Sheikra's Immelman Poles?

Thursday, September 1, 2005 1:18 AM
I was curious if anyone had an explanation for the poles that stick out horizontally from Sheikra's track on the pull up of its immelman (photo here). During construction, I vaguely remember there being consensus on the idea that they were going to support a catwalk of sorts, but as of yet no such thing has been installed. Are they there for optional catwalk installation (kindof like the empty trim brake mounts that B&M has included on several of their more recent coasters) or... ?

Just curious if anyone has a concrete explanation for them. Thanks,

- BB

Thursday, September 1, 2005 2:36 AM
I'm never 100% sure, but I believe it's for an optional net to keep "stuff" from falling onto the midways.
Thursday, September 1, 2005 10:29 AM
I's for a net.
Thursday, September 1, 2005 11:55 AM
It's so you can hook up the internets.
Thursday, September 1, 2005 1:42 PM
Oh good, a place for me to plug in my internet-ready toaster when I get down to Tampa. Nothin like some delicious automated toastering coastering.

Think it's T3?

- BB

Thursday, September 1, 2005 4:04 PM
Those poles do look at LOT less *unnecessary* now that the nets are hung in place...

I get to see them up close tomorrow! Yay me! :)

Thursday, September 1, 2005 4:39 PM
That's excellent, look forward to a TR *nudge... nudge.* Anyway, I hadn't run across photos with nets in place, so thanks for the info.


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