VF Posts Renegade Construction Pictures

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 4:06 PM
Cool no comment. Back to the ride at hand.
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Tuesday, October 24, 2006 5:37 PM
Thunderbird was the first coaster they did a slab on instead of grade beams.
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Tuesday, October 24, 2006 6:37 PM
I wonder if they learned something from doing the slabs on Thunderbird and have now made that their practice. It might make the ride last longer.
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Tuesday, October 24, 2006 6:42 PM
I know a slab will help the park on landscaping costs since a worker won't have to run a weed wacker under the structure! :)
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Tuesday, October 24, 2006 6:59 PM
matt.'s avatar Those slabs are very, very interesting. How often do we see a completely new way of doing things when it comes to building wooden coasters?
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Tuesday, October 24, 2006 7:16 PM
Just about the entire run of Shivering Timbers is slabs, As is Twisted twins.

Now a whole slab under the coaster is somethning new to me.

Chuck

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006 11:18 PM
ST is a little different than this.
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Tuesday, October 24, 2006 11:19 PM
During the Kentucky Rumbler construction tour, Jeff Pike mentioned how the entire coaster was built on a 3' thick concrete slab which runs the entire track length. He said it's like house construction in that the whole structure is tied together by the slab and should require less maintenance over the years.
I survived a Japanese typhoon and the Togo flat ride of death!!!!!!
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Wednesday, October 25, 2006 8:08 AM
Well that does make sense.
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Tuesday, November 21, 2006 8:37 PM
matt.'s avatar VF has been doing well posting new pics - you can really get a sense of size and scale of this thing.

This is a big coaster!

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006 11:56 PM
I always thought individual footings for wooden coasters was not the most effective way of constructing them. But, I just assumed the ride designers knew what they were doing. Apparently someone decided that slabs were more effective which makes perfect sense to me. Now the individual supports won't raise and lower at different rates. Should make for a smoother ride over time.
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Wednesday, November 22, 2006 10:11 AM
rollergator's avatar

Swoosh said:Maybe you will get one someday, I know that we will be getting our GCI very soon

Really now? Do tell! :)

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006 2:46 PM
Now how does that saying go? ;)
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Wednesday, November 22, 2006 2:48 PM
rollergator's avatar ^ Too late for that now, D....

Kitty, bag...bag, kitty... ;)

:)

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006 5:34 PM
I hate you. ;)
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Wednesday, November 22, 2006 11:30 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar So does anyone know how the ride is going to be situated in the park? I know the general location, but which direction will the lift hill be pointing to and where will the first turnaround be for instance? Does the ride leapfrog over the service road or anything else?

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Thursday, November 23, 2006 1:03 PM
Ok. The station will be almost parallel with the General Store. It'll come out of the station and turn 90 degrees and it'll go up the lift hill which is going up kinda right next to Thunder Canyon. It'll swoop down, and go around TC, and turnaround, and come back. It'll go over the service road, and come back. So if you have your back to the waterpark on that path on the way to TC, you'll be facing the station. These new pics look awesome.
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Thursday, November 23, 2006 2:30 PM
The slab doesn't just float, right? There are footers below it..?

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Thursday, November 23, 2006 8:42 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar Pretty sure there are pilings that go deeper into the ground than just the slab, but I'm an ME grad, not a ConE. ;)

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Friday, November 24, 2006 1:01 PM
rollergator's avatar ^ Good thing, cause otherwise I'd be able to make some joke about "*ConE-ought* to build some flyers already"... ;)

Of course, Conneaut HAS theirs...do you? :)


Back on topic...*given* that CF knew GCI had been building "virtually-maintenance-free" woodies for YEARS now, is anyone else surprised it took THIS long to build one?

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