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Does the new Texas Giant ride seem top-ten worthy?
Definitely, it looks awesome
Maybe, but i'm not sold
No way, there are too many other good rides out there
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10/08/10 at 04:24pm in New Texas Giant
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So, I saw a post and video about the Texas Giant refurbishment down in Six Flags over Texas, and I must say, it's impressive. The ride will feature a 79-degree drop, 65 MPH speeds, plus a 95-degree overbanked turn (pure insanity on a woodie). What do you guys think?

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10/08/10 at 04:26pm in New Texas Giant
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I think it's not a woodie.

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10/08/10 at 04:28pm in New Texas Giant
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There's been a lot of debate, and the track is steel. I agree, if the track is steel the ride is steel, but I haven't heard any confirmation that it won't technically be a wooden roller coaster, though I'm not sure who is responsible for deciding.

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10/08/10 at 06:18pm in New Texas Giant
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I rode the Texas Giant many times when I was stationed in Fort Worth and I have to say it was an awesome coaster back then. It lasted so long I was amazed. I'd kind of like to go back now to see how the new design rides.
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10/08/10 at 08:20pm in New Texas Giant
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Some people use the word "hybrid" to describe stuff like this but I don't think that's right. The tray determines the coaster type. Laminated wood track, wood coaster. Steel track, steel coaster. Prefabricated wood-composite pieces, Prefab coaster (which in my mind seems closer kin to steel coasters). So Texas Giant is now a steel coaster. And if the trains are comfortable and it doesn't act like it's trying to throw me out of them, it'll be really fun.

The only hybrid I can think of would have been the original SOB because it was a wood tracked coaster with one steel element.
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10/12/10 at 10:49am in New Texas Giant
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I am going with steel on this one... Especially after seeing the R'n'R knock off trains
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