Friday, June 20, 2003 12:04 PM
Here's some excellent pictures of the latest Intamin invention that opened about a month ago. Anyone here who's ridden it yet? I'll have to wait a few weeks before I'll get to try it.

http://www.coastersandmore.de/Rides/halfpipe/halfpipe.shtml

I used a translator for the text since I can't read german. But it's a very cool site with great pictures.

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Friday, June 20, 2003 12:12 PM
Wow! Wish I could understand what they were saying in the article. 8)
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Friday, June 20, 2003 12:12 PM

What park is that at? It looks like from the overhead picture that one of those coasters is Intamin's Tornado.
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Friday, June 20, 2003 12:16 PM
Särkänniemi Adventure Park. That is one of the Tornado twins.

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Friday, June 20, 2003 3:51 PM
Ok, so when will the USA get Tony Hawk the ride? It's not like his name hasn't been used on everything else.
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Friday, June 20, 2003 4:37 PM
as if impulses weren't bad enough...

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Friday, June 20, 2003 6:08 PM
I believe this is different than an Impulse in that the seats rotate as you travel back and forth. At least that's what I could infer when he mentioned an Afterburner as a comparison. I might have to get my friend to translate this for me.
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Friday, June 20, 2003 8:12 PM
yes the seats rotate, but it still doesn't make it that good of a ride.

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And if the cloud bursts, thunder in your ear
You shout and no one seems to hear
And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes.
I'll see you on the dark side of the moon

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Friday, June 20, 2003 10:50 PM
Video clip...

http://www.sarkanniemi.fi/tutustu/video_half_pipe2.html

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Saturday, June 21, 2003 1:44 AM
I´ve had the pleasure of riding Half-pipe, well what can I say. The initial acceleration is not that great, obviously because teh riders are sitting in a circle. The ride cycle is also pretty short, the board gets to the top only about four times. Other than that i loved the ride, it provides some nice airtime and gets incredibly close to the end of the track. In fact on one of my rides i think the board actually hit the plunger at the end of the track.

I heard that the OTSR were desinged so that the heigth limit would be 120cm but the inspectors decided that the limit will be 140cm. This mistake is even present in the park´s brochures. Because of the design of the OTSR, i can see some of the larger guests having trouble fitting into the ride.

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Saturday, June 21, 2003 4:56 AM
You know, I rarely ever say a ride looks dumb but...

This ride looks AWEFUL!! I like the track and structure look, but a "Giant Skateboard?" it just doesn't look right with that structure. Maybe it needs some more seats or something. It looked great until I looked at the giant skateboard sticking out like a soar thumb. The ride just doesn't look like one structure.

I wonder if this can be made to travel. I see something like this at all the X-games.

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Saturday, June 21, 2003 6:30 AM
Could you imagine how much that thing cost? It's intamin and overpriced. It might be better if Intamin could make it a full circuit.

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Saturday, June 21, 2003 7:29 AM
Why are all of the complaints about this coaster coming from people who haven't even ridden it?

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Saturday, June 21, 2003 8:22 AM
Take off the stupid looking skateboard deck and add another set of rotating seats. It would then look like a very good ride for a smaller park.

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Saturday, June 21, 2003 8:28 AM
That is SICK! :-) I think the chairs should spin a little faster though.

-Tina

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Saturday, June 21, 2003 9:59 AM
They spin pretty fast for as small of a radius as that is.

Looks to me more like a flat ride then anything. Very cool IMO

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Saturday, June 21, 2003 10:17 AM
I don't know german, but one word that is universal I saw was airtime!
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