Dumb question about SWAT.

Monday, February 10, 2003 12:34 PM
I know, this is the stupidest. question. ever.

But, uh, how does it load? It being Astroworld's new flat, SWAT.

:)

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Monday, February 10, 2003 12:38 PM
Belive it or not that is not a stupid question, I was thinking that to, they cant leave 1 side up, because the people on top would be facing Backwards. Does anyone know how this wor


EDIT: I mean upside down(bold)
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Monday, February 10, 2003 12:43 PM
Check out the video here: http://www.sixflags.com/parks/astroworld/rides/swat.html

The entire assembly lowers to the ground.

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Monday, February 10, 2003 12:45 PM
Well, I believe the whole spinning apparatus starts parallel to the ground, right near the ground, so people can load the ride. Then, once loaded, the whole thing rises to the top, then it starts spinning. Hope this helps!

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Monday, February 10, 2003 12:49 PM
Danke :) I got bored with that video after about 30 seconds on the first go around and never saw the end.

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Monday, February 10, 2003 12:50 PM
Ohh Thanks

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Monday, February 10, 2003 1:40 PM
Yeah, the whole platform launches upwards like a [drum roll....] S&S tower. Probably not with as much force, but it will use the pneumatic system S&S has perfected to lift the entire assembly into the air.


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Monday, February 10, 2003 1:53 PM
I wonder if the ride cycle will be as long as that video. ;)

So what's the big deal? It looks fairly pedestrian to me. Not that it won't be fun; it's just nothing really exciting.

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Monday, February 10, 2003 2:14 PM
Doesn't S&S bill it as a "family" ride?
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Monday, February 10, 2003 2:20 PM

kip099 said:
Doesn't S&S bill it as a "family" ride?

Yes,

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Monday, February 10, 2003 2:33 PM
I don't know, where esle do you get to dive face down like that. I think it will be great fun.

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Monday, February 10, 2003 2:38 PM
Brent - I can think of a few rides where you dive face down, including my favorite flat: the Zipper. There's nothing better than hitting the edge and going face first on a Zipper.

Moosh [wait for it...]

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Monday, February 10, 2003 2:45 PM
You dive down like that on a Sky Scraper, too. This looks like an S&S Variation on that very ride.

-Josh

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Monday, February 10, 2003 2:49 PM
I would love to take a ride on that sucker. It looks reall fun. I don't care if it just spins like that, I'm sure Stan will find a way to make it go backwards too!
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Monday, February 10, 2003 4:41 PM
I think it says on the Astroworld site that the ride will last for 2:30! Thats really long!!!

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Monday, February 10, 2003 4:41 PM
My God!! I think that may just qualify as the absoloute Worst Promotional Video EVER!! The whole thing was 2 minutes and 36 seconds long, which is about two whole minutes longer than it needed to be!! And what was with that sountrack? It soudned like a troop of Chimpanzees!

On a more serious note, the ride itself looks like a lot of fun. Will it change direction midway through? Otherwise, the two different sides will give very different rides. That's not necessarily a bad thing, I'm just curious about it.

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Monday, February 10, 2003 8:52 PM
Moosh makes a good point - the Zipper is quite an underrated ride. Too bad most carnies are waaaaay too sketchy for me to be riding them... ;)

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