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P. 75 - Waldameer video mentions a future roller coaster
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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 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....

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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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Postby spaceace12 » Wed May 21, 2008 6:27 am

GuruGuys wrote: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).
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When Voyage came out, it was, but since it debut, it has gotten a little rougher. That being said, I still love it and I bet quite a few people still do. And I am going to ride it 20 some times this weekend.

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Postby Jason Hammond » Wed May 21, 2008 6:31 am

Yesterday was unbelievable. 52 consecutive laps. The day surpassed all of my expectations. I thought I might ride a few times here and there, but Other than moving around the train occasionally, I never got up, other than to eat and well, you know. Waldameer was nice enough to treat us all to Applebees for lunch. In terms of intensity and pure craziness, I still have to give my vote to Voyage, but I can't ride that more than a handful of times. This is very reridable. If needed, I could have stayed on much longer.

I prefer the left side of the train in the back seat. Of the 10 airtime moments, i think 4 felt like ejector. Keep in mind that it was cold. So this could be different with warmer weather. I only had three rides in the very back seat and it was the first 3 rides, so I wasn't yet paying attention to the details. That being said, I recall there being good air over the hills. I didn't get any front seat rides and will defiantly go back sometime this summer. The 2 biggest laterals in my opinion were the right turn just after the first drop and the right turn going up through the turnaround. The 90 degree turn is of course amazing. This is a very well paced ride that is non-stop from beginning to end. The view is pretty sweet too. There is much to see and you have to ride it a few times to really get a good look around.

Most of my rides were toward the front due to my morning purchase of a red Ravine flyer T-shirt. I have transition lenses in my glasses, so the guy if you see a guy in the pics from Saturday in a red shirt with what appear to be sunglasses, it's me. Rob did a great job and I can't believe some of the places he stood to get video.

Thank You Rob for this wonderful opportunity. I would love to be apart of any of these that you do in the future.
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Postby 65skylark » Wed May 21, 2008 6:44 am

texcoaster wrote:
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?


I certainly do have much to learn, but that was meant as a joke. I personally look forward to making my first trip to Texas sometime next year and riding everything that state has to offer.

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Postby verticalzero » Wed May 21, 2008 1:04 pm

Picture of the original bridge which takes the Ravine Flyer over the road between 1922 - 1938.
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