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A new POV and off ride video has been uploaded and is in HD now.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwnAFu5C498

 

Wow, just amazing! I literally watched this after riding Apocalypse (several times actually) and I can totally feel this ride's motions that much more! That speed hill is going to be insane in the back seat, and there should be some good pops coming out of first turnaround and coming out of the prudential turn. I suspect a good floater/zero g moment before midway curve, a quick pop before diving under before final turn, and lastly a quick pop on that weird double up.

 

Sitting in the front I think will be a little more milder. One tall I think this is going to be a very forceful ride, apocalypse had some nice positives especially with its 85 degree banking, and there should be some good laterals with the quick direction changes.

 

Yes I'm excited! Now to watch this again!

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totally psyched for this now! I can't wait. I am so gonna be there opening day!

 

So will opening day to the public be may 11th? The 10th is a physics, science, and math day, and I looked at the details and Gold Striker is not one of the rides listed as operating for the event.

 

And, in other news, I don't really want to shell out $50 for a fastlane pass, but I think I could do $35... if there is a group getting the fastlane and I can join in and get one more for $35, pm me so we can arrange that pretty please... thanks!

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I was very happy when I watched the first test run POV. But the new HD footage...I'm gonna need to take a cold shower now!

I gotta be honest, I didn't think the footage looked that much better than the first one that was released. The lift hill looked better, but once they got over the crest, the rest of the ride seemed to break up pretty badly. Not sure if they just didn't render it out at that high of a bit rate, but this is what I'm seeing on my screen:1088789619_ScreenShot2013-04-19at12_30_44AM.png.6ad6773a958b06685f66fe65f837596d.png

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I was very happy when I watched the first test run POV. But the new HD footage...I'm gonna need to take a cold shower now!

I gotta be honest, I didn't think the footage looked that much better than the first one that was released. The lift hill looked better, but once they got over the crest, the rest of the ride seemed to break up pretty badly. Not sure if they just didn't render it out at that high of a bit rate, but this is what I'm seeing on my screen:[attachment=0]Screen Shot 2013-04-19 at 12.30.44 AM.png[/attachment]

 

I actually thought the same thing robb, I just didn't think it was all that important. It would be though if you were compiling say a long HD video of all CGA pov's...

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Honestly I'm just happy for a pov to watch especially having it available to us so soon! In the end we could have had nothing at all.

 

The true HD experience will be when we ride it and see it through our own eyes

 

Update: just watched the off ride stuff, the train really takes those turns fast! This is seriously going to be a nice quality ride! I can now say hello to some nice positives!

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The true HD experience will be when we ride it and see it through our own eyes
Its been said many times but I still can't believe this is actually happening!

I still can't believe I'll be riding this thing in less than a month. Ever since I saw the first pictures of vertical construction, I have found even the mere presence of Gold Striker to be very surreal.

 

Things got even more surreal in the morning of the hard hat tour happened on March 2nd, when a halo appeared around the sun. The spirit of a certain sacred GCI woodie came over to bless Gold Striker with a holy light, making it sacred as well!

 

*digs through CGA thread for surreal photo*

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Prowler, the holiest wooden coaster in the world, has come to give the "golden blessing" to Gold Striker.

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^Hmm... *scratches head* that pic looks familiar

 

Just had another Gold Striker reality check just now when thinking of my next CGA run (The things you do when riding through the middle of nowhere, I-5 on my way back home.)..realized May is just around the corner; even if it opens mid May. It will be ready before we know it!

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Honestly I'm just happy for a pov to watch especially having it available to us so soon! In the end we could have had nothing at all.

Agreed. That's what I've been saying all along...

Yea, I never understand the critique of video quality for what is essentially free content.

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Looking at one of the photos sent to me earlier by a fellow member who was at the park today (Robman), to me it looks much like how Wodan's track is filled in as you head towards the drop. Whether if the openings along the side of the tunnel has been sealed off, it's hard to tell.

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