Saturday, December 9, 2006 3:34 PM
I found that there's two Intamin SLC coasters out there and here's one of em:

http://www.rcdb.com/ig1101.htm?picture=20

Just wondering if anyone's been on there. They look great, the elements look fun, not sure on the comfort level. There's lots of Vekoma and B&M Inverts but only two of these out there. Anyone been on one? Are they painful, smooth etc?

I love most B&M Inverts, and the Vekoma SLCs are kinda hit or miss on pain factor for me. Would love to check the Intamin version out.

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Saturday, December 9, 2006 3:43 PM
It look's like a wantabe Raptor.

Keep your head high and the coaster's higher.

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Saturday, December 9, 2006 3:51 PM
rollergator's avatar Had to figure out what makes those *different* from PKD's Volcano, since as you noted there's only two rides listed as "Intamin SLCs"...other than the obvious launching.

Apparently that IS the difference, Intamin's term for V:TBC being "Suspended Catapult Coaster" (one-of-a-kind, Intamin's other launched inverts all being shuttles).

Volcano also has "looping" of a sort...but it woulda been WAY better if it featured a vertical loop like these others...IMO.

*** Edited 12/9/2006 8:51:35 PM UTC by rollergator***

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Saturday, December 9, 2006 3:52 PM
They look kind of like the Vekoma SLC's and i am not suprised if they are at the same comfort level
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Saturday, December 9, 2006 4:08 PM
That's odd,I thought this was the same park formerly known as WBMW that opened in 2002...as the name of the park was changed after SF backed out of their management contract a couple years ago.
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Saturday, December 9, 2006 4:38 PM
I saw that coaster from the road once....but the park was closed :o(

-Patrick

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Saturday, December 9, 2006 4:41 PM

Audioslaved said:
They look kind of like the Vekoma SLC's and i am not suprised if they are at the same comfort level

They are not. Looks have little to do with a coaster being rough. In general: Intamin- pretty smooth ,Vekoma-anuerism inducing.


Real Cbuzz quote of the day - "The classes i take in collage are so mor adcanced then u could imagen. Dont talk about my emglihs" - Adamforce
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Saturday, December 9, 2006 5:38 PM
bobthecoasterguy's avatar Those supports on the loop are really ugly. But I'm sure it rides much better than a SLC.

--Erich

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Saturday, December 9, 2006 6:21 PM
Mamoosh's avatar They look kind of like the Vekoma SLC's and i am not suprised if they are at the same comfort level

Better pratice that look of surprise...the Intamin SLCs are vestly superior in comfort to the Vekoma.

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Saturday, December 9, 2006 6:43 PM
matt.'s avatar What Moosh said. All reports say these non-launched Intamin inverted coasters are really, really good.
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Saturday, December 9, 2006 7:28 PM
I wish people wouldn't use the acronym SLC to refer to other manufacturers rides... yes, I know what it stands for, but the SLC is a Vekoma product. The type of ride is an Inverted Coaster, and the one linked to above is a good ride.
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Saturday, December 9, 2006 11:24 PM
I am not suprised that they are comfortable every itamin with the exception of Batman the Escape has been a really good ride.
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Saturday, December 9, 2006 11:31 PM

Audioslaved said:
They look kind of like the Vekoma SLC's and i am not suprised if they are at the same comfort level


Audioslaved said:
I am not suprised that they are comfortable every itamin with the exception of Batman the Escape has been a really good ride.

???


Real Cbuzz quote of the day - "The classes i take in collage are so mor adcanced then u could imagen. Dont talk about my emglihs" - Adamforce
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Saturday, December 9, 2006 11:35 PM
Yeah if you would of read the stuff in between they got good reviews so I changed my stance on it
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Sunday, December 10, 2006 2:36 AM

Those supports on the loop are really ugly. But I'm sure it rides much better than a SLC.

HAHA, no kidding... I think they've got that loop plenty supported. I don't think its going anywhere:

http://www.rcdb.com/ig1101.htm?picture=25

I wonder why they decided to use so much support on the loop and on this ride in general... Just seems like there is an excessive amount. Then again they have had some troubles on their other types of coasters.. I'm sure there is good reason..

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Sunday, December 10, 2006 9:31 AM
http://p2.rcdb.com/picmax/sarkanniemi-amusement-park/tornado3.jpg

I had the great privledge to ride the Tornado during the ECC Coolest Coasters trip back in 2003, and it is amazing. Especially the zero G roll, THROUGH A MOUNTAIN!

Not to mention the the entire station is also built inside the same monuntain, and as your waiting for your train to depart, those sitting in the 1st row, get to observe the trains going through that zero G roll element.

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Sunday, December 10, 2006 10:17 AM
The Supports remind me a lit of the ones On Premier Top Hats.

I knew about the Intamin SLC (yes Intamin calls them SLC) in Finland but never this one.

Knowing it is designed by Werner Stengal
(as all Intamin's are) and not some Dutch person at Vekoma, leads me to believe that the ride is probably pretty good.


-Brent Kneebush

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Monday, December 11, 2006 3:31 AM
There are POV's posted on theme park review dot com of both rides.

Both rides look like a lot of fun.

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Monday, December 11, 2006 8:14 AM

Richard Bannister said:
I wish people wouldn't use the acronym SLC to refer to other manufacturers rides... yes, I know what it stands for, but the SLC is a Vekoma product. The type of ride is an Inverted Coaster, and the one linked to above is a good ride.

As per MagnumsRevenge:

http://www.intaminworldwide.com/i_products_roller.htm

Bottom of the page...

-Jim

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Monday, December 11, 2006 9:06 AM
Yep, Intamin's website says Suspended Looping Coaster...........SLC. Some self-proclaimed "experts" really aren't.
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