Although I started out as a bit ambivalent, the more I see of this coaster the more I LOVE the looks of it! I think I've officially stopped caring that it's a steelie. In fact, I kind of appreciate how this combines the beauty of a wood structure with the benefits of a steel coaster. I seriously need to raise the priority level of a potential trip to Texas next year.
Ok, so I made an 8 hour round trip drive today, and I'm exhausted. Special thanks to Robb and Elissa for posting the original pics off of my cell phone. Stupid Plam WebOS, wouldn't let me attach a picture, guess I'll have to write an app for that. Anyway, here we go.
* Edited to include larger pics.
**Edit - In honor of Robb adding this to his facebook, I'm adding three more pictures to the end of the post!
I took over 300 photos tonight, and the 8 hour drive was worth every minute to see the trains on board! The front car appears to still be missing, but the equipment is in place to lift it into position.
Notice on the transfer track the wheel stops at the end. I couldn't get a real good angle, but don't see brakes or drive motors inplace on the transfer tracks. I'd hate to think they were going to push these beasts in and out! But as we all know, that won't be the case.
The OMFG! First Drop
new electrical and sensor going in
Last edited by chadster on Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:06 pm.
I think I understand the reasoning behind putting those fiberglass "windows" on the sides of the train.
Look at the clearance of the supports in some of those 90 degree turn photos. It looks like people would just be able to reach their hands out and grab them!
While I am intrigued by much of this ride including its big drop and turns, I am starting to worry that the tight maneuvers and quick elements may become a problem for this ride in the long run. However, I am will to keep it to myself until the ride is open and actually having problems. Until then, best of luck to the guys at SFoT and I am looking forward to riding this puppy ASAP! It looks AMAZING!
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