Craig the Coaster Freak
Thursday, July 27, 2000 6:34 AM
I never knew there were Intamin stand ups. I read it on thrillride. But mayeb it is a typo. Could somebody explain?
DOWN WITH TRIM BRAKES!
Thursday, July 27, 2000 7:30 AM
Normally, I would say don't believe anything you read on "Thrillride," but there are a few Intamin standers out there. The one that comes to mind is Batman: The Escape in Astroworld. Originally opened in 1986 at SFMM as Shockwave!, they (intamin) helped along with the development of the first generation of standups. Notice (if you can find a pic of the trains) they are 4 accross "seating" like the modern B&M's. Walt & Claude (B&M) were still at Intamin at the time, which is why they look (and sound, from what I can remember) much like today's B&M standers.
Gotta ride 'em all!
Thursday, July 27, 2000 7:51 AM
To view a picture go here, http://www.intaminworldwide.com/images/product_fotos/original/Stand_Up_Coaster.JPG
Thursday, July 27, 2000 8:18 AM
Isnt King Cobra at PKI an Intamin stand-up???
Thursday, July 27, 2000 8:38 AM
Actually, I think King Cobra is a TOGO coaster. But I believe that the Shockwave at Drayton Manor is an Intamin stand-up.
Thursday, July 27, 2000 8:59 AM
Yes,both King Cobra at PKI and Shockwave at PKD are Togo stand-ups. KC was the world's first stand-up.
Thursday, July 27, 2000 12:24 PM
Shockwave at SFGAdv was an Intamin Standup. It only lasted 2 seasons. Anybody know what happened to it? I have fond memories of this ride as it was my only my second looping coaster and the first that was a complete circuit (credit Lightin' Loops as my first looper).
Thursday, July 27, 2000 12:30 PM
There is a Intamin stand up coaster in the UK called Seven Up Shockwave. It is a good size standup.
Thursday, July 27, 2000 1:40 PM
Millrace, that is the same Shockwave that was at SFMM, 2 seasons, it went to SFGAdv for another 2 seasons and later to Astroworls. I forgot where it went after SFMM. It was part of the (no longer in effect) Six Flags ride exchange program.
Gotta ride 'em all!
Thursday, July 27, 2000 2:16 PM
I heard the ride exchange program was still in effect.I liked Shockwave and I was wondering where it went also.I know Ultra Twister went to SFAstroworld and they are soon to be getting rid of Viper too.I heard they want something like Golliath.we shall see....
Thursday, July 27, 2000 5:51 PM
the "Intamin" Stand-up were Giovanola rides that had been selled by Intamin ( like Intamin did for some Schwarzkopf rides ). SFMM Shockwave opened in 1987 and " Stand-up " at Skar Summarland in Sweden opened in 1988. Walter and Claude worked on these while working at Giovanola. In 1990, Shockwave was sended to SFGRadv and then to SFAW. Stand-up was bought in 1995 by La Ronde and renamed Cobra. In 1994, the Drayton Manor Shockwave opened, featuring the world first Standing Zero G Roll and second corkscrew.