Astroland Top Spin II

Wednesday, August 25, 2004 8:17 PM
I can't find any pictures anywhere. Anyone know exactly what model it is? Anyone here ridden it yet? Thanks in advance.
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Wednesday, August 25, 2004 11:40 PM
Is this what you're referring to? http://www.astroland.com/album20.html
http://www.astroland.com/album21.html
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Thursday, August 26, 2004 12:34 AM
I have some from a trip took back in may......I can send them to you if u want.
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Thursday, August 26, 2004 2:02 AM
Try here.

-Nate

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Thursday, August 26, 2004 7:09 AM
The TopSpin2 is a smaller version of the original TopSpin. It was actually designed for travelling showmen who wanted less weight on the road and a smaller number of transports. The cost, dimensions and the capcity are also smaller which could be a plus for smaller fairs.
The ride experience is more or less the same.

Here is the specs page from Huss:
http://www.hussrides.com/53ClassicTopSpin2.htm

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Thursday, August 26, 2004 9:10 AM
Thanks, while i'm at it; I might be going to Astroland tomorrow night for an hour or so. What should I absolutely not miss riding? (aside from the Cyclone of course)
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Thursday, August 26, 2004 9:31 AM
My friend took video of them making the Top Spin do 11 consecutive flips, so I'd hit that. ;)
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Thursday, August 26, 2004 3:22 PM
Yeah, depending on how you balance it, we can get the Texas Twister (1st US Top Spin) to do alot, or a only a few flips. The most I've ever counted while operating it was 12. Good times :).

That Top Spin 2 is pretty neat looking! *** Edited 8/26/2004 7:26:15 PM UTC by Zero-G***

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Thursday, August 26, 2004 7:55 PM
The Top Spin 2 at Coney is an unreal ride. Since I got my computer working right once again (well, sort of, still can't get explorer to work), I was able to repost my video of it here:

http://www.penncoasters.com/downloads/Top%20Spin%202.rm

It is a bit mor then 3 megs. Not only does it do an amazing amount of flips, but it also features water jets.

Edit...Damn, I was just at Geauga Lake a few days ago and didn't ride the Top Spin there. I just figured it ran the same lame program other parks run. Oh well, next time.

*** Edited 8/26/2004 11:58:17 PM UTC by Black 7***

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Thursday, August 26, 2004 7:58 PM
While the most consecutive flips (26 during Coaster Celbration 1999) I have gotten on a Top Spin resides at SFGADv, Top Spin II was the most intense version of that ride I have ridden. Perhaps that was due to the smaller size. The ride was controlled manually and there was a madman behind the controls. Maybe that had something to do with it.

It was just, well, sick.

.....and what is up with the censored Hulk Hogan airbrush artwork on it?

-Sean

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Thursday, August 26, 2004 8:01 PM
Unfortuanately, Twister at GAdv is now tame just like the rest. I rode a few weeks ago, got just one flip :P I asked about the program (I was the only one on the ride), and was told it was now all computer controlled and had just the one program.

I have heard there is a carnival operator that travels the Northeast with a full size Top Spin that is supposed to be outstanding. I forget who it is though.

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Thursday, August 26, 2004 8:44 PM
Strates Shows (who travels up and down the East Coast) has a full sized (40 passenger) Top Spin. It usually runs a pretty good program, but I wouldn't call it outstanding. It is, however, one of their best flats, along with their KMG Fireball.
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Friday, August 27, 2004 1:33 AM
I may be the minority here, but I can't ride top spins without getting extremely nauseated. I can ride coasters fine, but put me on a top spin and I'll be sick. I think it's the prolonged upside down aspect, I'm not sure. Any others feel the same pain?
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