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Re: [TowerTalk] Tower in Tree

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower in Tree
From: Bill Turner <>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 07:37:49 -0700
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On Wed, 9 May 2007 09:08:44 -0700 (GMT-07:00),
 "" <> wrote:

>Now I understand why The Gravity Group, CCI, and other companies who build 
>wooden roller-coasters charge a much higher price when they use Douglas Fir. 
>If they spend the (lots of) extra money up front for Douglas Fir, I know they 
>have to replace sections of the wooden track much less frequently - I just 
>didn't know it was *that* much stronger!

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When I was a kid, back in the late '50s or early '60s, I saw a wooden
roller coaster which had just been destroyed by a wind storm near Salt
Lake City, Utah. I don't recall ever hearing of a steel roller coaster
suffering the same fate. 


Bill W6WRT

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