PKI's defunct Bat coaster computer modeled at Badnitrus
Posted Thursday, January 18, 2001 4:03 PM | Contributed by Badnitrus
Badnitrus Production's latest project is The Bat, which operated at Kings Island from 1981 to 1984. Due to several maintenance problems and a flawed design, the coaster was removed. Go to the site to see the latest renderings of this legendary suspended coaster.
I can`t wait untill the animation is done. Paramount`s Kings Island is my home park. Unfrotunatly, I wasn`t alive when the Bat operated so I never got a chance to experience what many have called the best suspended coaster ever built.
woops yeah i still have to work on cyclone.. the reason i dont work on it is because it is so complex and the file is so hard to work with, my computer chugs with it, so it doesnt help motivate me to finish it... i really should though, i shoulda finished it over the summer really... along with kamikaze..and kraken... arrggg unfinished projects...
Badnitrus, you are too cool... lost coasters will forever live on because of your work. Thanks for preserving the past, and thanks for giving us so many great coaster re-creations, I love taking "rides" when things get slow at the office!
It's sad that more Arrow suspended coasters haven't been built. True they aren't as intense as some of the modern coasters, but it would have been interesting to see a larger version of one of these rides.
YOU ARE THE MAN!! What a great job you do with all your coasters. It is truly a pleasure to see my favorite suspended brought back to life. It was so amazing......For some neat photos of the real thing, visit www.coasterguide.com
Long live the Vortex station!!!!! ------------- www.angelfire.com/oh4/tk173 "Just looking at The Bat makes me feel sick!"
*** This post was edited by ARROW GUY on 1/20/2001. ***
Badnitrus wasn't originally hosted by Danimation, I think he changed hosts because it allowed more room on the site.
One reason it may seem Jeff doesn't like Danimation is because people come from that site with suggestions of how to make this site a copy of Danimation. I'm sure Jeff doesn't want to rip off features, instead, he wants to have all new features never used before.
Just seeing the old pictures of The Bat bring back great memories. Ever since I had the **** scared out of me on one hot summer night in 1982 when I rode one of the last rides of the evening under a light drizzle. The rain had just started and must have gotten the track real slick in a short amount of time, because The Bat took me on one of the most frightening rides of my life. It was extremely fast and with each turn in the track the cars would literally slam us to the sides as they hit their limits. After that ride, The Bat will probably be one of my top five favorite rides. I am also very thankful that they tore it down, because I am now an Bat addict, and now we know that was a very dangerous addiction.