Thursday, May 5, 2005 11:11 AM
I'm not sure of what this ride is called, but i've seen them before at fairs and whatnot. What do you think? Knoebels is know for bringing old rides back to working condition.
http://cyclonic.smugmug.com/gallery/506552/1/20770494 *** Edited 5/5/2005 3:12:12 PM UTC by Astro-liner***
Thursday, May 5, 2005 11:15 AM
Isn't that Fandango at Knoebals? If so there is a thread talking about it from last week a review about it. Not sure though.
Thursday, May 5, 2005 11:19 AM
i was refering to the 4th and 5th pictures
Thursday, May 5, 2005 11:30 AM
That's an older model ROCK n ROLL! Be interesting if that gets rebuilt.
Thursday, May 5, 2005 11:32 AM
Oh ok! sorry my bad!
Thursday, May 5, 2005 11:37 AM
Indeed that is a rock n roll, that would no doubt be a nice adition to a great park. Theres a carnival here in my area that refurbished on. And its a pretty sweet looking ride. You don't see to many of them anymore.
Thursday, May 5, 2005 11:40 AM
Not sure what it is called but I have been on one of those at a local fair once. It is just like a ferris wheel but you have a brake handle that you can use to hold the cabin stationary if you want to. This allows the cabin and you to go upside down. When I rode it I got it going up to 30ish revolutions in the ride cycle. Man was I dizzy!
Thursday, May 5, 2005 11:45 AM
It's an Allan Herschell Looper (The Rock and Roll Is a Chance ride that is almost but not quite the same).
I believe the plan is to get it operating but who knows when they will get around to it.
Thursday, May 5, 2005 11:45 AM
It is a Herschell "Looper" and is 10x better than the copied Rock and Roll. It will be going into the area next to the flyer once occupied by "Whirlwind".
// From the horses mouth
Thursday, May 5, 2005 11:51 AM
Mister Ed works for Dick Knoebels now? ;)
Looks and sounds *kinda* like the Rock-O-Plane.....anyone who's been on both care to comment?
Thursday, May 5, 2005 12:09 PM
It's a horizontal Rock-O-Plane!
Here's one from Whalom Park and while they call it a "Rock and Roll" it is really a looper. A Chance Rok 'N Roll is like this.
I haven't been on either one but I understand that the Chance version spins the tubs automatically while the Herschell ride is more interactive (and more fun). *** Edited 5/5/2005 4:13:36 PM UTC by millrace***
Thursday, May 5, 2005 12:23 PM
Thanks millrace! :)
At least now I can stop salivating, LOL. This looks fun, but the Rock-O-Plane is one of my top-5 flats, an amazing contraption.
Thursday, May 5, 2005 12:28 PM
Much more tolerable than the Torture-O-Pain at Lake Winnie ;-)
I am scarred for life over that one. LOL!
I THINK I have been on a Rok N Roll, probably at a carnival.
Thursday, May 5, 2005 12:29 PM
Look for the Hershell Looper to open on Whirlwind's plot of land later this year, if all goes as planned.
Thursday, May 5, 2005 12:53 PM
Loopers are cool-- Remembering the rides I had on it as a kid. How old do you think this particular ride is? Wouldn't surprise me if it were the same ride I rode on. By "interactive" are you referring to the fact that the riders control the rotation?
But the thing is, you don't just automatically flip over, you have to "work" your way up to it. And the thing rotates in both directions, so you could end up flipping in the opposite direction that the whole ride is going. You could also end up perched at the top looking down for a few seconds without going all the way over. Crazy ride.
Thursday, May 5, 2005 1:18 PM
There is a clutch that enables riders to make the cage loop.
Thursday, May 5, 2005 1:40 PM
Of course, maybe the ride I remember was so old and decrepit, the clutch didn't work correctly and we'd just rock back and forth awhile until (maybe) momentum carried us over.
Jeffrey R Smith
Thursday, May 5, 2005 3:36 PM
You flat ride guys are the best... Who would EVER be able to tell the difference between the Chance model and Herschell unless you were really dedicated? I have a tough time remembering the coaster names I've been on, let alone remembering flat names/manufacturers.
P.S. The only Herschell I know was a running back, but I’m quite sure he spelled the name differently… :-)
Thursday, May 5, 2005 3:40 PM
RGB - Whalom's Loopers had clutches that were not working. One had to lean back and forth to get the tub to roll. It was quite a workout ;)