Extrem headed for US

Wednesday, November 27, 2002 8:41 AM

The German spinning mouse coaster formerly known as Extrem has recently been shipped to the US. Maurer Söhne (the manufacturer) impounded the ride when Schneider (the show-man) did not pay his rent. Sale of the ride to "Rides Attractions" has been confirmed. Shipment to the US has also been confirmed by a local newspaper. It is rumoured that Extrem will open in a US theme park in 2003.

http://www.schneider-achterbahn.de/images/3d_2_50_2.jpg

A 3D rendering of the coaster.

http://www.schneider-achterbahn.de/images/titelbild.jpg

Very nice shots of the vehicles.

http://www.schneider-achterbahn.de/images/Grundriss1.jpg

A blue print of the ride.

http://www.kirmesplatz.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=PPM2&file=index&cat=Achterbahnen&gal=Extrem

Even more pictures of this very nice but rough fair ride. Do you have any idea where the former Extrem may end up?

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Wednesday, November 27, 2002 9:24 AM

Knoebels!

Chuck

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Wednesday, November 27, 2002 11:03 AM
Hmm. A "wild mouse" with banked turns. Isn't that ironic?
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Wednesday, November 27, 2002 11:11 AM
I have yet to find a mouse that I like but this one looks promising.
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Wednesday, November 27, 2002 11:16 AM

Looks very nice and maintained. I'd love for SFNE to get this.

On a side note: Ahhhh! Second XP Themed PostNuke site I've seen today. Freaky stuff.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2002 1:18 PM

kRaXLeRidAh said:
Hmm. A "wild mouse" with banked turns. Isn't that ironic?


I don't think this coaster is about lateral forces, it's more about the spinning and cool turns. Like the 180 degree turn with 90 degree banking. I haven't ridden it yet but i have heard good reviews from it.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2002 6:15 PM

kRaXLeRidAh said:
Hmm. A "wild mouse" with banked turns. Isn't that ironic?


All of the Arrow wild mouses have banked turns.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2002 9:16 PM
Hehe... this one was at our fair in Cologne in spring 2002. The first drop is really cool in that rotating vehicle, as are the banked elements.
The final bunny hops shake you through quite a bit... A really fun ride apart from the bruises you might get because of the final bunny-hops. To bad it's going to the U.S... well... I think we need some new portable coasters here in Germany... This was the only ride I knew of that was kind of new.
Who's going to step into old Schwarzkopfs shoes and build them?
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Wednesday, November 27, 2002 11:55 PM

superman said:
To bad it's going to the U.S... well... I think we need some new portable coasters here in Germany... This was the only ride I knew of that was kind of new.
Who's going to step into old Schwarzkopfs shoes and build them?


Actually, Extrem wasn't the newest transportable coaster. This was the Spinning Racer, an exact copy of Extrem. And then there's Cyber Space, the prototype of Maurer Söhne's spinning coaster 2000, an almost exact copy of Extrem.

I've ridden Extrem last year at the Cranger kirmes, and I was on Cyber Space only a few weeks ago. I must say that I completely prefer Cyber Space. Extrem is a rather rough ride which left some physicle marks on me in the form of several bruises. Cyber Space on the other hand is rather smooth for a transportable mouse.

Perhaps some good maintenance can make Extrem smooth. Because SFNE Freak was very wrong on this subject. The maintenance of Extrem was rather poor. And after a full year on the road, there was barely any paint left on the ride. This made it even rougher than before. :(

I think you can say that Extrem is one of the best mouse-coasters I've ever been on. The only three that can compare to the Extrem design are Matterhorn-Blitz (a vertical-lift Mack mouse), G'sengte Sau (a Gerstlauer sledgecoaster with some extreme helixes) and Winja's Fear and Force (custom Maurer Söhne spinning coasters). So, it's a shame that Germany looses one of their Maurer spinning coasters, because these rides really are the best!

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Thursday, November 28, 2002 5:19 AM

I bet they add an e to the end of the name about the opeining time

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