With Strates, I was able to look in the booth and I could see that he was running a program at first, and then would switch over to manual mode. I think I counted over twenty flips.
My favorite Top Spin so far though is still Tomb Raider Firefall at KD, even though the seat dividers can pinch your family jewels. It has enough action—but it's not too far over the top—that I was shocked that Paramount installed it as is.
Goliath Freak said:
Minus the water effects, when is was SFWoA when people asked for lots of flips, we used this program, it was rare, but I know it was used at least 3 times back in 2003
I remember asking for one of those rides that year. I was with some friends who worked there, and they said "ask for program 5" or whatever the number was. It sat down at the bottom and flipped us 17 times in a row. :)
107 flips on a Top Spin 2.
This is for a fan-group in a small park in Germany. They usually run the ride in programmed mode, but somehow this operartor must have perfected his skills.
The difference between WG'S Twister and that TopSpin ride is I think I could actually handle the 100+ flips....the spinning got to me after only a few minutes.
Still unreal thought. I wonder how long it took the bearings and motors to cool down.
We flipped exactly 100 times in 1 ride. It was a bit much, but they were paying attention to the ride, so I felt confident that if someone needed it to be stopped, they would have.
Flipping too much takes all of the fun out of the ride, I like the mystery of not knowing what is happening next.
Quite the opposite, at SF Discovery Kingdom, they have Voodoo, a Huss Top Spin. It has a set program, and it couldn't be worse. It does 2-3 flips right near the start of the ride depending on weight, then swings you back and forth, making you think it's going to do something. Then finally you head from the top towards the front and the carriage brakes, so you face the water pit (there is not water anymore), at which point the brake releases too early!
Check out a video of one of the worst Top Spin programs ever!
I just found this video, I did not take it.
but after searching around a bit I found that going with a lot of flips on TopSpins is not that unheard of.
Now someone will have to be guineepig for the big worldrecord of TopSpinFlipping
:P (not me)
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