Goliath (SFGAm) finally gets recognized as a record holder.

Sunday, May 3, 2015 4:05 AM

Goliath world record.


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Sunday, May 3, 2015 10:54 PM
Tommytheduck's avatar

Only wood I see in that picture is the fence behind the sign. And maybe the sign itself.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015 2:29 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar

It's about the track, not the structure, which you can't see in that photo.

In this photo you can see it is layers off wood covered with a layer of steel. That's what defines a wood coaster. There are many wood coasters whose structure is either partially or entirely made of steel.

Last edited by Jason Hammond, Thursday, May 7, 2015 2:31 PM

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Thursday, May 7, 2015 2:42 PM
Jeff's avatar

I don't understand the confusion. The sign may say "made from wood," but in enthusiast terms, this is a steel coaster. I don't think there's any debate about that. It's no more a "wood coaster" than Gemini.


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Thursday, May 7, 2015 2:59 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar

I don't know of any enthusiasts considering this a steel coaster. It's topper track, not Iron Horse.


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Thursday, May 7, 2015 3:08 PM
HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar

It's easy to get a little confused when seeing RMC. The conversions like New Texas Giant, Twisted Collosus and Wicked Cyclone use the Iron Horse Steel track. The RMC's that are new from the ground up (Outlaw Run & Goliath) are the traditional wooden layered track with the steel topper on it.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015 3:10 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar

It is definitely confusing. That's why I explained it in my earlier post. :-)


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Thursday, May 7, 2015 3:30 PM
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Yeah, Goliath and Outlaw Run are definitely wood. They have a wood track bed that can connect to either wood, or steel ledgers.


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Thursday, May 7, 2015 3:39 PM
Jeff's avatar

Jason Hammond said:

I don't know of any enthusiasts considering this a steel coaster. It's topper track, not Iron Horse.

Either you don't know me, or I'm not an enthusiast, I suppose. :)


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Thursday, May 7, 2015 3:57 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar

Touche


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Thursday, May 7, 2015 6:05 PM
Phillies2's avatar

I don't get it why don't they just make a third category of coaster: steel, wood, Hybrid. Then this would hold the record for hybrids and no more arguing over wood or steel

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Thursday, May 7, 2015 7:05 PM
Tekwardo's avatar

I don't get why people care at all...


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Thursday, May 7, 2015 7:38 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

I'd ask if you were new to the hobby, but...


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Thursday, May 7, 2015 8:56 PM
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Phillies2 said:

... and no more arguing over wood or steel

How do we know we're enthusiasts if we don't have anything to argue about? :-)


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Thursday, May 7, 2015 9:56 PM
Bobbie1951's avatar

All I can say is that it definitely rides like a wooden - albeit enhanced wooden - coaster. (Same for Outlaw Run.) It just doesn't feel like a steel coaster; the experience is completely different.


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Thursday, May 7, 2015 10:11 PM
CarolinaNick15's avatar

Its a plastic coaster. Duh. (:

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Thursday, May 7, 2015 10:13 PM
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CarolinaNick15 said:

Its a plastic coaster. Duh. (:

No, Pipeline Express was a plastic coaster. (seriously)


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Friday, May 8, 2015 1:13 AM
Tommytheduck's avatar

My comment was, I hope everyone realized, simply a joke. An observation that in that one given picture, there was little, if any visible wood. I'm familiar with (but wasn't always) the different types of RMC track, but have actually only ridden NTG and Iron Rattler, with the steel track. (Also rode Hades 360, I'm not sure who converted that, but it's definitely wood.)

Ultimately, I don't care what it's made out of, just that I really want to ride it. But the construction of the lift and first drop remind me more of Fury and I305 than they do of any wooden coaster.

Last edited by Tommytheduck, Friday, May 8, 2015 1:15 AM
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Friday, May 8, 2015 9:29 PM
bjames's avatar

Guiness obviously doesn't know what it's talking about. Or awarding records to.


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Sunday, May 10, 2015 4:43 PM
CarolinaNick15's avatar

Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't El Toro or something the tallest wood coaster? This has the largest drop but it clearly isn't the tallest, yet they awarded it as the tallest wood coaster. I defiantly think its wooden but this goes to show you how much they know about coasters.

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