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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby Houston Thrills » Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:49 pm

Went out to the park today to check out the progress, since some of the pictures I've been seeing kinda puzzled me. My questions weren't answered by visiting, but I did take a few pictures of the progress. I didn't take my camera with me, because I rarely take pictures, so all I have are crappy camera phone pictures.

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Work seems to be progressing on the ride, but there seems to be something missing?

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Ah, yes, that would be the entire left side of both helices. Completely gone.

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Looks like they're wiping out track there, too?

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Yep, clearing out all of the track down in that area.

That's all the pictures I managed to get, might go back out tomorrow with my camera to take more pictures.

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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby darienlakerules » Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:30 pm

interesting. I wonder if this will be worth the money six flags has put into it

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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby Coasterfrk49 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:57 pm

darienlakerules wrote:interesting. I wonder if this will be worth the money six flags has put into it


Yeah, no kidding. Didn't they say this project was going to cost around like $10 million? If it were me, I would have used that money to build an entirely new GCI or Gravity Group wooden coaster. You would think that adding a completely new coaster would have more value from a marketing and advertising standpoint, too. But knowing Six Flags, they will probably try to market it as a brand new coaster, anyways.

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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby TexasGiant1982 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 5:01 pm

You know what's funny? I never expected a thread like this to be really big--and yet, this is coming from a guy who shares a user name with the topic of this thread! :-D

I remember the first time riding this legendary woodie back in 1995 for one reason: my stepsister dragged me on it kicking and screaming when I was growing up. When I was regularly going to SFoT thanks to a season pass, Texas Giant used to be my favorite coaster of the bunch. I will miss the roughness, but I can't wait until it opens back up--you'll know I'm gonna put myself up to riding it and Titan for sure.

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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby Zingoman » Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:34 pm

OMG! Dude! You took a picture of my arm! The first picture you took on the train you can see my arm holding my camera on the right hand side. This has me cracking up. Way to beat me to the punch on today's update. Didn't anyone tell you I now own this thread? ;)

I've got some shots from the Oil Derrick to add to this though.
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Half the "helix" still intact
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Today's major focus
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The whole area
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Still standing proud

Here is this week's progress graphic
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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby robbalvey » Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:36 pm

Great stuff! Thank you everyone for contributing photos and keeping us up to date!

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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby darienlakerules » Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:54 am

speaking of GCI and Gravity Group, how come it seems that Gravity group doesn't get much work, yet there coasters are considered some of the best in the world?
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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby ShowMeGuy » Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:34 am

I'm so confused. I see very large bolt heads sticking up from the topsides of these red metal *tracks*. There has got to be something else getting placed on top of that big red rail. :airtime: :airtime:
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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby the ghost » Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:11 pm

^^ Besides this year Gravity Group has made at least one major wooden coaster each year. Hades in 05, Voyage in 06, Bullet in 07, RF2 in 08, and Fireball in 2009. Also they are developing new wooden coaster trains, and it has been announced they are working on a family coaster next year. Most parks arent getting major attractions this year though.

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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby montezooma » Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:25 pm

This is going to be GOOD...I am talking El Toro good!
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