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.
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.
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]
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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?
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 ;)
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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 ...