For those that are interested, RCPro's Dan L. made a video of Tatsu's very first test run, which occured on 4/17 at around 7:55PM and all I can say is the speed at which the trains whip around the horseshoe, overbank and into the pretzel is much faster than I had even imagined...
Loved the video.... it was like the blair witch project there for a second .... Wow the speed that coaster had going into that banked turn that heads into the pretzel seems a bit much... It definately gonna have heavy Gs pushing against the restraints there. *** Edited 4/18/2006 9:42:31 PM UTC by VaRyda***
Ok, that was the funniest thing I've seen all day. and I'm not talking about the "Blair Witch" style running and shaking of the camera. It's the "Exclusive" tag and all the time blocking. All for a couple of dark shots of some coaster running. LOL
If this is anything like Goliath at SFOG when it first tested, they will probably changed to a more softer wheel. The first test runs of Goliath were extremely fast, but they changed to softer wheels that slowed it down to a more reasonable speed. I'm assuming they will do the same for this beast.
SFoGswim said: I like when the one person says "It's going really slow right here" and at the same times someone else says "It's hauling!"
LOL yeah, that and "omg, its going to make the whole course" < I should hope so, isn't it what its engineered to do? Interesting video though and it must feel kind of cool to have THE first vid of the first test run. Looks like something that youd find on Ebaumsworld or something called "crazy enthusiasts stop at nothing to see first run of new ride" or "blair witch test run" haha. *** Edited 4/19/2006 1:35:10 AM UTC by P18***
Saw it testing last night as well. I heard the roar and thought it was Riddler. It looks really cool running in the dark. And man, it ripped through the course like a bat from hell. Looks like a winner!