IAAPA 2000: CoasterBuzz exclusive photos of Setpoint Seizmic model

Posted Friday, November 17, 2000 9:15 PM | Contributed by Jeff

See two exclusive photos of the Seizmic model: Front Back

Setpoint tells us that the side-mounted seating has patents pending and issued.

Saturday, November 18, 2000 1:59 AM
Cool Coaster Car! this new ride looks interesting...
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Saturday, November 18, 2000 4:10 AM
It's going to be interesting designing the traffic flow t0o load and unlod this car design efficiently.
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Saturday, November 18, 2000 6:01 AM
Hey jeff--- Why are both photos the same?? Looks pretty wild though. Maybe they could face one side backwards too.
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Saturday, November 18, 2000 6:17 AM
A lot of Wheels!
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Saturday, November 18, 2000 6:27 AM
Similar concept of Arrow's 4th Dimension
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Saturday, November 18, 2000 7:58 AM
Here is the second picture:

http://www.coasterbuzz.com/features/iaapa2000/gallery/img.asp?img=ia00setmodel2.jpg
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Saturday, November 18, 2000 9:33 AM
It would be pretty cool to see some coasters like this in the near future.
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Saturday, November 18, 2000 10:14 AM
wow, i had this idea when i was like four after seeing anaconda. but i can't prove it and not making a big deal about it.
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Saturday, November 18, 2000 10:15 AM
will the sides be sychronized? or will they be separated?
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Saturday, November 18, 2000 10:53 AM
I'm guessing separated. Otherwise, they wouldn't really be "racing", would they?

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Saturday, November 18, 2000 11:17 AM
Sorry, that link to the second photo is corrected.

The trains will be independent.

One has to wonder, would Arrow's ride infringe on their patent?

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Saturday, November 18, 2000 12:08 PM
So......Setpoint had this idea first??? I didn't know. Either way, I like these. Thanks for the pics!

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Saturday, November 18, 2000 3:09 PM
The Arrow design is like Setpoint's in so far as it has seats on the outsides of the track, sure, but I doubt there's enough similarities for it to infringe on Seizmic's patents. First of all, from what we know, the Arrows don't "race" -- they're connected, aren't they? Also, I mean, Arrow's spin, for god's sake. If you ask me, that's enough difference right there, not to mention the track is completely different.

And if Arrow had started work on their new idea before Setpoint released plans for Seizmic and applied for the patent, wouldn't that justify it all?

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Sunday, November 19, 2000 10:14 AM
I wonder how they would keep people from getting their hands and arms caught in the track and wheels.
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Sunday, November 19, 2000 1:22 PM
Simple. They run high enough above the track and far enough away from the wheels, which puts the riders out of reach.

Plus, restraints will come into play on the real thing.

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Sunday, November 19, 2000 3:10 PM
I think it'd be cool to have a lower level as well. It would increase capacity and make for a really neat station configuration...

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Trim brakes-a necessity???
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Tuesday, November 21, 2000 4:12 AM
Now this is a true floorless coaster.
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Friday, January 5, 2001 5:57 PM
i think it would be a good concept except it woudl be hard to make a train model. plus think how much room that would take up. If thats a little model the track would be huge. I agree w/ the lower level thing

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Ryu2003
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Sunday, February 25, 2001 12:29 PM
I don't recall where I read this, perhaps Screamscape, but the two trains not only race but they can duel, too! The track splits in to two tracks, like a transfer track does, and the two trains can travel on completely independent track. This is definetly nothing like 4D at all!
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