Thursday, January 17, 2002 12:06 PM
I notice that the Shockwave stand-up coaster at Drayton looks like a B&M but RCDB says it by IntaminAG. Is it like Flashback and was designed by Walter and Claude while they were woking at Intamin. It looks like a pretty cool coaster.
Thursday, January 17, 2002 12:12 PM
Batman The Escape [which was also Shockwave at SFMM] is another Intamin Stand-up designed by them, too.
Thursday, January 17, 2002 12:14 PM
I think that IntaminAG must have had the patent to that type of track for a certain amount of time, and when B&M left the company, they kept the patent. I'm not sure if this accurate, but that's all I can think of.
Here's a little trivia for you though, Shockwave is the only stand-up with an in-line twist,
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Thursday, January 17, 2002 12:37 PM
Actually, I have a "catalog" if you will direct from Giovanola, they show it as being one of their own creations.
Thursday, January 17, 2002 1:20 PM
BandM4ever - that's because Giovanola did the steel work.
Thursday, January 17, 2002 2:11 PM
i knew that it was the only stand-up with a in-line twist, has anyone ridden it?
Thursday, January 17, 2002 2:30 PM
That track is NOT B&M. Look at the shape of the ties, it is the same as Goliath's and Titan's. I myself don't belive that B&M designed any of the 3 or 4 Intamin stand-ups (no way did they design Shockwave at DM, it's post-Iron Wolf...), but I belive Giovanola did most of the work. Same with Flashback, as that also has Giovanola, not B&M track.
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Saturday, January 19, 2002 1:33 AM
Thre inline twist is bloody awful, see earlier thread for discussion......your head is so far above the track there's really strong lateral G's in this manouvre. Loads of people suffer headbashing.