Du_A_ling Coaster idea, pun intended!

Monday, December 4, 2000 12:54 PM
Why not just turn the seizmic coaster track a quarter turn and u have a sitdown/floorless & a inverted sharing the track? Or use Intamin track. Two problems though, heartlines & supports!

Another idea is to have the back of rows/seats connected to floorless chassis via a car type axle inline with track & some ingenious mechanism to control the rotating. This will allow the seats to rotate to Floorless/Inverted or even Sidewinder position depending whether the track is in F/I/S orientation!! Imagine a Cobra Roll which is half F, half I! Or even a fake zero-g roll, i.e. cars spin 360 over a camelback. Try 720 degs for the not-of-faint hearted! Or a fake curve!

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Monday, December 4, 2000 1:01 PM
Just have the heartlines give some negitive G's and have the floorless about three feet lower then the inverted.

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Monday, December 4, 2000 1:11 PM

I mean having a floorless on top of a boxed four rail track & an Inverted suspended below. This won't leave much room inbetween the two trains for supports to slip in. Unless the track is twice as high as it is wide.
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Monday, December 4, 2000 1:39 PM
Wouldn't it just be cool if there was a B&M with floorless and standup trains? When the standup would come in the floor wouldn't have to come up in the station.

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Monday, December 4, 2000 2:07 PM
Or how about a train that is half s/u, half f. Back half s/u for obvious reason!!

When are we gonna see a dueling coaster - floorless vs inverted. Imagine a section where the i comes down low over the f. The I's rider's legs are just a foot above ya heads. That'll scare the crap outta me! Hope a shoe doesn't fly off & hit my face!! :-)

What about a triple racing/dueling coaster? I recall CP had a rumor for this before Mantis was built plus another where a coaster had interchangeable track. Looks like Giovanola has resurrected this idea!

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Tuesday, December 5, 2000 11:15 PM
Someone had a concept called the 'Hammerhead.' It's basically a Floorless, except the seats are split in half and extend off the cars laterally. I.e. take the Seizmic and join the two train halves! As a result there is no track below or above you.

This guy actually sent a drawing of the concept to B&M and they said that it wouldn't work as too much vertical torque on wheel assemblies! I'm sure there's got to be a way around it. This guy said he's an engineer and there is a way around it.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2000 4:05 AM
That's a good point about the side-mounted design, and I wonder how Setpoint intends to overcome that. The center of gravity is way out there. It's not like the Swing Thing, where the center of gravity is below the track.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2000 7:55 AM
Hey! Notice how the Seizmic has a long vertical chassis. Why not have another pair of seats below the original one, like a double decker bus?

These ideas are probably dumb anyway!

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