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***
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.
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!
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***
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. lata, jeremy
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.
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.