Inverted Stand-up???

Friday, January 19, 2001 3:02 PM
Are these things a real concept or just something someone made up as a rumor?

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Don't mess with the X in 01
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Friday, January 19, 2001 3:11 PM
They don't exist yet, but I could see them as a reality in the near future.
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Friday, January 19, 2001 4:16 PM
Why bother?

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Friday, January 19, 2001 4:27 PM
Sounds cool, but it all depends on which park is willing to take the risk on a prototype, and which park is going to spend the money.

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Coasters- a little slice of heaven
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Friday, January 19, 2001 5:37 PM
Put A roof over a standup? Yeah, I like to look at nothing.

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Joe
Beyond Post, Giga Post
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Friday, January 19, 2001 5:49 PM
Yeah, that idea has been tossed around a bit, and I believe that it will happen some day.
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Friday, January 19, 2001 5:56 PM
Joe, how about having the restraints on the side of the track like X? Not necessarily rotating like X, but placed in the same area and with stand up restraints. That would be pretty cool.

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Is it just me or does Hypersonic look like one of those coasters you would see on Looney Toons?
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Friday, January 19, 2001 6:25 PM
The entire concept of the stand-up inverted is just screaming "impotent" to me....
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Friday, January 19, 2001 6:26 PM
OK. The only way you could have an inverted standup is if you had some kind of floor underneath the restraint, unless you want your pair of Jacks resting on a bicycle seat while pulling 4 g's.

With that out of the way, if you tried that without any fancy trains, it would in essence be like putting a roof over your head. Now X is not exactly an invert (Its an X) but I see your point.

The train would hang from the track above. Directly underneath the track would be nothing while hanging from either side (somehow) would be a platform connected the chassis of the train. On the platform's would be the stand up restrain't's, one or two to a side. During the ride, the only thing different from a normal standup is the fact that you can only see to one side of the ride, which is not a plus. Why bother spending a ton of more money on a fancy train to get a lesser effect than that of regular standup? It's a nice thought though ;)


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Joe
Beyond Post, Giga Post
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Saturday, January 20, 2001 5:51 AM
The inverted standup was a rumor, is a rumor, and forever will be a rumor.

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"X" marks the spot in 2001!
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Saturday, January 20, 2001 6:01 AM
But what about the inverted log flume? :)
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Saturday, January 20, 2001 8:11 AM
Why does everything need to be inverted? I can't see an inverted log flume, stand up, or a woodie. But, I'm sheer there will be a new inverted something or other.

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"Does anyone know what type of dog spot is?
A Cedar Pointer!"
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Saturday, January 20, 2001 12:05 PM
I agree with Elroy. Why does everyone love inverts? Sure, they're fun to ride, but why does everyone always want a standup invert. Think about it this way. It's a floorless invert already. Standing up wouldn't really change the ride any besides hurting everyone. With so much new coaster technology these days we should be looking for completely new ideas, not combining old ones in silly ways.
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Matt Bleiweiss
http://www.6flagsohio.com
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Saturday, January 20, 2001 5:36 PM
I hope to God you fellas are being sarcastic about the flume.

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Randy Hutchinson
You build it, I'll ride it...eventually
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Sunday, January 21, 2001 12:15 PM
I made some really cheap paintbrush pics of a B&M inverted standup about a year ago check them out:

http://www.geocities.com/jesmania/invstand.JPG
http://www.geocities.com/jesmania/invstand2.JPG
http://www.geocities.com/jesmania/invstand3.JPG

Just a general Idea Of what they might look like.
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A Green Machine is rising at SFO!


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Sunday, January 21, 2001 1:30 PM
Sheesh...

C'mon... What if your feet would slip off that little plate?

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Sunday, January 21, 2001 1:42 PM

Lynch said:
"Sheesh...

C'mon... What if your feet would slip off that little plate?



well, right now its all just pixels, but you would also be supported by the bike seat. So I mean If you were to slip off the "feet stand" as I call it, you wouldn't really fall out or anything.

I really didn't make the cars thinking it would be seen by people... lol.., I just did it for fun!

So yes Lynch, the real inverted standup probally won't have a little plate.

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A Green Machine is rising at SFO!


*** This post was edited by Zero-G on 1/21/2001. ***
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Sunday, January 21, 2001 1:56 PM
I don't think we'll get an inverted stand-up. Especially when a flying, sit-down inverted, or 4th Dimension would probobly have an even better ride.
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Sunday, January 21, 2001 3:17 PM

Zero-G said:
"well, right now its all just pixels, but you would also be supported by the bike seat. So I mean If you were to slip off the "feet stand" as I call it, you wouldn't really fall out or anything."

I noticed the bike seat, actually... It still wouldn't work, though. If your feet were to slip from the plate, you'd be pushed by gravity into the seat. Ouch.

If it were ever to be done, which I highly doubt it would be, the cars would have to have U-shaped floors running the entire width of all the seats. The bottom, of course, would be flat. With the U-shape, there'd be no way your feet could slide out; Not to the back, side, or front.

Thing is... now what's the point of having it inverted? ;)

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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