The Gravity Group posts POV video of China's first wooden coaster

Posted Thursday, June 4, 2009 10:53 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The Gravity Group has posted a point-of-view video of their new ride opening next month in China.

See the video on Gravitycast - The podcast and blog of The Gravity Group.

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 11:36 AM

Looks completely dis"orient"ing!

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 12:31 PM

Wow, it looks like those PTCs are tearin up the track as we speak.

Great layout though!

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 3:24 PM

Clearly not broke in yet and featuring all kinds of magic carpet action.

Much more than I was expecting. It looked kinda like a long drawn out coaster from the original plans.
Chuck

Last edited by Charles Nungester, Thursday, June 4, 2009 3:24 PM
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Thursday, June 4, 2009 10:17 PM

That was out of this world....I love the fast turns in to the fast drops. Any way we can see a replica in the US?

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 10:35 PM

Now that's a wooden coaster. :)

Last edited by Acoustic Viscosity, Thursday, June 4, 2009 10:36 PM
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Thursday, June 4, 2009 11:59 PM

From what I understand the ride is doen but the park is far from being open.Chuck

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Friday, June 5, 2009 1:11 AM

I know the fixed camera enhances the effect, but it almost seems like the hills are pointy... looks like an airtime monster, and not a single straight section of track outside the lift/brakes. I like! :) Chad mentioned this ride when I talked to him on the Voyage at HWN... I think I'm gonna have to get me a passport now.

Last edited by metallik, Friday, June 5, 2009 1:12 AM
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Friday, June 5, 2009 7:16 PM

Somebody at GCI needs to watch this video to learn how airtime should be added to a twister.

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Saturday, June 6, 2009 12:15 AM

LOL, yeah.

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Saturday, June 6, 2009 10:51 PM

For anybody that wants to go there... I was just in Shanghai and it is an incredible city. And this park and especially this coaster will be a great addition. Be sure to hit up the amusement park in the Peal Tower as well!

Great Job Gravity Group with another amazing looking ride!

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Sunday, June 7, 2009 11:12 AM

RavenTTD said:
Somebody at GCI needs to watch this video to learn how airtime should be added to a twister.

I couldn't have said it better.

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Sunday, June 7, 2009 11:39 AM

GCI doesn't need to watch anyoneelses videos, unless they plan to abandon their approach to coaster designing.

With that said, Fireball looks like a GG coaster that doesn't hurt. Good for them. They might be getting better with their approach at designing coasters.

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Sunday, June 7, 2009 3:12 PM

I guess I am in the minority, thinking that GCI puts plenty of air on their coasters... considering they build twisters. Thunderhead definitley ranks as one of my top rides, and I was very surprised the amount of air.

With that said, this does look like a nice ride, but I am anxious to see how the GG creations hold up over time. These extreme coasters they are designing look to be awesome, but with the intensity will that also lead to these coasters tearing themselves apart within ten years? I guess in 2019 we will find out.

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Sunday, June 7, 2009 8:45 PM

The last two post are captain obvious. BUild a big twisty coaster with PTCs and they will need much lovin. That may be the last coaster built to have NEW PTC's for a very long time.CGII has had their own trains for quite a while now with very little maintainence problems. The Gravity Group are very very close to being done and will feature their new and probably the best wooden train every made. Its unclear if they will be used on Quassys as it was designed prior to the new trains.Watch the video on www.thegravitygroup.com Gravity cast of them testing it Raven. Only a four row car and it was within a second of the PTCs that normally run on it.

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Monday, June 8, 2009 6:11 AM

It looks awesome!

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009 1:42 AM

Anyone have specs on the ride? Didn't see any on the page that popped up or the project page. I think this will be a very hard act to follow and set the bar very high for future projects.
So let's trade them Mean Streak, and that mighty thriller The Grizzly at Great America. They have been sending us inferior crap for decades. Let them have a taste of American crap instead of top shelf coaster goodness!

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