Some good and bad news of SFMM.

Saturday, July 28, 2001 2:52 PM
First the good news, new photos of SFMM

Bad news, the test rides of the Deja Vu failed. The cable of the second tower break.

Look for photos at http://www.twistedrails.com/temp/temp.shtml

You will find the photos of the brokes cable.
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Saturday, July 28, 2001 2:57 PM
NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! WHYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHH!!! It just keeps getting better and better for Six Flags Magic Mountain's Deja Vu huh. Damn Vekoma. Never trusting them again.
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Saturday, July 28, 2001 3:01 PM
Do I smell a lawsuit?

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Jes
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Saturday, July 28, 2001 3:03 PM
Yay! Another lawsuit against a Six FLags park for wrongul advertising(sp?):) X better open before the 22 next month.
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Saturday, July 28, 2001 3:04 PM
This coaster is also a nightmare for Vekoma, there are plans to replace the cable by a LIM installation, so that the pullcars will be pulled by a LIM-installation, just in the orginal plan of the Invertigo. Vekoma has 2 nightmare coastertypes:

Flying Dutchman, many breakdowns
Super Boomerang

The other coastertypes are good.
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Saturday, July 28, 2001 3:10 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Looks like only 2 coasters for SFMM this year.
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Saturday, July 28, 2001 3:11 PM
SFMMFreak, yea false advertising too, but I was thinking against Vekoma by Six Flags for a bum ride.

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Jes
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Saturday, July 28, 2001 3:13 PM
Xtremerider, can you please put some returns in your "NOO...."?

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Jes
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Saturday, July 28, 2001 3:18 PM
..or just delete it completly, lol

Sounds bad for SFMM... I am just glad I didnt reschedule my trip to go in July instead of May.. because X STILL isn't open! (and dejavu)...

Also, ZeroG, if I am correct, isnt it true that Vekoma still "owns" the ride? (ie: they didnt hand it over to SFMM yet).. so why would there be a lawsuit? (unless its based on certain time constraints, or some contract)

Alan Jacyszyn
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Saturday, July 28, 2001 3:18 PM
That sucks!! I hope it's open by December. This should be posted in the news section.

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Saturday, July 28, 2001 3:28 PM
We don't know for sure that the cable broke. Maybe the cable wasn't strong/thick enough to endure the train 365 days a year. Also, if the cable broke, don't you think there would be some damage on the tower and the train. I don't think we should be jumping to conclusions quite yet. Why don't we wait until Karl puts captions on his photo's.
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Saturday, July 28, 2001 3:32 PM

StealthmF5m3 said:
"That sucks!!

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Saturday, July 28, 2001 4:03 PM
Where is the picture with the broken cable?

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Saturday, July 28, 2001 4:10 PM
We just luv that Vekoma ;) Keeps getting better and better.

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Saturday, July 28, 2001 4:18 PM

arrowfreak said:
"We don't know for sure that the cable broke. Maybe the cable wasn't strong/thick enough to endure the train 365 days a year. Also, if the cable broke, don't you think there would be some damage on the tower and the train. I don't think we should be jumping to conclusions quite yet. Why don't we wait until Karl puts captions on his photo's."


SFMM isn't open 365 days a year.
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Saturday, July 28, 2001 4:28 PM
It's official: Deja Vu will NEVER open!
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Saturday, July 28, 2001 4:38 PM
You know what I think would be extremely funny? If neither X nor Deja Vu opened before Cedar Point's 2002 coaster does... :)

And this just struck me... have any of the Deja Vus opened yet? What parks were scheduled to get them? SFMM, SFGAm, and SFoG?

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Saturday, July 28, 2001 4:58 PM
Hah - I don't think the Deja's will ever open. Maybe Vekoma should have done some stress tests.

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Saturday, July 28, 2001 5:01 PM

ßruce said:
"Where is the picture with the broken cable?

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Umm... the only pic of Deja Vu. In the right middle, there is the broken cable being lowered by a crane.

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Saturday, July 28, 2001 5:04 PM
Whoa there...I never said anything about a broken cable. The workers were just removing the cable spool (if that's what it's called) along with the motor for the second lift. The cables were hanging freely, detached from this piece. Obviously there's a problem if they have to do this, but until Friday as far as I know, the ride was testing ok.

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