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Johnny Upsidedown

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  • Birthday 07/31/1967

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  1. And did you ask to use my photo or the fact that you cut my name off it and put a bunch of crap all over it? http://www.johnnyupsidedown.com/manta/sw136a.jpg
  2. Stopped out at the park for another set of photos for my ongoing construction documentation.. Construction Update October 26th, 2008! The lift hill is about 3/4 complete this week. The station is starting to take shape and a roof has been installed on top of the maintenance building. Lots more work on the tank area and looks like they are getting the ground leveled around all the footers. The rest of the lift hill should go up this week. Check out all 20 photos from today here. www.johnnyupsidedown.com/manta.html Couple of photos from today..
  3. Had to go a day early this week as I have some things to attend to tomorrow so here is a Saturday Update... Update 10-18-08 Lift hill supports have gone up this week and looks like they will set track this coming week. Tons of station work getting done with actuators getting installed. About another 15 pieces of track have been delivered. More work on the main tank area and more work on the brake and storage area. It appears that the lift maybe the steeper veriaty that B&M seem to be going with lately. It looks much steeper then a standard lift. But we should know more next week as the lift should go up. All the pieces are there in the work area. Check out all 20 photos from today here www.johnnyupsidedown.com/manta.html Couple from today.
  4. Counting the track that is on site there is about 20 to 25 pieces. I saw 3 lift piece, the top and bottom of lift, Then there is another stack of 4 and there are more in the area where the first 2 photos are. Along with what is installed I would say that there is 35 to 40 pieces of track.. Most if not all the track will be onsite in the next few weeks.. My contact at the park says most of Manta will have arrived by the end of the month. I hope to be able to arrange a close up walk around the track once most of its on site, I am at least going to ask. MOre soon. Sam check your PM
  5. Your welcome everybody.. Stay tuned as I hope to be able to keep the quality updates coming tell we get to ride Manta. Update 10-12-08.. The main tank walls have been poured this week. More work on the transfer track and train storage area has been done. Lots of new track and supports have arrived in the off site storage area. More footer work and lots of electrical work on the station house has gotten done. Check out the other 20 photos from today here www.johnnyupsidedown.com/manta.html Couple of photos from today are below.
  6. Here is the bottom of lift and curve upward. This is top of lift hill. Track piece on right is top of lift, track on left is a lift hill piece.
  7. Glad to share SAM. For those that like the construction just be sure to check in every week on my site for lots more photos, I should have weekly updates as long as track work is getting done. Sam you still at Busch. Anyway glad people are liking the photos. See ya. J>
  8. October 5, 2008 Lots of new stuff to see this week. Out in the storage area, there is lift hill track and top and bottom of the lift. Inside the work area, station track has gone up for both sides and some of the brake run has gone up. Transfer track pieces going up and tons more work on the main tank area. 20 photos from today are up so check them out here, www.johnnyupsidedown.com/manta.html Below are a couple from today.
  9. Six Flags resoponds.. http://hollywoodindustry.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=537291
  10. Okay a different angle of Supermans pre lift. See wheels and the anit roll back in the middle.
  11. Superman has the same piece that enters the lift hill. See http://www.johnnyupsidedown.com/new/su8a.JPG Look close see the lift motor just to the right are the wheel motors and if you look close you can see the anti roll back between the yellow rails.. Its the same type set up..
  12. An update about the purchase.. Looks like it will be called Anheuser-Busch InBev and the appointment of August Busch IV as a director of the company. Still needs aproval of the US stock holders.. http://charlotte.bizjournals.com/wichita/stories/2008/09/29/daily1.html
  13. Yeap, without a doubt. I have a freind that rode it and said it was pretty wild. Here is a great video of lots of photos and video of the Cyclone. And a no limits of the Cyclone. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gifPv-2K5os&feature=related
  14. Nothing wrong with the brakes in the photo.. They don't have all the mechanisms underneath installed so that brakes are just sitting in the closed position. Once track is installed they will install all the mechanical stuff that operates the brakes. I am wondering if all the brakes are going to be pneumatic or if maybe there will be a set of magnetic.. I haven't seen any magnetic brakes yet but they may just not be here.. Photos came out pretty good hope everybody is enjoying the coverage.. I love it, I like to see how, and what they do.. More soon
  15. Update September 28th, 2008 Stopped out at the park this morning as I wanted to get a few more photos of the first sections of track that have gone up. Some more track has been delivered out in the off site area. Lots more work getting done on the tank area and more footer work getting done. Couple of photos below, check out the other 16 here http://www.johnnyupsidedown.com/manta.html
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