Lasso Loop - WTF?

Sunday, September 21, 2003 10:32 AM
So what's the deal with Lasso Loop's trains? Somebody has to know. Every other car has been taken off and it looks, well, weird. I can't understand why they'd do this unless it has something to do with the weight of the train and the drive wheels?

A picture can be found here.

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-Parker
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Sunday, September 21, 2003 11:12 AM
My guess would be it makes a lighter train, which would be less wear and tear on the drive motors. It's a tire-driven full-circut "shuttle" coaster, sort of like a Ring of Fire with an helix added at the bottom.

mOOSH

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Sunday, September 21, 2003 11:56 AM
Looks like we have yet another nominee for ugliest coaster.

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Sunday, September 21, 2003 4:41 PM
Every other car was removed. IT hsould have 9 but they removed 4 leaving it with only 5. Check out RCDB on the stats page for that coaster.

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Sunday, September 21, 2003 5:33 PM
Does anyone have a video of this type of ride? I would like to see how it runs.

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Monday, September 22, 2003 12:01 PM
Its really simple, but kind of hard to visualize without anything to go by. Its really like a figure-8, just bent at 90 degrees in the middle.

Got that?

If not... its a vertical loop, with a circular section of track connecting the two ends of the loop. You board the train, it turns 180 degrees, goes through the loop, turns 180 degrees again (in the same direction as the first 180 degree turn) and brings you back to the loading area. I believe one ride features a few trips around. Like mOOSH said, a Ring Of Fire/Super Loops with a helix that serves as an area to load the cars.

In the mid-eighties, there were two of them in Wildwood NJ, but they both disappeared and never heard of any others in the U.S. Too bad... I would like to ride one.

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-Rob (too chicken to have tried them years and years ago)
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Monday, September 22, 2003 12:17 PM
The helix part is not banked very much... there has to be some *serious* laterals there.

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Monday, September 22, 2003 12:18 PM
Probably... especially since the train is being accelerated by the tires while negotiating the curve!

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-Rob
A.C.E. member since 1990
Posting @ Coasterbuzz since 2000
E.C.C. member since 2002

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Monday, September 22, 2003 12:23 PM
People, people, people....a quick jaunt over to rcdb and a little research will produce this, this, this, and this ;)

mOOSH

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Monday, September 22, 2003 12:36 PM
And this: http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery1010.htm?Picture=1

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Monday, September 22, 2003 12:53 PM
Looks like fun, I'd like to try it. Too bad you have to go to extreme southern France to do so.

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Monday, September 22, 2003 12:55 PM
You should be able to add that to your Georgia trip with no problem Mike.
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Monday, September 22, 2003 1:33 PM
Yeah, Mikey..just hit it on your way back from Admiral Vrunkel in Krasnodor, Russia ;)

mOOSHIE

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Monday, September 22, 2003 1:44 PM
No, I was going to hit that kiddie coaster in Fairbanks on my way back from Russia. I could add OK Corral to my Africa trip pretty easily though...maybe on my way to that park in Saudi Arabia?

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Mike Miller - Thinks the CPB wisenheimers can just plan their own d@mn trip next time. ;-)

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Monday, September 22, 2003 4:34 PM
So what makes this a coaster and a Ring of Fire not a coaster? ;)

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Monday, September 22, 2003 5:07 PM
Looks fun, I wonder if you can buy on on eBay?

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Monday, September 22, 2003 5:07 PM
I was going to guy there Brent. I think the answer is "you do."

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Monday, September 22, 2003 5:09 PM

Oh, so does that mean I alone can add first generation freefalls to my TR? ;)
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If I was part of a coaster, I would be an upstop pad on an Arrow Mine Train.
MAGNUM HAD MY BABY!
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Monday, September 22, 2003 5:38 PM
Sure...it's your count, Brent. But then we reserve the right to laugh at you ;-)

mOOSH [probably wouldn't count a Katapult]

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Monday, September 22, 2003 7:57 PM
Hoo boyee Moosh. ;) Of course I only say that out of jealousy. As consolation, the check is in the mail...just as soon as I get paid.

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