Greased Lightnin' in Nor Cal a little longer... Th

Monday, March 10, 2003 6:39 PM
Ok Folks.. Well PGA did sell Greased. But it seems as if the ride was sold within a week of the removal. The ride was recently found in SFMW's upper parking lot. Make sure you check the photos out at http://home.surewest.net/acraig/SFMWGREASED.html

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Monday, March 10, 2003 6:50 PM
I wonder if those photos are Real or not some of them look very weird.

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Chris Knight
Who is hoping to make it to his first SRM.
Coming to WOF in 2003: A New Dippin' Dots stall :-)

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Monday, March 10, 2003 6:52 PM
Wow. That is incredible, yet very cool. I agree that it most likely won't stay at SFMW for long- they have their Schwarzkopf now!

Maybe they would give it to Enchanted Village up in Washington.

Who knows. But at least it means that it shouldn't be too long before it shows up at another park, hopefully here in the states!

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Monday, March 10, 2003 6:52 PM
I gurantee you they are real.. They were taken last week when all those Zonga photos where taken. The park just asked that they not be released until the ride leaved SFMW so they didn't enthusiasts crawling all over trying to take photos.

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Monday, March 10, 2003 7:13 PM
Wow, this is very surprising. At the same time, also confusing. If the ride cost an insane about of money to operate and maintain, why would another park buy such a burden? I could understand spending the money and maintaining it, but buying it is a different situation. This is good news. I'm eager to see where it ends up.
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Monday, March 10, 2003 7:23 PM
Maybe they will just use it for parts on SFKK's "new" shuttle loop. Sad to see this one go if that is the case. I really wish they *had* installed it at sfmw.
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Monday, March 10, 2003 7:28 PM
I was thinking the same thing GoliathKills.

It makes sense because its obviously not out of the norm for two different corporations to sell rides for parts.

Think "Sky Whirl" :)

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Monday, March 10, 2003 7:36 PM
So much for Weiland Schwarzkopf paying 15 million for it!

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Monday, March 10, 2003 7:56 PM
I predict it's goes too SFEG in 2004 too replace Sidewinder, there old arrow shuttle.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2003 4:42 AM
Chitown,

Sky Whirl? Sky Whirl was not sold to another park for parts. Neither one of the two US ones were. Am I missing your point or something?

Do you think SF would buy the whole ride just for parts? Track and all?
*** This post was edited by Sky Whirl Guy 3/11/2003 9:48:24 AM ***

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Tuesday, March 11, 2003 5:25 AM
Well, not so much the whole ride, but I thought SF purchased parts from the PGA Skywhirl.

If I am wrong, I apologize.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2003 7:05 AM
If you read the text on that link it seems that Anton's son was just the middle man in the ride's sale from paramount to SF,so it looks like SF has got themselves another used coaster to ship off to one of their parks the only question now is where will it go?

In a way my predictions are SFMM,SFEG or perhaps even SFNO or SFOG,SFMM can use it to up their count against CP,SFEG as mentioned earlier could replace Sidewinder with it,SFNO can up their count as SF tends to do whenever they flag a park & SFOG can add it to replace viper upon losing it last year to S:UF.

So what does everyone believe will be the fate of this coaster?

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Tuesday, March 11, 2003 7:24 AM
I say it should go to SFKK...

Racing Schwarzkopf loopers anyone? :)

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James Draeger
-Captain Sarcasm (aka Sour Boy)

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Tuesday, March 11, 2003 7:29 AM
Now you are talking Draegs. :)

Make it a little more interesting and have one of the trains run backwards out of the station.

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*** This post was edited by Chitown 3/11/2003 12:30:19 PM ***

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Tuesday, March 11, 2003 7:32 AM
Parts for SFKK's shuttle.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2003 7:53 AM
So after all these years both Tidal Waves come together. Kind of fitting don't you think?

Are both models weight drop?

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Da Poodle

Coming in 2003-The Spawn Of Magnum!

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Tuesday, March 11, 2003 8:10 AM
Yes, they are MagnumForce. Two of the four in existence (the others being Katapul at Hopi Hari and Golden Loop at Gold Reef City).

Draegs said:

Racing Schwarzkopf loopers anyone?


Or perhaps raise one of them a bit and place it horizontally...Lightning Loops: The Sequel?

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-Vater
'These pretzels are making me thirsty.'
Take a ride...
*** This post was edited by Vater 3/11/2003 1:21:35 PM ***

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Tuesday, March 11, 2003 8:11 AM
Considering the loop will be right next to the road at KK. I don't see that as happening.

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Da Poodle

Coming in 2003-The Spawn Of Magnum!

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Tuesday, March 11, 2003 8:21 AM
Good point. Even though I was only kidding. ;)

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-Vater
'These pretzels are making me thirsty.'
Take a ride...

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Tuesday, March 11, 2003 8:36 AM
I realized that but didnt want the "1337"ers taking it everywhere. I am sure you know what I am talking about LOL

Shock and Wave anyone?

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Da Poodle

Coming in 2003-The Spawn Of Magnum!

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