WATCH: This 360° view of an epic French roller coaster ride will make you scream!

2015-06-24 20:00
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Cape Town - The age of instant online media paired with the world's first 360° High Definition camera is the newest toy for travellers, and we're already seeing some epic adventure-inspiring footage from this new invention. 

Like this epic video showing what fun - and scenic adventure - it is to go on the world-renowned French roller coaster, Goudurix



To enjoy the full effect of the technology, be sure to use the white round arrows in the upper left corner of the video to scroll and see the 360° view from the roller-coaster. It feels like you're literally on the ride when you see the entire park from the top!



The Goudurix - a steel roller coaster - is located Parc Astérix in France. The ride jointly held the European record for the greatest number of inversions upon its opening in 1989, but has since been beaten by the Dragon Khan in Spain.

It is one of only two coasters in the world to feature a butterfly element to power it. A butterfly begins like a normal loop, but as the track goes up it twists 45° to one side, and then when it is headed down the track twists back. The maneuver is then repeated but in reverse, creating an loop which looks like the wings of a butterfly. 

The ride is one of the parks main attractions along with the Tonnerre de Zeus, and is known for being extraordinarily rough.  

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The Goudurix was also ranked as the worst steel roller coaster in the world in the 2012 Mitch Hawker Steel Coaster Poll. Thanks to new technology, you can now luckily sample the experience first before taking it on in real life!

The GIROPTIC camera specializes in 360° imaging technology using a unique real-time image fusion process from multiple sensors. The GIROPTIC 360cam is able to capture and give a virtual 'experience' of events it films.

Looking at it, it almost seems as if the device has eyes! 




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