Titan complete, 25 new photos added

Posted Friday, March 30, 2001 3:55 AM | Contributed by Lone Star Thrills

Titan has been completed. All track is up and ready. Our 25 new photos show the completed structure and the start of the roofing of the tunnel. We expect testing to start in a week or so.

Link: Lone Star Thrills

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Friday, March 30, 2001 4:18 AM
Jeff's avatar Wow... you know, it doesn't appear that there is really any point after the mid-course that the ride will bleed off any speed (other than by friction). Is it me or will that second helix be insanely intense?

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Jeff
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Friday, March 30, 2001 4:29 AM
No, Jeff, I think you're right....this coaster looks to be one of the biggest/best designs I've seen.

The helix looks insane! I've got to get there somehow....
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Friday, March 30, 2001 4:35 AM
Yeah, I would agree also. I dont know which to choose from..Nitro or Titan. I seriously cannot wait!!

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Dayuum, Your HOT!
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Friday, March 30, 2001 4:36 AM
When I rode Goliath there were tunnel-vision inducing forces in that helix, so I'm hopeful Titan will be the same! And there's NOTHING to slow you down before the first helix.
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Friday, March 30, 2001 5:04 AM
You know, that misaligned support could mean some delays. Major bummer.

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Oh my freekin' head!
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Friday, March 30, 2001 5:06 AM
I believe that the blackout complaints on Goliath have been heard, but they don't seem to do anything different now. I find it hard to believe that the speed would be that much faster.

In the Nitro-Titan thing, I think Nitro would be better, because of the fact that I see much more airtime on the course, but that's just me.

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Loopscrew.com
It's coming...
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Friday, March 30, 2001 6:59 AM
Thank god I get to ride this thing. I can't wait! I'm heading to SFoT in late May. It should be up and running by then.

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SFGAm:The Place to be on May 5th!

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Friday, March 30, 2001 8:34 AM
Looks pretty wild. Shame I won't being going to Texas anytime soon. Some people are very lucky to have coasters that are so easily photographed. We're only two weeks from SFA's opening and not one single picture has emerged of Batwing's construction. It's kind of like the old days before the web.
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Friday, March 30, 2001 9:40 AM
Actually, to me it seems they added that helix before the mid-course to eliminate some of the speed the train carries into the second half. The radius of the helix gets wider as it goes along. It just seems to me they're using that helix to not rely so much on the brakes to slow it down.

-Steve
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Friday, March 30, 2001 11:43 AM
SoCalFan, did you ever actually ride Goliath? The drop is the only good thing? I guess you totally missed the huge airtime on the camelback after the second drop (which is also pretty awesome) and slept through the hugely intense helix. Goliath is an awesome ride. In fact a lot of coaster enthusiasts have said that the first drop is actually one of the low points on the ride!


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Willow? Yes, my name is Willow. Would you stop pecking on me on this big droooopppppppppp......
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Friday, March 30, 2001 12:51 PM
That picture of Titan on the Lone Star Thrills site front page looks as if a SFMM picture taken from the parking lot was edited by removing Colossus in the foreground and S:TE in the background, just exposing Goliath! Cuz it looks exactly like Goliath from that parking lot except from the barely noticable extra helix.
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Friday, March 30, 2001 1:00 PM
Sweet, can't wait to ride it in August. The vast array of photos inspired me to write this haiku:

Orange twisting track
Sky zenith plunging earthbound
Flying on the rails.

The Texas Giant and Titan at the same park!

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"No vomiting allowed on company rides"
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Friday, March 30, 2001 5:32 PM
How can you say that about Goliath You must have never ridden it because that ride this ride is filled with air time you get more airtime on this than millennium force theres A 130 FOOT TUNNEL extremely intense helixes . In fact its my favorite coaster. so don't judge titan by Goliath socalfan that helix can make a huge different and its not right to judge aride you never rode.
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Sunday, April 1, 2001 9:06 AM
I have to say, this thing is gonna be something else. These curves and helixes are just mind-boggling. I want to ride!!!!

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Coasters- a little slice of heaven
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Monday, April 2, 2001 12:17 AM
This has been on my mind for some time now. Note the huge turnaround and return hill, yet the rest of the ride is small in comparison. Totally unlike a traditional Hypercoaster or Gigacoaster for that matter - SD2K i.e. several huge hills following the drop. Don't get me wrong, Titan looks awesome, you could say it's a Speedcoaster or a Hypertwister - fast & furious.

I could be full of hot air as I'm embarrassed to have never ridden a Hyper or Gigacoaster. Manhattan Express doesn't count! Bugger, as I was at SFMM just before Goliath opened. :(

Keep up the excellent work LST!

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Monday, April 2, 2001 1:47 PM
Soggy's avatar Even when Goliath brings the train to a near stop on the mid-course, the second half is STILL killer! Lately, however, (3-24) Goliath was not hitting the mid-course as hard as it was over the winter.

Titan will be all that and (no, not a bag of chips) an additional helix too! Texas, here I come. Well, in another 2 months anyway!

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"X" marks the spot in 2001!
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