Schwartzkoph shuttle loop @ SFMW parking lot

Sunday, June 13, 2004 11:44 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar Was just making a little stop over at SFMW and noticed the parts of a Schwartzkoph shuttle loop in the parking lot. This is only the second time I've been through the parking lot, but I definitely didn't notice it on Fri. (which was the other time).

The supports were light blue and the track was a puke green (Mindbender came to mind). I couldn't tell if it was weight drop or fly wheel.

The trains were light bluish with a lightning bolt on each side and the back of each car.

For some reason I want to say that this was Tidal Wave, but I also seem to remember Tidal Wave having yellow track.

Anyone know more?


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Sunday, June 13, 2004 11:52 PM
Wow, andy, where have you been? I'm in WV and know that that is the Shuttle from PGA. Been there for months:).
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Sunday, June 13, 2004 11:52 PM
It was Tidal Wave at PGA.

Guess they haven't found a new home for it yet.

But when SF finds a new home for it, expect it to be named Greezed Lightnin'. :) *** Edited 6/14/2004 3:54:11 AM UTC by Chitown***


My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.

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Monday, June 14, 2004 12:09 AM
Yep, was there today and there was Greased Lightning unceremoniously rusting away. (sob)

Fate is the path of least resistance.

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Monday, June 14, 2004 10:20 AM
rollergator's avatar PLEASE please please get that ride to another park....letting an Anton rust away in a parking lot should be illegal....or at least set you up for a lawsuit from the CPO...;)

Seriously, though, MOVE this ride and relocate it...better to run SOMEWHERE than to be sold for scrap in another 2-3 years...

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Monday, June 14, 2004 11:19 AM
janfrederick's avatar Yup...here are the pix:

http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery2379.htm

I went to PGA last Friday. So sad without the train, Triple Wheel, Whizzer, and Tidal Wave.

And to think that they STILL have the Gristley. Weird! *** Edited 6/14/2004 7:31:26 PM UTC by janfrederick***


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Monday, June 14, 2004 1:06 PM
THey are using Greezed lightning for parts for Zonga.
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Monday, June 14, 2004 1:54 PM
Was that the reason Zonga was miraculously running two trains yesterday?? Hmm !!!

Fate is the path of least resistance.

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Monday, June 14, 2004 2:02 PM
I don't think you realize NorCal Kid1 that there isn't much from Greased Lightnin' that could be used on Zonga. That's not the reason they had two trains on Zonga.

Greased Lightnin' is in storage, not in the grave yard. :)

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Monday, June 14, 2004 4:27 PM
If they relocated SFGAm's Tidal Wave twice, I am sure they have plans for this one.

A small scale SF park without much land for expansion could easily squeeze this coaster in. It takes up a long narrow footprint.


My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.

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Monday, June 14, 2004 4:53 PM
janfrederick's avatar I'll bet it's going to the new Six Flags Casper Wyoming we've all been hearing about. ;)
"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
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Monday, June 14, 2004 7:07 PM
Or they could just remove V2 and put Greased Lightning in.

Antuan..who dislikes the new "de-testicled" V2


Fate is the path of least resistance.

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Monday, June 14, 2004 7:30 PM
Put them side by side. :)

My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.

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Monday, June 14, 2004 8:22 PM
I'm with Antuan, just toss it across the lake and set her up! SFMW would score major points with NorCal coaster enthusiast like myself who sure do miss having this Anton masterpiece close by.
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Monday, June 14, 2004 9:01 PM
Olsor's avatar Nominating Antuan for quote of the year... :)
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Monday, June 14, 2004 11:06 PM
They need to send it back "home". I know it wasn't born at SFGAm, but it was at the other Great America. I didnt realize how I miss Tidal Wave until I got to catch a lap on Monty's Revenge this past saturday.
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Monday, June 14, 2004 11:40 PM
You are from Chicago. In a little over 5 hours, you can get your arse down to Louisville to experience the real original. :)

My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2004 10:56 AM
janfrederick's avatar Or to the nearest flywheel model (yet another reason to do Knott's) ;)
"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
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Tuesday, June 15, 2004 1:36 PM
Which ones are the better ones, the flywheel or the weight drop?

And judging from what others have written about SFKK, I don't really trust that park too much. I have contemplated stopping there the Sunday after Beastbuzz, but I think I might skip it and drive straight to Holiday World for my first ever visit there.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2004 2:27 PM
I rode both Montezooma's revenge and Greased Lightning and I have to say the flywheels have more kick (Greased Lightning launches at 57mph and Montezooma at 60mph) Plus you go a lot higher on the back spike which = more air.

Fate is the path of least resistance.

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