IAAPA: Close up of The Gravity Group's engineered precut track

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There were some questions earlier in the year about what TGG's new track looks like, integrated with classic track. Here's a good view of the vertical stuff:

They have a great demo of it transitioning to the horizontal track.

This stuff is gonna be everywhere next year.


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Are the horizontal boards really put together with deck screws? That seems so minimal.

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Not sure, but remember there's a mess of glue in there too.


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Are the horizontal boards really put together with deck screws? That seems so minimal.

There are loads of different structurally-rated fasteners that could be used in this application, along with the mess of glue that Jeff referenced. Many of them have heads that look like deck screws.

Last edited by cmwein,

Okay, but what do they do if it has to drop and turn at the same time? 😉

The track is a laminated *and milled* construction. If the track needs to pitch and roll, the assembled stack is milled accordingly. Someone who knows more about this than me can confirm…the top two layers are still built conventionally, I presume?

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I think so, because what I recall from the photos on shipping pallets was the vertically laminated sections.


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TGG's retracking of KI's Racer and The Beast was very much necessary. If Kings Island finishes Racer, it might once again be a phenomenal ride.

KD's Grizzly is probably getting this too. I hope so. It needs it.


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