Posted Thursday, August 2, 2001 4:52 AM | Contributed by RagingBull
France's Nigloland will be the first park to install a Pinfari Xpress, the company's new compact inverted coaster. Dubbed Bat Coaster, the ride will open in April of 2002.
Visit the official Nigloland site for more info.
Thursday, August 2, 2001 5:06 AM
I was wondering when it would go public, this is it. From the Pinfari site; www.pinfari.com/Database/pinfari/pinfari.nsf/b4604a8b566ce010c125684d00471e00/d0b26aae66027c2fc12569200056253c!OpenDocument&lng=eng
From the ECC site (the red coaster is the protoype Zamperla Flying Coaster); www.coasterclub.org/en/photos/PinfariZamperla-May2001/index.shtml
Damn, is this thing tight or what? Especially the helix after the Sea Serpent. I want one in my backyard! :)
Thursday, August 2, 2001 5:14 AM
Actually, I made a mistake when I submitted this. I just received my new Amusement Today yesterday, and there is a Pinfari ad in it that says a park in Brazil bought a trailer-mounted model this year. I don't know the details of the one going to Nigloland, perhaps it will be the first installation of the permanent model. Sorry for the mix-up.
Thursday, August 2, 2001 5:17 AM
This looks like a pretty cool coaster
Thursday, August 2, 2001 5:38 AM
The renderings on the Pinfari site seem to hint that the Philedelphia Eagles and Kansas State University are both getting one of these. ;)
Thursday, August 2, 2001 6:43 AM
Well... It's cool looking but why aren't people buying the ArrowBatic? To me that looks like a more exciting layout, especially the extreme version.
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Thursday, August 2, 2001 7:13 AM
Hopfully this will go over good with the public and pinfari will make more of these. Sense these rides are compact this means that more smaller parks might be able to get an inverted coaster.
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Thursday, August 2, 2001 10:25 AM
Are Pinfari Coasters pretty good?
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Thursday, August 2, 2001 1:31 PM
what kind of name for a park is "Nigloland" but whatever the pinfari invert is tight. It looks like it is going to be an out of control ride.
Thursday, August 2, 2001 7:05 PM
We have a Pinfari here in Portland, OR at Oak's Park. It is a small, compact looper, and I ride it whenever I get the chance, generally weekly. No great shakes, but fun for what it is.
I e-mailed the park a few weeks ago when I first saw the photos, inquiring whether they might think about adding another coaster (so far 1 and 1 family). Hope so.......
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