Pinfari Inverted? Bat Coaster

Monday, January 6, 2003 3:27 PM

Just looking through RCD and The Bat Coaster cam up as the random coaster.

This coaster at Nigloland in France looks to be a pretty darn good little invert.

Does anyone know anythign more about Pinfari Inverted Coasters?

http://www.rcdb.com/installationdetail1482.htm

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Monday, January 6, 2003 6:11 PM
That does look like a pretty cool invert. And they were able to fit 2 inversions in that lil thing. I don't know anything about Pinfari Inverted Coasters tho. It looks like its the only model of its type. Too bad its in France tho. I guess I'll have to wait a long time before I get to ride it.

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Monday, January 6, 2003 6:20 PM

I don't know if its the only model. It is a portable coaster and RCDB doesn't list travelling coasters.

There could be others travelling Europe.

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Monday, January 6, 2003 6:43 PM

They call their inverted coaster "Xpress". Uh oh, another ..."X" reference.

Anyway, check out a video of their inverted coaster here. It does look pretty cool.

http://www.pinfari.com/Database/pinfari/pinfari.nsf/fs_eng.htm

Click the product catalog at the top, then click the inverted xpress below the pic.

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Monday, January 6, 2003 6:58 PM

Appears from the mulitple paint schemes that a few of them have been built.

Looks to be a very intese little ride, great footchoppers or so it seems. All in a footprint the size of a Zyklon or Wildcat.

Looks to be like it would be a real winner at smaller parks out there. Perhaps a good match for a Knoebel's or Lakemont type park.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 2:35 AM

BatCoaster is the prototype of the Pinfari Xpress. It is said to be very smooth, and a fun ride. According to Pinfari, some travelling versions of the ride will debute in 2003.

I'll be visiting Nigloland in about 6 months. The Xpress coaster sure looks like a true buzz to me. :)

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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 3:18 AM
That's actually kind of a cute little coaster. The video is ok, save that epileptic seizure I suffered during the first 10 seconds of it due to the quick takes.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 4:05 AM
Wow that looks awesome. It would be cool if Indiana Beach could find some room to squeeze one of these things in.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 7:52 AM
Pretty limited capacity with a 10 seat train, but it could be a cool coaster for smaller parks mentioned. Maybe even some of the beach parks.
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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 8:00 AM

pinfari also make kiddie inverted coasters like this one at bottons amusement park in england:

http://www.rcdb.com/installationdetail1871.htm

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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 9:12 AM

Overall, the ride is véry smooth !
One of the smoothest coasters I've ever ridden, and the trains are very comfortable too.

The ride itself is a little short, but it has a cool inclined half loop and a powerful helix. It's also to ride over and over.

Great ride !

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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 9:17 AM

Hey Guys.

Theres also one at Super Park in Argentina. I think i have a picture here http://www.frighttime.com/sam.htm scroll down to "Super Express" Cheers

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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 11:31 AM
Looks like a baby SLC.
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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 3:25 PM

MagnumForce said:

Just looking through RCD and The Bat Coaster cam up as the random coaster.

This coaster at Nigloland in France looks to be a pretty darn good little invert.

It sure does, and I was **this** close to actually going to give it a ride on the last day I was in Paris but never got around to finding out where the park was..

-Sean


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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 3:36 PM
I,ve seen this before, those half squashed corckscrews look cool. Like a mix between a corckscrew and a zero-g or barrel or in line- or whatever you want to call it.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 12:42 AM

roomraider said:

Theres also one at Super Park in Argentina. I think i have a picture here http://www.frighttime.com/sam.htm scroll down to "Super Express" Cheers



Strange. I've never heard of this ride, and RCDB doesn't know her either. Pinfari and Nigloland always clamed that BatCoaster was the only Pinfari Xpress in the world. Any more info on this "Super Express" anyone?

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 3:25 AM

Pinfiri inverted = compact, smooth, good ride = perfect for parks with lack of space/money.

Pinfiri's seem to have sold very well over the years to places such as seaside amusement areas and piers, as well as smaller parks. The Zyklon model springs to mind. Now, that isn't exactly a smooth ride, so the fact that the inverted model is smooth should make it even more popular. Respect to Pinfiri.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 8:43 AM

roomraider said:

Hey Guys.

Theres also one at Super Park in Argentina. I think i have a picture here http://www.frighttime.com/sam.htm scroll down to "Super Express" Cheers



I don't know how you get all this info, but I really appreciate it :) Thanks :)

Is it just me or do those seats look ultra-comfy?

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 5:37 PM
Yeah the seats do look comfy...it looks like a giant babys car seat.

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