Published: November 11, 2010 at 5:09 PMTheir faces are priceless!!!!!! I would love to go on that ride.....just plain speed.
Published: November 11, 2010 at 9:53 PMFirst and most importantly, it is great to see Massa recovered nicely from that little run in between his face and that rogue suspension bit.
Secondly, for more wonderful footage of speed involuntarily creating silly faces, see here, especially the 3:00 mark:
Published: November 12, 2010 at 2:45 PMWhile the initial take off looks intense..... does it look like the ride becomes somewhat unimpressive after that?
Published: November 12, 2010 at 4:17 PMLooks scary....I hate roller coasters, by the way
Published: November 13, 2010 at 8:14 AMRe: The anonymous poster above. To a large extent you're right. But take a ride like El Toro or Voyage. Those rides make wonderful use of late elements and are just as intense near the finale as they are at the outset.
One of the reasons I loved the Ramones is that they didn't necessarily bunch their best known songs (I won't say hits, because they never had hit singles) at the end of the set. I Wanna Be Sedated, probably their best known tune, was often played pretty early, if they played it at all. I miss them. And Warren Zevon, too..another artist who treated his songs equally..you never knew when he'd play what.
Published: November 13, 2010 at 9:58 AMThat guy's face on the right looks like Roger Moore's face in "Moonraker" where James Bond is strapped in a centrifuge and forced to endure deadly G-forces.
Published: November 13, 2010 at 10:13 AMI agree it is nice to have that element of surprise in the bands setlist. I too am a big Ramones fan and got to see them live twice.... which was like being on a rollercoaster in it's own way (hold on, cause they have started and are not slowing down till it's over....lol).
The speed on this ride does look impressive though. sure it is a big thrill and it looks very smooth. It may have more to it after the initial take off than I am giving it credit for. The banking would be fun to me, was there anything at the end to give air time?