My first impressions.
Firstly the segment as a whole, I thought it was very very shoddy. PLEASE don't pretend to be live when it clearly isn't, I hate it when broadcaster try and play the viewers as fools.
The quality of the filming was poor and tried to show too much of the coaster, dodgy cutting shots, the sort of thing us amateur video makers would have to resort to to make it look like we had more than one camera. They had two days of filming, they could of got it spot on! I'd have much preferred to see just the coaster cameras than what looks like a badly mocked up advert.
The people on the ride didn't sell it at all. The coaster guy was smug, he's done it all before, a million foot drop would be water of his back after all. The lift hill chat was awful, It would have been a lot better to have one of the Towers staff at the front giving us information about what makes this ride special, we didn't need a coaster geek who was just free loading an exclusive ride. :lol:
I think the coaster itself looks impressive. Sure, it's not Nemesis and I agree with those who suggest it shouldn't have been given and SW6 tag, it did seem to stick out a bit in the bare woods, just like the flume does.
I think as a ride it seemed plenty fast enough, the in door helix seemed to generate a few gasps from the riders as did the drop. One thing I did dislike though was the last switch track, it was really crappy to watch, it reminded me of Thomas the Tank in Drayton Manor! :lol: I think it should also have been enclosed.
The Dark Forest area does look a tip! TBH I think I'd rather have a summer opening than have to venture into that bomb-site.
One thing is for sure though, My 9 year old is going to absolutely love this coaster.
Last edited by Crofty on Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.