The giant ride meets the fairground–An early look at KMG's XXL

Wednesday, July 6, 2005 9:46 PM
The topic on pronunciation of manufacturer names led me to KMG, which used to be an acryonym. So anyway, I saw they have a prototype attraction called XXL that is nearly identical to the Freak Out, except for one thing–the height. They are claiming a height of 40 Meters, or around 130ft., although they claim that there is more to be revealed. With a three trailer requirement, do you think we'll see one in the states? Let's hope Chance gets the license to this one too:)
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Wednesday, July 6, 2005 10:13 PM
Or not. Leave it to Chance to take a KMG Afterburner and turn it into a piece of junk. The difference between the park model Revolution and the trailer mounted Afterburner/Fireball is night and day. Even the basic program on the Afterburner is pretty good, and not to mention it can be driven.
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Thursday, July 7, 2005 3:10 AM
Link?
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Thursday, July 7, 2005 4:59 AM
The KMG XXL:

http://www.kmg.nl/kmg/factory/xxl_en.html

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Thursday, July 7, 2005 6:40 AM
Thanks!
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Thursday, July 7, 2005 7:52 AM
I've yet to ride a model like these. How does it compare to the Huss Frisbees? I'm mostly referring to the 'facing in' position compared to the 'facing out'. I'm a Delirium addict, so I'd love to try the reverse version.
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Thursday, July 7, 2005 3:25 PM
Sorry about not providing a link, unlike Explorer for Windows, the Mac version has no link buttons (I also read Microsoft has no future plans for Explorer for the Mac, which is why people are leaving Explorer in droves for that other browser that is not Netscape), and I was in a hurry. Anyway, the Freak Out only features four sections, versus the six of the Afterburner or the eight of the Revolution, so there's more of a chance for everyone to get swings at the top. Unfortunately, the version I rode at the Maryland State Fair last year had a really short program (it was still really fun), but I'm sure a longer program is possible.

As to how a ride like this compares to a regular Huss Frisbee, it's kind of hard to compare the two, due to differences in the swing height and speed of revolutions. In my personal opinion, a person who would do fine on a KMG/Chance Afterburner/Revolution, might have motion sickness problems on the Frisbee due to the tighter spinning pattern, and no breaks in the wall surrounding the frisbee.

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Thursday, July 7, 2005 3:42 PM
Has anyone ridden the Revolution 20 that Chance opened at Belmont Park? I am curious if it rides like its exciting Netherland brethern (Afterburner & Freak Out) or more like the sluggish Chance Revolution co-ops.

Adam

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Thursday, July 7, 2005 6:28 PM
We skipped Belmont on our SoCal trip due to time and cash constraints. Plus, I don't think it quite opened yet.

As for compairing them to giant frisbees, the ride is similar, but different. I like both. I've ridden a park and fair model of the Revolution, and Delirium. I likey both. Not totally diff, but enough to notice.

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