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Forum topic by ChuckV posted 07-03-2012 11:55 AM 853 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-03-2012 11:55 AM

I found this article about wooden roller coasters interesting.

This is something that the US is exporting to China.

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#1 posted 07-04-2012 02:36 AM

That is some interesting reading. I live in southern Indiana and have been to Holiday World a few times and rode the wooden coasters. The last time I was there was shortly before the Voyage opened in 2006. I’ll have to make it back soon and give it a try…..

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#2 posted 07-04-2012 03:52 AM

Agreed – good article – Always nice to hear that we have anything to export to China, the last thing you would think about is roller coaster. Just remember what happened when China reverse engineered the bullet train. It’s only a matter of time.

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#3 posted 07-04-2012 01:05 PM

so… what wood should I be using ? white oak?

nice read. thanks for the post

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#4 posted 07-04-2012 03:49 PM

That was thrilling and interesting too. Once at an amusement park my daughter and I road a coaster like that for three times in a row. When you got back to the beginning if there was no one waiting in the cue line where your seat was you could ride again if you wanted to. We got to ride three times in a row without getting out. It was quite thrilling for my age. It’s amazing how the wood moves in that video.

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#5 posted 07-05-2012 03:40 AM

A great article. Thanks

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