Paper clip commercial

Thursday, November 13, 2003 11:18 PM
I was watching tv today and the sound was off so I did not get to hear it but looked pretty cool. Its starts off with a guy bending a paper clip to make a loop and so he copies it and eventually gets sent to make for loop on a roller coaster. I live in massachusetts so the channel I saw it on was channel 7(NBC).
1. Whats the name of the company(pretty sure it begins with a R).
2. Whats the coaster
3. Can I find it online
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Thursday, November 13, 2003 11:32 PM
I thought I remember reading about that on here w/ a discussion to that coaster (with people determining that the color had been changed for the commercial). If you search around a bit you should find it.
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Friday, November 14, 2003 9:54 AM
1. RICOH
2. I don't think anyone is sure, but check this thread for all of our speculation.
3. http://www.ricoh.com/share/story/index.html
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Friday, November 14, 2003 10:26 AM
Does changing the coaster's color for a commerical or advertisement help these ads get around paying the parks for the pictures of their coasters? I was looking in some magazine recently, I believe it was an Engineering one, and there was a picture of what appeared to be Magnum cresting its second hill (judging by the track angles and cars and such) but the cars were yellow with blue accents, and the track was bright orange. Does this mean that advertiser didn't have to pay CP for the pic, or is it just something that's generally done to make it look more "spiffy".

(Guess this also puts fuel on the "is Magnum orange" fire too ;) )

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Friday, November 14, 2003 5:30 PM
Thanks Vater
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Friday, November 14, 2003 11:39 PM
The support structure prevents it from being any real coaster, unless they literally edited out one support... however, Mantis seems like it might fit the bill, or Chang.... And I'm 99% sure the invert is a Batman, look at the supports on the right side, it's Batman lift supports.
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Saturday, November 15, 2003 4:43 AM
At first I though these would be the two B&Ms of WBMW Madrid, but Superman doesn't have a dive-loop but an Immelmann as second inversion, and the train does not look like a floorless, rather like one of the old sitdowns. (Wouldn't a standup train look more massive?)
The inverted coaster shown could be a Batman... however, the lift-hill in the back looks like it might be from a totally different coaster.
If it is a Batman, it looks like being under construction. This may suggest Le Vampire at La Ronde in Montreal, which has a color-scheme that could be turned into the one shown easily.
The other seems to be a B&M sitdown non-floorless. There's not too many of them around, however, it's hard to tell which one it actually is, as the shown inversions vertical-loop followed by dive-loop are the start of practically all of them - it looks so damn new, however, and the latest B&M sitdowns are all floorless.
Obviously, the vertical loop in the back is a paint job : comparing it to actual installations, it doesn't look realistic (supports are missing and the perspective looks odd).
The two loops also never really line up this way on an actual coaster.
Possible sitdowns with diveloops are

Kumba (Probably not, for landscape reasons)
Dragon Khan (supports look different)


*** Edited 11/15/2003 11:51:44 AM UTC by superman***

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Saturday, November 15, 2003 6:49 AM
Looking at the supports of that dive-loop again... they look mostly like Chang.
All the sitdowns I have mentioned have a different support structure. So maybe it actually is a standup.
What's most weird is that there is a track connection right above the upper support on the right. Seems like they have some amount of picture editing for that sequence.
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Saturday, November 15, 2003 7:43 AM
I played with a paperclip at work and found some interesting loops that made me build some inversions on rollercoaster tycoon. Proof that inspiration can hit you anywhere.

Eureaka!

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Sunday, November 16, 2003 6:40 PM
that's Eureka!
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