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P. 72 - Some great shots of Ravine Flyer II
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Postby robbalvey » Tue May 20, 2008 10:49 pm

Hey everyone!

I just got back to the hotel...it's LATE...so I'll just post a few pics. I want to say thank you to everyone who made it out to the filming session today and a very BIG thank you to everyone who lasted the whole RF2 run!

At 52 laps it was quite the marathon, but I think we got a LOT of great footage out of it.

I'll be posting some of the B-Roll shots soon and a full update, but here's a few pics to hold you over....
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Ahh, what a beautiful view!
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Oh no! Here comes TPR up the lift hill!
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Did we mention that there is plenty of airtime?
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NINETY DEGREES!!!!!
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Guys stop screwing around and get back to work!!!
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Happy...happy...joy...joy
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Artsy overhead shot.
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NINETY DEGREES!!!
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"THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY ENTIRE LIFE!!!"
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Did we mention the part about airtime?
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"C'mon Mr. Red Train...come get me...I DARE 'Ya!"
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"I'm gonna catch that bird in my mouth!"
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Have a close look at the hairtime in the second row!
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Very pretty.
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Not so pretty.
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"Did we just go over the highway?"
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Heading back over the road again.
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Ravine Flyer 2 is a hit!!!
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ROBB! Do NOT eat the anti-rollbacks! They are NOT food! They are Metal! Only Metal Depot can eat them!!!
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NINETY DEGREES!!!!
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Postby CTU Agent » Tue May 20, 2008 10:53 pm

Great photos! I'm looking forward to the B-Roll footage and of course riding it myself in August.

How would you all say it ranks against other Gravity Group coasters?

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Postby robbalvey » Tue May 20, 2008 11:21 pm

^ It's easily my favorite of all the Gravity Group rides.

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Postby EastCoastn07 » Tue May 20, 2008 11:27 pm

Looking great Robb, can't wait to see the finished product.

Question for you Robb. Are you going to be making an actual DVD that can be purchased from our day at Waldameer or just a copy in general of the footage you took? I'm sure everyone else is wondering the same thing, but I figured I would be the first to ask.

Also do you have any problem with us using any of these photos with us in them for our personal use, like uploading them to our facebook or something similar to that? Just wanted to ask to before doing something I'll later regret. lol
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Postby CTU Agent » Tue May 20, 2008 11:31 pm

robbalvey wrote:^ It's easily my favorite of all the Gravity Group rides.

--Robb


Great! Seeing that I loved The Voyage and Boardwalk Bullet, I can't wait!

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Postby 65skylark » Tue May 20, 2008 11:31 pm

robbalvey wrote:^ It's easily my favorite of all the Gravity Group rides.

--Robb


All of the fanboys of a certain coaster in Texas just died a little inside.

Seriously though, great pictures. I loved Waldameer when I went last year and this just really makes me want to go back.

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Postby GuruGuys » Tue May 20, 2008 11:56 pm

65skylark wrote:
robbalvey wrote:^ It's easily my favorite of all the Gravity Group rides.

--Robb


All of the fanboys of a certain coaster in Texas just died a little inside.


I thought The Voyage was the TGG coaster that everyone was so adamantly split on? The Bullet has never ranked very high. I only know of one person on TPR that puts it in the top 10 (Texcoaster).

I can't wait to ride RFII. While the Bullet is my home coaster, my anticipation for riding RFII, El Toro and many other woodies I haven't ridden has not died, it has just risen! I'm glad TGG has made a more accessible coaster. From what I hear about The Voyage, and from first hand experience with the Bullet, they are pretty darn rough. The TPR RFII crew would have DIED had they gone 52 laps on either of them. Heck, half of the TPR crew was almost dead after riding The Bullet a dozen times!

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Postby texcoaster » Wed May 21, 2008 4:51 am

65skylark wrote:
robbalvey wrote:^ It's easily my favorite of all the Gravity Group rides.

--Robb


All of the fanboys of a certain coaster in Texas just died a little inside.


You have much to learn. I seriously doubt that any of the "Texas Fanboys" care which of TGG's coasters Robb prefers. They only get upset when some idiot attempts to tell them that THEY didn't really like it that much, either, and are over-hyping it due to local bias. You know, local bias, like a multi-page thread about them turning on some waterfall at SFMM, or whining to the management about the removal of a tilt-a-whirl over and over in a TPR video....

See?

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Postby ginzo » Wed May 21, 2008 5:28 am

texcoaster wrote:You have much to learn. I seriously doubt that any of the "Texas Fanboys" care which of TGG's coasters Robb prefers. They only get upset when some idiot attempts to tell them that THEY didn't really like it that much, either, and are over-hyping it due to local bias. You know, local bias, like a multi-page thread about them turning on some waterfall at SFMM, or whining to the management about the removal of a tilt-a-whirl over and over in a TPR video....

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Postby rwilli82 » Wed May 21, 2008 6:26 am

Probably the craziest thing I've done and after some thinking I'm beginning to like RFII more than Voyage. I've gotten some crazy night rides on Voyage and I really hope to get back out to Waldameer when they are open later in the evening to catch a few night rides.

It was an awesome experience all around and much thanks to the park and TPR for doing this. I can't wait to see the end results.

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