Interesting Shockwave Photos

Sunday, June 2, 2002 12:44 PM

http://www.angelfire.com/mn/cwsr/shock.html

These are the first construction pics of Shockwave that I came across so I thought I might share them. By the way, Anyone know when the tops of the vertical loops were replaced to add more support?

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 12:57 PM
Awsome pics!

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 1:09 PM
The tops of the vertical loops have never been replaced. The white supports were added after the only tops of the loops were assembled. That was a really nice day when I was watching them put it together.

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 1:28 PM

Sorry, I should have made myself more specific. What I meant was the trackage was replaced, not the actual white supports. See the difference.

http://www.coastergallery.com/1999/SFGA20.html vs. http://www.angelfire.com/mn/cwsr/021788.html (second picture) There is more ties at the top of the vertical loops now than there were when Shockwave first started out.

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 1:39 PM
Great pics! Shockwave is a great coaster, it may be rough sometimes but, it will always be in my top ten list!
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Sunday, June 2, 2002 1:50 PM
You Know what....I noticed he same thing on Viper. I wanted to make a topic about that.
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Sunday, June 2, 2002 1:53 PM
Yeah...you mean the "ribbed" track? Where they add additional ties in between the spine and rails?

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 2:03 PM
Yeah, that's what I meant. Sorry about the confusion. :)

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 2:15 PM
Oh.

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 5:00 PM
At the Coasting America site, the 1999 pics of Shockwave, for what I can tell from the pixelated pics, shows the extra-ties track on top of the loops. I never payed attention enough to notice that the track was different until next year, but thanks to CA, we know that it was changed before 1999.

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 6:58 PM
Nice pics! The scary thing is that wen those were taken, I was like 4. :)

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 7:35 PM
Oh man, do those pics bring back the memories. At that time I was 16 and lived within spitting distance of the park. I used to drive into the parking lot just watching the construction of this monster. This was a big deal back then. (Tallest steel coaster, fastest steel coaster, most inversions.)

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 8:24 PM
The extra support was added sometime in the early-mid 90's if I remember correctly. I know they were there in '96, but don't see them in my photos from '91.
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