High Five Woodie POV Video

High Five Woodie POV Video

Post by Theme Park Revie » Wed, 03 Oct 2012 06:16:53


This coaster was full of all kinds of awesome...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEKInXE6kU0

 
 
 

High Five Woodie POV Video

Post by ken.. » Wed, 03 Oct 2012 07:15:06

Very nice footage as usual Robb.

KenR

 
 
 

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Post by Theme Park Revie » Wed, 03 Oct 2012 09:30:20

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> Very nice footage as usual Robb.

> KenR

Thanks!  =)

 
 
 

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Post by bug.. » Wed, 03 Oct 2012 16:46:15

looked great!  do you have a link to this on google maps?.



Quote:
>This coaster was full of all kinds of awesome...

>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEKInXE6kU0

 
 
 

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Post by David H.--REMOVE » Sun, 07 Oct 2012 10:14:20

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>looked great!  do you have a link to this on google maps?.



>>This coaster was full of all kinds of awesome...

>>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEKInXE6kU0

Just google Happy Valley Wuhan, or look it up on RCDB.com and click on the
maps link.

The ride was really good.  The high five element may be a gimmick, but it's
a very good one.

But be warned.  The park almost never actually runs both sides at the same
time.  They only did so because Robb specifically asked for them to so that
he could film the ride for the manufacturers.

That made for an extra special perk for those of us on the TPR China trip.

 "With the first link, a chain is forged.  The first speech censured,
 the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us
 all irrevocably."  -Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
                     "The Drumhead", _Star Trek: The Next Generation_

 
 
 

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Post by LeTigr » Sun, 07 Oct 2012 14:03:52


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> The ride was really good.  The high five element may be a gimmick, but it's

> a very good one.

> But be warned.  The park almost never actually runs both sides at the same

> time.  They only did so because Robb specifically asked for them to so that

> he could film the ride for the manufacturers.

> That made for an extra special perk for those of us on the TPR China trip.

Wait.. why build a racer,  with an exclusive feature that highlights that very detail, and then hardly ever run it in the manner it was intended?

That's almost insanity, IMHO.

 
 
 

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Post by Surf Dance Chri » Sun, 07 Oct 2012 14:20:57


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> > The ride was really good. ?The high five element may be a gimmick, but it's

> > a very good one.

> > But be warned. ?The park almost never actually runs both sides at the same

> > time. ?They only did so because Robb specifically asked for them to so that

> > he could film the ride for the manufacturers.

> > That made for an extra special perk for those of us on the TPR China trip.

> Wait.. why build a racer, ?with an exclusive feature that highlights that very detail, and then hardly ever run it in the manner it was intended?

> That's almost insanity, IMHO.

I agree that is strange. Especially for a coaster so new.
 
 
 

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Post by Joe Schwart » Sun, 07 Oct 2012 15:50:31

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Quote:

> The ride was really good.  The high five element may be a gimmick, but it's
> a very good one.

> But be warned.  The park almost never actually runs both sides at the same
> time.  They only did so because Robb specifically asked for them to so that
> he could film the ride for the manufacturers.

Ugh. Duh.
 
 
 

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Post by David H.--REMOVE » Mon, 08 Oct 2012 23:56:32

On Fri, 5 Oct 2012 22:03:52 -0700 (PDT), LeTigre

Quote:


>> The ride was really good.  The high five element may be a gimmick, but it's
>> a very good one.

>> But be warned.  The park almost never actually runs both sides at the same
>> time.  They only did so because Robb specifically asked for them to so that
>> he could film the ride for the manufacturers.

>> That made for an extra special perk for those of us on the TPR China trip.

>Wait.. why build a racer,  with an exclusive feature that highlights that very detail, and then hardly ever run it in the manner it was intended?

>That's almost insanity, IMHO.

First off, I don't think it's "hardly ever"  I think it's actually never.
This may have been the first time since the GG people left that it actually
ran with both sides, at least at the same time.  They actually only had one
side ready for us for our early filming session.  We actually had to wait
longer so that they could get the other side ready, something that they
wouldn't have been able to do (because it includes walking the tracks)
while we were riding the other coaster.  But it was totally worth it, even
if it meant sitting at the park doing nothing!

As to your comments, I agree completely.  We all thought the same thing.

I can only think of three reasons.  

1) The park personnel in China turns over quickly.  So the people who
ordered it may have nothing to do with the park now.

2) The departments that ordered the ride and the one that runs it may be
completely different.  So they have nothing to do with each other.  They're
probably not even aware that it's supposed to do the high five thing.

3) The high five element was probably something the Gravity Group put there
as a selling point to try to sell other racing/dueling woodies to other
parks in the future.  It's very possible and even likely that the park
ordered racers, and they either just put the element there or talked them
into it as a neat, free bonus.

Of course, none of this explains why they'd pay to build TWO wooden
coasters, but only ever run one of them at a time!

And for those who are wondering, they're very different profiles.  Not
super different, but different enough to clearly count as two.  (Hell the
right side's first drop is completely under the left side's, and is much
steeper.) They're at least as different as the Twister Sisters or Gwazi,
probably more so.  And even if you're one to count dueling coasters as one,
this might be an exception, since you can probably only ride one side on
each visit anyways!  So, it's not even one experience in that case.

 "With the first link, a chain is forged.  The first speech censured,
 the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us
 all irrevocably."  -Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
                     "The Drumhead", _Star Trek: The Next Generation_

 
 
 

High Five Woodie POV Video

Post by Wolf » Mon, 15 Oct 2012 15:45:08


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> Wait.. why build a racer,  with an exclusive feature that highlights that
> very detail, and then hardly ever run it in the manner it was intended?

> That's almost insanity, IMHO.

Well, they are known for being inscrutable.

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Post by thekmanro.. » Mon, 15 Oct 2012 21:42:01

SICK ASS ride!! Love that head to head action in the middle, never seen that done before.   Plus it looks packed with air.