New Intamin Prototype?

Sunday, August 25, 2002 4:35 PM

I was browsing through rcdb, and came across a new Intamin ride, set for 2003 at Särkänniemi Amusement Park. The name of the ride is Halfpipe, and from that name one would assume that it's an Impulse. It is indeed an LIM Shuttle, but the train descriptions don't fit. It also doesn't say anything about it being inverted.

Here's the link.

http://www.rcdb.com/installationdetail1826.htm

Särkänniemi Amusement Park is the park that gave us Tornado, Intamin's first full circuit inverter. Will this be another first from Särkänniemi amd Intamin...?

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Sunday, August 25, 2002 4:48 PM
It's been discussed many times, do a search.

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Sunday, August 25, 2002 4:52 PM

I'm not so sure this has been discussed many times, man.

Bullguy: It seems to be Intamin's version of the Vekoma Hammerhead Stall coaster. (Vekoma's one was set to originally open in 1999 or 2000, no? When is one going to finally work?)

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- Peabody

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Sunday, August 25, 2002 5:08 PM

Actually it has been disscussed. Here are a few topics on the subject (just on the first page of my search):

http://coasterbuzz.com/forums/thread.asp?ForumID=11&TopicID=22348

http://coasterbuzz.com/forums/thread.asp?ForumID=11&TopicID=23812

http://coasterbuzz.com/forums/thread.asp?ForumID=11&TopicID=22348

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The Other Siebert

*** This post was edited by Canadas Coaster Drew on 8/25/2002. ***

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Sunday, August 25, 2002 5:13 PM

BullGuy said: Särkänniemi Amusement Park is the park that gave us Tornado, Intamin's first full circuit inverter.

Whoops! Did we forget about Volcano so soon? Remember, it opened in '98. What about Tornado at Parque de Atracciones in Spain? It opened in '99.

Tornado at Särkänniemi opened in 2001.. so it was the 3rd of the bunch. Sorry, but that was one nit I *had* to pick. ;)

Back on topic.. I completely agree with Peabody in saying it sounds exactly like a Vekoma Hammerhead Stall. I'll see if I can find a pic around here somewhere..

Edit- I just noticed that rcdb said that this was Intamin, and the Hammerhead Stall is a Vekoma creation.. Freaky.

*** This post was edited by JamminJ on 8/25/2002. ***

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Sunday, August 25, 2002 5:20 PM
Sorry, I should've clarified myself, I meant full-circuit- including a lift hill. In any case, I was still wrong, as Tornado at Parque de Atracciones was the first -although they appear to be clones.

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Sunday, August 25, 2002 5:20 PM

Canadas Coaster Drew said:

Actually it has been disscussed. Here are a few topics on the subject (just on the first page of my search):

Oops. FOrgive me, I was on a coaster trip when it was discussed :)

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- Peabody


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Sunday, August 25, 2002 6:04 PM
Well... I'll let it go this time! (that is probably the best excuse too)

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