One of the portables that used to be in Germany is now a permanent fix at Six Flags Astroworld. Check out these pics of Tazs Texas Tornado. Very colorful, very loopy, very cool looking. http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery492.htm
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I also think it should be said that one statistic for Fire Dragon on the Coasterbuzz page is wrong. Fire Dragon has a Ride Duration of 40 seconds, from the Apex of the lift (and/or First Upright) to Reduction. ------------- We Turn Dreams Into Reality - RidgeStone Amusement
Laser at Dorney is a portable double looper. The wonderful and hyper intense triple loop coaster was sold to malaysia three years ago. But after a year it was shipped off to england, where it sits now. A mirrored version of this ride can be found in that shopping mall in Canada. Its one of Antons best coasters ever.
The Scorpion at BGT was portable a.
At the moment there is only the gigantic OLYMPIA LOOPING (five loops) left touring in germany. There are a few Wildcats as well.
The fire at Phantasialand on may 1st 2001 demolished two of his works. The "Mountain Coaster" was the direct predecessor of the "Revolution" at SFMM
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Two Schwartzkopfs destroyed! I am sad. The five looper one, was that built before the Thriller (Texas Tornado) or vice versa, I've read conflicting info, I hear Thriller was the last(?), but it doesn't really matter, what matters is two less, that's really horrific to me. I guess things happen, though.
Anyways, I thought all the Schwartzkopfs were portables except Revolution, and the Minbenders(?), and maybe a few shuttles that got permanent setups(and where are his "boomerangs").
The Laser at Dorney is the only looping portable that I have ridden. I have ridden the Wildcat at several different parks and fairs.
The SooperDooperLooper at HP is another permanent coaster. Even on that there are sections of it that are setup like a portable. Even the Lift hill seems like it could be broken down and placed on a tractor trailer. I haven't ridden Revolution at SFMM. Is that set up the same way as the The SooperDooperLooper?
I think I remember hearing that the Jumbo Jet at Coney Island was closed last year, I hope not, but I think I remember somebody telling me that when Anton came up as a subject. SuperDooperLooper? I thought that, too was portable. It may not be, I'm still a student on these:). I can't recall wether or not Mindbender, Atlanta has any of those portable looking sections on it, I've looked at it enough, I should have noticed; that's not something I'd though of before.
I agree super7, I like those rides he built with the multiples of colors, the pure appearance of his rides gets me excited. I haven't been able to sleep well at night because of the Thriller, I need to ride it, but I really don't need to be going to Texas anytime soon, and the Olympia Looper, where is she? Is she OK? Hey, what about the Drreier Looping? I've seen two real pictures of it and it looks like the West Edmonton Mindbender!
I think there's a looping one, I'm going on what people around here say, it used to come to the NC State Fair, but we had started getting the EuroStar(the inverted), but it collided cars there twice in a month's time, they haven't gotten a coaster the past couple of years(please correct me, I'm probally wrong). There's supposed to be two, I think, that come to the South Eatsern part of the country, because they're owned by "the same dude" or something.
IF you guys like Swartzkopf stuff go to www.coasterglobe.com If you seach around the site youll find lots of his works. Try the history of inversions in the articles section. Lots of good stuff on this site.