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.
Wednesday, August 25, 2004 11:40 PM
Is this what you're referring to?
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.
Thursday, August 26, 2004 2:02 AM
Try here.


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:

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)
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. ;)
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***

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:

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***

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?


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.

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.
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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