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SFMM: worlds only Meme Park where you and your bro can go cray cray. Yolo...go visit it now; everyone should have time for dat!

 

Ok now I'm officially ruined...

What does meme and cray cray mean? I already know what Y L means.

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^ A meme is an internet trend of sorts. You'll notice that TPR does meme contests now. Examples include Grumpy Cat, Bad Luck Brian, Good Guy Greg, ect.

 

Cray Cray, adj - Another word for Crazy.

 

"That shit cray, ain't it Jay? What she order? Fish fillet."

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#IWantMyMaverickOfTheWest

 

 

I disagree and think it makes the ride a bit cooler but I do agree about the quoted part.

I KNOW I KNOW. Shame on me for believing a Six Flags rumor, and it didn't seem realistic to have a record breaking terrain epic...but still I am a bit let down by what this ride ended up as.

 

Again, my fault but when I heard "multi launch terrain coaster" while it's accurate, I wanted to much more.

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^I respectfully agree with your respectful disagreement! Wait! No! The other way around. No! If I agree with your statement about the previous statement then... ...OK! I'm good! Nevermind. Continue on. Magic Mountain, blah, blah, blah.

 

 

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Is it just me or is this ride beginning to look more and more like something you would create in RCT? That piece over the Superman pad is such an eyesore. I still love this park, but this coaster is just pathetic and I am so sad to see that mountain terrain go to such a waste. Sad.

 

#IWantMyMaverickOfTheWest

 

I've seen Full Throttle track with my own eyes and it looks amazing. It adds to the Superman plaza and it makes it much more interesting.

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I find it interesting how premier is switching between their new style track and ties (similar to intamin double spine) and their old track and ties (seen on FOF and Mr. Freeze. I saw the same thing on a couple spots on S:UF. Personally I dont mind because I always found the track on their classic rides to be really nice looking. Does anyone understand what I'm talking about? Any theories?
Intermountain Lift, Inc., Premier Ride's Upright and Track Fabricator, has been building dual pipe spines since Speed: The Ride was fabricated in 1999/2000, so it's not really "new".

 

rcdb.com/593.htm?p=4336

 

-Sid

 

I knew that they used the double spine before, but I was more referencing the random changes between the triangular ties with the bar connecting the rails, and the traditional flat ties.

 

like this-

 

Superman-Ultimate-Flight-upside-down-twist-original.jpg?1341005464

 

vs this-

 

 

I feel like it would be so much more tedious to place 3 bars connecting the rails than one flat piece. It just strange that they dont commit fully to either tie..

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Laughing Dragon is actually pretty nice inside. They use it for special events and it was used for the Fright Feast last year.

I think they should open it up again. I was surprised when they didn't open it when Superman was redone.

 

From what you can see in the Sky Tower, it looks like it could use a new roof though.

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^^ I'm assuming it has to do with clearance. You'll notice that the the "old style" ties have a dip in the middle to accommodate the hardware underneath the train and the "new style" triangular ties are flat. When the train is making a steep drop they have to have that notch so the hardware doesn't collide with the track I believe.

 

*Completely non-professional opinion so I could be wrong.

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If you look at the track, as soon as it switches back to circular spine it starts using the old ties again but it uses the new style on the three ties surrounding support connectors in order to facilitate diagonal braces between the ties that are used on both track styles to distribute the stress loading.

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Does it matter which type of track is where? You want this to work right when you ride it don't you?

 

Its not an issue of why they will or won't "commit" to a certain track style but more of an engineering reason as to what track type is where.... which only Premier knows.

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A friend of mine, who works for Intermountain Lift, told me they fabricate track and uprights according to the plans they get from the structural engineers. Ties, Spines, and Rails are determined by the structural engineers and the low profile ties are used where hardware needs to be installed in the track or where hardware mounted to the chassis could impact the ties. Rutin, Intamin's upright and track fabricator in Hungary, fabricates track with low profile ties as well.

 

-Sid

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Does it matter which type of track is where? You want this to work right when you ride it don't you?

 

There's a lot of engineering-minded folks around here that are interested in why things are built the way they are. It doesn't matter to you, but we think it's interesting.

 

Thanks for your explanation linearinduction!

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Maybe but that doesnt explain why it changes here (at the end of the track)-

 

EDIT-

 

So suddenly premier decided to only use their traditional track ties on this?

http://cache.rcdb.com/gp03597o9af00002go7jhv.jpg

 

During the Hard Hat Tour I asked Tim that exact question and he said it was because of clearance in the tunnel. I'm just assuming they are using the same track for the remainder of the straight section of track after the launch out of the tunnel. Could be flat outside of the tunnel due to that still being part of the launch? I mean they do have to launch it enough to get over the "First Ever 160 Foot Top Hat".

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I knew that they used the double spine before, but I was more referencing the random changes between the triangular ties with the bar connecting the rails, and the traditional flat ties.

 

like this-

 

https://www.multivu.com/assets/55677/photos/Superman-Ultimate-Flight-upside-down-twist-original.jpg?1341005464

 

vs this-

 

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8289/7512415970_37dfb1beac_z.jpg

 

I feel like it would be so much more tedious to place 3 bars connecting the rails than one flat piece. It just strange that they dont commit fully to either tie..

 

I haven't logged on for quite sometime, but I had to comment how odd it is to be browsing a Magic Mountain thread and see a photo of mine from Flickr of Discovery Kingdom. It's been a while since I have posted photos on TPR!

 

Anyway, I'm looking forward to riding Magic's latest Xtreme, tallest, fastest, thrillest, YOLOest coaster. Glad to see the Metro tunnel repurposed as well.

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