These coasters come to mind: Rattler, SOB, Mean Streak, Texas Giant.
Would it be possible to retrack these coaster with the prefab wood track that is being used in the industry today? Do you think this would bring those coasters back as a signature ride for the parks?
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I'd even venture to say that it would cost less to just replace the re-profiled parts with your own wood than to specially order an engineered pre-fab piece.
Tekno: Oh...I need to read more carefully :)
No, I don't like wooden coasters that are rough but I do love latterals, airtime, quick changes and how'd they do thats that don't seem possible with steels. Even the S:ROS's.
Chuck, who knows it's possible to make a conventional woodie smooth and long lasting. VIPER SFGAM? Phoenix and others. The bigger ones are gonna need some reg yearly maintence and some replacement.
But whatever, if its fun I will ride it. I dont care if its wood or steal.
Oh, and I highly doubt you can retrack an existing coaster with it. I would think the entire structure would have to change.
*** Edited 5/26/2005 4:29:29 PM UTC by eightdotthree***
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