IAAPA 2001: Setpoint to go Over the Top

Posted Thursday, November 15, 2001 6:15 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Setpoint has introduced the new Over the Top coaster model, which rides on a truss-style track similar to the Seizmic model they introduced last year. The trains run on a more narrow track to offer a more suspended feeling than that found on the larger B&M track.

Setpoint hopes to secure a deal with several parks to further the development of both the Over the Top and Seizmic models.

Thursday, November 15, 2001 6:35 AM
I hope we see this at parks in the very near future. I've seen photos and am very impressed. Don't get me wrong, I love B&M, but Setpoint's "floorless" concept is more original and true.
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Thursday, November 15, 2001 6:55 AM
any pictures

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Thursday, November 15, 2001 7:05 AM
Here, this is the brochure for the new concept:

http://www.swingthing.com/pdf/Swing%20Thing%20Brochure.pdf

Looks pretty good, the track looks kinda' like the iverted wild mouse in RCT with different train and MORE suspension.  Also, the trains are set with the first chairr facing forward and the next chair facing BACKWARDS!!!

*** This post was edited by Acrophobia on 11/15/2001. *** *** This post was edited by Acrophobia on 11/15/2001. ***

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Thursday, November 15, 2001 8:19 AM
Acrophobia, that's the Swing Thing, not the Over the Top.  The Over the Top model rides above the track and from what I understand, uses the same narrow track like the Swing Thing.  So your feet actually dangle over aboslutely nothing!
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Thursday, November 15, 2001 10:00 AM
Here, enjoy.     1     2     3
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[links edited to public site -J] *** This post was edited by Jeff on 11/15/2001. ***

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Thursday, November 15, 2001 10:09 AM
Is that one abreast or two?  I would prefer it 2 because I always get lonely  :'(    .
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Thursday, November 15, 2001 10:21 AM
Will they have any inversions, cause this concept will be a drag without any loops.  I just don't want to see such a great idea targeted towards the little kids only, but knowing Setpoint...
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Thursday, November 15, 2001 11:41 AM
I love the themed vehicle designs. VERY attractive!
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Thursday, November 15, 2001 12:02 PM
Oh how I wish I were a theme park exec right about now!!!

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Thursday, November 15, 2001 4:03 PM
I don't see how the Setpoint "floorless" design is more original or true than the B&M design. In the Setpoint design the seats are just elevated, thats the only difference in design compared to the B&M floorless. They both have no floors, so how is one truer than the other?

 Anyways, I am definitely digging the style and themes on the trains, they look inceriblely sleek. Setpoint looks to be quite a promising company. Remember they also have the Seismic prototype coaster, which is pretty creative, too. Cannot wait for Setpoint to build some of these coasters. 

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Thursday, November 15, 2001 4:22 PM
B&M's floorless design has you right above the track with floorless trains, but Setpoint's new Over the Top model has made the track really thin and expanded the trains with a style I really dig!  (Take the Steeplechase track and put B&M's wide floorless trains over it... YOU HAVE NOTHING BELOW YOUR FEET NOT EVEN TRACK!)  Now the only gap between this is if Setpoint's floorless model is smooth and will there be inversions... basically will the Over the Top go extreme?
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Friday, November 16, 2001 3:36 AM
I think a setpoint coaster would go very well at MA.  A super soaker over by MA's waterpark would be fantastic.
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Friday, November 16, 2001 4:36 AM
In the Seizmic model, the trains look a little like the ones on X (best comparison even though they don't spin). Anyway, there is no track below you, the track is off to the side. That's a true floorless.

I agree Acrophobia, will it be a smooth ride? If it is (and if they loop), we could be seeing these all over.

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Friday, November 16, 2001 5:26 AM
Lets hope

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"Why does S:UE only have one train?!?!"-Andy Byington 2001"

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Friday, November 16, 2001 8:24 AM
Wow!  That #2 pic is totally ATLANTIAN.  This would fit perfectly in the Magic Kingdom!  (Can you say Atlantis: the ride!)
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Friday, November 16, 2001 3:22 PM
the Atlantis ride was scrapped when it failed in the "big disney hit" department. However that was a super expensive ride they were planning. I can see a simple coaster getting an atlantis theme.
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Saturday, November 17, 2001 7:22 PM
The news from IAAPA's Setpoint booth is that Setpoint's floorless coaster will have loops!
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Saturday, November 17, 2001 7:27 PM
Setpoint were the friendliest people that I spoke w/ at the convention.  Besiders that, they had videos of the floorless models, and one ws a deuling coaster!  The cars were places to the side (kind of like X), and they deuled w/ inversions.  This was definately one of the more exciting things I saw (but not as good as the freefall)
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Sunday, November 18, 2001 5:44 AM
The dueling ride is an crude animation they did for the Seizmic concept. If you split the track you can do all kinds of exciting things with it. If you look at the patents for the ride (6,269,750 and 6,047,645), you can see some of the inversion ideas they've come up with, including the dueling aspects by splitting the track.

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