Intamin Stand-Up

Monday, July 26, 2010 12:32 PM

Something that has always perplexed me is Intamin's small set of Stand-Up coasters they made around the early 90's. Maybe someone has more information on them. Are these the only Intamins out there that use the B&M (and Giovanola) style box track?

Take a look at this picture of Cobra at La Ronde:
http://rcdb.com/189.htm?p=16286

Is it just a coincidence that the Inclined Loop / hop / 180-degree turn / mid-course is nearly identical to those found on B&M's stand-ups?
http://rcdb.com/470.htm?p=488

I mean, they even have the B&M dip at the top of the chain lift.
http://rcdb.com/53.htm?p=17838

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Monday, July 26, 2010 12:40 PM

I believe these were designed by Bolliger and Mabillard when they were employed by Intamin. Drayton Manor's Shockwave also has this track style (and is the only stand-up with a zero-g roll), but I don't believe it was designed by B&M since it opened in '94.

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Monday, July 26, 2010 12:53 PM

The only other Intamin that I can think of that also used the box-beam track was Z-Force/Flashback.

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Monday, July 26, 2010 7:00 PM

While I can't answer your question, I can tell you that the Cobra at LaRonde has a B&M Roar.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010 11:45 PM

I love the shape of their loops. Very circular.

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