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Reminds me of Stan Checketts of S&S standing on Power Tower without a harness before it was turned over to CP, or so the story goes.  Allegedly fined by OSHA for the stunt.

 

 

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26 minutes ago, collin.klopfstein said:

Nice view on the orion webcam this morning :mellow:

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I mentioned yesterday that I love seeing fog around Orion, but this is not okay. lol

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10 minutes ago, sixohdieselrage said:

Just imagine, days like this after the ride is built, seeing the track peeking through the fog. :rolleyes:

Imagine going up the hill, getting above the fog and launching back down into it. That will be awesome! There have been times on DB during haunt when fog has covered the bottom of the first hill, it ads a whole new experience for the ride.

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Such a great opportunity to punk everyone with a dummy webcam feed as the fog lifts.  “It’s gone and replaced with a Larson Looper!”

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4 minutes ago, Enchanted Voyage Lover said:

Imagine going up the hill, getting above the fog and launching back down into it. That will be awesome! There have been times on DB during haunt when fog has covered the bottom of the first hill, it ads a whole new experience for the ride.

And that scenario will likely be a lot more common on Orion, due to the bottom of the first drop being lower to the ground than Diamondback’s, and Orion is quite a bit closer to the river.  And then you have the little stream too, that will add moisture to the air.

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16 minutes ago, LovinMeSomeBanshee said:

And that scenario will likely be a lot more common on Orion, due to the bottom of the first drop being lower to the ground than Diamondback’s, and Orion is quite a bit closer to the river.  And then you have the little stream too, that will add moisture to the air.

And the best part is it wont break like all of six flags's effects.

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11 hours ago, teenageninja said:

Really surprised they let John walk around with his hardhat on backwards, they aren't certified by OSHA to be worn backwards.

Not to mention that he just looks dumb doing it.

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52 minutes ago, Beast Night Rider said:

Now that is some heavy fog! I wonder if they can even work in that? Pretty cool but I hope it burns off soon so we can see.

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As much as I want to see Orion's construction, that really is a beautiful shot! 

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Good morning all! I hope for an exciting day on the cam!

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There's something happen' here, what it is, ain't exactly clear.  There's a man with a crane over there, saying watch, you better beware.....

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Well, the piece that was laying on its side here is now missing.  It's the piece of the drop in which the track separates from the backbone.  I'm guessing they're building that section of the drop now (backbone and separation from it into the bottom of the drop)

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Well, the piece that was laying on its side here is now missing.  It's the piece of the drop in which the track separates from the backbone.  I'm guessing they're building that section of the drop now (backbone and separation from it into the bottom of the drop)
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That would make sense. If they built several of those pieces together and then tied them into the valley they have installed, it would be vertical, but also have the linear strength of the other pieces of track. Help hold the backbone while they build the drop.
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The part in red is what I'm guessing is being constructed now on the ground.  The part in green is the bottom of the drop that's already completed.

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I agree. I suspect your part in red is in 2 pieces though. It would be darn tough to move it as 1 continuous piece that has to line up correctly in 2 different places on 2 different planes.

 

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Just now, fyrfyter said:

I agree. I suspect your part in red is in 2 pieces though. It would be darn tough to move it as 1 continuous piece that has to line up correctly in 2 different places.

Agreed.  They'll probably put the backbone up first, and then connect the piece in-between the backbone and the completed bottom of the drop section.

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Looks like the piece of the backbone that attached to the "footing/footer" is in place. Could be just an illusion though. 

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1 minute ago, sixohdieselrage said:

Looks like the piece of the backbone that attached to the "footing/footer" is in place. Could be just an illusion though. 

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Wow, I think you're right!  Totally didn't even see that.  It looks to be in the exact place for that backbone footer.

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The question that just came to mind is how many of those can they safely set, without the legs up? This may be one of those days where we see 2 cranes in operation at once. One to hold the legs after they are in place and then set the remaining pieces of the backbone in.

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That is a great find!!! Already starting today on a good foot!

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Just now, Hawaiian Coasters 325 said:

I this was is the backbone footer

 

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Yeah I agree that this is the backbone footer. Also, the back bone is pretty tall so it would probably stick out more if it was already in place.

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7 minutes ago, Hawaiian Coasters 325 said:

I this was is the backbone footer

I think you're right.  I don't know what that is, but I don't think that's the backbone installed.  The backbone goes here, in the long rectangular-shaped footer, and it's the only one in that area shaped like this.  You can see it clearly in the webcam.

 

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I this was is the backbone footer


That could be correct as well. The picture shows that the backbone slants slightly as to its overall height.

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