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Gold Striker (GCI Wood Coaster) - 2013

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It's like I was just at this park a few weeks ago ... hmmm .... yup. It's a big woody. Also has an enclosed drop as well which, as they say around these here parts, is a first of it's kind - a complete darkened drop. I could have sworn there was another "black drop" woody somewhere else - I'm thinking Europe perhaps - but I'm too lazy to look into that. It could very well be the first in the country, that I'd bank on a bit.

Ah well ... just throwing my $0.02 in there.. gimme change back if you don't want it - gas is over $5 here. :0(

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Post: #17
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(03/06/13 01:40am)Cedarva Wrote:  gas is over $5 here. :0(
Good lord...

I just have a gut feeling that it isn't the first enclosed drop in the US. Alas, I can't think of what coaster has it, if any.
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Viper at Astroworld is the only coaster I can think of with an enclosed first drop.

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I'd personally rather keep the first drop open and stick a tunnel at the bottom. The enclosed first drop would ruin any potential view at the top. Then again the park probably stuck the tunnel there because of the neighbors.

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Viper is also defunct, along with Astroworld. So CGA technically has the only enclosed drop coaster in North America (besides indoor coasters).
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As far as enclosed first drop goes, does the stupid canopy on Ghostrider at Knotts count?
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(03/06/13 06:45pm)netdvn Wrote:  Viper at Astroworld is the only coaster I can think of with an enclosed first drop.

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I'd personally rather keep the first drop open and stick a tunnel at the bottom. The enclosed first drop would ruin any potential view at the top. Then again the park probably stuck the tunnel there because of the neighbors.

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04/16/13 at 11:38pm in Gold Striker (GCI Wood Coaster) - 2013 (Latest Edit: 04/16/13 at 11:54pm by Zachary.)
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I'm slightly underwhelmed. Everything looks rather fantastic until you hit the one minute. After that point, the coaster simply seems to surrender all of its speed. In fact, I'd go so far as to say sections after that look rather slow and boring. Maybe it's just all the recent innovation from Rocky Mountain Coasters and Gravity Group, but I'm not feeling this one.


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(04/16/13 11:38pm)Zachary Wrote:  I'm slightly underwhelmed. Everything looks rather fantastic until you hit the one minute. After that point, the coaster simply seems to surrender all of its speed. In fact, I'd go so far as to say sections after that look rather slow and boring. Maybe it's just all the recent innovation from Rocky Mountain Coasters and Gravity Group, but I'm not feeling this one.


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It's just how I said it would be when they released the POV animation last summer - underwhelming!!!
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