Posted Friday, November 9, 2007 9:44 AM | Contributed by Gravity Fanboy
Design and engineering firm The Gravity Group, LLC has launched a new Web site that celebrates the wooden roller coaster. Filled with video and photos, you can take a ride on your favorite Gravity Group creation, preview new rides and watch the construction progress on next season's highly anticipated new ride. The Gravity Group, holds the title for designing the #1 rated wooden coaster in the world – The Voyage at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari (Santa Claus, Ind.). Currently, the group is working on the Ravine Flyer II for Waldameer (Erie, Penn.). When complete, it will be the only ride in the world with a bridge crossing over a four-lane state highway.
Visit the site at http://www.thegravitygroup.com/.
Friday, November 9, 2007 10:16 AM
Six tunnels on Ravine Flyer 2? Did anyone know that before now?
Friday, November 9, 2007 10:53 AM
Yep, it's been on the RF2 page for about two months. :)
Friday, November 9, 2007 11:28 AM
A flash intro beyond the homepage is very lame.
Friday, November 9, 2007 11:57 AM
Hmm...I guess I missed that somehow. I knew there were going to be tunnels, but six seems like an awful lot for a 2900' ride. I'm interested in seeing how this one turns out.
Friday, November 9, 2007 2:56 PM
From looks alone, RF2 *appears* to be more along the lines of Voyage/Hades. Based on my rides on BB, that's a good sign. BB wasn't really disappointing
, but it didn't keep my heart RACING the way the previous GG coasters do...
Friday, November 9, 2007 5:06 PM
^ BB was a different animal than Voyage and Hades. It looks awesome but I can see from videos how it coud let you down. I have ridden 2 of the 3 GG coasters and they are my #1 and #2 woodys. I really like what they are doing and hope they stay true to who they are...
Friday, November 9, 2007 7:37 PM
BB could be excellent from start to finish but I was told they don't use grease. Not the designers fault.
The website is a drastic improvment IMHO. INcluding the splinter concept (Different versions of Lost Coaster)
TGG will do well, They just need a better train. Even the new PTCs would be a improvement.