Yep, that was their work (it got paint that year too). It continued to run well last year. Maybe it was Scott Short who said to me, "Did you notice there are actual laterals in the turnaround?" Good times.
I didn't notice any laterals on the turn, but there was quite a bit of airtime to be had on many of the hills, including the two final speed hills before the brake run (if I remember correctly.) I heard people complain about how the individual lap bars ruined the airtime on the ride, but I had nothing to complain about. There was no line, so we got about a dozen or so rides within an hour. Good times indeed.
rollergator: When did Gwazi receive some TLC? I rode it back in November of '02 and February of '04 and both times it was running exceptional. Definitely one of the most underrated wood coasters in this country.
Villain's *jazz track* is getting fixed, and they are currently installing the track steel to the new laminates on the 'Dippers rehabed areas. Wolf Kabobs is nowhere near ready at this point, as there is still a bunch of track that is missing on the first drop. It may not open with the rest of the park in two weeks by the looks of it, but I'm not for sure. Thanks for the input about Martin & Vleminckx doing the work though Rob.
Wood Coaster Fan Club...debuts at Knoebels on Saturday to distribute materials and information.