Are Intamin Stand-ups rough?

Friday, October 26, 2001 2:51 PM
I was just wondering out of curiosity.

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Friday, October 26, 2001 2:53 PM
Not really...well not as smooth as a B&M but not as rough as the ones of TOGO

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Friday, October 26, 2001 3:56 PM
Intamin Stand-ups were made my B&M, as you can see from the track. This was back before they perfected whatever method they use to make their coaster smoother than glass.
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Friday, October 26, 2001 4:58 PM
There are Intamin Stand-Ups?

Who has one and what year were they put up?

If it was anything from 1998 and newer, they'd probably be much smoother. It wasn't until very recently that they had their box track...

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Friday, October 26, 2001 5:05 PM

DawgByte II said:
There are Intamin Stand-Ups?

I can think of three off the top of my head.  There's Batman the Escape at SFAW, the one at La Rounde, and the Seven Up Shockwave (Isn't that at Drayton Manor?)

The first two have been movend a few times, and are getting a little old compared to Shockwave.  I've heard great things about Shockwave with it's zero G roll, and so-so things about the other two. 

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Friday, October 26, 2001 5:41 PM
Yeah, an Intamin Stand-Up feels the same as a very early B&M such as Iron Wolf.
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Friday, October 26, 2001 5:52 PM
Since when has "B&M-like" track meant B&M built it? This would mean Z-Force/Flashback, Shockwave, Batman: The Escape, and La Cobra (I think that's its name, the one at La Ronde) are B&M coasters. Then there is also Titan and Goliath, both of which have very similar track to B&M's.
This concept is also able to be applied to another 2 companies. Apparently Shockwave, GASM, and Viper were built by Vekoma. So was the other multi-looper Viper, Double Loop, and 1/2 of the world's corkscrews. My point here is Arrow and Vekoma track look nearly identical, but does not mean they are from the same company.
Whats the point in me saying this? Not much, other than don't judge what company built what solely on track appearance.
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Friday, October 26, 2001 5:55 PM
They seemed to not have as good of a flow as B&M's do.  The harnesses were also a little weird.  The only one I've ridden is Le Cobra at La Ronde.
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Friday, October 26, 2001 7:38 PM

TrBiggar said:
Since when has "B&M-like" track meant B&M built it? This would mean Z-Force/Flashback, Shockwave, Batman: The Escape, and La Cobra (I think that's its name, the one at La Ronde) are B&M coasters. Then there is also Titan and Goliath, both of which have very similar track to B&M's.
This concept is also able to be applied to another 2 companies. Apparently Shockwave, GASM, and Viper were built by Vekoma. So was the other multi-looper Viper, Double Loop, and 1/2 of the world's corkscrews. My point here is Arrow and Vekoma track look nearly identical, but does not mean they are from the same company.

Umm...I'm not sure if I'm just misunderstanding your comment, but I'm 99% sure Arrow built Shockwave at least, if not all three.  The reason is because a while back, on a nova program, they feature Ron Toomer, and in the background was a picture of shockwave hanging on his office wall.

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Saturday, October 27, 2001 3:22 AM
*Shudders at the thought of Batman: The Escape*

OW! Maybe i'm just a wuss but that coaster gave me a headache and hurt my ears badly. It was hard to believe that it was an Intamin coaster, it felt more like an Arrow with horribly hard restraints.

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Saturday, October 27, 2001 9:21 AM
V² Fiend: I think he meant that just because the track looks similar, it was built by the same company.
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Saturday, October 27, 2001 9:25 AM
Was Batman the Escape relocated from SFMM? Anyone?
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Saturday, October 27, 2001 12:57 PM

DawgByte II said:
There are Intamin Stand-Ups?
Who has one and what year were they put up?
If it was anything from 1998 and newer, they'd probably be much smoother. It wasn't until very recently that they had their box track...
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Box track is nothing new, some Schwarzkopf coasters, such as Mindbender, have it.

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Saturday, October 27, 2001 1:07 PM

janfrederick said:
Was Batman the Escape relocated from SFMM? Anyone?

Yep.  It was called Shockwave there, I think.  It was also at SFGAd for a while.

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Saturday, October 27, 2001 2:49 PM
There is a slight difference in Arrow and Vekoma track. On vekoma track, underneith, there are little triangluar (wings) that are attached to the spine. I may be mistaken, so correct me if I am...
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Saturday, October 27, 2001 6:06 PM
If they are as rough as Iron Wolf you can count me out, I had to un imbed my ears from those harnesses when I rode it.  Geez that thing is brutal but it has an awesome awesome layout and landscaping.

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