Any updates on V2 at SFGam?

Sunday, December 16, 2001 2:39 PM
Chitown, I would think being a moderator here you would refrain from such immature comments.  Get a clue, and grow up.

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Sunday, December 16, 2001 4:22 PM
Six Flags is known for it's staffing problems... And I have a hard time an Intamin ride would be out of service for that amount of time... Sounds like a management decision to me.

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Sunday, December 16, 2001 4:27 PM

SFGRAMBoy20 said:
Get a clue, and grow up.

Ouch, thank god it is offseason! You have been stuck in that Dip N Dot's stand for too long!

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Sunday, December 16, 2001 4:31 PM
I thought the reason was that the wind was a liitle too strong on somedays and it was dangerous ecause the towers were shaking too much.
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Sunday, December 16, 2001 5:01 PM
That's right, because Intamin can do NOTHING wrong!  Question:  Have you ever gone to a park and seen that park's main attraction shut down because of "staffing?"  Think about it... Oh, and Jes, for someone who has never been to SFGAm, you sure must know a lot about their staffing situation!
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Sunday, December 16, 2001 5:03 PM
hey Adam, even moderators have a sense of humor.  So I guess he can say whatever he wants, but you, saying that to a moderator..probably not too smart.
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Sunday, December 16, 2001 7:10 PM
uhhh...my thoughts

1) No offense, but Great America management would be have to be mentally challenged to the nth degree in order to shut down the ride as a cost saving measure.  That would be the last ride they would want to shut down (other than Bull, possibly).  Can you imagine the guest relations department telling angry customers,"We're sorry, but it cost us a lot to operate this 9 million dollar investment, so we're just gonna let it sit here for the last two months of the season."

2)I'm sure it has nothing to do with wind

so.....

3) The real question is, What the freak could cause a ride to be sidelined for that long? The park is butt-lucky that this little episode was not in the limelight because of the deja vu soap opera.  My vague guess (for what its worth) is problems with the LIMS, though I'm not a mechanical engineer, so I have no idea what might specifically be wrong.

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Sunday, December 16, 2001 7:11 PM
Finally an intelligent post.
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Sunday, December 16, 2001 7:52 PM

SFGRAMBoy20 said:
Chitown, I would think being a moderator here you would refrain from such immature comments.  Get a clue, and grow up.
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AWWW!! Whats the matter? Did I offend you or something? Didnt see anything immature about what I said. However when someone asks a question about SFGAm with people answering them, you are quick to ridicule them and make them feel like they dont have a clue. You yourself have not proven yourself. All you ever say is that you work there so you know everything. Newsflash! Just working there means squat.
I worked there back in the late 80s. Does that mean I knew all the inside scoop of whats going on back at that time? NO!
How about trying something different for a change. Try posting something positive. It might be hard for you to accomplish but I think you might be able to pull it off.
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Monday, December 17, 2001 7:47 AM
SpaceCase, I see where you're coming from, but neither S:UE or V2 (Marine World) have had any major problems.

Sure Intamin has had their fair share of LIM problems with new rides (S:TE, Volcano come to mind...) but these Impulses are all the same model, with very few differences in the mechanics, if none at all.

While I'm at it, can you tell me of any Six Flags park that doesn't have staffing problems?

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Monday, December 17, 2001 9:04 AM

So basically you are saying that since S:UE and V2 West run okay, it is impossible for V2 at SFGAm to have mechanical issues? Oh, and I have never been to a six flags park that has a main attraction closed due to staffing issues. Most parks have staffing issues at some point during the season, such as when the park is open M-F and most kids are still in school. But even then I can't imagine any park closing a main attraction because of poor staffing.
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Monday, December 17, 2001 12:14 PM
I never said it was impossible, did I? I in fact, earlier suggested a bad cooling motor may be to blame. Correct me If I'm wrong, but Intamin doesn't make fans. It could just as easily be a computer operation problem too.

Intamin doesn't install the safety equipment, which must be individually installed by an outside manufacturer. So, sure it could be a number of mechanical problems, but Intamin has proven that these rides are very reliable, very accurate, and once these rides are built, they are open most of the time.

Your absolutely right, It doesn't make sense for a park to close it's main attraction because of lack of staff, which leads me to believe some other reason not mentioned here is the cause of the closure.

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Jes
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"Thank You Jeff Putz" "My Fellow Americans, Lets Roll!"

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Monday, December 17, 2001 3:26 PM
What safety equipment are you talking about that intamin contracts out to install?  Okay, so if you don't think it's a mechanical problem, and you don't think it's lack of staff, why do you think it was closed?
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Monday, December 17, 2001 4:09 PM
The main motor controller blew out.

 

End of Story.

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Monday, December 17, 2001 6:32 PM
That's a new one.  What's a "main motor controller"? SFGRAMBoy20, any comments?
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Monday, December 17, 2001 6:45 PM
Well, seeing as many times during the season, the ride was closed because the LIM's were overheating, the reason it closed probably has something to do with that. I bet that they were only opening until Deja Vu was open and then they would close it and try to fix it.
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Monday, December 17, 2001 6:48 PM
Hmm...the car keeps crashing, let's keep putting people on it until we get the new car up and running!  I doubt that is how their logic works!
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Monday, December 17, 2001 6:52 PM
Cars never crashed.  In fact, there's only one train.
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Monday, December 17, 2001 6:54 PM
It wasn't crashing, it was just breaking down. That's a really bad analogy. A better one would be: My car sucks and it keeps breaking down. I need to get to work, but I can't rent a car and I can't walk, if I don't take my breaking down car, I will get sued for skipping work. Once I get my new car, I will drive that car, but I can't afford a new car yet. SFGAm needed to open V2 to avoid false advertising charges. It didn't matter if it ran well or not, but it had to run.  Once they got the new ride, they could close V2 and fix it, because they had a new coaster to evade the charges of false advertising.
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Monday, December 17, 2001 6:57 PM
You get sued for skipping work?  Damn, you need to find a new job!
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