New Tomb Raider: Firefall video

Wednesday, April 6, 2005 3:47 PM
Check it out:

www.xtremecoasters.com

There is great footage from all angles.

~Corey

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Wednesday, April 6, 2005 4:14 PM
The ride looks great.
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Wednesday, April 6, 2005 4:44 PM
Am I the only one who finds that "reporter" awfully qwerky and annoying?
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Wednesday, April 6, 2005 4:45 PM
^No

The ride looks great and I look foreword to riding one of these floorless Top Spins one day.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2005 4:48 PM
Not only annoying but I find him quite humorous. Like the day he bashed Coasterbuzz and said we need to grow up.

Might I add... Calling him a reporter is an insult to all of the fine journalist in the world.

Can I say in before close?

*** Edited 4/6/2005 8:49:49 PM UTC by coasterguts*** *** Edited 4/6/2005 8:51:47 PM UTC by coasterguts***

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Wednesday, April 6, 2005 5:02 PM
Aww, when did he bash us?

Was it before or after we decided the whole idea of the 'news report' format was hilarious?

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Wednesday, April 6, 2005 5:18 PM

coasterguts said:
Might I add... Calling him a reporter is an insult to all of the fine journalist in the world.

In defense of SFGAdv Lover, he did put "reporter" in quotation marks...;)

Not all of us from the MidLantic are quite THAT geeky.....some of us, maybe...:)

Nonetheless, after DZ and now this, PKD is certainly moving up in the "thrill ride" genre...:)

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Wednesday, April 6, 2005 5:30 PM
I would link to the news report on 4/3 on a certain nerdy website but don't want to give them the thrill.;)

[hint]

*** Edited 4/6/2005 9:34:09 PM UTC by coasterguts***

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Wednesday, April 6, 2005 6:04 PM
Is it just me, or did the whole ride cycle just not seem all that exciting?

I counted maybe 3 flips in a row at most during the whole video, which seems rather small for a Huss Topspin. The smaller models like at Geauga Lake, Darien Lake, & New England have been known to go upwards of 6 or 7 flips in a row (maybe more?)...

...although the theming is nice & the seating is cool, with it being floorless & facing both directions... the ride cycle itself just seems rather... boring.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2005 6:56 PM
^ I think I counted a 3 flip part and another 4-5 flip part. Seemed pretty decent.

Yea, I put reporter in quotes for a reason.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2005 10:22 PM
How do I get Windows Movie Maker (the format of the video) to play? And, is it Mac compatible? I answered my own question. It only works in XP (which I think is lame). I'll have to go the library to see what you're all talking about. Trust me Dawgbtye, the ride program is anything but boring.

A friend of mine was at PKD last week and she said that people are still shying away from it. Maybe it's too extreme? Hopefully people will warm up to it, although if they don't, that means shorter lines for the rest of us. *** Edited 4/7/2005 2:32:50 AM UTC by Intamin Fan***

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Wednesday, April 6, 2005 10:35 PM
Yep, my "dork" alert button went off...

Was he the 2nd recipient of our "Oh, S***!" award!??! Did he drop one while riding?

Looks like a great ride though.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2005 10:51 PM
HAHAHA... I remember some thread when we were discussing videos on coasters and someone said "next thing we know they'll have enthusiasts giving on ride commentary". That just made me laugh.

Anyway, personaly I think the new Rip-Tide at VF looks more intense than this. Just go to the website and check out the video. Sure the scenery isn't as good but it looks more intense. http://www.valleyfair.com/insidethepark/rides/rollercoasters/ridedetails.cfm?id=120

Of course I could be wrong. :)

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Wednesday, April 6, 2005 11:02 PM
The ride has 1 flip at the start and then 5 flips in a row for the finale
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Wednesday, April 6, 2005 11:02 PM
At least didnt have a lapel mike on the outside ;)
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Wednesday, April 6, 2005 11:06 PM
Richard, that would be incorrect. It's three in the beginning then 5-5 1/2 (depending on weight) at the end.
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Thursday, April 7, 2005 2:42 AM
I enjoyed the video. Sure the "Newman" was corny etc, but video of the ride was enjoyable. I'm glad to see it. I won't get my butt on the ride until August, when I get home. Sadness. Oh well, I'll settle for Florida! :P
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Thursday, April 7, 2005 9:38 AM
You guys should give the kid a break! At least he's trying to do something creative. It's real easy for us to sit back and criticize. But instead, why doesn't someone e-mail him with some constructive criticism?
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Thursday, April 7, 2005 9:40 AM

Intamin Fan said:
How do I get Windows Movie Maker (the format of the video) to play? And, is it Mac compatible? I answered my own question. It only works in XP (which I think is lame). I'll have to go the library to see what you're all talking about. Trust me Dawgbtye, the ride program is anything but boring.

A friend of mine was at PKD last week and she said that people are still shying away from it. Maybe it's too extreme? Hopefully people will warm up to it, although if they don't, that means shorter lines for the rest of us. *** Edited 4/7/2005 2:32:50 AM UTC by Intamin Fan***


It should, MS makes a WMP for Mac, but there are other solutions for those who would rather not touch WMP with a 20 foot pole.

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Thursday, April 7, 2005 9:47 AM

VingR said:
You guys should give the kid a break! At least he's trying to do something creative. It's real easy for us to sit back and criticize. But instead, why doesn't someone e-mail him with some constructive criticism?

I know a couple of people have on another site and it turns into a flame war.

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