LA-area quake (because you know someone'll ask)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 4:40 PM
Mamoosh's avatar ^^I rode it every year from opening until 2001. The only noticable difference (other than the fact that it got rougher due to lack of maintenance) was a slight kink in the lift hill. SCBB Giant Dipper developed a similar kink after the 1989 Loma Prieta quake.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2008 5:12 PM
janfrederick's avatar ^^I don't think that was the case with Grizzly at Great America. And does Roar have any more wood that it's sister?

I know we've all heard that Ghostie's extra wood was for seismic protection, but is that really the case? The steel coasters here don't seem to have more steel.

*** Edited 7/30/2008 9:14:04 PM UTC by janfrederick***


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Wednesday, July 30, 2008 5:28 PM
Kick The Sky's avatar I don't know that steel coasters require much more reinforcement seeing they pour the footers pretty deep for them. My guess is the steel is strong enough to withstand the shaking as most steel coasters are designed with some give in the first place.

Certain victory.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008 6:45 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar

Hopman said:
^ Makes me wonder when a quake will hit Sandusky and smooth out Mean Streak.

LMAO! Amen!

-Tina

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008 8:47 PM

Hopman said:
^ Makes me wonder when a quake will hit Sandusky and smooth out Mean Streak.

Or raise Magnum back to where it was supposed to be before it started sinking. ;)

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008 9:32 PM
Kick The Sky's avatar ^^ Hey, Mean Squeak is not rough...it's just boring. :) :) :)

Certain victory.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008 11:58 PM
I'll have to check out Ghostrider on RCDB. If it's the one I'm thinking of, I remember thinking that the wood supports for it looked insane.

"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

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Thursday, July 31, 2008 6:33 AM
If anything, a quake might make TTD biger and reclaim it's former glory.

As for MS, it needs those trims taken off PERMINATLY!


Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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