Great Coasters International (GCI) has introduced Titan Track, its newest advancement in steel tracks for both wooden and steel coasters. According to owner Clair Hain Jr., the patent-pending steel track system has no welds. The track is a full rivet based system that allows for less maintenance, less need for frequent testing, and easy replacement of the rivets when needed.
Loops and corkscrews are now fully capable, and the track may now be used to launch trains. It allows for a variety of high stress elements not possible with wood. Titan track may be used to re-track high-stress segments of wooden coaster track, build full ground-up steel track ride or retrack old rides to add inversions or other new features. While other hybrid attractions may feature either wooden supports with steel track, or steel supports with wooden track, Titan Track allows for a seamless transition between steel sections of track and wood sections of track; on any style support system. All of GCI’s trains are compatible with the new Titan Track.
GCI recently installed Titan Track on White Lightning at Fun Spot America in Orlando, Florida. He plans to install the track on Predator at Six Flags Darien Lake in Corfu, New York. Hain has a goal of building 10,000 feet of steel tracks next year. The company has four current projects including one in Dubai, one in Vietnam and two in China, with eight more parks proposing in China, three in Europe and two in America.