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Re: Strange Coasters

Thu May 10, 2012 11:43 pm

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^ At least it's an Arrow and not one of them crap Chinese rip offs :P

But why are most coasters in Japan so crap but everything else there is so much better?! :?


I beg to differ. ;)


I said most, Adz. not all ;)


I know, Ed. It was a joke. ;)
 
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Re: Strange Coasters

Thu May 10, 2012 11:46 pm

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I know, Ed. It was a joke. ;)


It wasn't funny. ;)
 
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Re: Strange Coasters

Sun May 27, 2012 1:29 pm

Butterfly at Skyline Park is classed as a rollercoaster...


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So... whos going on first?

Also this has been SBNO since 1970!

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http://www.rcdb.com/3478.htm

WOW.
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Re: Strange Coasters

Wed May 30, 2012 7:57 pm

I recently stumbled upon this website that has links to lots of info and resources on old coaster projects. Here are a few bits I thought were quite interesting...

The Schwarzkopf Suspended Coaster that never was:
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A shame they never got around to building any. Even one would have been enough! :(


A very small picture of the first concept for Jubilee Odyssey.
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Apparently it was supposed to be around 260ft tall and reach speeds of 100 mph. Hmm... :/


The ArrowBATic concept:
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Arrow's alternative thinking turned the wild mouse into a ride that could perform vertical drops, inversions and tighter corners.


Another one of Arrow's insane ideas:
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Bobsleigh? :P


And finally, here's some very old images of what Arrow wanted their Suspended Swinging coaster to do:
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Inversions! :shock: :P

Also, here's a video showing concepts of Arrow's Suspended Swinging coaster being tested (including an ancient mounted pov :P ).


I wish companies were as mad today as they were back when these concepts were being drawn-up!


Edit: Fixed. :)
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Re: Strange Coasters

Wed May 30, 2012 11:11 pm

Nice find there Al. Thanks for posting.
 
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Re: Strange Coasters

Wed May 30, 2012 11:20 pm

No problem! :)

I don't know if anyone has noticed this, but look at the track on the image below. It isn't banked at all, just like the RCT3 version. The stress on those trains and the track must have been ridiculous! Not to mention the following inversion! :P

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Re: Strange Coasters

Wed May 30, 2012 11:24 pm

Not banking the track is what led to The Bat's problems.

Silly Arrow! :P
 
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Re: Strange Coasters

Thu May 31, 2012 8:58 am

Here's some more info on the ArrowBATic:

Introduction

Since the initial Arrow Mad Mouse was developed in 1998, we found customers asking for a Meaner and Madder Mouse.

Rather than adding a drop and hill before the "S" curves, Arrow decided to take an extreme approach and offer the traditional Mouse ride in a different form, the ArrowBATic.

Arrow has taken the premise of the single vehicle offered on our Mad Mouse ride and engineered an inverted five-passenger vehicle. The ArrowBATic's single car vehicle allows optimum banking for tight turns, negotiating small elements, and executing 90 degree down drops.


These manueuvers are not possible when using a traditional coaster train. This provides a "free flying" ride experience as the single vehicle moves around the track path rather than being hindered by a long train.



Ride Packages
Arrow offers a family (non-looping) and an extreme (looping) ArrowBATic. Both versions can be accomplished utilizing a small footprint, therefore not requiring excessive real estate for ride placement as required by other inverting suspended rides.



A summary of both ride packages is provided below for comparison.



                                                        Ride Summary

                                          Family                                     Extreme
Ride Height:                     96'                                       152'
Ride Footprint:               110' x 240'                           190' x 330'
Ride Length:                      1710'                                       2484'
Ride Time:                   80 sec                                     85 sec
Capacity:                         900 pph                                     900 pph
Max Speed:                 34 mph                                        59 mph
Vehicles:                               8                                         8



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Arrow introduced their pipeline concept in 1990...

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For anyone interested, here's a two part documentary about Ron Toomer's pipeline concept being built and tested:
Part 1.
Part 2.


But in 1996, Intamin opened their own version at 'Sky Plaza Amusement Park called 'Comet'...
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RCDB Page.


This was then moved to Al-Sha'ab Leisure Park as 'Spiral Coaster'...

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It's currently SBNO. Here's the RCDB page for it.


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Sources:
http://www.thrillride.com/randomnotes1.html
http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/vi ... =2&t=40141
http://rcdb.com/1605.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/200212061259 ... /index.php


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Re: Strange Coasters

Thu May 31, 2012 7:50 pm

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There seem to be more than one actually. Duinrell also haveone.

Been on that at duinrell :) stayed on holiday there
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Re: Strange Coasters

Thu May 31, 2012 10:42 pm

I've said all along that Arrow had MINTED ideas for coasters. Problem was they couldn't manufacture stuff for toffee. Take X for example, a magnificent achievement in coaster technology that wasn't even comparable to anything else by another manufacturer until Furius Baco Foil came along, but because they spent so much on R&D they couldn't perfect the track, leading to the jerks and jolts that people complain of.
 
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Re: Strange Coasters

Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:20 pm

Inception Park! :P

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(sorry, I wanted to share this video but I've no idea where to post it, so it's going here for now :P )
 
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Re: Strange Coasters

Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:10 pm

Image not technically a coaster but awesome and strange none-the-less
 
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Re: Strange Coasters

Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:12 pm

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Image not technically a coaster but awesome and strange none-the-less


Went on that 7 times in a row. :P

My brother threw up. :P

It is quite awesome though. :D
 
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Re: Strange Coasters

Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:19 pm

LJ wrote:
Image not technically a coaster but awesome and strange none-the-less

Surely that should be in the Strange Rides topic? :)
 
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Re: Strange Coasters

Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:21 pm

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LJ wrote:
Image not technically a coaster but awesome and strange none-the-less

Surely that should be in the Strange Rides topic? :)

I didn't know there was a topic called that. sorry
 
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Re: Strange Coasters

Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:01 pm

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So what makes this ride strange? How about the fact the track has no ties!

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Only Intamin :P
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Re: Strange Coasters

Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:14 pm

That's Intamin? :shock:

Ha! It makes Pinfari's look sturdy! :lol:
 
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Re: Strange Coasters

Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:45 pm

Thought this was an interesting little coaster. A very tight layout with a couple of intense looking parts. Can't find it on RCDB.

http://youtu.be/A_gCG4rh9Oc
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Re: Strange Coasters

Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:11 pm

Mi-Nigle wrote:
Thought this was an interesting little coaster. A very tight layout with a couple of intense looking parts. Can't find it on RCDB.

http://youtu.be/A_gCG4rh9Oc



THE PINFARI LOOPER... God help us.
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Re: Strange Coasters

Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:41 pm

The most terrifying coaster I have ever been on, is this one:

http://www.duinrell.com/amusementpark/a ... erachtbaan

Anyone who has been to duinrell will know what I am talking about. It's almost as horrible as Mad mill.

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