At the closing ceremonies of PPP Dick Knoebel announced that they are currently working on desgining a FLYING TURNS. Dick didn't give too many details other then other companies tried to build them Intamin, Mach, and Arrow but they were never that successful and thrilling. Their plans will go back to the original wooden trough design. They are still in the planning and design stage since the train design and building standards have changed since the original designs.
No dates have been given but I think it's safe to say it won't happen for 06.
My dad who actually rode the euclid beach turns says that they were something of a one of a kind type of ride. I have seen video of them in action from some euclid beach video he bought. Those things were actually connected like the picture shows, and those things were something. The end is a bit wierd, as they were kinda like squeezed back into the orgininal track formation, actually some pretty cool stuff, which they should be able to recreate.
Absimilliard said: He was right... All the Mack bobsleds in Europe are pretty boring or/and rough! While the Intamin version has too many brakes and too little capacity...
The Mack Bobsleds in Europe are actually pretty darn fun! Schweitzer Bobbahn at Europa Park is wonderfully themed and even has a drop! Avalanche at Blackpool is also a fun ride. Both are pretty short, but they are really cool rides that are great for the whole family.
I know you said DK didn't give a lot of details, but did he at all allude to the possibility of ride coming down the side of the hill that the chairlist rides up? I know that most Knoebels' fan think the hill has a lot of future coaster potential.
I remember seeing some footage of a flying turns ride on the Discovery Channel or something a long while back.
The old ones look a lot more thrilling than the newer bobsled coasters. The cars really seemed to fly up the sides of the banking, more like a bobsled actually does. If they decide to do it, I think it will be a big hit.
I've ridden both Riverview's and Euclid Beach's Flying Turns. Boring is NOT a word that comes to mind. If Knoebels is able to recreate Miller & Bartlett's designs, it will give them a coaster unlike any other on the planet.
Mack's Bobsled's are similar, but the tubular metal track is just plain wrong.
Leave it to Dick Knoebel to once again try to give us a coaster that is unique, thrilling and historical.