Looping Wild Mouse??

Thursday, September 19, 2002 8:12 PM
Does anyone know of a wild mouse type coaster (single train-4 seater) that has inversion elements?? I love the tight turns, closeness to track, and the slower speeds allow me to soak up all the physics happening around me. I love the newer coasters, but I feel more like I'm in a powered high tech vehicle than "roller coasting".
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Thursday, September 19, 2002 8:32 PM
Well, the arrowBATIC, an inverted wild-mouse style prototype from Arrow, has all the characteristics of a mouse, but with inversion and single train seating for five.

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Thursday, September 19, 2002 9:10 PM

Is there a working model of this prototype anywhere?? I have seen it on Arrow's website, but that is it. "Somebody buy this from Arrow, I wanna ride it"...maybe this may save Arrow as opposed to 4th dimension.

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Thursday, September 19, 2002 9:34 PM

The only one I can think of is "The Flying Coaster" at Six Flags Elitch Gardens. (a Zamperla Volare model)

http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery1711.htm

Not exactly a wild mouse, or an inverted wild mouse, but similar.

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Thursday, September 19, 2002 10:42 PM
TOGO refered to Windjammer as "the worlds only dual tracked looping wild mouse..."
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Friday, September 20, 2002 2:13 AM

They are not wild mice per se, but several portable coaster designs feature loops with 2 or 3 car trains. For example:

http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery1558.htm?Picture=1

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Friday, September 20, 2002 3:22 AM
Any of the Pinfari Loopers pretty much fit that description

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Friday, September 20, 2002 4:19 AM

There is a tradittional mouse with a loop in Japan. It has 1-car trains and is built by togo. I've seen a picture, but I dont't know where.

http://www.rcdb.com/installationdetail1676.htm

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Friday, September 20, 2002 5:39 AM
Here is the coaster Ben G. is referring to. The pics are small, but it's definitely a looping wild mouse.

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-Vater
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Friday, September 20, 2002 6:04 AM
I went to Tobu Zoo last week. It's in Saitama, near Tokyo. They have Crazy Mouse, which has a loop. I wanted to ride, but it was down.
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Friday, September 20, 2002 8:02 AM

Shapeshifter - the Arrowbatic coaster has been available for purchase for a few years now. Don't you think that if it was really "all that" they would have popped up at parks by now? I'd say if we haven't seen one by now we probably never will.

Moosh

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Friday, September 20, 2002 8:09 AM
The wild mouse in that pic(vatars pic) looks like Windjammer,lol
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Friday, September 20, 2002 8:57 AM
That's because TOGO designed it.

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Friday, September 20, 2002 12:01 PM
Well no kiddin' well golly bee
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Friday, September 20, 2002 12:06 PM
AHHH!!! Very bad memories are brought back of Windjammer by that pic. My neck hurt the first time i rode it and for some unknown reason, I rode it again afterwards, not too bright, eh?

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Friday, September 20, 2002 12:10 PM
Wait a second, when I went to Tobu Zoo, all I saw was Regina and Mountain Rocker( Mountain Rocker is a sorry excuse for no wood, good thing they finally built Regina. Could they put some scenery or trees around that coaster? I was stunned to see this spread out double out-n-back steelie just plopped there with absolutely nothing around it. And that rusted plan white track, please put some paint on it, it would look muck better in any color but rusted old white paint. Ok, I got that off my chest ;) ), but I never saw any looping wild mouse open?!! What did that look like, I can't even remember if I saw anything like that, wait is it that little family coaster they had? No, that didn't go upside down.......

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Friday, September 20, 2002 12:10 PM
The closest thing I can think of is the Flip Flap thingy. Not really a Wild Mouse, though

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Friday, September 20, 2002 12:44 PM
Windjammer went upside down. Although I don't think it was a wild mouse but it did have the small trains.

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Friday, September 20, 2002 12:44 PM
Windjammer went upside down. Although I don't think it was a wild mouse but it did have the small trains.

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Friday, September 20, 2002 1:06 PM
Vertigo, the looping mouse at Tobu zoo opened in 1998. If you were there after Regina you must have missed it. It's still there! Bummer, man.

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