Tatsu first official test run -- successful!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 5:38 AM
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...

http://www.rollercoasterpro.com/music_videos/tatsu/tatsufirsttest.wmv

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 6:27 AM
Very very cool! They are probably going to trim entering the pretezl loop in the near future I bet. :(
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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 7:05 AM
Wow... pitch black... enthusiasts running with camera... Funny!
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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 8:33 AM

Fun said:
Wow... pitch black... enthusiasts running with camera... Funny!

Hilarious, actually!

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 11:00 AM
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***
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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 11:32 AM
Colin, bite your tongue.

This looks very promising.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 12:25 PM
It looks ok, but I'd much rather have my picture taken with a costumed character, now that's COOL! ;)
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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 3:12 PM
Can you say Blair Witch Project? (I'm sooo scared!!!) ;)
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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 3:55 PM
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
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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 3:59 PM

SnakeEyes said:
Colin, bite your tongue.

This looks very promising.


Uhm...No? That would hurt :-p

But yeah, that was pretty "Blair Witch" if you ask me. GOD I want to ride Tatsu!

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 4:00 PM
Yeah, that was great for all the wrong reasons.

CWN look out! ;)

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 5:04 PM
^^^From the sounds of it, everybody who has posted in this thread is pretty happy to have seen the video, dark or not.

Maybe I'm misinterpreting you here but I'm not sure where the unappreciative posts are.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 7:33 PM
It looked VERY fast, especially compared to the Goliath videos a while back. Hopefully it will be a fun ride. I can only imagine that increased speed would improve the Superman flyers.
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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 8:36 PM
Also nice to hear they didn't muzzled the flying beast!
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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 9:07 PM
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.
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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 9:21 PM
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!"
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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 9:28 PM
SFoGswim, the trick to understanding alternate universes is to first realize we are all living in our own separate ones right now. ;)
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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 9:31 PM

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***

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006 3:39 AM
TPR has a really good testing video and photo update. It's in the daylight so you can actually see the ride. *** Edited 4/19/2006 7:39:52 AM UTC by TTDBoy***
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Wednesday, April 19, 2006 5:32 PM
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!
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