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?
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.
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.
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.
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. ;-)
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.