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Postby _FuryBull_330_ on April 1st, 2019, 10:48 am
Well it would be pretty hard to not notice a 175 foot double inversion from anywhere in the park, unless your in a ride station, or in the bathroom, or somewhere else in the park.
How come Lightning Rod is never open when I go.

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Postby SFGAM_Hog on April 1st, 2019, 3:25 pm
I meant the rest of the ride that is lower to the ground.
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Postby RobSFGAm on April 2nd, 2019, 5:14 pm
Work has resumed on first tower (They added a few more structure supports on Monday and Tuesday).

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Postby SaveTheWAVE on April 2nd, 2019, 7:10 pm
^Thanks much for the update!!
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Postby FParker185 on April 2nd, 2019, 7:29 pm
looks like they got the alignment issue straightened out on tower 1 there
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on April 2nd, 2019, 7:34 pm
Cool! I hope they finish the double inversion and maybe with track by opening day.
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Postby Chirojon on April 4th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Just want to say, thank you for the updates on this, I read it often. Great pics, great discussion, great videos! Can't wait to ride this. :D
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on April 4th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Does anyone know if they have continued progress on the first tower?
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Postby RobSFGAm on April 4th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Yes, they continued progress on the first tower and added one additional track piece yesterday.

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Postby SFGAM_Hog on April 4th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Awesome! Thanks for the new pic. I'm glad the construction isn't slowing down!
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Postby gottastrata33 on April 5th, 2019, 4:30 am
Am I the only one who for some reason cAnnot picture these pieces adding up?! Like I’m drawing it with my finger & I’m like wtf is that?! I dont get how the two towers are going to connect lol
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Postby RobSFGAm on April 5th, 2019, 8:47 am
This is a different angle, but shows how it is going to twist/turn to make the Dog tongue element to connect tower one and tower two.

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Postby iflyfpv on April 5th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Is it just me or does that angle not exist in real life? The longer I stare at it the more it hurts my brain.

RobSFGAm wrote:This is a different angle, but shows how it is going to twist/turn to make the Dog tongue element to connect tower one and tower two.

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Postby SFGAM_Hog on April 5th, 2019, 3:19 pm
From what it looks like the two towers connect with one small support in between them both.
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Postby RobSFGAm on April 5th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Construction Update #9 is now up on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/rGFiEbgn860

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Postby AirTimeDaz on April 5th, 2019, 4:55 pm
RobSFGAm wrote:Construction Update #9 is now up on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/rGFiEbgn860

Enjoy.


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Postby SFGAM_Hog on April 5th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Wow! That's some great progress. It's weird that WCR hasn't even gone vertical yet...Glad to see the park is on schedule.

Also, cool to see that Eagle is testing!
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on April 5th, 2019, 7:33 pm
gottastrata33 wrote:Am I the only one who for some reason cAnnot picture these pieces adding up?! Like I’m drawing it with my finger & I’m like wtf is that?! I dont get how the two towers are going to connect lol


Everytime one of these new construction videos come out, I compare the real life picture with cgi images lol!
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Postby FParker185 on April 6th, 2019, 9:03 am
I think the element is just hard to draw, if you follow the track you do the half loop and roll to get to the top of it, then do a roughly 90 degree turn then roll and dive down again. I bet the 2 towers connect with a pretty sharp 90 degree angle piece
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on April 6th, 2019, 9:41 am
Watching the official pov helps visualize it too :)
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Postby ChicagoCoasters on April 6th, 2019, 10:56 am
I believe the station walls are already up by now. At the tour they said they wanted to work on or finish the station walls in the next week. They already had the foundations in for it so who knows. At the tour the supports from the exit of the double inversion to the start of the zero-g roll with supports in the site that haven't gone up yet. Those supports were for both the double inversion and the zero-g roll. Im telling you those supports were maybe two feet of the ground. After the double inversion you bank pretty hard and low. They had the exhaust room almost finished when we were there too and were pretty far on construction of the building that will house the two air tanks which are 40 feet and 60 feet long. The construction guy told us that some of the footers for Maxx Force are 8 feet in diameter and 80 feet deep in the ground. I have hope they will finish the double inversion by opening day but we'll see. I feel like the trains will arrive at the park any week now as well.
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on April 6th, 2019, 11:02 am
The space from the beginning of the launch and the transfer track looks extremely small. It doesn't look like it could be a double loading station. I thought those concrete walls were for the tunnel.
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Postby ilrider on April 6th, 2019, 11:24 am
Just drove by on 94 and the double inversion towers are almost complete. The connecting support piece between the two still needs to go in, but the crane was positioned right at that spot. Looks great!
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Postby RobSFGAm on April 6th, 2019, 3:35 pm
AirTimeDaz wrote:
RobSFGAm wrote:Construction Update #9 is now up on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/rGFiEbgn860

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Postby RobSFGAm on April 6th, 2019, 5:52 pm
Tower #1 structure is complete as of Saturday evening.
They just need the small piece to connect the two towers together.

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