Monday, November 26, 2007 8:28 PM
I saw a Sharp commercial over Thanksgiving weekend. It's on their website too. Does anyone know what roller coaster is shown in the commercial? It looks like maybe a Arrow or maybe a Morgan, but I can't figure out which one. It's an embedded Flash video. I think some of you out there know how to pick those apart. I don't know how.
Monday, November 26, 2007 8:38 PM
I know it's a Schwarzkopf, not Arrow nor Morgan. But I'm not sure which one.
Seahawk & the Wave
Monday, November 26, 2007 8:44 PM
It's a Schwarzkopf but I can't tell which one. I can tell there are different colors of track out of the corner of the screen but I can't see if there are loops or not. Which one has, or has ever had red track? It could be Olympia, Dreier Looping, or even Thriller? though I remember that with yellow track. Either way it's got a fair in the background so if it's Thriller, it's pretty old footage. What's on the circuit lately that has red/orange Schwarzkopf track?
Monday, November 26, 2007 10:44 PM
Looks like a non-looper to me. Not sure why, just seemed like it. Absolutely a portable Schwarzkopf almost certainly in Europe. I would think it's fairly recent if it's actually HD footage (although I'm pretty sure it's simulated).
Tuesday, November 27, 2007 12:02 AM
Actually, it's the Olympia Looping by Schwarzkopf: it has a "catch your breath" section between Loops 3 and 4.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAn17R61uME
(compare from 0:58 - 1:07).
Tuesday, November 27, 2007 12:39 AM
The LC46D64U they reference in the commercial is stunning. I got one this past weekend.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007 5:16 AM
Supermam is right, it´s Olympia Looping. It´s the only one today that still has mostly orange rails. Thriller/Zonga had a similar sequence between the loops, but you can´t see the first two loops here.
Although Thriller was only orange/red in its first seasons. I doubt they would use 20 year old footage for a spanking new Tv-ad.
The only fairground Schwarzkopf non-looper has blue track and green supports (Alpina Bahn).
Tuesday, November 27, 2007 10:25 AM
It looks like Scorpion at Busch Gardens Tampa too.
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