The Chiller's In-Line Twist

Thursday, January 2, 2003 5:13 PM

For my whole 16 years of living in Connecticut, never once did I hit SFGAdv even though it was on the top of my things to do list.

As an end of summer treat, me and a friend got to go to the park, and maybe it was just that visit, but the park was empty. We waited 15 minutes for Medusa, 5 for Nitro, and so on.

Well, before the day was up, I wanted to get back to the Chiller for a ride (broken down in the morning), and unfortunatly, breakdowns made the wait about an hour.

Okay, here I go writing a trip report ;) I'll cut to the chase...

The Chiller's In Line Twist has to be one of the most incredible inversions in existance (at least IMO). I've ridden a few flavors of this type of inversion, but unlike B&M's which go up, twist, and go down, the Chiller's go up, twist, and continue to go straight (flat). Also, right after the twist, is the dual spike, which makes the backward part of the ride insane (you hit the twist AS SOON as you reach the bottom of the spike, no upward track).

This ride actually scared me, because while going backward, I honestly felt like I was going to get whipped out of the car (especially without those pesky OTSRs ;) )

Simply put, the train takes that inversion fast as heck.

The Chiller is now my second favorite coaster (nothing can top SFNE's S:ROS)

Also, why is the Chiller the only coaster with this style of twist? I take it it's a Premire style element, but IMO, it beats out B&M's hands down.

Anyone have any opinions about this element?

Thanks for your time :)

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 5:21 PM
I love the Chiller! I've only been on it once (Batman w/ OTSR's) and it's still one of my top 10. It really takes you're breath away. I remember being at the top of the spike and thinking "Oh God, how the heck can we do that backwards!"

It's the only Premiere I've ever been on so unfortunately I can't compare it to others like Mr. Freeze. The only drawback to the ride for me was the excessive wait time - longest wait we had all day. I can't wait to go back this coming year and try both sides with the new lap bars.

~me

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 5:39 PM

Yes, the Chillers In-Line twist is one of the most insane elements on any coaster that I have experienced. Going backwards through it is one of those magical moments on a Roller Coaster where you look death straight in the eye!

As to why this specific inline twist has not be implemented by other companies is beyond me, we probably havent seen many due to premier not building any coasters since 1999 I believe. Oh and can you imagine how insane a Premier, 70mph, full circuit, nearly 200ft high coaster would be?

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*** This post was edited by Blitzjade on 1/2/2003. ***

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 5:42 PM
Does anyone know where I can get a full POV ride on both Batman and Robin?

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 6:15 PM

Indeed, ever since they installed lap bars on the Chiller, it has become one amazing ride. The in-line twist backwards is so exhilarating, and I believe that doing that maneuver is unique to that coaster. It’s now my second favorite in the park, just behind Medusa. That’s why I am dying for new Premier coasters, I want to see more of these awesome coasters popping up.

Sorry Patrick, I don’t know where you can find a POV. I think it’s a rare POV video to find online for a coaster. Although … interestingly enough, here in the New York area they have a commercial for Empire Carpet … installers, I think it is, and they have the Batman POV in their commercial since last summer they offered free tickets for SFGAdv or something.

*** This post was edited by RiFT on 1/2/2003. ***

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 6:31 PM

cdrpointcrazy4 said:
Does anyone know where I can get a full POV ride on both Batman and Robin?

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Robb Alvey's 2002 video is the only place that I know of that has POV of that ride. Maybe you could check alexsplace.com?

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 6:35 PM
Im just wondering why more of these coasters haven't showed up. They have a fairly small foot print and sound be a nice ride. Isn't six flags the only park that has these type of rides?

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 6:44 PM

Yeah Blitzjade and I are all over the Chiller POV on Robb and Elissa's vid.

Going backwards through that thing is insane, I swear you are going to get thrown out.

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 6:58 PM
It *is* a little weird we haven't seen or heard from Premier other than the EXCELLENT job retrofitting those launches. I still haven't gotten back on Chiller since the OTSR removal, but *hope to* this year. The inline twist was intense but more than a bit hard on the ears. Robin earned his nickname, "The Boy Wonder", by beating Jill into submission. (We still laugh about Alleve sponsoring those old Premier launches.) The tophat on Batman remains one of my favorite inversions, right up there with Anton loops. Probably would have made an excellent finish for Speed: The Ride to have had the twist, as its spike seemed much steeper...:)
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Thursday, January 2, 2003 8:28 PM
I have to agree with everyone that that part of the ride with the inline twist is really intense, when it has the harnest that was the worst part, becuase it was what got ur head started in the side to side motion,now it is just pure fun, back then it was pure toture. What I would love to see again is the trains race becuase that would make the ride so much exciting, im still waiting on Great Adventure to fix that power proplem.
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Friday, January 3, 2003 3:27 AM
Does this maneouver tend to dump you out of the car toward your restraint? It doesn't look like the g forces are there when traveling through it like a loop to hold you in your seat going upward.
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Friday, January 3, 2003 6:40 AM
I loved going backwards on Batman's tophat. You're almost weightless at the top, and you turn and see you're almost 150(idk how tall tophat is) feet above the ground and you're about to plummet. It was awesome.

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Friday, January 3, 2003 7:22 AM

Water Effect's lift is only 50 feet tall, and the inline twist isn't that much higher, I give it 60-70 feet tall. I'm still looking for a better inversion than the inline twist on chiller, with lapbars... closest thing I can come up with would be the tophat going backwards =) think I'll be looking for a while.

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Friday, January 3, 2003 7:22 AM
Speed: the Ride's spike is 90 degrees.... btw, is this the only launched Premier without a retrofit?

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Friday, January 3, 2003 7:31 AM

Den, I think I recall one of our more *well-traveled* buzzers mentioning that Mad Cobra is sticking with OTSRs....

but seriously, an inline on the return trip of Speed, that would be awesome...

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Friday, January 3, 2003 7:34 AM
Possibly, but I think S:TR is pretty perfect as it is. Best part is the second set of LIMs followed by the quick S-turn through the Sahara sign. Sweet.

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Friday, January 3, 2003 7:39 AM

MagnumForce said:
Going backwards through that thing is insane, I swear you are going to get thrown out.

I couldn't agree with you more. We got three rides on this the last day they were open for 2002, and even though I expected it, every time going back through that twist I felt like I was going to be dumped out of the train. It was freaky!

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Friday, January 3, 2003 8:28 AM
Isn't that the only coaster in the world that you can go through the inline twist backwards and forwards? It is really intense and your not in your seat at all. The best part is backwards because as soon as you finished with the spike your out your seat upside down.
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Friday, January 3, 2003 8:33 AM
V2 at Marine World is its closest competitor......not nearly as fun though
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Friday, January 3, 2003 8:48 AM

MagnumForce said:

Yeah Blitzjade and I are all over the Chiller POV on Robb and Elissa's vid.

Haha, those were some good times. The shot of us next to each other going backwards out of the cobra roll is priceless! I mean, the sheer look of pain on our faces... Ahh, sweet memories.

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