Cool construction shots of Goliath at SFGAm.

Friday, May 2, 2014 1:05 AM

Why not share this.

Goliath.


My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.

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Friday, May 2, 2014 1:21 AM
Fun's avatar

Great shots. It highlights how much of this wooden coaster is not wooden.

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Friday, May 2, 2014 1:33 AM

Definitely a hybrid.


My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.

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Friday, May 2, 2014 7:01 AM

Can't wait to ride it!

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Friday, May 2, 2014 8:34 AM
Timber-Rider's avatar

Looks similar to the re-imagined track of the Texas Giant. Though that one high curve does not look like it will be a comfortable one. Though it just could be a bad vantage point, to make it look more intense than it is.

I haven't been to Great America in a long time. Though it's been even longer since the last time I was at Kings Island. But, at this point it does not look like I will be doing either park this year. If I get a park job, I would bet that I have very little free time at all.

Last edited by Timber-Rider, Friday, May 2, 2014 8:35 AM

I didn't do it! I swear!!

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Friday, May 2, 2014 5:24 PM

Go work for Great America. They have a housing program also like CP but it is off-site.


My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.

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Sunday, May 4, 2014 10:02 PM
Jeff's avatar

It still seems strange to build like this. The maintenance costs in the long run are as high, or higher, than a steel coaster, and it's presumably going to ride like a steel coaster. Why not just build a steel coaster?


Jeff - Webmaster/Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Twitter - Video

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Sunday, May 4, 2014 10:13 PM
TTD 120mph's avatar

It's Six Flags here, they have to have SOMETHING to brag about. :P

They could have done a neat steel coaster in that spot. But I think what they're doing with Goliath is more insane, in terms of concept, than what any steel coaster can do.

Plus, we wouldn't be talking about how bat**** insane of a design it really is. :)

Last edited by TTD 120mph, Sunday, May 4, 2014 10:16 PM

-Adam G-

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Monday, May 5, 2014 9:51 AM
Jeff's avatar

But a steel coaster can do anything... that was kinda my point.


Jeff - Webmaster/Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Twitter - Video

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Monday, May 5, 2014 11:29 AM

The reason they built it like this is because it is the current fad. To have "wood" coasters to extreme inversions. This fad will probably pass. I can't imaging Outlaw run not having some issues eventually given the awful noises it makes going through its course.

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Monday, May 5, 2014 4:42 PM
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I've yet to ride a topper tracked coaster that feels like steel.

Topper track feels like El Toro, but not steel.


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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 10:03 AM
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It bothers me more than it should that the caption states the workers are "hundreds of feet in the air."

I may have a problem.


Chance W Mitchell
2009: 43 parks; 73 days; 251 coasters; 2462 coaster laps; 1 epic summer

ALL HAIL THE TRIPLE DOWN!

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1:07 PM

While I agree with what Jeff is saying, I have to admit this ride looks sick (in a good way).


My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 3:31 PM

Looks finished to me...

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