Maurer Sky-Wheel Construction

Saturday, September 18, 2004 7:57 AM
Quietly and without much hype, the first Maurer Sky-Wheel coaster is currently under construction at Skyline Park near Munich.

This prototype coaster will be the first to utilize the new Maurer X-car.

Opening is scheduled for end of September, but I am not sure if they will make it on time.

The ride has a vertical lift which will lead into a heartline roll at its highest point (46 meters) then it will execute another half roll and will continue in a vertical drop back into the station.

Construction pics:

http://freizeitparkweb.de/cgi-bin/dcf/dcboard.cgi?az=show_thread&forum=DCForumID4&om=5380&omm=19&viewmode=threadedurl

and:

http://freizeitparkweb.de/cgi-bin/dcf/dcboard.cgi?az=show_thread&forum=DCForumID4&om=5380&omm=20&viewmode=threadedurl

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Sunday, September 19, 2004 7:43 PM

Thanks for posting the links. I am anxious to see pictures or video of this coaster in operation.

At IAAPA last year we got to test out the new X car restraints. I thought they were comfortable even while being held upside down in them. The only problem was my change went everywhere. =:^)

-Sean (who was also told the correct way to pronounce Maurer Sohne after saying it wrong the last few years)

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Monday, October 4, 2004 8:10 AM
The ride is now complete and awaits testing.

http://freizeitparkweb.de/cgi-bin/dcf/dcboard.cgi?az=show_thread&forum=DCForumID4&om=5380&omm=41&viewmode=threaded

I think it is ugly as hell! Maurer Söhne could not deny that they are bridge-builders. What a hideous contraption...

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Monday, October 18, 2004 5:30 AM
The Maurer "Sky Wheel" was about to open last weekend. But the ultra-nerdy TÜV was not ready to green-light the attraction and therefore the ride was only "baptised" by a priest and bathed in champagne.

Pictures of the event, empty cars circling the track, model of the planned modular extensions of the ride, and a video:

http://www.coasterzone.de/skywheel4.html

An onride Video (might be down occasionally):

http://www.ezshare.de/files-de/29887/43406/Capture.mpg

I truly hope that this small park will really build all those extensions in the near future. It could be an interesting marketing ploy too: "Come and see how our coaster has grown!" *** Edited 10/18/2004 9:36:10 AM UTC by tricktrack***

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Monday, October 18, 2004 5:58 AM

(who was also told the correct way to pronounce Maurer Sohne after saying it wrong the last few years)

...so how do you say it? Could you record a .wav? :)

-R

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Monday, October 18, 2004 7:10 AM
So I guess my pronunciation, "more-er sown", is incorrect? :)
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