Halfpipe coaster in finland.

Saturday, November 9, 2002 12:44 PM

I just read about this new kind of coaster and there's a video of it here: http://www.sarkanniemi.fi/tutustu/video_half_pipe2.html

Looks wierd, the seats spin in a circle slowly while it goes back and forth.

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The Beast, at night, Nothing better.

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Saturday, November 9, 2002 12:48 PM
Oh great another debate is looming on wether this infact is or isn't a coaster.
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Saturday, November 9, 2002 12:50 PM
Looks like a coaster to me... anybody have stats on it?

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The Beast, at night, Nothing better.

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Saturday, November 9, 2002 12:51 PM

Just a small note, the vid is shoot at Intamin's testing facility or wherever they're testing their protos.

Well a nice addition for the park, i hope it'll give some airtime on the spikes.

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Saturday, November 9, 2002 12:53 PM
It looks fun, but not for more than one ride. That would get old pretty fast, unless you spin fast at the top of one of the spikes.

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I talked with the Dippin' Dots guy and he assured me that Cedar Point was to get that 10-inversion terra-woodie-invert-stand-up because Magnum is sinking. The current construction is for the new super-Dippin' Dots stall he is to run.

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Saturday, November 9, 2002 12:55 PM
This probably is like the KMG AfterBurner.

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I need to use the Pipi station.

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Saturday, November 9, 2002 1:00 PM

Stats: 30 metres high, 70kph 16riders/board and 4.5 g's.

Themed to either a snowboard or a skateboard.

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Saturday, November 9, 2002 1:01 PM
Well, It would be more exciting if it were 200+ feet high. Any installations of this thing coming soon?

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The Beast, at night, Nothing better.

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Saturday, November 9, 2002 1:06 PM

Yes opening at Särkänniemi 2003.

Some construction pics: http://www.huvipuisto.net/huvipuis/halfpipefi.htm

*** This post was edited by olov on 11/10/2002. ***

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Saturday, November 9, 2002 1:16 PM
I meant in the U.S. sorry, I wasn't specific.

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The Beast, at night, Nothing better.

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Saturday, November 9, 2002 1:26 PM
Do u really think it is a coaster though? To some degree it is but it doesnt look more than anything but a flat ride...to me anyway. still looks really fun....

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Surfs up in Hollister, CA! Later Dudes...

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Saturday, November 9, 2002 1:41 PM
Do you think Ring Of Fire's are coasters?
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Saturday, November 9, 2002 2:41 PM

Is it LIM powered?


Totally unrelated to previous question:
If Impuses are coasters, I don't know how you couldn't call this a coaster.

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Saturday, November 9, 2002 2:53 PM

Yes it's powered by LIMs.

Why not just ride these things and have fun instead of questening ourself if it's a coaster or not? Makes life much easier :)

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Saturday, November 9, 2002 7:38 PM
It looks boring to me.
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Saturday, November 9, 2002 7:47 PM
It looks shockingly similar to a Vekoma prototype, The Hammerhead Stall (which is mentioned in the article), from a couple of years ago. Are you sure it's an Intamin?
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Dude, you're getting an Intamin!

*** This post was edited by Intamin Fan on 11/10/2002. ***

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Saturday, November 9, 2002 8:17 PM
Looks like a hammerhead stall to me. Although I belive Intamin was working on a similar project and one of these was rumored to be ordered by a park. Look's like this is it.

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Saturday, November 9, 2002 8:20 PM

The first thing that came to mind? Flat ride meets coaster.

Interesting to say the least. Looks like something the carnivals could take on.

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2 superheroes in Gurnee next season? Oh the humanity. :)

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Sunday, November 10, 2002 5:19 AM
it is an intamin version of the hammerhead stall coaster. the vekoma hammerhead stall should open at fantasy island, UK sometime in 2003.
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Sunday, November 10, 2002 5:32 AM
Wasn't Vekoma supposed to build one at some mall project or something a few years back and the deal didn't work? By the way, is that whole big platform under the cars really nesessary?

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I talked with the Dippin' Dots guy and he assured me that Cedar Point was to get that 10-inversion terra-woodie-invert-stand-up because Magnum is sinking. The current construction is for the new super-Dippin' Dots stall he is to run.

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