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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby LcHg5265 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:12 pm

Some pictures of the new trains have been posted to Ride Entertainment Group of Companies' facebook page!

Link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ride-Entertainment-Group-of-Companies/105309932838317#!/pages/Ride-Entertainment-Group-of-Companies/105309932838317?v=wall
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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby KCForce » Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:19 pm

^Okay, I admit it, I really like it. When we heard of this, those who commented were afraid it'd look tacky. It does, but in a cool way. Definitely the most unique trains on a coaster in the world. Anyone else notice the saddle horn on the restraints? (Saddle horn is oval shaped and black, yeah just like you'd find on a horse saddle).
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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby CD » Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:22 pm

Cool! What's with the weird sheets of fiberglass next to the seats on the sides of the train?
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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby Lady Gaga » Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:26 pm

CD wrote:Cool! What's with the weird sheets of fiberglass next to the seats on the sides of the train?


I'm pretty sure that's so you don't get back to the station with a broken arm.
In other words.. a guard.

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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby BigDipper 80 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:32 pm

Holy crap. That is quite possibly the greatest wooden coaster train I have ever seen :lmao: !!!! It's so incredibly Texan!

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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby nagro5 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:37 pm

Seeing the trains kind of makes me want to yell YEEHAWWW. Not sure why.
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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby rcfreak417 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:46 pm

The caption on the photo is

Everything's bigger on the Texas Giant, Six Flags over Texas media event

Any news if they released anything else about the ride? Maybe a layout or something at this event?

Edit: Nvm. Six Flags is apparently posting more pictures on Facebook in the Texas Giant album. Here's the one they posted as the profile picture.
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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby coasterkarl » Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:56 pm

Oh man do these trains look incredible..i was just about to post some pics when someone beat me to it...but otherwise i think its going to be a welcome addition to the 2011 lineup of newbies!
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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby CD » Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:00 pm

Lady Gaga wrote:
CD wrote:Cool! What's with the weird sheets of fiberglass next to the seats on the sides of the train?


I'm pretty sure that's so you don't get back to the station with a broken arm.
In other words.. a guard.


Ya, but what's the benefit of adding them on the trains? I can't think of any other coasters that have them. They may be necessary due to the proximity of the catwalks to the track during the overbanks? I just think they seem strange.
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Re: Texas Giant Rehabilitation 2010

Postby DarkStitch626 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:04 pm

CD actually El Toro has stuff like that at GADV for during the "over bank turn" just without the plastic guards it is more a shoulder height or maybe a little lower guard. http://rcdb.com/3183.htm?p=25538 As Seen here.
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