Do any parks have a Change Slingshot?

Thursday, June 20, 2002 11:46 AM

http://www.rides.com/sling_parkhome.html

Do any parks have one of these?

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 11:49 AM

That thing is a piece of junk. They had it at IAAPA in 2000 and it was down more than it was up.

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 11:54 AM
Maybe because it was new.

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 11:59 AM
Frontier City, it's called Hangman. It's slow and boring ... S&S's are much better.

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 12:03 PM

Does it launch you like S&S or bring you up slowly?

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 12:08 PM
It's like an S&S Combo Ride. It shoots you up and then bounces once .. pulls you up and drops you ... we didn't have to wait for it, but we only took one ride.

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Jeremy Murphy
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Thursday, June 20, 2002 2:30 PM
They had one at the Ohio State Fair about 2 years ago, I liked it then.........

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 4:39 PM
Martin's Fantasy Island.
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Thursday, June 20, 2002 5:01 PM

Yeah, Martin's Fantasy Island was to have it in 2001... in fact, they announced it back in March of 2001, was to open in June of 2001, but it ran maybe a couple times...

...they finally said the hell with it, and it was basically closed and now, it was heavily promoted as "New for 2002"... with some little footage taken from last year used in the commercials!

It looks small and looks like junk... but then again, I never rode it... but then again... it's by Chance... doesn't that tell you enough??

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 5:07 PM
Is it air powered?

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 5:24 PM
It's a hydraulic catapault driven ride. Seeing as Chance hasn't done anything like this before, I'd think S&S rides would be better.

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 8:23 PM
Then again we have S&S problems like Hypersonic

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 10:17 PM
How does a S&S stack up to an Intamin Gyro-Drop?
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Friday, June 21, 2002 4:59 AM

I would add that the Fabbri drop tower right next to it at IAAPA 2000 was absolutely outstanding. Can't understand why we haven't seen more of those, even at fairs.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
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Friday, June 21, 2002 6:47 AM
That Fabbri tower is one of my favs, right behind PKI's Drop Zone.

The State Fair of Texas, San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo and Houton Livesotck & Rodeo all had one, it'll be back at this year's State Fiar as well.

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Jeremy Murphy
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Friday, June 21, 2002 6:53 AM
What's so special about Fabbri's? I've never heard of em.

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Friday, June 21, 2002 7:55 AM
For a portable drop ride, I found that outstanding. There's just something about it. I got some great airtime on every ride i took, except one where we got stapled.

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Jeremy Murphy
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Friday, June 21, 2002 8:34 AM

For one thing, it stops with magnets, so it's smooth. Also, it has compressed plungers at the top so you're not just dropped, you're pushed.

There are a few photos of the one I rode here:
http://www.coasterbuzz.com/features/iaapa2000/gallery/

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Friday, June 21, 2002 6:55 PM
It says the image has been leeched from coasterbuzz?
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Friday, June 21, 2002 7:24 PM
If that ride is what I think it is, they have one at Trimper's Amusements in Ocean City, MD.

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Brett; Assistant Webmaster
SFWoA Online

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