Flying Super Saturator? Invert v. SLC?

Saturday, January 27, 2001 7:13 AM
Can someone tell me what a flying super saturator is? I think one(many the only one) is called Swing Thing. Is this just a prototype? At a park?

Also, what's the difference between an invert and an SLC?

Last thing, do you think that suspended coasters will be made (very much) any more because of inverts?
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Saturday, January 27, 2001 7:43 AM
I would love to see suspended coasters make a come-back but I doubt it will ever happen.

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Saturday, January 27, 2001 8:23 AM
Inverts and Suspendeds give you two different sensations I believe. Than can make a come back if they make some changes to the ride (maybe making a different restraint?)

They will always be around for those parks who have nothing else to build and need a different type of coaster...
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Saturday, January 27, 2001 8:42 AM
I live 30 minutes away from Paramount's Carowinds. At Caorwinds they have a ride called the Flying Super Saturator. It is a water ride that you will get SOAKED on. Even just waiting in line you will get wet. So only ride it if you want to get wet. The vehicles for the ride are similar to that of Invertigo, only the fact that there is 1 car to a train. So 2 people sit facing forward and 2 sit facing backwards. The restraints are not hoursecollars but a thick lap bar. Your feet do dangle. Over the course of the ride they have a guysers that shoot up water. They have waterfalls, water guns while you stand in line to shoot the people on the ride. It has "curtains" of water that you go under. It is a combination of a suspended coaster as well as an inverted coaster. It a great ride and i wouldn't give it up for nothing. It's great on hot hot days but line waits can be 2 hours or more on busy days. So there is description for anyone who didn't know what it was.


*** This post was edited by Coastermike16 on 1/27/2001. *** *** This post was edited by Coastermike16 on 1/27/2001. ***
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Saturday, January 27, 2001 8:48 AM
If you guys want to see something cool happen with a suspended wait until,uhhhh...maybe 2012,cause you got to figure im 13,I will get a loan to go to college,get 4 years(for mechanical(bachelor)),and then another 4 years experience for Arrow!

PS:A SS is the same thing that CoasterMike16 told you about if you want to see some pictures go to http://www.coasterbuzz.com/features/iaapa2000/gallery/ and there look around a bit until you see the SS!

Hope that helps!! *** This post was edited by X01 on 1/27/2001. ***
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Saturday, January 27, 2001 10:35 AM
the difference between slc and inverts is that the slc is the crappiest coaster ever built. inverts are smooth and the slc has never changed design,has too much headbanging, and is boring imo.the inverts go higher,do more inversions,are longer, and they don't have any head banging.
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Saturday, January 27, 2001 11:00 AM
Not all SLC's are bad. The Hangman at Wild Adventures is not that bad of a ride.
But to the point of the thread an SLC is basically vekomas inverted coaster.

A Super Saturator is a Setpoint Swing Thing, it just has 4 water tanks on them to allow the dropping of water bombs. A regular Swing Thing for example is like Pteradon Flyers at IOA.

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Saturday, January 27, 2001 11:34 AM
The IAAPA photo with Setpoint's president actually appeared in one of their ads. :)

http://www.coasterbuzz.com/features/iaapa2000/gallery/img.asp?img=ia00setjoe.jpg

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Saturday, January 27, 2001 4:14 PM
Thanks. I still don't get SLC. That's ok though. I guess I don't need to. ;)
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