be to use machinery on really hard ground/bedrock. Quicker too. That's a total guess though.
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby StLCPfan » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:04 pm

I'm from the same area of Missouri southwest of St. Louis. The limestone bedrock in many places is only a few feet below the topsoil in this area of the state, so I would think if they wanted to dig footers they might have to blast the bedrock in some spots.

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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby SteveStL » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:40 pm

I just hope Flashback will not ruin the majesty of the Eagle's Lift.

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