S&S Power, Inc., in Logan, Utah, has erected 2 All New Prototype Rides; The Sky Sling and The Sky Swatter.
The Sky Sling is based on the Absolutely Insane Concept, but this new ride id different in many ways. Instead of being Shot once, you are Shot Twice, and there are New Seats/Restraints on the Cart. The Seats still Rotate into a Nose Dive Position, and it's great when you e falling face first towards the ground, and are then shot up again. The Sky Sling Towers are 228 Feet Tall, 40 Feet shorter than an Absolutely Insane.
The Sky Swatter is an awesome new concept. This ride uses the same Restraints as the Sky Sling. The Carriers are loaded on the Ground, and after the "All Clear" has been given, the Carrier Structure lifts up the Towers and locks into place 50 Feet off the ground. This is when the Two Motors turn the Carrier Structure twice in Both Directions, the experience is awesome. If you are sitting on the back rows, you reach approx. 100 feet in the air, and it's great when you go up over the top and fall towards the ground.
I think S&S has 2 Great New Rides and I can't wait to see them in a park.
I have pictures from Saturday, September 21, here: http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/icarus_theride/lst?.dir=/Sky+Sling+and+Sky+Swatter&.src=ph&.order=&.view=t&.done=http%3a//photos.yahoo.com/
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edit: I just realized you already replyed in that topic... why did you start another on the same topic?
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*** This post was edited by Canadas Coaster Drew on 9/28/2002. ***
"My friend who works there said.." In enthusiast talk is,"The Lemon Chill guy said.."
Yeah, what's up with the Screaming Squirrel thing? That looks odd.
The Sky Sling and Sky Swatter look like some good ideas. I hope some parks will buy the Sky Swatter, as it has enough capacity to not be an upcharge.
KoRn - Untouchables, June 11th, 2002
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