Huss Bramen and Troika

Saturday, May 4, 2002 9:34 PM
I always thought Triple Play at SFGAm was a Troika. But today, I noticed the nameplate said Bramen. The pic of the troika at Huss's website looks identical (minus lighting and paint scheme.) Is there any difference between these two rides?

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Saturday, May 4, 2002 9:52 PM

Triple Play is indeed a Troika. Bremen, Germany is where Huss is located, or at least their headquarters anyway. All the Huss rides I've been on have that little tag on it.

*** This post was edited by Sky Whirl Guy on 5/5/2002. ***

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Sunday, May 5, 2002 8:32 AM
Oh, ok. It's weird though, the word Bramen is the largest thing on the tag. I never noticed it there, either.

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Sunday, May 5, 2002 10:15 AM
There's really no reason to advertise the name of the ride; the riding public (GP) does not care about such things. Oddly enough, the name I always notice isn't Bremen (which I've never seen), but the Huss name itself followed by that wonderful word "Machinfabrik" or some other spelling. Gotta love those German words... It kinda makes you wonder why Huss would even bother putting it's own name visbly on the outside.

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Sunday, May 5, 2002 9:33 PM
Actually, the largest thing on that sign is the word "HUSS" if it's the same as all the other Huss rides I've seen. The full text should be something like "Hersteller HUSS Maschinenfabrik, Bremen, Bau No." followed by the ride serial number.

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Sunday, May 5, 2002 11:48 PM

I noticed that today too. Looks like a lot of Coasterbuzzers were there this weekend !!

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Monday, May 6, 2002 3:07 AM
No Hersteller...
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Monday, May 6, 2002 4:24 AM

You know, Rideman, that may be true. However, strangely enough, Huss wasn't the largest thing on the nameplate, but it was the first. JoNo, they probably put the nameplate on them for the same reason Ford, Toyota, Mercedes, and any other car company puts name plates on thier car. Free advertising.

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Monday, May 6, 2002 12:38 PM
It's just odd because there's no reason for them to be advertising; they just don't need to and it doesn't help them, although I'll admit that it helps enthusiasts with name recognition...
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Monday, May 6, 2002 12:44 PM

Funny, I noticed on Kennywood's Swing Around last year (not sure what the model name is) that the word "Huss" was the only thing not painted over on the former portable ride.

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Monday, May 6, 2002 5:39 PM
Out of curiosity, what are you referring to, Jeff?

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Monday, May 6, 2002 5:50 PM
Its done as an 'European' advertising gig. Most flats debut at the Oktoberfest, and companies are proud to display their wares and products. They do build without doubt the highest quality flats in the industry. Getting parts to North America is another matter, but that is for the parks to worry about. And they throw mean IAAPA parties.
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Tuesday, May 7, 2002 7:14 AM
JoNoJ27, Huss isn't the only one who puts their name on their rides. Ever ridden a Zamperla? Their name is plastered everywhere on their rides. Take the Rotoshaker (Iron Eagle) for example at SFA. It's on the back of every seat and also on the main support arm. Vekoma puts their name on the wheels on SLC's and Invertigo's (and I think it's elsewhere too, but can't remember right now). S&S's logo is inscribed in the horizontal portion of the OTSR's. Intamin puts their name on a metal plate at the bottom of each car coaster car.
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