Giovanola: The Space Diver People?

Monday, December 10, 2001 4:01 AM
4 seats in 1 row Roller Coasters standard version Space Diver - standing version Stand-Up - suspended version Inverted/transportable

Was taken from http://www.swisstechnology.ch/companies/giovanola/e/p1.html

Ok, they are claiming they came up with the space diver. We all know how Intamin markets and sells rides for other companies, or at least used to (example: a lot of Schwarzkopf coasters.) Looking at lashback/Z-orce's track, it does look Giovanola, not B&M, like some people claim designed it. or those of you who don't know, Giovanola track has a \/ shape between the ties, where B&M has a \_/ shape.

I also noticed that Intamin standups all have that \/ shape also. So, are the 3 or so Intamin stand-ups and lashback/Z-orce really Giovanola-based, not B&M based like many people think?

edit: sorry if the link is broken... the stupid forums were adding all those partial tags and messing it up, I had to maunally edit it.

*** This post was edited by TrBiggar on 12/10/2001. ***

*** This post was edited by TrBiggar on 12/10/2001. ***

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Monday, December 10, 2001 4:43 AM
Giovanola did a lot of behind the scenes work for many coaster design firms. Titan and Goliath are Giovanola's first independent coasters, but it looks as though they will stop creating their own coasters and just sticking to the work they did previously, working for other ride designers.

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Monday, December 10, 2001 3:18 PM
Uh, Zero-G, did you read what I said? I know that. The whole point of this thread was I'm sugesting Giovanola might be behind the Intamin stand-ups and space diver.

My question is does anyone have any proof or evidence that the stand-ups and space diver are Giovanola... not did Giovanola do behind the scenes work (which is common knowlage)

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Monday, December 10, 2001 3:54 PM
Well, yes they were.  This isn't a mystery.  Giovanola did most of Intamin's older work.
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Monday, December 10, 2001 4:11 PM
Giovanola fabricated the ride....
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Monday, December 10, 2001 4:51 PM
TrBiggar, I don't feel like I need to explain my response... It's all there.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2001 5:38 AM
It may have been on the Giovanola website, but there were pictures of the Intamin stand-ups that were saying they were in fact Gio products. I forget where this came from, it wasn't that long ago.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2001 6:11 AM
Yes, Intamin stand-ups were Gio products. 
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Tuesday, December 11, 2001 9:42 AM
From what I understand, Giovanola did fabricating only (no design work) for Intamin during the time when Intamin was building its Space Diver coaster and its stand-ups.  B&M was part of Intamin at that time (that is, Walter and Claude were part of Intamin's staff).  They later broke off into their own company and even later down the line Giovanola started designing in addition to fabricating (and then stopped designing again). 

-Nate

*** This post was edited by coasterdude318 on 12/11/2001. ***

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Tuesday, December 11, 2001 12:56 PM
What is the Space Diver ?
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Tuesday, December 11, 2001 1:00 PM
http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery128.htm?Picture=3
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