TimberHawk rises in Washington

Posted Tuesday, February 25, 2003 3:52 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Six Flags Inc. unveiled plans for a new wooden coaster called TimberHawk at Wild Waves/Enchanted Village on Monday. It will be the single biggest addition to the park since the Oklahoma-based company bought the amusement park in late 2000. When complete, TimberHawk will consist of more than 2,600 feet of track, with about 20 crossovers, 12 dramatic drops, six reversals and numerous sharp turns, according to a description released by the park.

Read more from The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 3:56 AM
Great! Seattle, here I come...
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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 4:02 AM
"modeled after Roar"--I can hear the Six Flags Clone Bashers warming up now...
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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 4:15 AM
Oh give it a rest, would you? The only thing more annoying than clone crybabies are people who cry about clone crybabies.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 4:41 AM
I like the name. Is it August yet?

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 4:57 AM
So, I guess that other layout we saw a while back didn't get used. I don't remember that one having as many crossovers.

'Roar in the woods' - I like it, particularly if the Roar design got a swift kick in the rear with the 'intensity boot.' And it's a cool name for the area.

I'm sure that August will come all too soon, Greg. ;)

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 5:29 AM
But Jeff...what about the people who cry about people crying about clone crybabies? Wait....now I'm confused....;)

Nice name...good to see it's *all* wood and not steel supports. What are "reversals" ? Are those turnarounds? Anyway, now we *definitely* have to find a way to plan ERT on this puppy in August.

Moosh

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*** This post was edited by Mamoosh 2/25/2003 10:30:23 AM ***

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 5:54 AM
"Almost all of our parks have at least one great wood coaster," ???????
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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 5:58 AM
The key word is *almost*, Mike. By using that they can rule out SFMM ;)

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 6:14 AM
What about people who point out people who cry about people who cry about clone crybabies??? I gues the only poeple worse are people who stomp jokes into the ground until they are deader than dead! Hey, how about a T & C to deal with them? ;)

All I can say is that it's about time! There is a huge market. I would say that there are not enough dry days to make it feasible, but I'm sure the folks up there don't mind a little rain in the face.

By the way...for all you folks back east, we just got hit by a juicy storm. Better get those snow shovels out!!

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 6:15 AM
SFMM, 'Moosh....methinks those people in the Garden State have a WAY more valid complaint...it's like SFMM without Colossus to boost the wooden lineup...;)

edit: ERT on this thing sounds delicious...maybe we can get Stan C to *sponsor* it for us....;).

stupid edits: TimberHawk is a great name. Fits the park (and the region)perfectly...much better than the "Axe-wielding woodsman"...but then again, Bass's suggestions for names always seem to be a little....off...;)*** This post was edited by rollergator 2/25/2003 12:18:36 PM ***

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 7:27 AM
Moosh said...

what about the people who cry about people crying about clone crybabies? Wait....now I'm confused....

So, LoneStar. We meet again for the first time for the last time...

:)

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 7:39 AM
Whoo-hoo! After figuring out that I'm relocating to Seattle for work, I thought I was going to be stuck without good wood anywhere close. Sounds like a lot of fun. Plus, Silverwood is a short plane flight away, and Coaster @ PNC is 3 hours.

However, having ridden both Roar coasters, I wonder what trains this clone will have - the PTC's on SFA's didn't seem to handle the track too well when I was there a couple years ago. Come to think of it, the other GCI with PTC's (Wildcat @ Hershey) didn't track too well either. Since they can't use Millenium Flyers, I guess it's PTC's.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 8:08 AM
Well at just over 2,600ft, it isn't going to be a clone anyway. Perhaps a smaller replica? Still, it's the coaster I most look foward to in this 'understated' 2003 season. August can't get here fast enough!

Let's see: Timberhawk, Coaster, Timber Terror and Tremors all within a 4 day period. I don't think it gets any better than that.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 8:21 AM
I forgot to mention... maybe now it's finally acceptable to move to Portland. I love that entire area from the California border to Canada, but it'd be really hard to move there knowing it was coaster deficient. Hopefully this is the first step in many!

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 9:08 AM
How are the home prices there? I understand they have development limits in the city. Although that makes life better for those who live there, how does it affect home prices?

I've thought about moving there too. However, I'm worried about home prices. Then again, San Diego ain't cheap either.

And hey, Portland isn't THAT far from PNE, Puyallup, and Silverwood.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 9:15 AM
Well, it's significantly higher than Cleveland, but compared to San Diego, I think you'd be much better off:

http://www.thebullandbear.com/articles/2002/1102-house.html

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 9:19 AM
Hmmm, here's a question. The article doesn't mention who's building it, but the talk had been it would be S&S. The Roar's were built by GCI. So, is GCI in fact building this, or is it S&S?

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 9:28 AM
S&S is building it, with McNulty consulting IIRC.

Moosh

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 9:39 AM
Sure, there is other wood in the NW, but not within a reasonable day trip from Portland(except for the 3 weeks the fair is open). But finally, this summer that changes. Already, the park's zamperla hawk is dubbed the TimberAxe. Now we get the TimberHawk. Considering the park's height restrictions, they should install a spaghetti bowl coaster and tag it the TimberHitch..;)

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