Intamin Impulse - The Next Step

Thursday, July 5, 2001 1:03 PM
I keep wandering just how good an Intamin produced version of Vekoma's Giant (inverted) Boomernag would be?

Please Imagine if you will:-

LIM/LSM along the station, as with V2, but instead of the normal vertical climb and spike of the impulse, the track would be like Deja Vu.

What the ride would do is accelerate backwards out of the station, up the vertical lift tower, as on Deja Vu, and down throught the station, around the Cobra Roll and Vertical Loop, and half way up the second vertical tower, the trains then fall back down throught the inversions for another blast of LIM/LSM which takes the train to the top of the vertical tower (which could have a twist in it). The train would then freefall back throught the staion, again picking up another blast of LIM/LSM, and around the inversions to the top of the second tower. To finsish the ride would go once more half way up the first tower, and come to a rest in the station.

This would be a serious 'Twist' to the Impulse Coaster.

So come on Intamin, you could actually make DEJA VU interesting!!

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Thursday, July 5, 2001 1:15 PM
that is a good idea but you would have to think of the ride and speed goin through the cobra roll. you would have to go through the cobra roll real slow at the first launch so that the second one you dont go through it super fast and give people major headaches. but its a good idea. i think a ride like a boomerang should just have a long luanch instead of a reverse lift hill have it launched on a straight track right into the cobra roll and vertical loop then go up a vertical spike then do the same thing backwards and just stop it.
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Thursday, July 5, 2001 1:38 PM
I love Impulses the way they are. I wouldn't take em any other way.

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Thursday, July 5, 2001 5:04 PM
I think he said that the train would accelerate backwards out of the station. This would be similar to the V2 ride. When you come rushing back through the station, it would be no different than the Giant Inverted. Same thing on the other side. The headaches wouldn't be any bigger than V2...except for the mechanics' perhaps. ;)

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Friday, July 6, 2001 5:06 AM
Actually, the theory could work, but the acceleration backwards out of the station seems a bit much. I wouldn't want cracked ribs. Although, if you were to accelerate the train forward at about 25-35 mph (enough to enter the cobra roll but not enough to get it stuck in the middle of the roll) and let it roll backwards through the station with some momentum before shooting up the tower at 65 mph, it might be easier on the body. If you did this, there would have to be a longer section of straight track between the station house and the cobra roll, but that wouldn't pose a problem.

Once through the station and up the tower, they could engage the brakes on the tower and then let it go. Once it goes through the course the first time, shoot it with lims up the second tower, brake the ride on the tower again, and repeat backwards.

It's possible, but it really sounds expensive compared to a standard invertigo.

Chris
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Friday, July 6, 2001 8:47 AM
That would be awesome!! and thats a good Idea too !!!
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Friday, July 6, 2001 8:56 AM
Also condider the posssibility of turning the train around. It would then accelerate forwards up the spike and roll back hitting the second softer acceleration on the reverse roll through the LIMs. The first trip throught the cobra roll and loop would then be backwards, with the return to the station forwards through the inversions.
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Friday, July 6, 2001 8:56 AM
Also condider the posssibility of turning the train around. It would then accelerate forwards up the spike and roll back hitting the second softer acceleration on the reverse roll through the LIMs. The first trip throught the cobra roll and loop would then be backwards, with the return to the station forwards through the inversions.
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