New Japanese Prototype

Friday, August 16, 2002 6:32 PM

I didnt see anyone post this yet, so I will. This is a new prototype from Japan called Sledge Hammer.

The technology of the rolling seat it used pretty much makes you ride parallel with the ground at all times. So basibally you'll ride on the top, bottom (inverted), fowards, and then backwards at some points. I can't really explain it, take a look for yourself.

http://www.hoei-sangyo.co.jp/e_index2.html

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Friday, August 16, 2002 6:34 PM
WHOA! is it B&M's version of a arrow 4D?

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Friday, August 16, 2002 6:38 PM
no, its not a BM, i remeber seeing this prototype a while ago maybe a year or two.

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Friday, August 16, 2002 6:39 PM
Seems like a cheap 4D ripoff, but if it has been along for a couple of years...

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Friday, August 16, 2002 6:43 PM
Oh, the seating threw me off, sorry.

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Friday, August 16, 2002 6:46 PM
Yeah, I can't find it but theres a blue print for the seats of a new beemer prototype. If someone has it thatd be sweet.

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Friday, August 16, 2002 6:48 PM
That looks.... Very interesting.

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Friday, August 16, 2002 6:48 PM
In any case, it is something I would like to ride!
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Friday, August 16, 2002 6:52 PM

The patent for this ride was posted on CB a while back. Most of us (including me) mistook this for B&Ms next big thing- or maybe it was B&Ms patent.

I would LOVE to ride one of these.

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*** This post was edited by dexter on 8/16/2002. ***

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Friday, August 16, 2002 6:57 PM

Sorry about that, I looked this up and couldn't find anyone posting it or the B&M one either. I still want to see some information on the Beemer blue prints I thought I saw.

Still a kool prototype though.

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Friday, August 16, 2002 7:42 PM
WHOA! That looks DOPE!!! It actually looks like it would be a lot more reliable than X also, without all the stress on the joints. However, when it is in the inverted position, what prevents you from hitting your hands on the top? I don't think the seats are far enough away from the chassis. Ouch... that would hurt!

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Friday, August 16, 2002 7:47 PM

Pretty nifty, huh? A full scale prototype was built even before X. And you thought X was the first 4d..... :)

I'll be interested to see if one ever get's installed. I saw their flyer first hand (didn't get to ride it :( ) and it looked pretty fun!

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Friday, August 16, 2002 8:05 PM

Whoa that is an awesome prototype.

I would love to see that at a park.

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Friday, August 16, 2002 10:03 PM
Technology these days, all companys want to design new and unique coasters.

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Friday, August 16, 2002 10:12 PM
This was posted a while back. There was decent debate over the maker was (just off a blue print) then someone proved it wasen't with the link you put up.(If I remeber correctly)

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Saturday, August 17, 2002 1:45 AM

Yeah it has been talked about that prototype some time ago but it's still pretty cool :) I hope it'll get built soon. About the B&M prototype you're talking about, it was only a new kind of loading a flyer train, nothing else!

Checking out Frigh Time is a good idea to see what Hoei Sangyo and other companies has made and what other prototypes they have. Can't belive some of you has missed that site :-p

www.fright-time.tk

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Saturday, August 17, 2002 9:10 AM
So the riders are ALWAYS in an upright position? That seems kind of strange. It sounds like kind of a waste of a ride with such innovation to not have inversions. Maybe the action of the track layout would make the seats roll over, like on a Zipper, except more predictable?

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Saturday, August 17, 2002 9:16 AM

Technicaly it is not a 4D, this coaster is freely rotating!

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