Did Warner Stengel desined El Toro?

Saturday, May 19, 2007 4:29 PM
I've read some comments about Stengel in the Maverick thread but since I'm asking about El Toro I was wondering if that was his work since Intamin built it. I hope to ride it within the next few years. It is rumored to have the world strongest woodie airtime (crossing RT) & of course the world's steepest woodie drop! Whoop a typo in the subject! Sorry but I can't seem to edit the subject line! :( *** Edited 5/19/2007 8:30:44 PM UTC by Pink Floyd Fanatic***
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Saturday, May 19, 2007 4:32 PM
http://www.rcdb.com/id3183.htm

The name is on the rcdb entry but what the company's exact involvement with the ride is, I'm not sure anyone here knows.

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Saturday, May 19, 2007 5:10 PM
I'd say it's probable he had something to do with it.
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Saturday, May 19, 2007 5:37 PM
Yes, Stengel designed it, and his company holds the patent on the prefabricated, laminated track system.
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Saturday, May 19, 2007 6:01 PM
^ I think the pre-fab wood track is the coolest invention to come to the coaster industry in years.

Is there also a patent on the cable lift technology?

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Saturday, May 19, 2007 7:30 PM
No patent. Pinfari started it, and Intamin actually made it work.
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Saturday, May 19, 2007 10:01 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Toro_%28roller_coaster%29

This sais he did.

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Saturday, May 19, 2007 10:25 PM
Ah yes, the great Wikipedia. I could make it say that my mom designed it too! (Not that I doubt he did, just Wikipedia is no source to rely on!) :) *** Edited 5/20/2007 2:41:08 AM UTC by Peabody***
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Sunday, May 20, 2007 12:17 AM
Did I read that right? Pinfari started work on the prefab laminated wood track system?
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Sunday, May 20, 2007 12:42 AM
Read the post above it.
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Sunday, May 20, 2007 10:01 AM
I wonder how many ways people can incorrectly spell this guy's name?
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Sunday, May 20, 2007 11:38 AM
I believe AJ is referring to the cable lift system. This is the first I've heard of Pinfari's involvement.
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Sunday, May 20, 2007 3:58 PM
It was to my understanding that Werner Stengel was a consultant to ride development, that he designed parts, and provided calculations for new or challenging elements, rather than designing the entire ride?
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Sunday, May 20, 2007 5:28 PM
If Werner had anything to do with this ride at all...I will bow down before him and kiss his feet for creating such a great ride!!!
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