Moser Speedflip video - have to see to believe!

Saturday, May 14, 2005 12:41 AM
OMG I so want to ride this!

mOOSH [thanks, Invy!]

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Saturday, May 14, 2005 12:48 AM
...is that even legal? That deserves an "OMFG"!!!
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Saturday, May 14, 2005 12:55 AM
.... that deserves an OMFGWTFBBQSAUCE!!!!1!11!!1!

I'm assuming that is German - from the size of the fair and rides, and the insane cycle that thing runs. WHY CAN'T I BE GERMAN! Our country is so damn wussy about flat rides and ride cycles in general. Anyone who has ever seen video of an operator-controlled Top Spin with fountains can understand the pure evil that they exhibit. But it's GOOD evil (/evilface).

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Saturday, May 14, 2005 1:43 AM
That kicks so much ass Worlds of Fun Needs one pronto
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Saturday, May 14, 2005 1:45 AM
There was one at PNE in Vancouver back in 2003 for the "fair." It's not a standard flat there, but was available for about 30 days in late Aug/early Sep that year. Corey (rollocoast), and I rode it, and it knocked his socks off.... it just made me sick. I wouldn't ride it again, but I don't spin well.... ;)
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Saturday, May 14, 2005 1:56 AM
Holy S**t! That's intense throwing up for me....wow...in my younger days, I might have loved that...but now I'd throw up after a minute of it ;)
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Saturday, May 14, 2005 2:07 AM
I get queasy just watching the video. Maybe that's just heartburn...

...nah, it's nausea.

Haven't spun well since KW's enterprise a few years ago.

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Saturday, May 14, 2005 2:59 AM
yeah... exactly what I mean

Flats are strarting to resemble torture machines more and more these days...

I hate the lateral Gs of these new rides - But I guess people will ride anything.

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Saturday, May 14, 2005 3:00 AM
Thanks for confirming my thoughts nasai. I was gonna say "I'm sure I rode one of those at PNE!" It was near the swings and Coaster toward the front of the park, right? It didn't make me sick at all, it was one of my favorite flats EVER (although The Revolution takes the cake, which is always at PNE) and the light show is pretty sick. :)
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Saturday, May 14, 2005 3:32 AM
Meh, it's nothing compared to M:TR ;)

I reckon I'd be fine with this, just keep me away from pirate ships and paratroopers - barf-o-rama!


-Jimvy! (you're welcome Moosh!)

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Saturday, May 14, 2005 4:23 AM
bloody hell, hope they have the hoses near by for the vomit and other bodily messes.

makes the mondial topscan look tame

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Saturday, May 14, 2005 5:37 AM
I have never heard someone shouting "Why can´t I be german" before. :)

Anyway, you don´t have to be as the fair in this video is certainly not in germany. I would say its in the UK (This Toboggan and the Ferris Wheel are not found on german fairs).

The only Moser Rides in Germany (AFAIK) are the wonderful Transformer and Power Surge.

A few years ago I was joking with a friend that we hope we would never get so old that we would not want to ride new rides anymore. It seems those days have come...

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Saturday, May 14, 2005 6:33 AM
I've been one one of those I think, they're ok I guess. You do get a little dizzy but not much. However I don't think anything can beat the intensity of an Huss Booster or Breakdance, those are the true powermachines, when they're operated by a maniac of course...
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Saturday, May 14, 2005 9:13 AM
Don´t get me started on the Huss Booster!

Its the best ride ever created!

Too sad that it came out at the wrong time and never became the big seller it should have been.

Actually I don´t think it is so intense because you don´t have any laterals at all. The seating arrangenment is a stroke of genious and the ride experience equals the best LSD trip you could dream of (I think).

Huss sholuld build a coaster with those Booster cars.

Whereas the Speedflip looks like it has everything I don´t like (laterals and hangtime on a small radius) in abundance.

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Saturday, May 14, 2005 9:15 AM
^Yep. I got to ride a Breakdance at a fair in Germany a few weeks ago. That thing knocked my socks off. Probably one of the most intense rides I've ever been on (and a very long cycle too!).

The top spin at the fair had a 5 minute cycle time and 13 inversions. Personally, I didn't think the program or the way the person was running it was that great (lots of times upside down with the platform locked upside down, just rotating as opposed to actual flips). Even so, that was a pretty wacky top spin program. It had water effects too!

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Saturday, May 14, 2005 9:45 AM
Thank you for correcting me about the non-german-ness of that fair. I'm just used to seeing stuff like that at German Fairs.

I believe there was a site like amusementrides.de or something a while back that had a huge collection of German Fair rides that looked absolutely SICK! They had a video of a manually operated Top Spin where he did a run of about 10 flips with the arms IN PLACE (well... just jiggling back and forth really) and then locked the car upside down on the top one.... dropping the car into the fountains and holding it there upside down while laughing through the loud speaker at the now screaming guests!

That and a ride called "Flying Circus" took the cake as the most terrifying rides I have ever witnissed. I'll try to find this site.

EDIT: Here's the link to the video section... http://www.europeanrides.com/homepage/videoclips.html

Check out the Flying Circus and both Top Spin videos. The Flying Circus just doesn't look possible! The thing must be a massive maintenence nightmare. *** Edited 5/14/2005 1:46:42 PM UTC by RollrCoastrCrazy***

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Saturday, May 14, 2005 9:52 AM
They have one of those at our state fair up here. I thought it looked familier. Those things are just sick.
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Saturday, May 14, 2005 9:59 AM
Holy crap... It's like a 4d scrambler or something! Thats nuts.

I would ride it. :)

- Josh

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Saturday, May 14, 2005 10:21 AM
My guess is that you guys rode a Moser Twin Flip at the PNE:

http://www.flatrides.com/Ride%20Index%20Pages/twinflip.html

Adam

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Saturday, May 14, 2005 10:35 AM
I've been on something like that before at the Whiting, Indiana 4th of July carnival. It had the seats like that, but instead of the sets of seats all raising up like that, they were attached to a single arm that went up 30' or so, tilted the seats sideways, and then spun. Same effect, but not as fast of a cycle, and much higher off the ground. This looks much funner though!

And that flying circus video in the link posted above is just plain SICK! I WANT ONE!

Kev

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