Friday, April 27, 2001 6:53 AM
I'm just wondering as three are being built without being proven that the cable lifts work.
Friday, April 27, 2001 7:13 AM
Let's hope so. Have there ever been any roller coasters in the past that have been started but not able to be finished for technical difficulties? Seems like this year is bringing more rumors of problems than in years past. Deja Vu AND X. Oh well, all I can do is hope they both go up as planned.
Friday, April 27, 2001 12:13 PM
What kind of questions is that?????
Of coarse it will work, these guys are professional engineers and the government wouldn't allow it run if it was unsafe.
What is life with out coasters, geniuses, and/or SFA
Friday, April 27, 2001 12:18 PM
Hey coastergenius, nice signature! I can't fathom life without me either! ;)
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Friday, April 27, 2001 12:32 PM
I've bin to Vekoma (1 May I go again) and they said every thing workt well.The Super Invertigo uses the same system as the Hammerhead Stall.
Friday, April 27, 2001 12:55 PM
The lift installation works. In Holland, Vekoma have built a prototype of other type of coaster: The Hammerhead Stall. This type of coaster has some problems, but the lift installation works. Look at www.vekoma.com
for the information about the Hammerhead Stall. (Product Showcase - Upcoming Inv.)
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Friday, April 27, 2001 9:51 PM
Too bad that...
A.) We've seen time and time again engineers make mistakes, they're human too. Case in point, Invertigo's attempting to use LIMs for the lift, and...
B.) The government really doesn't regulate the rides that much.
But hopefully they'll work flawlessly! Stealth seemed like a miracle working greatly, good job Vekoma!
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Friday, April 27, 2001 10:18 PM
I believe that DejaVu will work and I predict that DejaVu will be the smoothest inverted shuttle coaster in the world. Hey, if Stealth worked, then DejaVu is a piece of cake.
Saturday, April 28, 2001 10:07 AM
I really don't see what's so complicated about Deja Vu's lift system. Just have stronger cables. I guess the problem would lie on the second tower though.
Saturday, April 28, 2001 12:25 PM
It will probably be quite a jolt engaging the second tower.
Friday, August 24, 2001 12:59 PM
Hey gang, remember when we thought the GIBs would work! Looking back on this thread is hilarious!
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Friday, August 24, 2001 1:07 PM
Um... SFMM's is going to work tommorow!
That's all I can say...
What would life be without roller coasters? A big ball of poo!!!
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Friday, August 24, 2001 1:55 PM
They'll work NOW, but SF is gonna make Vekoma PAY dearly for the year-long delay...and SHOULD!
rollergator - intent on improving the "guest experience" - coming soon to a park near you
The SFMM Salvi
Friday, August 24, 2001 2:23 PM
It's more of a 6 month delay. But Saying Vekoma will have to pay dearly for the delay is completely false. Did Intamin have to pay for the year+ wait with Superman: The Escape? If it's really popular and boosts admissions significantly, I think SF will be happy, even after the little delay.
The SFMM Salvi:
"Goliath Jr. looks to intense for me"
"I want to go on something more exciting than X"
Friday, August 24, 2001 2:35 PM
Deja-Vu ran smoothly today. It was media day and it was all over the morning news.It ran smoothly with no delay. No loud noice and no real head banging against the restraints. The restraisnts were huge. But tommorow is the real test when Deja-Vu will go trough its first day of running from sun up to sun down. Lets just hope Vekoma can get the other two Deja-Vu's running soon.
Friday, August 24, 2001 2:38 PM
And there was no real jolt when the train would engage the second tower. The only real negative is that the train loses a lot of speed on the cobra roll.
Friday, August 24, 2001 2:48 PM
I am sooooo tired of hearing about deja. can we please wait one day and see what happens.
Friday, August 24, 2001 3:49 PM
It will work, although as is standard with prototypes, there will be some failures over time. That is, until it is broken in. Hopefully, it will break in, not break forever.