Old Intamin mall coaster?

Friday, January 17, 2003 9:50 PM
If you go to Intamin's rollercoaster section of their site (http://www.intaminworldwide.com/i_products_roller.htm), you'll see a pic and description of a "Spiral Coaster." What the heck is it? I can't even pick the track out of that mess of steel? It looks cool, but if anyone had any clearer pics of this ride or others like it, I'd love to see them.

~me

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Friday, January 17, 2003 9:53 PM

Their version of the pipeline. Runs in a trough shaped track with wheel assemblies on the sides of the train for twist and dive (half inline then half cork) type inversions.

http://www.rcdb.com/installationdetail1605.htm

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Saturday, January 18, 2003 4:45 AM

Here is some more pics:

http://www.digital-coaster.com/~ft/intamin/spiral.htm

If anyone whants to know about any coaster, they should visit www.rcdb.com and www.frighttime.com first and look them up.

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Saturday, January 18, 2003 9:49 AM

That coaster looks really interesting and a great alternative to TOGO's version. Why hasn't Intamin made more?

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Saturday, January 18, 2003 10:38 AM

I belive this one is a powered coaster. But i agree it does look cool but I don't think we'll see more of the pipeline coasters in the future when normal intamin coaster can do the same kind of elements (zero-g-roll) and more.

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Saturday, January 18, 2003 10:51 AM
Which is exactly why Inatmins and Arrows Pipeline concepts were doomed.

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Saturday, January 18, 2003 3:54 PM
Yes it is a powered coaster. I thought I heard somewhere about a year ago the coaster became SBNO since the supports were tearing apart the structure of the mall. According to RCDB its operating so maybe I am wrong.

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Favorite Wood: Viper at SFGAM,Shivering Timbers
Favorite Steel: Magnum and Raging Bull

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Saturday, January 18, 2003 5:00 PM
How could it be a 'coaster' if it's powered?

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Sunday, January 19, 2003 4:04 AM

Easy, if you want to call it a coaster then it is a coaster. If you don't want to then it's not. It's up to you what you want to call it.

I count powered coasters on my tracklist.

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Sunday, January 19, 2003 8:28 AM
what do you mean by powered? like a launch, or it is pulled throughout the ride?

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Sunday, January 19, 2003 8:56 AM
Moved by tire drive.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 8:42 PM
I see it now - thanks for the pics. RCDB doesn't call this a powered coaster, but I'd be interested if it is how it gets through the loops? When i think "powered," i think 2MPH kiddie ride. Anyone who's ridden care to confirm?

~me

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peace, love, coasters.

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Thursday, January 23, 2003 6:00 AM
The nose of the trains are cool Jules Verne looking. Creative coaster trains like that are great.
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Thursday, January 23, 2003 8:28 AM

Here is a link to the park that it currently operates at. There is one photo there too.

*** This post was edited by MFRULES on 1/23/2003. ***

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