Texas Giant testing video on Facebook

Acoustic Viscosity's avatar

Oh THAT other one. I forgot about the teddy bear. Topper track can't make a boring ride anything but more boring.


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LostKause said:
It would be the coolest thing in the universe if SOB got this, and the loop was replaced! ...In the universe!

:)

Ehhh... the Mind Bender and Shockwave would still be LIGHT YEARS BETTER, as loopers :)


Billy
LostKause's avatar

Well, you are probably right, Billy. But I would still be very excited if this happened. I wouldn't be excited at all if they didn't add the loop back.


CoasterDemon's avatar

^I would be excited too, Travis! It really was the best part of the ride... the Loop and the CREEPY steep and tall lift ;)


Billy
Jerry's avatar

Looks good - I would love to see this done to S.O.B. and have them put the loop back in too...

Raven-Phile's avatar

Yeah, that'd be pretty cool.

Jeff's avatar

I'm certain at this point that I'm going to add a new entry to our database for this ride. It is clearly not the same ride it was before.


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I never thought I'd want anything other than its total demise for Mean Streak, but this video has changed my mind (for now).


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I dunno... you'd still have to radically change the profile of Mean Streak (as they did here) to make it interesting.


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Lord Gonchar's avatar

Some steeper angles could go a long way.


LostKause's avatar

"Wachoo whaoo want wachoo wachoo want"...

Looks like the ride slowed down a little bit from when they added all the cars to the train. It'll probably get a little faster too, after it gets broken in a little.

Maybe we say it enough, Cedar Fair will get the idea - If this works out well, SOB should be next, and they should add the loop back to the ride.

...And Mean Streak too.


Vater's avatar

Y'know, I wonder if maybe Son of Beast could use this treatment...and maybe have the loop added back in as well. I wonder if anyone, ever, has thought of that since this Texas Giant refurb began, because I haven't heard a soul mention it. Ever.

LostKause's avatar

Where's that winkie face, Vater?

But since you mentioned it, I agree, and they should add the loop in as well. ;)


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...And make the first drop steeper...and add a double up...and add some 90*banked and over banked turns...and...


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birdhombre's avatar

Take the entire rose bowl at 90 degrees.

delan's avatar

90 deg...? meh. 0-degrees would get my attention. ;)

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kpjb's avatar

Tekwardo said:
...And make the first drop steeper...and add a double up...and add some 90*banked and over banked turns...and...

...Maverick?


Hi

Can you imagine how fast SOB would go if they put this type of track on it with a steeper angle on the drop!? I mean 214 foot drop anywhere around 70 degress would be 80+ mph I would think.


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Steeper does not mean faster, per se. 214 feet is 214 feet. You could take 214 feet at 90 degrees, and 214 at 3 degrees, and while the steeper drop might achieve top speed first, they both will be going the same top speed at the bottom of their respective drops.

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