Slut for Spinners
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I apologize, I'll make sure to delete those POVs I posted when you post your version/s.All I can say is the ride is great and has the potential to be awesome once the weather warms up a bit more. I was lucky enough to be the only one to get the very first early morning ride immediately after tested completed when it was only 36° F (2° C) and it was already really good. I'll post that ride POV on Monday along with some others.
As I posted on Facebook and Twitter, the layout has a great drop, is full of pops of airtime, plenty of banked turns, fun twists and nice headchoppers, and a perfectly placed tunnel. Quite a bit on offer, so is it the best GCI in the USA? I think it's already up there with Gold Striker, Mystic Timbers, Prowler, Thunderhead, etc. and it wasn't even running at its best. It had reached 54° F (12° C) by my final ride that afternoon, so I can't wait to see how it runs this summer.
Best seat? Front has nice pops of ejector airtime and the view, but suffers from a few hangs (if that's the right term) here and there due to the rest of the train tugging. The back seat is also what you would expect, so also a great ride but you don't feel those pops like the front. And surprisingly, mediocre middle could be the best, as you get the most consistent ride in the fourth row. A bit strange that it rides best there, but that's what Clair Haines said they designed it to do. He said: "I always ride in the front and back, but most families and non-thrillseekers don't ride in those seats. We designed this coaster with those riders in mind as well as the coaster enthusiasts."
BTW - I gave that POV, which isn't from that first ride I filmed, to Midway Mayhem because his GoPro was messed up and I let him borrow my camera for that backwards POV after he saw me filming the one I'll be posting.