New ride ideas

Monday, December 18, 2000 3:02 AM
Hey everyone, just out of curiosity, what are some cool ideas for new ride designs that everyone has? One of mine is the Vekoma "Vertigo". It's a vertical boomerang coaster using reverse LIMs. The trains are propelled slowly out the back of the station and are locked in place up the vertical tower. Basically, it's like any other vekoma boomerang, just with vertical spikes and reverse LIMs. What are all your ideas?
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Monday, December 18, 2000 11:28 AM
anyone?
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Monday, December 18, 2000 12:02 PM
A lot of people (including I)ARE considering the rumor that the new Dejavu coaster at SFMM will use LIMS or something to pull the train backwards up a 160-180 ft tall 90-degree vertical spike. But I wouldn't want the train to be pulled slowly. I want a rush of being forced back at high speeds and then stop at the top for about 5 seconds just to scare the heck outta of the riders who stare down.
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Monday, December 18, 2000 12:39 PM
I had an idea about a S&S ride with Vekoma Flying Dutchman trains. You get in and are laid back then you get launched up a vertical tower so your back is parallel to the tower. Then you hit the top of the tower and you are held in place before you are launced downward via compressed air.
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Monday, December 18, 2000 12:42 PM
We've been hearing about this one for a while but i'll say it anyway. The Inverted Stand-up.

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Monday, December 18, 2000 1:22 PM
How about in LIM stand-up (Intamin or Premier Rides, are you listening).

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*** This post was edited by coastergenius on 12/28/2000. ***
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Monday, December 18, 2000 1:26 PM
Somebody has got to make a freefall tower with lap bars.
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Monday, December 18, 2000 1:55 PM
Insurance would proably hate that, but I love it.
How about ANY spin on the Boomerang. I would a turn added in on both sides, or anything. I think going backwards is ALWAYS good, and I would love a good cookie tosser. I know some people hate Boomerangs to begin with.
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Monday, December 18, 2000 3:17 PM
Krazy-At MGM Studios there is a ride called Twighlite Zone: Tower Of Terror. It is a freefall with just lap bars.
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Monday, December 18, 2000 3:32 PM
oh yeah! I was thinking more along the lines of an S&S Space Shot or an Intamin Giant Drop.
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Monday, December 18, 2000 4:01 PM
The reason it is just lapbars is because it is eclosed, if it wasn't that it would indeed have a horsecollar.

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Monday, December 18, 2000 4:17 PM
Acctualy, there are no "freefall's" with just lapbars. Tower of Terror acctually pulls you down faster than the force of gravity by using cables. Perhaps there is a freefall somewhere that only has lapbars but I highly doubt it, due to the odd postions you would be able to put you body in during freefall. Just my 2 cents.... Chris
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Monday, December 18, 2000 5:27 PM
The new "Super-Invertigo's" at SFMM and SFGam will use an elevator-lift system as stated in an article.
I would like to see a non-looping Standup or Inverted hyper.
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Monday, December 18, 2000 5:44 PM
River King Mine Train @ SFSL used to be a non-looping stand up, and Odyssey is being built for 2002 at Fantasy Island in Ingoldmells, England is building an inverted 265 feet tall.
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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 3:33 AM
Panimaniac, Actually S&S Towers aren't freefalls. Compressed air is used to shot you down the tower faster than gravity.
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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 5:15 AM
Actually, in my opinion, if Intamin had gone with lap bars for their drop towers, a 12-year-old kid might have lived to see 13 out in California. But that is only my opinion.

The real issue of comment here: My understanding is that the original Invertigo coaster was supposed to have LSM-driven lifts on it, but Vekoma had major problems with that system and abandoned it in favor of a more conventional chain lift.

You did know that the LSM drive used on Superman: The Escape was licensed from Vekoma, didn't you? :)

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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 5:17 AM
So that's why it took so long to get it working... ;)

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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 8:04 AM
I'd love to see a coaster with seats like a Zipper's as you going thru the course you would be flipping end over end. Just think what it would be like going thru an inline twist or a corkscrew!

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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 9:32 AM
I never said S&S towers were freefall's........
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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 10:07 AM
Coasterpunk I believe your wish is SFMM command. Only you'll be spinning to the side of the track.
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