Whatever happened to the Texas Giant??

Friday, January 18, 2002 4:13 AM
This coaster was considered one of the best, if not the best, coaster around for several years, but now it seems to have fallen out of favor with many enthusiasts the last few years. Why is that? Brakes? Roughness?
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Friday, January 18, 2002 5:19 AM
I still think its a great ride, but it has lost some of its status.  I think part of this can be attributed to the fact that its 10+ years old and bigger and better wood coasters have been built in recent years.  It has been toned down somewhat by trim brakes and it has been quite rough in recent years.  Unfortunately, with the extremely hot, dry summers we had in Texas in 1998 and 2000, the park couldn't keep up with the maintenance like they have in the past.
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Friday, January 18, 2002 5:22 AM
really, not that many larger woodies have been built recently.  I think its just a by-product of CCI churning out masterpieces easy as pie. 
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Friday, January 18, 2002 5:44 AM
That was the point I was trying to make.  I should have put the emphasis on better rather than bigger.
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Friday, January 18, 2002 9:20 AM
I found Texas Giant to be the second best woodie I've been on. That ride is insane. Granted, I've only been on 2 CCIs, but I have been on about 20 wooden coasters, so take that however you want...
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Friday, January 18, 2002 9:51 AM
I've been on around 83 wooden coasters and TG is easily in the bottom 15 or so.  It's just devoid of any thrills, IMO.  It ran like complete crap.

But everyone knows I dislike the coaster so no need on rehashing it, I guess.

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Friday, January 18, 2002 3:05 PM
I think The Giant is a great ride. I think it ranks among the medium grade CCI's. I think I caught it on a good day, it seemed like it wanted to jump right off the track the whole circut.

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Friday, January 18, 2002 4:54 PM
I haven't ridden, but have seen it on shows, and it looks like a masterpiece. Obviously is just isn't. Guys, let's not forget about GCI. I'll take Lightning Racer over a lot of CCI's anyday.

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Friday, January 18, 2002 6:14 PM


rcthemepark36 said:
I haven't ridden, but have seen it on shows, and it looks like a masterpiece.

So does it's bigger brother over in Ohio. If looks could only make a ride good... 


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Friday, January 18, 2002 6:18 PM
All i have to say is no CCI lives up to the pure terror and Airtime of The Big Dipper at SFWOA
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Friday, January 18, 2002 6:22 PM

IntaminAG1@school said:
All i have to say is no CCI lives up to the pure terror and Airtime of The Big Dipper at SFWOA

is this sarcasm?  I can't tell. 

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Friday, January 18, 2002 6:51 PM
Big Dipper's airtime is insane. Very fun.
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Friday, January 18, 2002 7:24 PM
I rode Texas Giant a number of times over the last year and was really surprised at the ride variability.  I generally ride in the 3rd row, so the differences aren't attributable to position (its been mentioned that the ride is rougher as you move towards the back, and even numbered rows are rougher than odd numbered rows).  At times TG was slower, overbraked, and rough while other rides were quite the opposite.  Maybe that's the source of the huge differences of opinion about TG. 
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Friday, January 18, 2002 8:15 PM
Texas Giant kicks*****in the back seat.
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Friday, January 18, 2002 9:58 PM
The first year it was open it was INSANE!!!  It was so wicked, it literally ripped it's own trains apart.  The last time I rode it was in 1995 (worked on it one day!), and it was still totally awesome, just shy of what it was when it opened.  Since then, they have taken out that incredible double-up...
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Friday, January 18, 2002 10:28 PM
NO thats not sarcasm Ravenguy its true.  one time i had to hold my little cousin down on the bunny hops back to the station while trying to hold myself down.  even the Villain doesnt macth My baby ( even though its older  than me).
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Saturday, January 19, 2002 4:42 AM
You've got that right Intamin!
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Saturday, January 19, 2002 6:44 AM
Yeah, plus the Villain's trains are very painful. Big Dipper's Trains were so sweet.
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Saturday, January 19, 2002 5:34 PM
At least I thought so.

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Saturday, January 19, 2002 10:01 PM
I didnt find The Villians trains hurtin 6 feet.
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