flying ferris wheel check it out

Friday, September 8, 2000 10:33 PM
check this ride out looks like a flying ferris wheel.
Saturday, September 9, 2000 5:03 AM
It looks like that spinning flat ride, except that your in the open instead of in a cage. But hey, it is preety cool looking!

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Saturday, September 9, 2000 5:43 AM
Actually, from what I understand this ride is like an Enterprise ride (spins fast and makes you flip upside down). Instead of riding in the caged cars, you buckle yourself into a laying down position.
Saturday, September 9, 2000 8:24 AM
SFNE has "Nightwing".
I don't know the manufacturer, but it is a different experience.
You don't buckle in, you're squeezed into place.
It does appear to be based on "Enterprise".
Saturday, September 9, 2000 8:49 AM
yea-we had one of these at a local carnival this year,its lots of fun.
Saturday, September 9, 2000 9:07 AM
That is sweet! I want to ride that!
Saturday, September 9, 2000 9:48 AM

The SFNE thing is a Huss Flyaway, the press release for the expansion said so, with the Nightwing name
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Sunday, September 10, 2000 12:50 PM
Jeff's avatar Yes, all it is is an Enterprise with the pairs of "flying" seats. Some people posted stories of their rides on it at last year's IAAPA show, and found it to be rather uncomfortable.

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Sunday, September 10, 2000 5:28 PM

Yes, Jeff I was one of those Huss Flyaway post-ers. I rode it at IAPPA and vowed never to ride again unless they changed the restraint system. From the queue area it looked amazing but once inside it was a whole different matter. It felt like being in a flying waffle iron, the pressure between the upper and lower plates was so tight. The HUSS representatives allowed us unlimited ride time all day but I wanted OFF before it started spinning. I stayed around to see other riders opinions and at IAPPA nearly everyone was unhappy with the restraint system.

As with STEALTH (to a much LESSER degree) , the sensations would be amazing if the sense of discomfort weren't foremost in your mind. Maybe since the IAPPA Convention they've solved the problem, but at SFNE that was one queue I did not join.

As for now, I'd do the ENTERPRISE...
"You have to scale a lot of lift hills to coast easily..."

Sunday, September 10, 2000 6:50 PM
I HAVE ridden a slower version of the that ride, its cooler then it looks but if its high and fast it sould be cool



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