Flying Cages

Saturday, November 4, 2000 7:45 AM
Can someone describe to me what exactly Flying Cages are?
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Saturday, November 4, 2000 10:37 AM
Hmmm... difficult to describe to someone who has never seen them, but here it goes.

To get you in the ballpark, think of a "slammer" flat ride. One that the floor remains flat, but goes vertically in a circle. Now imigane instead of a large platform, a metal cage the size of a large telephone booth, large enough for two people. You may face any way you wish, as you are free to walk around in the small space. Using your own body weight as leverage, if you are good, you can make the thing go up and over the top. I remember some people really cooking on these things, I was too young to get it right. Does that help?

I will look around the net for a photo, but I don't think there are any pics out there.

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So you want a coaster in your backyard? I hope you have a big backyard. *** This post was edited by Soggy on 11/4/2000. ***
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Monday, November 6, 2000 10:28 AM
Thanks! Sounds... interesting!
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Monday, November 6, 2000 10:55 AM
You can view old, overgrown cages-- sad pic :( --
from Chippewa Lake (my boyhood park).

Go to www.defunctparks.com. Select Ohio. Select Chippewa Lake Park. Scroll down the pics; you'll find the "swinging gym" or "swinging cages."

If you enlarge it, you can still get the idea.

Sorry I'm not literate enough to provide the direct link. Somebody could explain that to me; I'd be eternally grateful. It's probably as simple as typing the whole-prolonged-eternal url, but I just don't have the attention span.

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buckweet FL
anybadcoastabeatsanygoodjob! *** This post was edited by bukweetfl on 11/6/2000. ***
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Tuesday, November 7, 2000 7:34 PM
Well there is a small go-kart arcade type place, like a family fun place by cedar point. Its located on the same road as the Holiday Inn and Sandusky mall and stuff, sorry, cant think of the name for that road. anyway they have a a set of swing cages there. we once stopped there on our way home from cedar point and i rode on them. couldnt get the cage over the top though, its harder than it looks.

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Steel Phantom: A Decade of Thrills. (1991-2000)
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