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Re: Strange Coasters

Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:21 pm

^ That looks like a crap version of Euromir :P
 
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Re: Strange Coasters

Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:10 pm

DO NOT INSULT MY BABY! :evil:
 
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Re: Strange Coasters

Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:01 pm

SpinballEdders wrote:
^ That looks like a crap version of Euromir :P


I'm inclined to disagree, the ride in the video doesn't look, doesn't act and doesn't feel like Euro Mir in any way but yep, it does look rubbish.
 
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Re: Strange Coasters

Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:31 pm

I don't ever recall seeing an extended Vekoma SLC quite like this one but correct me if they're all the same:

'Vortex' at Siam Park City, Bangkok.

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RCDB: http://www.rcdb.com/3715.htm

POV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ-ZPAknlXU

Off-ride 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezUhixZKfOs
Off-ride 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRk3SB96-HE


There's also one other Vekoma SLC 787m extended model in China called 'Suspended Looping Coaster' (best name ever :roll: ):

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RCDB: http://www.rcdb.com/1616.htm
 
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Re: Strange Coasters

Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:37 pm

Just as an FYI you can embed your URLs Al.

Simply write -

[url="Web Address here]The name of the link so POV etc[/url]


It just makes things a little easier to distinguish.

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Blaze

Re: Strange Coasters

Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:02 pm

I thought it was one of those dodgy Asian copies. That's really a Vekoma? :shock:
 
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Re: Strange Coasters

Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:09 pm

That's a rather large extension to the standard ride.

BigAl wrote:
There's also one other Vekoma SLC 787m extended model in China called 'Suspended Looping Coaster' (best name ever :roll: ):


You get that with a lot of Chine's rides. In most cases that's not actually the real name because the true name is untranslatable due to the difference between Asian and European languages. Therefore the park simply haven't bothered and given it a different (and more descriptive) name in English.

Take the B&M Flyer that opened in 2011 as an example. When the name was first announced the people who translated It referred to the ride as Starry Night Ripper (what an awesome name). But when it opened all the signs refereed to it as Sky Scrapper. So why did the name change? Answer: it didn't. I've just entered part of the Chine's name through Google translate and the result I have received is stróic Star. In Irish stróic means to tear up (Why Google gave me it in Irish I have no idea). so now we have Star and to Rip. If we Assume the part of the Chine's text the RCDB missed out means night the full translation would be Star Night to Rip, or to put it more grammatically Starry Night Ripper.

So there you have it. You now know why Asian rides can have such bland names. And you thought this topic couldn't get any stranger :P
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Re: Strange Coasters

Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:15 pm

.Will wrote:
Just as an FYI you can embed your URLs Al.

Simply write -

[url="Web Address here]The name of the link so POV etc[/url]


It just makes things a little easier to distinguish.

:)

I've actually been wanting to know how to do that for a while now but I've never got around to actually ask anyone! Thanks! :P

Nightfall, I hope that's the reason behind these appalling name choices! :lol:
 
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Re: Strange Coasters

Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:22 pm

Not as good as that mirrored Oblivion clone in Thailand. ;)

G4 Dive machine or Diving Submarine or whatever it's called this week :?
 
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Re: Strange Coasters

Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:24 pm

I wonder if Europa got a Chinese person to name Wodan Timburcoaster. May as well call it Steely Metalcoaster :roll:
 
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Re: Strange Coasters

Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:38 pm

Blaze wrote:
Not as good as that mirrored Oblivion clone in Thailand. ;)

G4 Dive machine or Diving Submarine or whatever it's called this week :?


Flying Submarine and Flying Heaven Boat are it's other names!

If anything I think that and Oblivion are worthy of the Strange Coaster title. I mean just look at it when not buried! It's so strange! :P

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While on the subject of bizare names though, and still at Janfusun Fancyworld lets take a look at Insane Speed, or as it's fully known:

BRIGHT INSANE SPEEDING CAR

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Looks like something someone would build in RCT when they can't get the exact element they want :P
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Blaze

Re: Strange Coasters

Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:41 pm

Not being underground does make the straight climb after the drop pointless, as well as the little dip after the turnaround :P

Hang on, if that's Insane Speeding Car, what's that recent S&S launch coaster in China called? The red one with a Blue Fire-ish turnaround?
 
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Re: Strange Coasters

Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:42 pm

Flying Heaven Boat = best name for a dive machine EVER! :yes: :lol:

But, imo, it's not as good as Boogie Woogie Space Coaster! :P
 
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Re: Strange Coasters

Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:47 pm

Blaze wrote:
Hang on, if that's Insane Speeding Car, what's that recent S&S launch coaster in China called? The red one with a Blue Fire-ish turnaround?


Extreme Rusher?
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DiogoJ42

Re: Strange Coasters

Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:52 pm

My personal favourite contender for "dumbest name ever" is right here in the UK. I give you,

Wallis's Wonderful Wriggling Wirral Wacky Worm
 
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Re: Strange Coasters

Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:53 pm

DiogoJ42 wrote:
My personal favourite contender for "dumbest name ever" is right here in the UK. I give you,

Wallis's Wonderful Wriggling Wirral Wacky Worm

I feel ashamed to be British right now! :oops:

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Re: Strange Coasters

Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:13 pm

DiogoJ42 wrote:
My personal favourite contender for "dumbest name ever" is right here in the UK. I give you,

Wallis's Wonderful Wriggling Wirral Wacky Worm


I've been on that. :P
 
DiogoJ42

Re: Strange Coasters

Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:26 pm

A credit's a credit. We've all stooped that low at some point mate. ;)
 
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Re: Strange Coasters

Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:47 pm

To be fair I was probably only about 10 or 11 years old.

But I can vividly remember going on it and even then thinking "WTF sort of name is this". :P
 
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Re: Strange Coasters

Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:40 pm

Well I never knew this! :shock: When Thorpe's Flying Fish was known as Space Station Zero, it was fitted with OTSRs!!!!

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