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  • sir clinksalot
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    I actually had the idea the other day that since Colossus is 2 tracks they should do one side the crazy TX Giant/Iron Rattler way and the other half just the topper track restored to it's ORIGINAL layout. Could have the new design flip around and over the original layout.

    Maybe I'll have to recommend this to Tim next time I see him although I'd imagine it's something they've thought of.

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  • mratigan
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    Originally posted by BHL View Post
    ^ Correct. But that's not what mratigan said. And he(?) said "other coasters", and Rocky Mountain only has one coaster with Iron Horse track, so I thought he was talking about all Rocky Mountain coasters.

    Too bad SFMM didn't keep Psyclone to do an IH retrack, or at least topper track.
    i was counting the Iron Rattler too.

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  • JesterMn
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    ^For the last number of years, they were being used when Colossus ran backwards. So they're still around, and if they continue with that tradition, I imagine they'll still be around.

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  • Coasterjunkie
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    What happened to the B&M trains from Psyclone. I do believe those are the only wooden coaster trains that B&M ever manufactured.

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  • CaliforniaAdventurer
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    Wait, what's a "roller coaster conversion"?

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  • BHL
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    ^ Correct. But that's not what mratigan said. And he(?) said "other coasters", and Rocky Mountain only has one coaster with Iron Horse track, so I thought he was talking about all Rocky Mountain coasters.

    Too bad SFMM didn't keep Psyclone to do an IH retrack, or at least topper track.

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  • sir clinksalot
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    ^ They've done work on them, but haven't done the Iron Horse retrack on an out and back coaster, which is what the rumor is.

    I'd be totally fine with just the Topper Track re-do for Colossus and it being restored to it's original layout. But that likely won't bring people to SFMM.

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  • BHL
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    Originally posted by mratigan View Post
    i really want to see the layout of Colossus 2.0 because the other Rocky Mountain coasters are not out and back
    Rocky Mountain has done work on out and back coasters.

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  • Trumpet
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    Hopefully they will, refurbished rides make them look like they are brand new

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  • mratigan
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    i really want to see the layout of Colossus 2.0 because the other Rocky Mountain coasters are not out and back

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  • BHL
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    Originally posted by JesterMn View Post
    Granted, Colossus is not super smooth, but believe me... there are many, many more worse coasters out there in the "bumpy" department. I'd put Colossus somewhere in the middle.
    I was going to say the same thing. But actually I would put Colossus somewhere near the smooth end of the scale. Not the smoothest of the 63 woodies I've ridden, but a majority are rougher.

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  • ColonelWalrus
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    I guess it's good to see the park is taking some initiative on maintaining its rides.

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  • sir clinksalot
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    Originally posted by JesterMn View Post
    Granted, Colossus is not super smooth, but believe me... there are many, many more worse coasters out there in the "bumpy" department. I'd put Colossus somewhere in the middle.
    Agreed.

    The first half of the ride got some track work done last year and the first two drops are very smooth. There were plans to do the rest but if they are going to do this major work that's rumored then I'm not surprised they didn't.

    I'll be sure to ride the original version as much as I can this year, just in case.

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  • JesterMn
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    Originally posted by grrandram View Post
    That would be great if they do this. The last time I rode Colossus, it was so rickety and rode so rough, I threw my back out by the time I got off. Never again. That's what I said. But if they fix it up, then it could be one of my faves again.
    Granted, Colossus is not super smooth, but believe me... there are many, many more worse coasters out there in the "bumpy" department. I'd put Colossus somewhere in the middle.

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  • Coasterjunkie
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    If this works out for Collosus, then maybe it can be used on Mean Squeak, sorry, I meant to type Mean Streak at CP and both coasters (Lion & Tiger) in Gwazi at BGT.

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  • grrandram
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    That would be great if they do this. The last time I rode Colossus, it was so rickety and rode so rough, I threw my back out by the time I got off. Never again. That's what I said. But if they fix it up, then it could be one of my faves again.

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  • bigcatrik
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    It may be hard to believe nowadays but Colossus was known as a violent airtime machine in its very first incarnation. The advertising touted 11 moments of airtime and opening year it left my sisters with bruises on their legs from the violent ejector air it had then (I somehow escaped unscathed).

    Somewhere under all that current reprofiling and braking the original monster must lurk and if this is what it takes to unleash it we could be in for a surprise.

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  • OneGuy TwoParks
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    I'll miss backwards Colossus if it turns out they can't get it to do that anymore. Backwards Colossus in the very last car is a totally different experience from the forwards version.

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  • JerrodDRagon
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    ^haha no, I really do like the coaster alot.

    I can really feel how fast it is going and to me anyway its not that bumpy so I really do like how you can really feel the G's unlike many other coaster at the park

    I just hope they don't lose the sense of speed when they redo the track

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  • Ryan120420
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    Originally posted by JerrodDRagon View Post
    I hope they dont mess it up...one of the best coasters around

    Sarcasm?

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