Schwarzkopf still in biz?

Saturday, August 25, 2001 7:52 AM
I have only ridden one Schwarzkopf, the CP Wildcat and I loved it! It is a cool little coaster that I think every park should have. Sort of like a coaster after you eat coaster. Anyway, is Schwarzkopf still in business> And if so, do they still make coasters like the CP Wildcat?
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Saturday, August 25, 2001 8:01 AM
Well, sadly, Anton died just a while ago. I heard that his son is taking over the company, but I don't think he has made any rides yet.
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Saturday, August 25, 2001 8:06 AM
Yes, it is sad that he died. Was he still making coasters before he passed away?
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Saturday, August 25, 2001 8:45 AM
Check this out:
http://schwarzkopf.coaster.net/wielandschwarzkopfGF.htm
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Parks for 2001: SFEG, Lakeside,Funtown USA, Palace Playland, HP,BGW,PKD,Alton Towers.
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Saturday, August 25, 2001 2:15 PM
Thanks!
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Saturday, August 25, 2001 9:21 PM
P>ONT face=Verdana size=2>Schwarzkopf   did make the Sooper Dooper Looper at Hershey park.It was the first looping coaster on the east coast at its time of debut.He also made the Lazer at Dorney Park which was once in brazil.It was transported to Dorney Park in the 80s by the ott family(the current owners of dp,at that time)/P>
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Saturday, August 25, 2001 9:47 PM
PT300, that is an awesome site, thanks for the link. Those silver trains at the IAAPA convention are the coolest trains I have ever seen! They are so sweet! The OTSR's look a little restricting though. Wow, I hope they sell some new loopers. The trains look great.
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Saturday, August 25, 2001 10:55 PM
Anton Schwartzkopf was born on my B-day (7/8), and my first inversion was King Kobra at PKD - one of his shuttle loopers.  He was instrumental in having vertical loops installed in coasters, and most if not all had lap bars only.  He made portable coasters, like Wildcat and his compact loopers, so everyone could enjoy them (Europe is big in travelling fairs and such).  Many, many rides to his credit.  I hope his son learned even half what the old man knew.  Hoping to get to SFoG before closing to ride Mindbender (one of my favs) and Viper (another shuttle looper).  My home park of BGT has Scorpion, still a great ride, even though it's a little short.  Mindbender at Edmonton Mall I think still has the record for highest G-force at 5.2!  Anton, THANKS, and WE WILL MISS YOU! 

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Sunday, August 26, 2001 7:16 PM


gatorwoodie said:
Mindbender at Edmonton Mall I think still has the record for highest G-force at 5.2!  Anton, THANKS, and WE WILL MISS YOU! 

I think Taz's Texas Tornado has the record for most G's (also a Schwarzkoph)- 6. Anton was a great man- thanks for the loop! Miss you!
http://www.rcdb.com/installationdetail492.htm
This is the link to the Twister.

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