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Postby -Edge of Beast- » Sun May 06, 2012 7:14 am

australianalex wrote:I like how they've stuck with the traditional lift, and not the weird "fat" one seen on Dare Devil Dive.


They aren't using that lift because Dare Devil Dive incorporates the long V-style trains. I believe Iron Shark is going to use the original trains, mostly because it'd be tricky for that train to get through the tight inversions.

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Postby DJeXeL » Wed May 09, 2012 10:18 am

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Brake run is looking good right on the edge of the water.
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Postby johnychen » Wed May 09, 2012 2:44 pm

Nice brake run. Can't wait to ride it.
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Postby thrillerman1 » Wed May 09, 2012 7:10 pm

That brake run obviously needs to incorporate a mechanical shark that jumps up at the riders from the water down below.

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Postby chadster » Wed May 09, 2012 7:25 pm

SFMM would put more brakes on it.

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Postby johnychen » Wed May 09, 2012 7:32 pm

^^ Too bad they couldn't salvage the one from the Jaws ride at Universal Studios Orlando.
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Postby Chittlins » Wed May 09, 2012 7:35 pm

thrillerman1 wrote:That brake run obviously needs to incorporate a mechanical shark that jumps up at the riders from the water down below.


Someone in Florida has one for sale.

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Postby DBru » Wed May 09, 2012 7:38 pm

That looks great! Amazing setting for a coaster.
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Postby chadster » Fri May 11, 2012 2:34 pm

From their facebook page, looks like the Wheel has arrived and they are beginning to erect it. Yes, erect it. By my count looking at the webcams and whatnot, they are still missing a star flyer and trains for Iron Shark.

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Postby palmerleeberry » Sat May 12, 2012 7:43 am

^Not a problem for me since I probably won't be going to Texas until next year (or in a couple of years - still haven't decided where to go for summer 2013), so I'm sure everything would be up, running, and a little weathered by the time I get there.

I like how they positioned the brake run by the ocean. I agree that the mechanized shark should be utilized as it rises up from the ocean's depths and tries to attack the coaster beneath where the riders are.

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