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mattmais

Jul 1, 2007, 6:26 PM
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25 Million people in Texas,. Most of the 25M located between Dallas, Austin, Houston......when will we see a wind tunnel?

Its about 1000 Miles to the nearest Tunnel (Eloy, Colorado, Orlando). Too far to drive on a long weekend...too expensive to fly on short notice!

Someone give me some good news. !!!!

Last "Rumor" i heard was from SVCO...stated we might see one???


mattmais

Jul 2, 2007, 6:09 PM
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no comments?

TX what do u think? Do you desire a tunnel?


VegasBrad  (A 49056)

Jul 3, 2007, 2:39 PM
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I heard some time ago that there were plans for a SV tunnel in the Houston area. Anyone?


Spizzzarko

Jul 3, 2007, 3:21 PM
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I have driven from Colorado to Houston in one day. It was a long day but you can do eeeeeetttttttttt.


mattmais

Jul 4, 2007, 4:37 AM
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A plane ticket costs less than 200 from houston to CO.

Driving costs about 300 @ 20 miles/gal.

We need a tunnel in TX!


NWernig  (D License)

Jul 4, 2007, 8:05 PM
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In reply to:
25 Million people in Texas,. Most of the 25M located between Dallas, Austin, Houston......when will we see a wind tunnel?

Its about 1000 Miles to the nearest Tunnel (Eloy, Colorado, Orlando). Too far to drive on a long weekend...too expensive to fly on short notice!

Someone give me some good news. !!!!

Last "Rumor" i heard was from SVCO...stated we might see one???

I was thinking about this the other day. You would think that they would have one here or one of the two bigger DZ's would be interested, especially since Skyventures offices are based out of Austin.


(This post was edited by NWernig on Jul 4, 2007, 8:06 PM)


IMGR2  (D 21089)

Jul 6, 2007, 6:39 AM
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The irony here is the CEO of Skyventure actually lives in Austin. Go figure that one out.

IMO It takes a multi-millionaire to build one and you have two types in Texas. The computer industry millionaires who hold on to thier money because they don't know where they can make it back next month.

Then the oilfield millionaires who will only invest millions if they can turn a profit in 6 months, not six years.

Thats my .02...


Reginald  (D 28162)

Jul 9, 2007, 9:12 AM
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Ive heard that there are Entertainment Tax issues in Texas that cause some financial problems for a tunnel. I dont have any clue if it is true or not but it may be a contributing factor. The only good news about not having one in Texas is it saves me a fortune Id otherwise spend in the tunnel every bad weather weekend!


mattmais

Jul 18, 2007, 6:49 PM
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spaceland? interested??,,,,steve??


Stephen  (D 11383)

Jul 20, 2007, 6:18 PM
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I'll go in 1/2 with you! The question is "are you interested?"


webtoaster  (D 23942)

Nov 9, 2007, 8:49 PM
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I spent two years of my life trying to put one in Houston along with a few Indian Casino locations across the US.

With the help of SkyVenture, we lined up financing and ironed out the technical issues, but still couldn't come up with $1million in cash needed for the start up of the Houston facilitiy then had a rug pulled out from under me.

It is not easy. I have done all of the dues diligence and spent close to $75,000 of my own money in analysis, legal fees and pre-requisites to get one.

Best of luck to those who are interested and if someone wants to purchase my due diligence, it is for sale. The price tag will be $200,000 and will save them allot of time and money in doing the same due diligence which I have already done.

Tom Olson
olson@webtoaster.com


rhaig  (D 18269)

Nov 11, 2007, 10:35 AM
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I used to work in a buiding in Austin run by a releasate mogul who was trying to put interest together in Austin to put one on the north end of town. Ran into him in the elevator wearing my tunnelcamp shirt and he asked me about it. I thought about giving him Alan's cell phone number right then, but instead emailed him a couple of office numbers.

that was a year ago. This guy is the same one building an extreme sports park in Cedar Park, TX (near Austin). Don't know what he's done since then on it though.


voodew1  (D 25988)

Dec 11, 2007, 3:46 AM
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I recently heard the tunnel is going in the same place (Cedar park, Texas) which is really going to suck as its like 15 minutes from my house.

I hear there will be a water park at the same location


low_pull1

Dec 12, 2007, 5:40 PM
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when?


pcrt  (C 13328)

Dec 13, 2007, 6:55 PM
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Hey Steve,

See if Dave will buy us one Tongue Man, I have have to drive 200+ miles just to make a jump.

Belinda and I will both chip in for one.


voodew1  (D 25988)

Dec 14, 2007, 2:57 PM
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I wouldn't look for it for a year


pcrt  (C 13328)

Dec 15, 2007, 9:36 AM
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"I spent two years of my life trying to put one in Houston along with a few Indian Casino locations across the US."


Was this the tunnel that was suppose to be put in at NASA?


(This post was edited by pcrt on Dec 15, 2007, 9:53 AM)


low_pull1

Nov 11, 2008, 5:13 PM
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houston has one of the best economies within the states,.....any word of a tunnel yet? just curious


mikecm469  (B License)

Nov 19, 2008, 10:12 PM
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I was told, by a tunnel employee, that Texas will be getting a wind tunnel in the future. The site has already been purchased. I was also that they are trying to develop a cooling system for the wind tunnels to make the chamber more climate controlled, and depending on how long to develop may postpone the tunnel build.


JohnRich  (D License)

Nov 20, 2008, 9:51 AM
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In reply to:
I was told, by a tunnel employee, that Texas will be getting a wind tunnel in the future. The site has already been purchased.

Where?


doug925  (A License)

Nov 20, 2008, 3:42 PM
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Yes, inquiring minds want to know!


pairashooter  (D 24785)

Nov 26, 2008, 10:37 AM
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We would love to see a tunnel in or around the Houston area. Whatever the case we should not listen to anything NWernig has to say about it.....jk Nate.


pilot-one  (D 30000)

Nov 26, 2008, 1:37 PM
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We would love to see a tunnel in or around the Houston area. Whatever the case we should not listen to anything NWernig has to say about it.....jk Nate.

I was asked to invest in a tunnel project a few years ago. Houston would never be an option. Population has little to do with locating a tunnel. What drives a business like the tunnel business is tourism. Only two places in Texas make any sense when this is considered. San Antonio or Austin. Since the two cities are very close to each other it makes sense to put the tunnel in the more centralized city. This leaves Austin as the only sensible place to be. Not too far from the populations of the Dallas Metroplex and Houston but more importantly close the the huge tourism draw of San Antonio and the tourism of Austin itself. This makes sense since after all the tunnel is really nothing more than an amusement ride for most people.
The people doing the tunnel in Texas are the same people that operate several other entertainment parks in the area. Whether it really happens or not who knows but if it does happen it will be in Austin/Cedar Park.


NWernig  (D License)

Nov 26, 2008, 2:02 PM
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Hey pot, you quit picking on us kettles!!!


In reply to:
We would love to see a tunnel in or around the Houston area. Whatever the case we should not listen to anything NWernig has to say about it.....jk Nate.


soybeanmike  (B 31324)

Nov 26, 2008, 6:05 PM
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That makes sense purring it in san antonio bc of the tourism. Hope they put one there so coming home from IL will have more benefits!!!


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