SFGAM Construction Update

Friday, May 4, 2001 5:01 AM
I just drove past the park this morning. The vertical Loop is complete and half of the second tower is done. 1 more section needs to be attached as well as the track.

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BMCOASTER

bmcoaster@wi.rr.com
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Friday, May 4, 2001 5:28 AM
So the Deja vu team is finally getting their act together. Now we won't have to wait till July to ride the thing! Should it be done by late May?
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"We are no longer the knights who say Ni! We are now the knights who say eckyeckyeckyeckypakungloopoingengzourjin." "Ni"
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Friday, May 4, 2001 5:46 AM
I think the Deja Vu team recruited the V2 team to help them.....they have 4 cranes working on Deja Vu. I took some pics this morning and hope to get my film developed this afternoon with a hopeful upload to a site this evening. IF so I will drop a message here for everyones enjoyment.

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What is life without it's ups and downs
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Friday, May 4, 2001 6:29 AM
No, Vekoma have sent the team of X-Flight to SFgam, to help the team which is building the Deja Vu. The same is happen to Batwing. Vekoma have sent the team of the Deja Vu of SFOG, to SFA to help the team which is building the Batwing. V2 is an Intamin Coaster and Intamin will never help Vekoma.


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Friday, May 4, 2001 7:17 AM
^^^What?????^^^

Coastes are assembled by third party construction companies aren't they???
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Friday, May 4, 2001 7:21 AM

sixflags said:
"No, Vekoma have sent the team of X-Flight to SFgam, to help the team which is building the Deja Vu. The same is happen to Batwing. Vekoma have sent the team of the Deja Vu of SFOG, to SFA to help the team which is building the Batwing. V2 is an Intamin Coaster and Intamin will never help Vekoma."

Wow, I don't think that could have been anymore incorrect.

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"No listenin', you hear me?"
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Friday, May 4, 2001 7:39 AM
^^^Thank you^^^
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Friday, May 4, 2001 7:52 AM
Justin, as far as I know, you are correct. They are assembled by 3rd part construction crews but they usually have engineers that are onsite as well. Someone previously had stated that there were 2 different construction crews assembling them, so I find it doubtful that they have "joined" forces. But who am I to say?

All I know, is I want them OPEN, and I think I am speaking for everyone on that!

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"It's Deja Vu all over again." - Yogi Berra
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Friday, May 4, 2001 8:00 AM
There is most likely an engineer from Vekoma and an engineer from Intamin on site configuring the ride for operation by configuring the computer control system. At least that is what B&M did. I am sure that all manufacturers are the same.

Legendary - I was thinking the exact same thought.

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BMCOASTER

bmcoaster@wi.rr.com
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Friday, May 4, 2001 8:53 AM
Vekoma use its own crew. At Vekoma works 360 employees. 200 of them are construction workers. Look at pictures of the construction of the Stealth, if you look good, you can see many Dutch construction workers.


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Friday, May 4, 2001 9:08 AM

What exactly does a dutch construction worker look like??
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I dinna cry when me own father was hung for stealing a pig. But I'll cry now.- Willie
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Friday, May 4, 2001 9:46 AM
Local steel erectors almost always put these rides up. The parks' unions wouldn't likely allow anything else. I'm sure there's a field engineer there from the manufacturer.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Friday, May 4, 2001 9:49 AM

sixflags said:
"Vekoma use its own crew. At Vekoma works 360 employees. 200 of them are construction workers.
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Vekoma does NOT use their own crews they use subcontractors to do the building for them. Where ever you get your facts they are wrong! I would like to see a link to where you got that there are 200 construction workers working for them.
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