Maverick work has begun

Thursday, May 17, 2007 11:31 AM
Just a quick update since the other thread was closed (hope this is ok?).

It appears from the web cams that the pond is now drained, track has been removed, and new supports are being installed. It's rumored that an announcement will be made on Monday.

Tom

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Thursday, May 17, 2007 11:47 AM
Wonder what the new design is going to be?
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Thursday, May 17, 2007 11:49 AM
Too early to tell, but it appears at this early point that the footers will remain in tact, while the support for the new track has been modified.

Tom

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Thursday, May 17, 2007 12:30 PM
I would imagine they are planning to use the same footers, especially if they plan to have it open in June like they said.
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Thursday, May 17, 2007 12:41 PM
Just saw it on the webcam. Hard to tell just what's going on, though.
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Thursday, May 17, 2007 12:44 PM
the bets are on - i think it's going to be a little pop of hopefully twisty airtime
:o)
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Thursday, May 17, 2007 12:46 PM
Well, since it appears the footers themselves are staying, my money is on a reconfigured heartline. Time will tell.
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Thursday, May 17, 2007 1:41 PM
They're installing the loop from Son of Beast.

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Thursday, May 17, 2007 1:54 PM
LOL.

Ok that shouldn't have been funny, but it was. ;)

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Thursday, May 17, 2007 1:55 PM
If they really just decided a couple days ago not to open it with the park, it's incredible how fast they got the new supports.
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Thursday, May 17, 2007 2:55 PM
^^^ ROFL.

^ Tony said that the design for the new track was being finalized as they were making the announcement that it wouldn't open on the 12th.

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Thursday, May 17, 2007 3:11 PM
I don't understand if you're agreeing with me Jason, or saying that I'm an idiot.
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Thursday, May 17, 2007 3:11 PM
The crane keeps going back and forth between the heartline and the pile of track. Looks like two pieces are out.
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Thursday, May 17, 2007 3:22 PM
How exactly do you expect them to "reconfigure" it in 120 feet of track? That's not exactly a lot of room to reconfigure anything.
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Thursday, May 17, 2007 3:32 PM
Ya know, reconfigured as in flattened out to straight track. :)
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Thursday, May 17, 2007 3:32 PM
I was laughing at the SOB comment and just responding to your comment with what Tony said.
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Thursday, May 17, 2007 3:45 PM
Couldnt they just make the hill after the HLR smaller so it wouldnt take as much speed, causing for a slower launch, and not having to get rid of the roll.
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Thursday, May 17, 2007 3:53 PM
With less speed, it may not be able to complete the circuit.
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Thursday, May 17, 2007 3:53 PM
The hill after the heartline is already basically sitting right on top of the tunnel. Plus, there is more track after that the train has to finish.

Plus, we know they're only replacing three sections of track, so no, they won't be lowering any hills.

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Thursday, May 17, 2007 3:55 PM
You could still have the same speed launch, just clamp down the trims on the hill after the tunnel a little more. I'm sure that scenario had been thought out though and they must know something is really wrong with the heartline roll if they scrapped the adjusting the speed ideas.

We should know in the upcoming days though. I'm interested to see what they decided,

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