Construction begins on Titan in Texas

Posted Friday, December 8, 2000 8:25 AM | Contributed by RagingBull

Titan, the new Giovanola hypercoaster at Six Flags over Texas, has started to rise. Check out the photos at Six Flags over Texas Net.

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Friday, December 8, 2000 8:30 AM
Jeff's avatar How odd... or at least different. The footers are long steel-reinforced concrete columns driven into the ground, instead of large underground concrete blocks (a la MF). It must depend on the soil.

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Friday, December 8, 2000 8:48 AM
Hope they don't butcher it like they di with the Giant. I never got to ride the Giant before all the brakes, but finally rode it last year. Coming to nearly a complete stop in the middle of a ride is not my idea of a good coaster ride. Titan should be a great ride although wood is ALWAYS better than steel. Good luck SFOT.
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Friday, December 8, 2000 9:17 AM
I hope that concrete will be removed. We don't want a similar feel as we do with Shockwave at SFGAM.

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Friday, December 8, 2000 10:38 AM
Jeff's avatar You'll invert six times over one of Chicagoland's largest parking lots!

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Friday, December 8, 2000 12:42 PM
Make that 7 inverts Jeff.
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Friday, December 8, 2000 3:24 PM
I've been on Goliath at SFMM and the mid course brake slows you down A LOT! Not to a stop but it does take some of the fun away. I assume that if it had no brake that the double helix would cause you to black out.
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Friday, December 8, 2000 6:12 PM
I agree with volleyguy. The Texas Giant totally sucks now.
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Saturday, December 9, 2000 6:13 AM
Yes Jeff, It has to do with the soil. A great many structures here in SOCAL are built on these types of pilings. They just want to make sure that they are sitting on bedrock. The soil conditions in that area of Texas are similar to what we have here, a fairly thick loamy,sandy composition.
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Saturday, December 9, 2000 12:23 PM
john peck's avatar Roadrunner Express at SFO looks like it uses the same type of footers as well...I really don't know for sure!
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Sunday, December 10, 2000 5:25 AM
Finally a reason to visit SFOT, I mean my cousin lives down there, and I think the park was in really bad condition when I visited it. The Texas Giant was really rough. I almost wanted the ride to stop. Hopefully this will make the trip a little more exciting.
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