Halfpipe construction

Sunday, April 11, 2004 7:21 PM
I was at the Denver Nuggets game last night and happened to get a picture (from a pretty far distance) of Elitch’s new ride:

http://community.webshots.com/photo/133255451/133257724KlyuuI

Looks like they used some leftover paint from The Flying Coaster!

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Monday, April 12, 2004 6:46 PM
I would really love it if they added a half-pipe to one of my local parks, whether it be SFGadv, Hershey, or Dorney...I just think it would be a really cool and popular ride, and it wouldn't take up much space! What do you all think?
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Monday, April 12, 2004 6:47 PM
Can't wait to ride this thing. Looks like it's going to be a fun time. Nothing too special, but fun nonetheless.

I haven't been downtown in a while and was wondering when vertical construction was going to start. Shouldn't be too long before the whole thing is up.

Anyone know if the one in Finland runs without frequent technical problems?

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Tuesday, April 13, 2004 3:38 AM
^Its said to run as reliable as the numerous Impulses. (whatever that means :) )
Anyway, it needs less power to accelerate as an Impulse.

I think big parks would have to buy four of those rides to get a decent capacity. Maybe they are better off to get a Giant Frisbee in the first place?!

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Tuesday, April 13, 2004 10:12 PM
is it accelerated by hydraulic launch or tire drive or what? Has anyone ridden a half pipe, and is the experience similar to a frisbee?
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Tuesday, April 13, 2004 10:21 PM
Why does it have the exact same paint scheme as The Flying Coaster? Blah.

This is a cool addition though. I hope to ride it in the near future.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2004 10:59 PM

Incidentalist said:
Shouldn't be too long before the whole thing is up.

Well, looks like you were right! As of Monday, this was how things were looking:

http://community.webshots.com/photo/110697953/134061822VTIiFF

I may be at the park sometime during the weekend to see what’s happening. I’m doubtful Halfpipe will be open by then, but you never know.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2004 11:27 PM
Here are some pics I took on Monday as well...right in the process of them putting in a track piece... http://community.webshots.com/album/124536180iMvzRh/6

It looks like it is going to be yellow, orange, and red with blue supports...bleh. Wonder what color the "board" will be. I can't say I like the color next to Boomerang but oh well.

I'm amazed how fast they got it up, they only worked on it on Saturday and it was done it looks like by Monday. I am sure they still have electrical work though.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2004 4:47 AM
@Turbo:
It is accelerated by LIMs.
The difference to the Frisbee is the free and ex-centered rotation of the gondolas.

Lots of pictures of the Scandinavian prototype here:
http://www.coastersandmore.de/rides/halfpipe/halfpipe.shtml

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Wednesday, April 14, 2004 8:14 AM
Since when does a half pipe (Snow Board kind) consist of yellow or orange??? Oh well......Looks like an interesting ride though!
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Wednesday, April 14, 2004 11:47 AM
Can we find anything else to complain about?

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Wednesday, April 14, 2004 5:12 PM
Capacity will definately be a nightmare on this thing. A Giant Frisbee would be better in that regard. Still can't wait to ride it. Without even riding one I would have to say that this will most likely be SFEG's most rerideable coaster.

On a different note, man there are some beautiful Scandinavian parks. I think this picture is just beautiful.

http://www.coastersandmore.de/rides/halfpipe/luftaufnahme.780x585.jpg

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Wednesday, April 14, 2004 5:32 PM
I'll probably have to visit SFEG this weekend and take my own pictures, even though I know that their "Season Pass Holder's Sneak Peek" is, how do I put it nicely, historically not the best weekend to visit?

Media day is Wed, 5/12/2004, so it should be open soon afterwards.

--Kevin

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Wednesday, April 14, 2004 11:15 PM
Well maybe the Tilt a whirl's new paint job will appease. It has been moved over to the old wild west set. I've been told that the cars are painted like Holstein cattle with a new name of Round 'Em Up. For anybody curious, Turbo Bungy now resides behind the teacups near the Batman stunt show.
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Thursday, April 15, 2004 8:56 AM
I think the Tilt, or Round Em Up looks great now! But the Turbo Bungy looks out of place where it is I think, not to mention it cuts off our short-cut to kiddieland.

Anywho...I'm sure the ride will be opening up rather soon with how fast they have built it.

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