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Postby jmicha » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:33 am

^I was just thinking the same thing. Hopefully it means that there will be some great positive G's at this point and a lot more reinforcing is needed.

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Postby pianojohn » Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:51 pm

Some new pics from this afternoon (Friday March 6th)

They have started on the loop! Woo hoo!
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The crowd surfer element
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Postby jjune4991 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:03 pm

ooooo....i can't wait to see that loop up and full!!!

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Postby jkwan » Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:57 pm

This ride is going to be so crazy. I cannot wait to ride this in the summer.
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Postby sam06pr » Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:17 pm

AHHHH!!! THE LOOP IS GOING UP!! YAY!!! And that surfer element looks sick!

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Postby Shavethewhales » Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:39 pm

I know we've talked about the weird supports on this thing before, but the loop supports take the cake. On the upper right side of those first couple of shots, you can see where they have two bars going into the same area, with suspension cables coming in from 90 degrees.

Designing this ride must have been a nightmare.

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Postby thunderguy345 » Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:59 pm

This is the moment i've been waiting for the whole time :b ! Finally the loop or the "Double Take" is coming up! Bet there will be strong airtime on top of that thing + lots of hangtime in the surfer :airtime:

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Postby DiSab » Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:50 pm

Shavethewhales wrote:Designing this ride must have been a nightmare.

I second that. With that maze of supports in there, going every which way, it had to be crazy trying to find a place of them.

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Postby stricklandCC » Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:05 pm

Is there any conceptual art pertaining to the building fly-through? I'm curious to see how they incorporate the surrounding facade.


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