To me it looks just like the Regular Top Spin Program like the one in use for Thunder Hawk at Worlds Of Fun. Except they programed it to last a little longer in certain parts, such has the end where the fountain soaks people in the front row and then gets the back row.
Speaking about Thunder Hawk at WOF the fountains on it don't get you wet anymore. It was claimed that the water rusted out the wiring on the ride.
Yes, I do realize all top spins can be programmed to do what the one in the video does. I've just never been on one that flips as much, nor have I ever seen one that specifically ran to soak the riders both front and back.
Tomb Raider is nothing compared to that one.
And I do love a good "flipping" ride,even at my old fart age, which is probably why I love Chaos so much.
Most of the top spins I have been on kinda suck because of lame programs, but WoF and VF have decent ones. It is fun when they flip and lame when they just do a controlled rotation, and annoying when you get wet which is VF's problem.
From what I was told by the KI people, a Giant Top Spin is not capable of doing multiple flips and running wild programs like a standard top spin--at least not for very long. The Giant Top Spin was pretty much a mistake. The carriage is just too massive and heavy for the motors and trying to run a typical program would quickly lead to failure.
I'm not certain, but I'm pretty sure Huss never sold another one.
^Also, from what I've read Tomb Raider will freak out if the huge arms get even the tiniest bit out of sync. If that happens very often at all with Tomb Raider I'd hate to know what would happen if it ran a program that actually did something.
Best Top Spin Ride Ever - Astroland at Coney Island. The operator was this tatted up rasta looking guy and as a ride jockey was dead serious. I believe he controlled the ride manually and delivered the most intense flipping ride I'd ever seen. He could actually get the cabin to flip the opposite direction from that which the arms were rotating. He was great with the water torture, too.
So after riding and watching a few more cycles (from the bench!) I went over and tapped on the glass. He turned around and I gave him the thumbs up and mouthed the words "Best-Top-Spin-Ride-Ever!" It was so funny, he busted into a smile, got all redfaced embarrased, and mouthed back "Thanks...I try!"
Those who have been will have to agree, the whole Astroland/Coney experience is sure like no other anywhere. (For a variety of reasons) What a shame if it's no more. At any rate I hope that talented dude finds a Top Spin job elsewhere!
They also ran a helluva Break Dance program there, too. Oh my God- it went so fast I thought the car was gonna break off the post.