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Postby CoasterLine » Fri May 16, 2008 7:16 am

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willski wrote:Some of the track shaping looked pretty bad though, for a brand new ride. By that I mean it appears like the workers mis-layed the track in a few spots, it just looks goofy. Maybe it's just the video.

I think it's just the video. I noticed that some of the track looked "warped" in that video. Not sure why.

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The only real spot that concerns me, from the Reverse POV that was posted compared to the actual POV is the hop and turn into the 90 degree turn, it seems to be rather unbanked and on the Reverse it shows people thrown into their sides, although must not be that bad, because there wasn't any grimaces on the riders face.

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Postby kidcoaster 2 » Fri May 16, 2008 8:12 am

I am very excited for tommorow.

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Postby Carnage » Fri May 16, 2008 8:23 am

^ Same here.

I'm just hoping lightning stays away. A little bit of rain shouldn't hurt it. Might even make it better. ;)
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Postby kidcoaster 2 » Sat May 17, 2008 4:32 am

Only 5 Hours to go.

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Postby CoasterLine » Sat May 17, 2008 7:31 am

I'll be up there... heading up now actually. If anyone is there, I'll be in a blue t-shirt taking photos...

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Postby Force 310 » Sat May 17, 2008 8:15 am

I would be there for the opening, but I'm in Chicago right now. I'll hopefully be heading up to Waldameer next weekend, though.

The pacing looks fine to me, although there are a couple of slow spots near the end. I noticed some odd trackwork in the POV as well. As long as it's not a Rattler-type situation, I'm fine with it.

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Postby odene497 » Sat May 17, 2008 9:14 am

^I think it's safe to say that it's just the camera making the track look weird. If you watch the video looking back at the riders, you can see how messed up the camera makes them look. Plus, look at any picture showing some of the track, it's not all messed up.

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Postby CoasterLine » Sat May 17, 2008 12:01 pm

Front seat is amazing. The coaster is very fast, and the POV does not do the ride justice in terms of height. The bridge gives some good airtime, as does the drop back over the road and the bunny hops. The trackwork was not at all what it looked like in the POV (distortion wise), it was extremely smooth.

Only one criticism that would make this day even better... if they would send out trains more than every five minutes. Literally from stop in the station, to go, was five minutes in-between runs, and the blue train was parked in transfer.

Overall an extremely fun and enjoyable ride... A++ for Waldameer and Gravity Group. While I've never ridden Voyage or Hades I can say that this baby has some good airtime even in the front seat, and tracks very smoothly. A very, very good ride... worth the long construction wait for it.

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Postby edboxer » Sat May 17, 2008 4:11 pm

Opening video:

http://www.erietube.com/kickapps/_Let-t ... /3766.html

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Postby Dailey Enterprizes » Sun May 18, 2008 9:29 am

I'm really looking forward to the film shoot on Tuesday. Plus it gives me a reason not to be working... :)

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