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Postby SFGAM_Hog on May 10th, 2019, 4:46 pm
Tardis1972 wrote:So the 4th inversion is all that’s really left in terms of work now?


Well at least track work, yes!
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Postby Tardis1972 on May 10th, 2019, 4:52 pm
^ Yeah track work is what I meant to say. At this point I’m going say the caster will open either the first or second weekend in June but a Memorial Day weekend opening is still possible but very slim.
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Postby Jacklw6499 on May 10th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Almost done! Exciting stuff. World's fastest inversion looks amazing
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on May 10th, 2019, 5:27 pm
The transfer shed is almost done too. They put the siding and roof on.
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Postby UnclePennybags on May 10th, 2019, 6:10 pm
RobSFGAm wrote:My 13th Maxx Force update is now uploaded to YouTube.

Thanks Rob. Good to see progress.
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Postby coasterlove on May 10th, 2019, 8:43 pm
Tardis1972 wrote:^ Yeah track work is what I meant to say. At this point I’m going say the caster will open either the first or second weekend in June but a Memorial Day weekend opening is still possible but very slim.


I'm pretty sure that Memorial Day is completely out of the realm of possibility. There is still work on the track to be done and who knows how much of the system itself, wiring, whatever else. Then when it's all done, I'd expect at least two weeks if not more of testing. I think Friday June 7th would be the absolute soonest but more likely a week or two later than that.
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Postby SycoCoasterDad on May 10th, 2019, 8:52 pm
I would say that most certainly the track will be done by the 24th, likely sooner. Considering what is left, I don’t see them opening HH if they are still hoisting track so close to the water park. Testing can be done while queue and store are being completed.


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Postby SFGAM_Hog on May 11th, 2019, 11:11 am
Looks like they could finish track work this weekend. They installed more track leading into the 4th inversion.
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Postby redrobinround on May 11th, 2019, 12:05 pm
SEND PICTURES

Also they probably have 3-4 supports left and 1-2 track pieces left


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Postby RobSFGAm on May 11th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Here is a picture from Saturday 5/11 of the column being put in place. This was about 1:15pm.
In the parking lot they were loading up the another column onto the dolly-bed to be transported to the location.

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Postby B&MGuy35 on May 11th, 2019, 3:31 pm
Final support is going up now
They’re loading the final piece of track onto a flatbed in the lot. The track may be finished today as long as the rain doesn’t get too heavy. I see 3 final pieces of track on site.
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Postby UnclePennybags on May 11th, 2019, 3:51 pm
1) I've said it before. Watching new coasters go up is fun.

2) The precision of the engineering involved with new coasters is impressive.

3) The bridge for the train doesn't look very wide considering all of the supports that'll be in close proximity to the tracks.

4) Others have also commented on this: the station looks small. It may be the smallest in the park for any of the coasters.

5) How are they going to route the exit ramp for this ride?

6) I'm sticking by my earlier prediction of a June 22 opening.
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on May 11th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Yay! I'm glad they're almost done. I think it'll open before June 22nd.
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Postby cliffhanger on May 11th, 2019, 4:03 pm
UnclePennybags wrote:How are they going to route the exit ramp for this ride?

I think they said it exits through Carousel Plaza.
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on May 11th, 2019, 4:14 pm
^ And the exit path will go under the final inversion.
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Postby UnclePennybags on May 11th, 2019, 4:17 pm
cliffhanger wrote:
UnclePennybags wrote:How are they going to route the exit ramp for this ride?

I think they said it exits through Carousel Plaza.

What I meant was, how are they going to route the exit coming out of the station? I assume it'll exit out of the back side of the station, but then it'll have to route under the tracks somehow. In the picture, the ramp on the Carousel Plaza side of the station looks pretty wide. I wonder if the entry and exit ramps will be on the same side of the station.
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Postby redrobinround on May 11th, 2019, 5:23 pm
left side: entry for line and flash pass and single rider if there is one right side: exit to go under missing piece of track in brake run


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Postby Goku1910 on May 11th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Got rained out today but I did manage to capture some things. The last support is going up today.

Edit: Here's what I got: https://imgur.com/a/tIcM8qr
Most of them came out blurry because I had the shutter too slow with the aperture too high so....whoops.
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Postby UnclePennybags on May 11th, 2019, 7:07 pm
SFGAM_Hog wrote:And the exit path will go under the final inversion.

redrobinround wrote:left side: entry for line and flash pass and single rider if there is one right side: exit to go under missing piece of track in brake run

I just took another look at Maxx's structure from the Sky Trek POV. Looking at the guy at the base of the brake run, I can see that I misjudged the size of the ride. An exit path could be run here without issue.

There's something about this ride that makes me repeatedly forget about how big it is.
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Postby ilrider on May 11th, 2019, 8:03 pm
We just drove by before 7 tonight, and they were putting a track piece in place for the finale, with only one left to go! Track is almost complete!
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Postby redrobinround on May 11th, 2019, 8:36 pm
did they finish today or are they going to monday


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Postby SFGAM_Hog on May 11th, 2019, 8:40 pm
^ Maybe tomorrow?
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Postby coasterkidd100 on May 11th, 2019, 8:44 pm
Has the construction crew been doing work on Sundays?
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on May 11th, 2019, 8:49 pm
Here's a picture of that track piece going in that I found on Instagram, so it isn't my picture. Actually, I don't know if they work on Sundays. Image

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Postby redrobinround on May 11th, 2019, 9:43 pm
If it wasnt finished today than it will be monday sunday is mothers day
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