Mr. Twister before reprofiled? Anyone have pictures?

Wednesday, December 5, 2007 8:38 PM
I think it only lasted a year or 2 before it was reprofiled. I remember John Allen saying "it was a DUD!" on America Screams. He then followed with "curves do not do anything for people."

From what I can gather, it dropped right into the helix after the lift, I think there were some pics where you could see where the old ledgers were. Anyone have pics of before it was changed? I have never seen one. I'm sure there's gotta be a couple out there.

After it was the Mr. Twister that we know, it's the only coaster I can think of that had 'reverse banking' just a tiny little bit coming off the lift. The pics support this. I was there when I was 4 or 5 and supposedly threw a fit cuz I wasn't old enough to ride. Then I was there in '95 when the place was closed, bummer!

Probably more rare than pics of the CP Blue Streak unpainted and with a Red train! and lime green station.... I have no clue where those are... *** Edited 12/6/2007 1:41:23 AM UTC by J7G3***

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Thursday, December 6, 2007 6:59 AM
If any exist, they'd likely be in this book.
http://www.amazon.com/Denvers-Elitch-Gardens-Spinning-Century/dp/1555662854/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1196941152&sr=8-1
I have never seen one though. It only operated one season with the original layout that was a 42.6 degree drop into the helix and then it was over.
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Thursday, December 6, 2007 12:47 PM
Vater's avatar It doesn't look to me like there is any reverse-banked track off the lift (pic). The first right-hand turn off the lift chain looks unbanked, so the lateral forces might make it seem as if the track is outwardly-banked.
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Thursday, December 6, 2007 12:58 PM
If you look at this http://www.rcdb.com/ig2102.htm?picture=5
it looks a little different. Either way, it's pretty close. Looks great too!
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Thursday, December 6, 2007 1:21 PM
I should check out that book... had no idea it even existed. I've never seen pictures of the original Mr. Twister, leading me to believe pictures of that ride are even more difficult to find than ones of the original Ravine Flyer!
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Thursday, December 6, 2007 4:21 PM
^^It looks like the lady in the last car is about to fall out.

Bolliger/Mabillard for President in '08 NOT Dinn/Summers

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Thursday, December 6, 2007 4:28 PM
Either that or she's going to need years of chiropractic work.
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Thursday, December 6, 2007 7:27 PM
I've got a short video clip of the original test runs from Mr Twister where it goes directly from the lift into the double helix.

I've been thinking about adding that to my other classic clips on You Tube but just haven't got around to it.

I'll try to get that up tonight.

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Thursday, December 6, 2007 8:09 PM
I got it uploaded quicker than I expected.

The quality of the video is terrible but it's legible enough to see the original first drop.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=qgwAT0KlpMs

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Thursday, December 6, 2007 9:17 PM
Wow! GREAT video swampfoxer! Where did you get it! Thanks alot!

It's basically the ride without the first 2 drops and swoop turns, as I expected.

Great footage! Thanks!

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Thursday, December 6, 2007 9:22 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Billy - go back and click on the link from Swampfoxer, then search for his other vids. He has a TON of cool clips posted to YouTube.

And yes, thanks Swampfoxer for this and all the footage you post for all to see ;)

*** Edited 12/7/2007 2:22:57 AM UTC by Mamoosh***

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Thursday, December 6, 2007 10:06 PM
Wow ur right moosh! Lots of great vids from swampfoxer. Can't believe some of this stuff!
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Thursday, December 6, 2007 10:17 PM
rollergator's avatar swampfoxer...I'm speechless. Again....

Thanks! :)


P.S. Just to note - the video swampfoxer put up says 1965. Which is the first year of the revised layout, second year of operation. Everyone who I know that got to ride it was *very* impressed.
*** Edited 12/7/2007 3:24:15 AM UTC by rollergator***

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Friday, December 7, 2007 3:39 AM
Check out those Aeroplane vids! Damn! I mean GCI is close in looks, but doubt they'd ever build something like that!
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Friday, December 7, 2007 7:45 AM

J7G3 said:
I think it only lasted a year or 2 before it was reprofiled. I remember John Allen saying "it was a DUD!" on America Screams. He then followed with "curves do not do anything for people."

Acutally, I'm quite sure that Vincent Price was talking, but I'm not sure if he was quoting John Allen. I havent seen America Screams in a while, but it still remains my favorite coaster related show.
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Friday, December 7, 2007 9:37 AM
Mamoosh's avatar Check out those Aeroplane vids! Damn! I mean GCI is close in looks, but doubt they'd ever build something like that!

While I don't know if GCI was attached to the project I do know that we came *thisclose* to Paramount resurrecting Rye's AeroCoaster. Instead they opted for something much, much larger (and with a loop). Still, I can't help but think that if a park waved enough money around and said "I want to rebuild that ride" that GCI, Gravity Group, or some other company would do it.

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Friday, December 7, 2007 10:05 AM
I've known about Swampfoxer's videos for a while but I think that Twister video is the best yet! That's a million times better than just a photo.

Thanks for posting all those videos for all of us to enjoy.

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Friday, December 7, 2007 11:53 AM
That's most impressive. I didn't think a picture existed, no less a video.
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Friday, December 7, 2007 12:01 PM
Im pretty sure GCII is not willing to go above certain negative g forces. I've been told that but I long for a sustained floater or insane pop of air on any of their coasters.

Kinda strange from a company who's first designer marathoned the COney Island Cyclone, One of the most intense force wise coasters there are left from the old gen. (Next to Coaster which features the same type of car (Prior and Church) as the GCII MF trains.

Chuck

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Friday, December 7, 2007 4:55 PM
Does anyone know what the rest of the course was like after the original first drop helix? Were there are bunny hops, etc.?
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