Intamin "Inverted Shuttle Loop" for sale?

Thursday, October 28, 2004 5:05 PM
International Rides Management has a 1997 Intamin "Inverted Shuttle Loop" for sale for 1.45 million.

Seen here: http://www.irmpri.com/current.htm

What in the world ride is this?


Mike

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Thursday, October 28, 2004 5:14 PM
MHammer82 - just a friendly suggestion: bookmark www.rcdb.com in your favorites...its a great site to find this kind of info.

Here is a list of all Intamin Inverted Shuttles from rcdb.com. My guess is that its 1998's Linear Gale that is for sale.

*** Edited 10/28/2004 9:15:10 PM UTC by Mamoosh***

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Thursday, October 28, 2004 5:18 PM
I seen this same coaster for sale in the lastest issue of Amusement Today. I'm not sure what it is. Too cheap for LG.
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Thursday, October 28, 2004 5:18 PM
Except that it's code in that sales page says "EX USA", which seems to indicate that the ride's currently located in the US.

Price tag seems a little low for the first impulse - only $1,450,000 for something with LIMs on it?

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Thursday, October 28, 2004 5:21 PM
PLUS....it says shuttle LOOP....all of the Intamin shuttles on RCDB are non-looping.

And although I guess you could say that V2.1 in NorCal is *inverting* you'd be hard-pressed to call it "looping", wouldn't ya?

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Thursday, October 28, 2004 5:23 PM
The Schwarzkopf shuttles were brokered by Intamin...I bet it's PGA's old Tidal Wave [even though the date still doesn't match].

*** Edited 10/28/2004 9:24:47 PM UTC by Mamoosh***

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Thursday, October 28, 2004 5:32 PM
Could it be any of the Verical Velocity's, haven't they had trouble with them this year.

-Jake

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Thursday, October 28, 2004 5:41 PM
Ad in Amusement Today reads : 1997 Intamin Inverted Shuttle Loop Park Model Ex USA $1,450,000

As soon as I received the magazine I checked out rcdb.com and couldn't find anything. It's gotta be a typo.

If anyone wants to call them to find out the number is (561) 988-9201. *** Edited 10/28/2004 9:42:34 PM UTC by razore86***

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Thursday, October 28, 2004 5:41 PM
No, the price is too low. LIMs are still an expensive technology. If I remember right, WT was 9 million, so figure the V2s were about 6.5 - 7 million a piece. No park's going to take THAT big a hit on a ride that's still very popular, even if it is a maintenance nightmare.

An old Schwartzkopf loop sounds like it fits the bill. Inverted probably means inverTING as someone mentioned.

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Thursday, October 28, 2004 5:42 PM
Jacob - all of those opened after 2000. See the link in my first post.

OK...into emgee mode:

The ride type is listed as "Inverted Shuttle Loop." By definition that means trains hang under the track and riders are inverted during the ride cycle. The only Intamin shuttle that qualifies is V2.2 at SFMW, which also fits the "ex-USA" criteria. I highly doubt the park would sell it and if they did it would be for a heck of a lot more.

So lets assume the website made a goof and they meant simply "Intamin Shuttle Loop." Most [if not all] of Schwarzkopf's coasters were sold thru Intamin, so the highest probability would be PGA's Tidal Wave, which is in storage. This coaster also fits the "ex-USA" criteria.

...or...

If the website is REALLY wrong and they meant "Intamin Inverted Shuttle" and it is not "ex-USA". Then I'd say the most likely candidate is 1998's Linear Gale at Lo Qua in Japan, which was probably sold and manufactured in 1997, which matched the date on the website.

Thoughts, my fellow emgees? ;)

mOOSH [my money is on PGA's Tidal Wave]

*** Edited 10/28/2004 9:43:24 PM UTC by Mamoosh***

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Thursday, October 28, 2004 5:46 PM
1997 shuttle coaster, though non looping:

Superman: The Escape

*** Edited 10/28/2004 9:47:28 PM UTC by SFGAdv lover***

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Thursday, October 28, 2004 5:48 PM
For only $1,450,000?
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Thursday, October 28, 2004 5:52 PM
I'm sure SFMM would take whatever they could get for that lawn ornament.
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Thursday, October 28, 2004 5:56 PM
I doubt they'd sell S:TE, it's too specific to the terrain of SFMM. You'd need a 100' tall hill to accomodate the ride (since the drop's only 300 some odd ft and the rest is support to get it up to the height of the mountain, if I remember right).

My money's with Moosh on this one, that price is ridiculously low for something that's currently operating and in good condition. Nothing with magnets is going to sell for that little amount of money. When was the last time PGA's Tidal Wave operated? Does that correlate with the date?

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Thursday, October 28, 2004 6:05 PM
I called em and asked what it was. Before answering he asked if I represented a park, and I told him no, but I was in the market to open a park...

He asked if I was serious. I assured him that I was and offered him my email address as proof :

Titan_Fan_13@yahoo.com

He seemed impressed, as I'm sure all of you are.

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Thursday, October 28, 2004 6:07 PM
Actually, Brett, S;TE is not necessarily terrain-specific. I one were to remove the portion of the tower that is below track level it would fit on a flat stretch of track. And one would not have to remove 100 feet of tower. The tower is 415 feet tall, 377 feet max is needed for the 100MPH launch, so that leaves a a minimum of 33 feet "below grade." My guess is that the above/below split is closer to 365'/50'.

As for Tidal Wave, it was new in 1977. Perhaps that is the typo?

edit - LOL Homey ;)

*** Edited 10/28/2004 10:09:17 PM UTC by Mamoosh***

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Thursday, October 28, 2004 6:10 PM
Wow really? Can I join your effort? I know of these guys that might have some coasters lying around, they were gathering them up whenever parks violated their laws about SBNO coasters ... I think they're in Indiana or perhaps North Carolina ...
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Thursday, October 28, 2004 6:14 PM
Sounds like a job for the CPO. When all of our powers combine, we make Captain Coaster Preservation! Who's with me?!

+Danny

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Thursday, October 28, 2004 6:45 PM
Um, Danny? You're a little late. That's what Homey G was talking about three posts up, and Brett in the post above yours ;)
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Thursday, October 28, 2004 10:30 PM
I see also that Legoland's Spellbreaker is also listed. I wouldn't pay $350.000 for it.
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