State Fair/Mobile Rollercoasters

Monday, October 15, 2001 7:40 AM
Just a quick question to ask if anyone knows who manufactures the rollercoasters that come and go.  I know the SC state fair has one that comes every year called "Doppel Looping" I think.  Pretty standard mobile coaster.  Anyone have any info on it/them?
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Monday, October 15, 2001 7:53 AM
I know the one that has recently made its appearance at the York Fair (York PA) is a Schwarzkopf Flitzer model owned by Reithoffer Midways. Nor sure of the future of this ride (at least at this fair) after the death that occured on it during this years run of the fair.

The story sort of got ignored. it was top news on local radio on the morning of Sept 11 (having happened the night before), however events later in the morning of that day made a rollercoaster accident, no matter how tragic, "old news".

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Monday, October 15, 2001 8:56 AM
Most of the GOOD mobile looping coasters are Schwarzkopf's...the name Doppel (meaning double) has that German ring to it!  I feel a heck of a lot safer on "fixed site" rides, though...
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Monday, October 15, 2001 11:53 AM
Reithoffer actually owns two Flitzers. Due to the accident, I was only able to ride the one on the blue circuit. The Ring of Fire, Superloops are all made by Larsen. I did ride a portable one-looper at a carnival in DC in 97, and I think it was a Pinfari, but I'm not sure.

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Monday, October 15, 2001 1:24 PM
I don't want to sound like a dork, but I think Zierer made the Flitzers with little to no input from Schwarzkopf. Schwarzkopf made the Jet Star and the Wildcat, but I can't think of any other single-car coasters with a chain lift that he designed.

 

-djansi 

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Tuesday, October 16, 2001 4:53 PM
You will most often see a Pinfari Looping Star or Pinfari Galaxi. They seem to be the standards in Ohio. But we can't forget the dozens of Wisdom kiddie coasters and Chance Toboggens that travel through the country.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2001 4:57 PM
      What are those dragon coasters called? The kiddie ones that go in a circle and a rope is attached to it. Who are they made by and why do they have the rope attached of the train?
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Tuesday, October 16, 2001 5:02 PM
Dragon Wagon or Orient Express.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2001 6:10 PM
Many of the kiddie ones with "ropes" attached to them are actually the electrical cables that power the coaster train. Since they move around so much by carnivals, Wisdom decided to make it very simple so, they substituted a rear drive motor instead of a lift chain.

*** This post was edited by john peck on 10/17/2001. ***

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Tuesday, October 16, 2001 7:48 PM
who makes the Hi Miler?
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Tuesday, October 16, 2001 9:10 PM
Hi Miler is okay.
If only the turns could be banked..
But it has good airtime!!

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Tuesday, October 16, 2001 9:13 PM
why does everybody say it has good airtime it didnt give me any
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Wednesday, October 17, 2001 5:40 AM
Who makes the Hi Miler? Believe it or not, The Miler Co. That's the guys name, Miler.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2001 5:46 AM

djansi said:
"I don't want to sound like a dork, but I think Zierer made the Flitzers with little to no input from Schwarzkopf. Schwarzkopf made the Jet Star and the Wildcat, but I can't think of any other single-car coasters with a chain lift that he designed."

Well, the RCDB does credit Zierer with the Flitzer. However, a sign explaining the "history" of the ride that appeared in front of the Flitzer at the York Fair attributed it's design to Schwarzkopf (I remember this specifically because I commented to my wife that Schwarzkopf had recently passed away as we read the sign).

So we have differeing information here...

Update: A web search shows several sights, including CoasterBuzz, attributes the Flitzer model to Schwarzkopf.


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Wednesday, October 17, 2001 10:55 AM

CoasterFanMatt said:
Hi Miler is okay.
If only the turns could be banked..
But it has good airtime!!

Actually, I like the lack of banking. It makes it wilder than most wild mice. Just okay? I must step in and defend this ride. It's absolutely great! If anyone has the chance to ride it, don't hesitate. Best portable ride I've ever been on!
Well...aside from Scandia's Screamer perhaps...which so happens to be another Miler creation, but installed permanently.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2001 10:59 AM
Zierer and Pinfari DO make portable coasters, it's true.  IMO, however, the BEST of the portables are Schwarzkopf creations/designs.  Traveling fairs in Europe were a BIG part of the portable market for Schwarzkopf...
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Wednesday, October 17, 2001 3:03 PM
http://www.coastersandmore.de/Rides/Eurostar/e1.htm Thats Eurostar. A portable invert. Anyone know who made it? I know it's not B&M since they don't do those kind of things, but the track/train looks very B&M.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2001 3:19 PM
I beleive the Eurostar was made by Intamin.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2001 3:27 PM
Actually, it's an Intamin/Giovanola. Here's the translated German from the site that RagingBullGuy linked us to. It's rather confusing, but this is the best translation i can get out if it. :

-Josh

The Track was produced by Giovanola Monthey, was lain only a stone throw of rollercoaster smith just named, the Projektierung received were carried out the Swiss Intamin CORP., static and dynamics calculations and therefore the Design by the engineer office stalk Munich - name that stand for quality. Firm of sooner unknown the roll the date Giovanola also is quickly cleared: the Stahlbauunternehmen of which units also independent nowadays next to other company divisions in the area "flying constructed" constructs and produces (so for example the Hypercoaster Goliath in the Six fly Magic Mountain, California), functioned to the at that time time mainly as a head supplier for Intamin-projects. For Kirmesverhältnisse, even for the at that time german rollercoaster world, was created by all participants an impressing unit: with an area of 83 xs 43 meters the Euro starling of Oscar breach is the rollercoaster claiming most place of the german Kirmeswelt - yet before the Olympia Looping by Barth and the Alps-train out of the characteristic house. The First Drop also the Feature-list can please: 33 meter heights, 844

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Wednesday, October 17, 2001 3:28 PM
Nope, Giovanola. (However, it could have been sold by Intamin as the 1st Gen. Freefalls were)
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