Video of SFoG Goliath Testing

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 1:51 PM
here is a video of Goliath testing with the dummies in the seats

http://youtube.com/watch?v=umCW6rs5vNc&search=Goliath%20SFOG

make sure u turn ur volume down this video has some wierd horrible sound. *** Edited 3/21/2006 7:25:01 PM UTC by VaRyda***

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 2:18 PM
MY EARS!!!!!!

Seriously, what the hell was the encoded with.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 2:18 PM
Wow....I didnt think it was possible, but it looks more boring than Nitro. I mean look at the way it flys over the hills, should produce massive airtime.
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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 2:48 PM
looks to me as though its gonna be a nice ride in the front and back seat *** Edited 3/21/2006 7:48:26 PM UTC by VaRyda***
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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 3:22 PM
No matter what any enthusiast thinks, the GP are going to eat this ride up. They care about height, and speed, getting scared, and most of all having fun. This ride just dares you to get on it in my opinion. It location is perfect for that.

One thing I wonder though is about it breaking in. I know wooden coasters need time to break in. Does this happen with steel coasters, or do they pretty much run the same way all the time (barring bad maintenance)? The reason it seems sluggish could also be the cold weather. The helix still looks pretty intense though.;)

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 3:29 PM
I hope it's not that sluggish when it opens.
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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 3:39 PM
Something tells me it won't be that slow when it opens.
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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 3:42 PM
Wow - yet another beautiful piece of work from our boys at B&M. Most B&M's if you are just watching from afar, appear to be running somewhat slow - case in point - this video...

But from what we all know, the actual ride is a lot better, than from the ground - viewing up. Also keep in mind, that the reason this ride might be running "slow" was the weather, AND the fact that this is probably the first time those wheel assemblies are actually turning.

Of course, all rides need time to break in - no exception here. I can almost guarantee that this ride will speed up... NOT by MUCH... But most likely by the summer it will break in and clock at its normal speed and time.

-Jeff-

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 3:45 PM
It's a B&M. Surely it will break in and run faster .
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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 3:59 PM
Exactly what I was thinking, ClubXJeff, although I never thought of ground level making it seem slower. Come summer, I'm sure the great reviews will be pouring in.
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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 4:07 PM
The downward helix thing looks tasty!
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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 4:15 PM

MrPKI said:
Come summer, I'm sure the great reviews will be pouring in.

More like come next Thursday! :)

Joe "cannot WAIT for Goliath woooooo!!!" C.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 4:18 PM
The weather is definately a factor. Also most of the time when new bearings are produced they are packed with grease so tight to prevent rusting or damage during shipping they take time to break in. Also the wheels are not broken in yet. Does anyone know if B&M put nylon (so there noisy like Batman) or polyurethane (so there quiet like Talon) wheels on the trains? Also did they fill any of the supports with sand to keep the noise down? *** Edited 3/21/2006 9:21:44 PM UTC by BG Nut***
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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 4:59 PM

Legendary said:
Joe "cannot WAIT for Goliath woooooo!!!" C.


Sugart said:
Wow....I didnt think it was possible, but it looks more boring than Nitro.

Ahhhh, good to know everything is *back to normal*, the offseason (for those of you willing to live in such places) must be coming to a close... :)

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 6:59 PM
It also may seem slow because the water dummies can weight up to 300 lbs each(to simulate us fat americans) so it may run faster empty.If it is at or near max weight (with new wheels) they may be checking it to see if they can make it valley with max weight.It should run faster on downhills with max weight though. just my observation.

Kevin38

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 7:22 PM
Wow, that looks pretty cool and it also looks it has amazing airtime can't wait to hear the reveiws.
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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 7:26 PM

Sugart said:
Wow....I didnt think it was possible, but it looks more boring than Nitro.

(peeks head in)

Did someone say Nitro?

(cue laugh track)

...

...

Yup. I'm just doing cameos now. :)

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 7:45 PM
Haha, you're the regular wacky neighbor, Gonch.

So what do we think, is Gonch more of a Kimmy Gibler or a Rhoda Morgenstern? Ed Norton? Ralph Furley?

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 7:59 PM
It's not even close to Raging Bull, Phooey!
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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 11:29 PM
If you guys don't leave Nitro alone I swear I'm gonna...;)

I have to admit Goliath looks just as tasty as Nitro. That downward helix and low return look very good.

All I can say is, here we go again. This coaster will be the subject of many debates this summer, as most B&M speedcoasters inspire.

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