Shockwave tribute video

Monday, November 14, 2011 1:31 AM

I put together this as a tribute to the ride and the Black Sabbath song (and the movie and the physical phenomena):

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=2437125800376&set=vb.101865262...=2&theater

Here is a construction video of the ride:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC2EFNMTs5k

The 1978 commercial for the ride:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3LjvHEdbg0

And another video tribute I did for Palisades Park and Blondie (the band) a while back:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl4vMPnghgI


Last edited by CoasterDemon, Monday, November 14, 2011 1:35 PM
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Monday, November 14, 2011 11:31 AM

Crazy how times have changed. These days all track arrives onsite already painted, and you don't see entire inversions hoisted into place after being assembled on the ground.

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Monday, November 14, 2011 1:37 PM

^Sure have! The thing about those Anton box beam loops is that they are actually much smaller than we think. 45' across and 53' high. They just look bigger on pedestals. This is also at a time when those loops were very innovative.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 1:11 PM

That time lapse construction video is awesome.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 2:55 PM

It sure is. I saw that back in the 80's at an ACE 'No Coaster Con' and have searched for it ever since. The coaster gods brought it to me!

Someone told me my Shockwave Black Sabbath video was very odd and hard to follow. I can see that now. But that is kind of a good thing. It has a lot in it - and if you don't know the movie from 1977, it probably doesn't make much sense.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 7:58 PM

LOL, that'll learn me. Thought this was a SFGAm Shockwave thread and skipped it. Thanks for the message... ;)

The commercial is so "period" it was ridiculous...time warp, LOL!

...and while the loops were "innovative" at the time, the airtime is what makes it unique in today's world. :)

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 8:17 PM

I thought it was SFGAm's Shockwave, too - that's why I clicked it. :( I don't know why, but SFGAm's Shockwave made me giggle like a school girl.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 11:40 PM

Watched it last night. I hope I don't hurt your feeling when I say I didn't get it. The good thing is that because it was so strange, it has stuck with me. It kind of haunts me. I will never forget it. lol

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011 12:28 AM

Awesome video Billy, loved it! Both the coaster and the film are faves of mine, and well there's also Black Sabbath! Nice job, also that time lapse video was very cool too.

Remember when Shockwave opened there was a still shot from that video of the two girls upside down in the loop that was in a bunch of newspapers and magazines.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011 2:09 AM

LostKause said:
Watched it last night. I hope I don't hurt your feeling when I say I didn't get it. The good thing is that because it was so strange, it has stuck with me. It kind of haunts me. I will never forget it. lol

My feelings are good that you think it was strange, etc.. That means I did my job :) Boring is so... boring.

edit - and don't miss the "Shock Wave Over Texas" bootleg cover at 54 seconds. I especially like that.

Last edited by CoasterDemon, Wednesday, November 16, 2011 2:13 AM
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Friday, November 18, 2011 10:19 AM

Raven-Phile said:
I thought it was SFGAm's Shockwave, too - that's why I clicked it. :( I don't know why, but SFGAm's Shockwave made me giggle like a school girl.

I thought I do that to you!

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Friday, November 18, 2011 10:31 AM

You do. You're my Shockwave replacement!

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