Most amazing/unique flat rides?

Wednesday, July 18, 2007 5:22 PM
I your opinion, what do you think is the most amazing flat ride that has been built?

I say, the Giant Top Spin.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007 5:31 PM
Hexentanz! So good I'll vote twice... :)

Me and my baby from the PNW:
http://www.pbase.com/rollergator/image/50288405

Night shot:
http://www.pbase.com/rollergator/image/50288656

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007 5:57 PM
Orbiters that tilt the cars at about a 90 degree angle

Rest of them include:
Spin Out
KMG Fireball
Zippers
Flying Bobs
Scat
Yo-Yo's that tilt nicely
Force 10
Shocker
Power Surge
Chaos
Wipeout
Spider
Tilt-A-Whirl
Freak Out

Huss regular Frisbee Top Spins are so boring. The Giant Frisbee is okay (Max Air). *** Edited 7/18/2007 9:58:06 PM UTC by Spinout***

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007 7:19 PM
Skyscraper!
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Wednesday, July 18, 2007 7:28 PM
Actually considering they are all but extinct now, I might have to go with the Looper. That thing is a trip.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2007 7:51 PM
Zipper.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2007 8:08 PM
Here is a pretty crazy water ride

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1hD5PlV4xU

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007 8:42 PM
Zippers and Chaos's are trippy and drop towers are good also.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2007 8:46 PM
Spinout, the only reason you find a regular Top Spin so boring is because you haven't one with a decent program. Stop by Kennywood, or if still exists, ride the one owned by Strates Shows. I think I counted twenty-one flips last year.

A Tilt-a-Whirl amazing and/or unique? Granted they can be fun, but amazing? And again, a Wipeout?

My unique choice would be the Huss Flipper owned by Reithoffer Shows, because you won't find another one in the United States.

My amazing choice would be Street Fighter (also known as Extreme) made by Technical Park. It destroys all other inward-facing pendulum-based rides. The airtime is insane.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007 8:54 PM
Cuddle ups are unique.Always thought it was kinda of amazing how the cars went from turntable to turntable.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2007 9:16 PM
Kangaroo/Flying Coaster
Caterpillars
Giant Frisbees (not unique but I love um)
Spiderman/Darkastle Rides
MIB @ Universal
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Wednesday, July 18, 2007 9:18 PM
The Huss Jump 2 is amazing in my opinion. It is also one of the most unique rides I've seen...
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Wednesday, July 18, 2007 10:03 PM
Viking Fury (notice regular sized model next to it)

http://www.coastergallery.com/japan/N08.html

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007 10:59 PM
I always thought the Boomerangs were pretty amazing, and very unique. I rode one at the Dixie Classic Fair back in 1993 but haven't seen one since. I have always been curious if it was still in operation.
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Thursday, July 19, 2007 12:55 AM
You have to admit, anything found in German Fairs are pretty amazing and unique.
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Thursday, July 19, 2007 1:32 AM
For a few years the company that does my local fair had a Chance Turbo. It was very fun to ride (saw several people blow chunks while on it) and of course definately unique.
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Thursday, July 19, 2007 1:45 AM
No thrill ride has ever beat the Zipper in my eyes. 100 percent undefined, unrestrained, unpredictable disorientation. In such a relatively simple package. I only wish there were more around than just depending on a travelling show to bring one.

Don't ever ride one with anything in your pockets that you will ever need to see again. :)

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Thursday, July 19, 2007 2:11 AM
I think the most unique flat I've seen pics of -- which unfortunately I can only seem to find one small photo of -- is the Wheel Burrow that was at SFOG. It was two Chance Skydivers that rotated horizontally around each other.
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Thursday, July 19, 2007 8:15 AM
swampfoxer: Do you have any pictures of the boomerang? I'm always hearing rumors of a modern boomerang ride that shows up at carnivals but I've never seen a picture of the thing.

I remember the old boomerang from Bertrand Island. I never rode it but I liked to watched it. I've heard about a few more of those things and have wondered if any still exist in storage somewhere.

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Thursday, July 19, 2007 9:59 AM
The intamin Star/Tree Wheels (ie Great America Sky Whirl, Kings Island Zodiac, Hershey Giant Wheel).

The were impressive to watch, impressive to ride, family friendly and solved the solution of loading time on a ferris wheel.

It is a shame that they all have been removed, yet the horribly slow loading giant wheels like Cedar Point are still operating instead of these wonders.

I also like the Huss Magic at Marineland. I haven't seen another one anywhere. It is nothing intense, but provides some fun floating and diving sensations.

Huss Flipper and Huss Tri-Star are 2 flat rides that i would like to experience. I hate that i didn't get to Idlewild before they removed their Tri-Star.

Are there any cuddle ups left in the US now?

*** Edited 7/19/2007 2:06:42 PM UTC by super7****

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