SFGAm's Viper and new support

Thursday, May 12, 2005 8:28 PM
I was just at SFGAm yesterday for physics day and I noticed that throughout Viper there were metal support beams that were not there last year. I have never seen these before on a wooden coaster and I was wondering why they were added rather than adding or repairing the wood already on the coaster. I do not know how I can add pictures to show you what I am talking about but maybe some of you have been there already and know what I'm talking about.
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Thursday, May 12, 2005 8:35 PM
While I didn't take a real close look I didn't notice any new steel beams. There always have been a couple before/under the final brake run coming into the station.

If there are others, I hadn't loooked close enough to notice them.

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Thursday, May 12, 2005 8:56 PM
Hey, you should really get a good look at Iron Wolf!

I haven't seen any "new" steel beams on Viper, but their could be some.

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Thursday, May 12, 2005 9:23 PM
Many newer wooden coasters with wooden structures have steel beams at places withing the structure.

Look at this picture:
Picture #1

Notice the steel? It looks like the steel supports on Viper are more of a wood color, but there are quite a few seen in this Picture #2 *** Edited 5/13/2005 1:25:31 AM UTC by GoliathKills***

Friday, May 13, 2005 1:57 AM
Steel supports on Viper have been all over the coaster for quite some time. Since they paint it a color to match the natural wood look, it might go un-noticed.

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