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Wow I feel dumb for just realizing how similar the beginning of this is to Goliath at SFMM: Big Drop, similarly banked turnaround, airtime hill...

 

Even though this ride is short it certainly is going to pack a punch. Curious to see where this will rank in next year's Mitch Hawker Poll. (Top 5?)

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Wow I feel dumb for just realizing how similar the beginning of this is to Goliath at SFMM: Big Drop, similarly banked turnaround, airtime hill...

 

Even though this ride is short it certainly is going to pack a punch. Curious to see where this will rank in next year's Mitch Hawker Poll. (Top 5?)

 

This is typical of most tall roller coasters, really. Usually the lift + first drop + turnaround takes up the entire length of the ride and extending it even further is reserved for rides that have a lot of horizontal space.

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I visited SFGAm in 2012 for the first season of X-Flight and (mainly due to limited budget and vacation time) it's not at all my style to re-visit a park that requires significant travel just for a single new ride.

 

BUT, having watched the 'June 4th Test Run' video countless times I've decided that I need to re-evaluate my 2014 coaster trip plans. I just can't imagine not riding 'Goliath' this summer, regardless of which other park I end up sacrificing to do it.

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^awesome! Thanks Robb. Makes it way easier for me than having to open up 5 different videos over and over again lol.

 

Yeah I don't know what the issue is but I can't even see any of these QuickTime videos on Chrome. So it's good to see the YouTube versions.

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I was at the park today and was excited to see Goliath complete a couple test runs. It looks really fast. I'm also happy that a lot of the screeching has subsided as you can hear on the videos above. I also talked to a ride supervisor on Raging Bull as he was walking the queue into the station at the end of the night, and he said that the red train was on site, but they are not testing it yet. He also mentioned that they have tested with water dummies, but took them out.

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This coaster just looks absolutely amazing. Makes me hate living in Phoenix even more!!!

 

I'm going to Arizona for a wedding in April next year. I take it there are no good themeparks near Phoenix?

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This coaster just looks absolutely amazing. Makes me hate living in Phoenix even more!!!

 

I'm going to Arizona for a wedding in April next year. I take it there are no good themeparks near Phoenix?

 

 

There is an amusement park called Castles and Coasters that has like 2 roller coasters and a flume ride and a drop tower. Nothing major. We do have a Wet n Wild in North Phoenix and there are a few other water parks in Mesa and Tempe.

 

The closest thing to a GOOD coaster fix is Los Angeles.

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