Intamin Gyro Swing

Tuesday, October 14, 2003 7:36 PM

Has anyone ridden one. Is it like Delirium at PKI. Do you have pics. This is the one from intamins site.

Thanks

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Tuesday, October 14, 2003 7:39 PM
As I understand it, yes, it's similar to Delirium at PKI. No, I do not have pics.

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- John
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Tuesday, October 14, 2003 7:56 PM
Thanks
Michel

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Tuesday, October 14, 2003 8:23 PM
Yes, the Intamin Gyro Swing (such as Maelstrom at Drayton Manor) is quite similar to the Giant Frisbee.

I love that whole genre of swinging spinning rides -- the Afterburner, Frisbee, Gyro Swing, and Giant Frisbee all rank among my favorite flatrides.

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--Greg, aka Oat Boy
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*** This post was edited by GregLeg 10/15/2003 12:24:02 AM ***

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Tuesday, October 14, 2003 8:31 PM
your not the only one.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2003 10:34 PM
While the Intamin version is very similar in looks to the Huss version, the Huss version spins faster (at least the one at PKI does.)

If I remember correctly, the Intamin version does provide a very strong float sensation that felt very similar to the feeling I feel while going up a spike on a Impulse coaster. This is something I haven't really felt as strong on the Huss version

-Sean

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Wednesday, October 15, 2003 6:08 AM
Just my vote, mind you.....more SWING, less SPIN....Afterburner! :)
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Wednesday, October 15, 2003 7:01 AM
The only Intamin Gyro Swing I remember hearing about was one in First Drop a few issues back. I take it that there aren't too many of these things (right now, anyway)?

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-Rob
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Posting @ Coasterbuzz since 2000
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Wednesday, October 15, 2003 8:04 AM
I've been on Maelstrom (Intamin) and Delirium (Huss). Personally I didn't find the rides to be much different at all, except for the obvious fact that Delirium is bigger and faster. If I didn't know they were different manufacturers I wouldn't have guessed they were...
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