Seriously, I took seventeen pictures this weekend on a Fathers Day trip to Waldameer Park, going from the old, the Lakeview Grove picnic shelter, which was the original Ravine Flyer station, down to the footers that line the bluff plus the two gigantic footers for the bridge. Very unique looking structures as far as I was concerned. Hope you enjoy!
It's real! It's really getting built! lol
You had me at 10 spots of airtime. ;) *** Edited 6/19/2007 8:39:53 PM UTC by RavenTTD***
2900 + feet of track; 3 giant drops (115’, 80’+, 60’+); 60 degrees first drop; Extreme track banking; Speed over 57 MPH; 10 spots of airtime; Wood track with steel supports; Beautiful Views of Lake Erie; Crossover over Peninsula Drive on a 165’ arched bridge; 6 Tunnels; 10 Cross overs; The site of the Ravine Flyer II is the same as the Ravine Flyer I Coaster of the early 1900’s (The Lakeview Picnic Shelter was the original station!)
It is a really intresting course, i like how it really is what it should be a mainly out and back layout, almost simalar to what the voyage is without the trees. The back end does look pretty cool. They also must have just put those footers in cause i was there last tuesday, but it was cleared out. Also it looks like they had something covered there, they kind of looked like trains but i wouldnt really know cause they were stacked. Anyhow i really enjoyed that park, and cant wait for RFII
We need a The Gravity Group Coaster here in NJ
Like Wildwood Moreys Pier
Swoosh likes wussy woodies. ;)
I'm also wondering what is behind this decision. Is PTC getting to market a train that has better articulation because that's what wood coaster designers are pushing for? Or is this about simply offering another product, perhaps a way to get current PTC customers to buy new trains to enhance their existing wood coasters?
Rob Ascough said:I'm also wondering what is behind this decision. Is PTC getting to market a train that has better articulation because that's what wood coaster designers are pushing for? Or is this about simply offering another product, perhaps a way to get current PTC customers to buy new trains to enhance their existing wood coasters?
^I think it's the former. Wood-coaster designers are pushing the envelope further and further, and Voyage proved to be *at least* as much as current PTC trains can handle (maybe even a bit more than that).
I'll be VERY excited to ride RF2 next year - another trip to Waldmaeer, another lap in the Whacky Shack (where's Craig?), and a chance to test out a fabulous new woodie with some interesting new trains... :)
edit: my ^arrows^ got messed up...
*** Edited 6/27/2007 3:04:42 PM UTC by rollergator***
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