A Super-Intense Shuttle Loop!

Friday, June 22, 2001 5:58 PM
I was wondering if anyone had any pictures of Moonsault Scramble. It was operating at Nagashima Spaland. It had 6.2 Positive Gs! Here is the link if you don't believe me! But please, does anyone have pics of this ride?

http://www.rcdb.com/locationdetail430.htm
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Friday, June 22, 2001 6:54 PM
I can't remember where pictures are off-hand, but I remember seeing them. It's a strange looking thing, that's for sure. Kind of like a boomerang's freaky, drunken cousin if memory serves.

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Friday, June 22, 2001 7:20 PM
http://www.nagashima-onsen.co.jp/data/e2_1_1.html

i think number 37 is the one you are talking about
also, doesnt #21 look familiar?
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Friday, June 22, 2001 7:29 PM
37 is not it. That is a standard Schwarzkopf shuttle loop. Moonsault Scramble is a Meisho shuttle with 2 inversions.

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Everybodys got something to hide except for me and my monkey!
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Friday, June 22, 2001 7:54 PM
Of course, Moonsault Scramble is the coaster that sparks debate over the "first 200-foot coaster," as it's over 200 ft. tall and opened before Magnum.

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Friday, June 22, 2001 10:55 PM
Shut up Matt...

:)

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-Joe
(Who will be at Cedar Point August 9th. E-mail me if you're gonna be there.)
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Saturday, June 23, 2001 12:24 PM
I remember seeing the photos of this... It's no wonder they shut it down.

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.:| Brandon Rodriguez |:.
http://www.coasters2k.com
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Saturday, June 23, 2001 3:35 PM
BTW, RCDB is wrong, Moonsault Scramble was built at Fujiku highlands (for proof, you can see fujiyama in some of those pics) not Nagashima, And it was removed 2 seasons ago to make room for Dodonpa, this year's new 107 mph TA2K. I think it's a shame they took it down as it was the first
rollercoaster over 200' tall. It is 207' and opened in 1983.
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id rather be on a coaster.....
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Saturday, June 23, 2001 3:45 PM
I've heard rumors that the general public over there didn't like the ride anywhere. The Japanese aren't as daring as we Americans are. Well, at least that's what Nagashima Spaland's General Manager Yoshiki Takei said in an article about Steel Dragon 2000 in the most recent edition of RollerCoaster! magazine. I should add that it's a very interesting article that exposes why the damn thing cost so much.

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Saturday, June 23, 2001 3:54 PM
Here are videos of some of japans best coaster's alot of POV's. This coaster is not POV but it looks crazy.

http://www.asovini.com/screamer/e/mainhome_e.html

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Army rangers lead the way
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Saturday, June 23, 2001 11:05 PM
supermandl, you came close! Click on 'Special Present!' under 'Fujiyama 2000' for excellent photos of MS. Here is a goodie; http://www.asovini.com/screamer/image/off/fujiq2000/moonsault02.jpg It's in the middle of a ice rink, how cool (literally) is that??
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Sunday, June 24, 2001 2:59 AM
The actual video is under moon scrumble not scramble, that pic you found Taipan is awsome what a shot of a coaster with an ice skating rink around it.

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Army rangers lead the way
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Sunday, June 24, 2001 1:16 PM
This coaster was on Thrill Rides: Designing Fear on Christmas Eve on TLC.
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Sunday, June 24, 2001 1:27 PM

Lynch said:
"Of course, Moonsault Scramble is the coaster that sparks debate over the "first 200-foot coaster," as it's over 200 ft. tall and opened before Magnum.

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard

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Bandit was the first coaster over 200ft a year before Maggie;)
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Sunday, June 24, 2001 1:44 PM
Yes, but Moonsault Scramble opened even before that.

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Matt Lynch, who is thankful that old debate hasn't started up again.
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Sunday, June 24, 2001 3:01 PM
heres another awesome pic...if its the same one, oh well becuase the link didnt work for me.
http://www.jin.ne.jp/okamotos/eg/main/01a.htm
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Sunday, June 24, 2001 8:12 PM
While were on the topic of shuttle loops, if I recall correctly Kennywood had a Shuttle Loop at one point, does anyone know why it was dismanteled?
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Sunday, June 24, 2001 8:33 PM
Kennywood's shuttle loop was called the Laser Loop and it was removed to make room for the Steel Phantom. You can find pictures of it at my web site.

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Joe Cernelli
Head Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Sunday, June 24, 2001 8:36 PM
Kevin, it was called the Laser Loop. IT stood on the site that is now home to Phantom's Revenge. Check out kennywood.coasterbuzz.com and click on Gallery, then click historical, there are a couple of nice pics of it.

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The Pens will win the Stanley Cup in 2002!
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