Posted Tuesday, March 9, 2004 9:29 AM | Contributed by SFGAdv lover
In May 2004, Halfpipe becomes the newest addition to the collection of coasters and rides at Six Flags Elitch Gardens. Guests can spin countless 360s on a gigantic snowboard on their way to the rim of a 10-story tall halfpipe.
Half-Pipes cars appear to ride on a single "skateboard/snowboard" that "flexes" instead of two distinct cars. Also the seating is arranged in an outward facing position instead of rows of seats. Finally, your legs dangle, albeit slightly in this version.
I was looking at the pics on roller coaster database and was wondering if this ride will have a maximum height limit as it looks like the taller you are, the closer your feet are to the platform...unless something moves up or down during loading that could hurt.
Did anyone else notice that she said that you can ride with 16 of your friends. The ride only has 8 seats on 2 cars. That makes 16 seats total. I wonder if SFEG is a worried as i am about the capacity and is allowing 2 people per seat. (I know it's just marketing.)
Back on topic though, I'd hate to be the one to start a is this a coaster debate, but when I look at the finished one in Finland, it looks like a flat ride. I am also very concerned about the capacity on a ride like this. Even a boomerang seats 28 people per ride. It does look like it could be a fun little addition. Too bad I don't have any plans to ever go to Denver.
Sorry Rubberducky, but I believe they moved Turbobungy over near the Flying Thing. Don't complain, those people who are dumb enough to pay 7 dollars to jump on a trampoline for 5 minutes help pay our wages. :)