Coaster testing video (for Geeks)

Friday, March 10, 2006 4:31 AM
Now that launch coasters are becoming the new industry fad, every manufacture and their mother are coming up with affordable concepts to jump on the "speeding train".

Of course Zamperla is at the front to develop a small, compact non-looping launch coaster which should be affordable for small parks with limited space and funds.

You can see construction pictures of the "Moto GP"-prototype here:

http://www.parksmania.it/english-news_news_zamperla--moto-gp-update_1639.html

It seems that the cars are launched into a high curve and then run through a typical figure-8 track.

Now here is a video which shows a test run (but without the launch!) from the highest point of the coaster. This would hardly be interesting if it wasn´t for the camera position: Its under the car to film the wheel-assembly!

So here, hardcore stuff for geeks:

http://www.parksmania.it/english-news_news_zamperla--motocoaster-track-test-video_1832.html

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Friday, March 10, 2006 8:11 AM
The layout didn't seem too interesting, but it did seem to gain a lot of speed toward the end. That was really weird seeing a POV from the wheel assembly.
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Friday, March 10, 2006 12:50 PM
Looks like it could be a lot of fun. I assuming the top portion will be much faster with a launch (won't be going 0 mph at the top of the ride like the video). Could pull some interesting Gs especially with 4 adults -- only brake run at the top of the ride?!

Hecka short, though. 50 seconds in the video. Probably still be under a minute with the launch.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2006 3:37 AM
A new testing video is now availlable. It now shows the launch and POVs from the second row from a not totally completed train.

Apparantly the ride will have a footprint comparable to a Wild Mouse or a Wild Cat.

Interesting choice of music: The bitter end

http://www.parksmania.it/english-news_news_zamperla--motocoaster-exclusive-first-pov_1911.html

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Wednesday, April 5, 2006 9:53 AM
You call 50 seconds short? In launched coaster terms that's long! :)
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Wednesday, April 5, 2006 11:35 AM
I like how the person appears and then disappears!
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Wednesday, April 5, 2006 11:40 AM
I like how the person is bracing for every turn and then its like SLAM!

Looks kind of "bumpy"

-Josh

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Wednesday, April 5, 2006 11:54 AM
That looks like it would hurt my kidneys.
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Wednesday, April 5, 2006 10:04 PM
That restraint looks like a $35 Office Depot desk chair. It's probably about as comfortable as one, too.

As a prototype, it has potential. This particular layout doesn't seem any more exciting than a 70's era Schwarzkopf Wildcat, though.

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Thursday, June 8, 2006 1:03 PM
Here's the big question. What are the songs in both the videos? :) *** Edited 6/8/2006 5:03:25 PM UTC by stoogemanmoe***
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Thursday, June 8, 2006 1:53 PM

kpjb said:
As a prototype, it has potential. This particular layout doesn't seem any more exciting than a 70's era Schwarzkopf Wildcat, though.

While waching the video, I was thinking "Windstorm/Galaxi", but I think we're on the same page. Now, why LAUNCH one of these? I guess someone wanted one launched, LOL...

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Thursday, June 8, 2006 1:56 PM
I think the video has some unfortunate cuts that make the ride more violent than it probably is (especially the launch and also the magical appearances and disappearances of the rider)
:)
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Thursday, June 8, 2006 2:50 PM
Actually looks like it could be a fun and intense ride.

The restraint is clearly a copy of the Disk-o restraint and works for small and large alike. My only concern would be hitting some strong breaks. Talk about umph!

Chuck

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