Vetical Velocity ( SFMW) Opening Tomorrow (Fri.)

Thursday, June 20, 2002 10:05 AM

Sfmwonline.com, has reported that Cal- OSHA is inspecting the ride tomorrow and if it gives the OK, it will open to the GP, no media day is planned, for further info go to the website.

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 10:30 AM
Great news...if only I could find a ride :(. I think the new version of v2 looks so amazing.Coming out the station and flipping upside down(while going 65-70 mph) should be quite an interesting sensation.
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Thursday, June 20, 2002 10:47 AM

I'll be going on monday and will hopefully get a ride or two on it. I think going backwords through the inline twist should be great.

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 11:45 AM

I was there yesterday and they had just finnished the rubber floor. It tested a couple of times right after the park closed too. I also talked to a few ride-ops and they all said it would open friday but they also said it won't go 72 miles per hour anymore.

It looked really cool and I wish I hadn't used all my film before they tested it!

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 12:23 PM
Anyone notice that they didnt update sixflags.com with the new pics and specs?

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 12:35 PM
I'm also going on Monday so i hope its open! I will be so happy! I'm not setting my expectations to high for it because I don't want to be dissapointed. See you all there on Monday!

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 1:09 PM
Yeah, I think it may only go like 55 - 60 mph now. With only a 150 foot tower, how could it keep the 72mph speed? It almost reached the tippy-top of the 185 foot tower at 72 mph. Im sure it will be drastically reduced.

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 1:35 PM

Well I know they put a smaller wheel on it so that it slows down faster or something like that. Yeah, I may be there either Monday or Tuesday. It was still really loud when I saw it test though!

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 1:59 PM
Why doesn't V2 have to test 1000 times like Xcelerator did? You can't tell me it has already because its only been testing for a week.
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Thursday, June 20, 2002 2:05 PM
Im going there tomorrow and I REALLY hope it'll be open! I don't care if i have to wait by the ride all day! And another reason I hope it'll be open is because i only rode the old version once, so i hope the new version will be worth the wait!

PLEASE BE OPEN!! PLEASE BE OPEN!! PLEASE BE OPEN!!!

Constepated Tester: The reason Xcel has to test 1000 times is because its a prototype and they need to make sure everything works right (which nothing ever does). V2, 1: is not a prototype and B: it just needs to test enough to get the launch speeds right.

*** This post was edited by KoasterKrazi on 6/20/2002. ***

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 2:26 PM

Constepated Tester said:
Why doesn't V2 have to test 1000 times like Xcelerator did? You can't tell me it has already because its only been testing for a week.


I believe because it uses the same trains and a previously used systems it doesn't have to test 1000 times. It was Intamin that choose to test Xclerator 1000 times before handing it over to the park.

So basically, not on a modified ride.

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 7:38 PM
V2 will go just as fast if not faster than it used to, the LENGTH of the spike is now 212 ft I believe, the old spike of course was 185 feet long and high.

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 7:46 PM
I think he was referring to the back spike, which has been noticeably shortened.

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Friday, June 21, 2002 6:32 AM
Yeah, but it is possible that it will go 72 moh because I think they took off a car.

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Friday, June 21, 2002 6:37 PM
The specs on the ride now read 150 ft at 70mph....
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Friday, June 21, 2002 7:56 PM

Todd said:
V2 will go just as fast if not faster than it used to, the LENGTH of the spike is now 212 ft I believe, the old spike of course was 185 feet long and high.


That front spike is 212 ft now? Wow!! If thats the case I would assume they can launch the train forward at 70 MPH but going toward the back spike it would be slowed down.

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Friday, June 21, 2002 8:39 PM

The actual length of the spike has *little* to do with the speed of the ride. If both spikes are 150' max (height), then the train will be ascending both towers at the same speed. Just because the front spike is longer, it's still 150' high, which is what determines the speed.

-Nate

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Friday, June 21, 2002 9:05 PM
Does anybody know if it opened today?

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Friday, June 21, 2002 9:39 PM
It did not open today. SFMW Online said it could open but had no guarantees!

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Friday, June 21, 2002 11:39 PM
I may be going to the park on Tuesday, email me at agomez@afes.com if your going.

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