Major Accident at Tivoli Friheden

Sunday, July 6, 2008 3:11 AM

WabiSabi said:
Isn't Ride-Tek the post bankruptcy name for Giovanola? Seems to me I remember that being the case.

Giovanola was Swiss, not Italian.

RideTek is as far as I'm aware ex-Pinfari people.

I develop Retro Games for macOS, iPhone, and iPad when not riding coasters.

Sunday, July 6, 2008 3:17 AM
I think it was G-Tech back in '03. The cheesy web site said that Ride Tek formed in 2001, so I don't think it is Giovanola. The pics on their page are pretty bad. The larger models appear to have a box spine, but I couldn't see the ties for comparison.

Cobra looked a little intense for a family coaster. It looks like it may be the only thing they ever sell.

I hope everyone in that car recovers quickly.

Sunday, July 6, 2008 4:00 AM
Horrible, thoughts and prayers are with those involved.
Sunday, July 6, 2008 9:39 AM

Blackie said:
I think it was G-Tech back in '03.

yes, you are absolutely bad.

Sunday, July 6, 2008 11:10 AM
Update on Two employees from the Italian company that manufactured the Cobra roller coaster in Tivoli Friheden, have just arrived in Aarhus to investigate the roller coaster accident that occurred on Friday evening. The accident sent four of the park visitors to the hospital.

The two Italians, a designer and a maintenance inspector must now look at the roller coaster, where on Friday evening the front car fell to the ground with two guests on board.

According to preliminary reports from the Institute of Technology - they suspect a broken wheel axle may have caused the accident, but the actual cause has not yet been determined. The damaged part of the roller coaster is at the Technological Institute in Aarhus, and will be examined Monday.

Monday, July 14, 2008 6:49 PM
Here's a higher quality version of the video also seen on youtube:

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Monday, July 14, 2008 9:55 PM
And in that video, you can actually hear a loud creaking noise from the train at the apex of the first inversion. You'll hear it too.
Monday, July 14, 2008 11:14 PM
Rctycoon2k's avatar I don't really know if that was a creaking noise from the train or just a clanking roll-back dog, or even just the shutter of the camera.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008 8:06 AM
This is the website of the company who... designed(?) the ride

I kind of like some of the coaster concepts they have on their side, especially "Thor's Hammer".
I has to be said though that their animations look a little fishy (It seems like NoLimits could have done a better job on many of them).

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