Spinball Whizzler question

Sunday, December 7, 2003 12:05 AM
I saw a picture on coasterforce. com of spinnball whizzler that caught my eye http.//www.atdatabase.co.uk/richard/IMAG0016.JPG/ The track piece that there working on is the one that caught my eye. I wanted to know if that's an overbank turn on a wild mouse type of coaster? is it possible for that type of part to be there?
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Sunday, December 7, 2003 2:22 AM
No, its not an overbank but its close to (if not) 90°. The element is called "Immelman Turn" and can be found on all Maurer Söhne SC 2000 coasters. Spinball Whizzer (no "L") features the tallest version of this thrilling element to date.
Cars will be freely spinning while going through that element.

At the moment there is no overbanked element on a spinning coaster but Maurer Söhne are currently experimenting with inversions navigated by freely spinning cars.

Sunday, December 7, 2003 2:55 AM
Inversions in spinning cars? Maurer Söhne is officially insane now. :)

Maybe not quite Stan Checketts insane... but insane none the less.

Sunday, December 7, 2003 12:47 PM
Can you image a loop while spinning......


Sunday, December 7, 2003 1:24 PM
Thanks. I thought it looked like it but it still looks like a cool element. I hope the US get's a coaster like this. I would be in line to ride it for sure.
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Sunday, December 7, 2003 1:38 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

thepinkdoomofmonkeys said:
Can you image a loop while spinning......


*** Edited 12/7/2003 6:39:12 PM UTC by ApolloAndy***

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Sunday, December 7, 2003 1:46 PM

I seem to be sighing and coughing alot. I must have the depressed flu.;)

Tuesday, December 9, 2003 6:45 PM
I overlooked this ride when I heard AT was going to build it but its actually starting to look quite cool -considering its built in a kids section of the park.

The Immelman Turn looks awesome, the sensation it will have on its riders will be a lot like that of the traveling Super Bowl fair rides that we have in England.

Super Bowl fair ride = large walzter ride which has one end rise into the air at an angle while in operation = great fun

Tuesday, December 9, 2003 8:19 PM
Mamoosh's avatar I hope the US get's a coaster like this. I would be in line to ride it for sure.

Although smaller in size there is already one in the US: Spider @ Lagoon. There is also one on the way at Seabreeze in 2004.


Tuesday, December 9, 2003 8:55 PM
What i want to know is why does SBW have more rollercoaster type supports(when i say rollercoaster type supports i mean supports like B&M intamin) compared to the carni looking supports the other models have such as Spider? Is this the way Maurer is going to continue to support these coasters, or is it just b/c that's what AT wanted? I hope Maurer continues to use the SBW supports b/c i like it better then the carni style imo.

Imo SBW looks awsome and i would love to see one of these in So.cali somewhere soon. If SF was smart they would of bought a few of these for the 2004 season for some of their parks, they are cheap, don't look carni at all (well the AT version ), very fast to build and look fun for the whole family.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2003 1:17 AM
Mamoosh's avatar I'd suspect that it's due to the larger size of the ride and the custom design. Remember, the carni versions are meant to be portable.


Wednesday, December 10, 2003 2:14 AM
As Moosh said: The Lagoon and Seabreeze versions ARE carni rides (one of them is actually second hand).

You really can not compare the sensation of a custom, stretched spinning coaster to the compact carny designs. The two indoor custom spinners at Phantasialand are so much better than the small compacts.

I guess that Altons ride will be spectacular. But theres another one in the making which might be even better!

Check out the link to see the construction pics for the second british Maurer spinner "Dragons Fury" at Chessington.


This has a gloriously stretched layout, two lifthills and some wicked twists and turns as well as a double up! Consider that the wildest part of the ride has yet to be built!

Well, the custom versions are not cheap! The design takes some effort and capacity is not that high. Its will be interesting to compare the new Gerstlauers to the Maurer spinners.

Thursday, December 11, 2003 7:21 PM
The Spider may have the same layout as the Carni Rides, but it's not Portable by any means. The Spider was the First Park Model Xtended Spinning Coaster 2000. Now why Lagoon wanted a Third PLC on Spider?.....I will never completely understand that one, but hey, why have 2 when you can have 3? I hope Seabreeze doesn't have as many problems with the Wheels, Positioning Gate, & Locking Pins as we did. ;-)
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Thursday, December 11, 2003 7:50 PM
Woah tricktrack , I didn't even know that thing exsisted! Looks as insane as the other ones of course.

Looks like somebody's making a great profit this year.......

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Thursday, December 11, 2003 9:04 PM
Is it just me, or does Dragon's Fury have the same colors as Spinball Whizzer, just reversed?
Wednesday, January 14, 2004 7:10 AM
We all thought that the Immelman turn on Altons "Spinball Whizzer" was all the rage. Well now we now that Maurer Söhne "are oficcially insane" as Michael Darling stated above.

Check out this thing they thought up for "Dragons Fury" at Chessington:


The full update is here:


No one dare call it "just a Wild Mouse" now!

Wednesday, January 14, 2004 7:26 AM
Sweet mother of everything that is holy...I can say my jaw actually dropped and I said an audible "OH MY GOD" when I saw those pictures. A trip back to England might have to be sooner rather than later.

Oh my God.

Joe "speechless....Oh my God" C.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2004 8:15 AM
Yup, I think I'll have to pay a visit to Chessington on my next trip to England... in about four months time :-)
Wednesday, January 14, 2004 9:26 AM
It's amazing what happens when you let 5 year olds be in charge of coaster modeling! That thing looks great!
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Wednesday, January 14, 2004 10:02 AM

TalonJosh1491 said:
Is it just me, or does Dragon's Fury have the same colors as Spinball Whizzer, just reversed?

Not surprising, given that Alton and Chessington are sister parks.

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