Sand & Wicked Twister

Friday, May 3, 2002 8:40 AM
When I was looking at the pictures of Wicked Twister, why doesnt the station concrete go down the whole station. Like what if the LIM's broke down how are they going to fix it, because all thats underneath is sand.
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Friday, May 3, 2002 8:54 AM

Good question. But all the mechanical equipment is housed above the track and flows into the computer room next to the launch area via huge metal condoit (sp??)

I expect most trouble occurrs in the computer portion of the ride. If they need to get to the lims, I would guess a good ladder or genie lift would be enough. But then again what about getting those stuck in the sand.... hmmm....

Shaggy

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Shaggy
A.K.A. John K.

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Friday, May 3, 2002 11:02 AM
I'm pretty sure the greatest amusement park in the world (CP) has all of that figured out already...

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-Kyle Brylczyk
KoRn - Untouchables, June 11th, 2002

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Friday, May 3, 2002 11:20 AM
Just think- obviously they got in there to put the track up.

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Friday, May 3, 2002 1:23 PM
My guess is that they would lay metal down above the sand for a sturdy surface. Just my guess.

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At least I dont call a vertical loop a "loopdie-loop"!

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Friday, May 3, 2002 4:28 PM
V2 at SFMW is the same way except they have grass below.
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Friday, May 3, 2002 10:00 PM
Looks like they used 5 or 6 inch Rigid Conduit on Wicked twister. The photo I have shows about 20 runs from somewhere to the LIMS.. that is a lot of cable. Even if the were using 00 gauge cable that could still be up to an estimated 200+ lines of very thick cable. That is a lot of power.

I can't wait to ride this thing. Also, Lift trucks with caterpillar style footings could easily navigate that sand.
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