Through the Star Flyers were bad? Have a look at this!

Wednesday, May 3, 2006 8:37 PM
http://phototheque.parcs.free.fr/category.php?cat=3691

Look at the pictures. Its a flying version of the Star Flyer! Its currently at the "Foire du Throne" in Paris.

I'm surprised they got volunteers to try that thing!

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Wednesday, May 3, 2006 9:13 PM
Oh.

My.

God.

Count me out.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2006 9:32 PM
Yikes, that one's just a little too insane for me. Though it would be fun to stand back and watch others ride. *** Edited 5/4/2006 1:33:05 AM UTC by CoasterfanPN***
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Wednesday, May 3, 2006 9:41 PM
I'm with Michael on this one! Swings are one thing, but that's not gonna happen.
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Wednesday, May 3, 2006 10:08 PM
Oh.

My.

God.

Can I get one in my back yard!? Please! Anyone got a ticket to France lying around?

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Wednesday, May 3, 2006 10:48 PM
That would be a great little contraption to put on the top of the Stratosphere tower!
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Wednesday, May 3, 2006 10:54 PM
Yeah...they could put it next to the swing ride that is already up there:

http://www.stratospherehotel.com/las_vegas_stratosphere_ride.html

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Wednesday, May 3, 2006 11:13 PM
I will ride it but i doubt i'll ever go to france.
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Wednesday, May 3, 2006 11:36 PM
I thought the Star Flyer was a GREAT ride. Really, the only thing I didn't like about it was the way the front of the seat frame dug into my thighs, and that would be easy to fix.

But this thing...Well, it's a neat idea. But it's pathologically STUPID. It's too complicated, takes too much effort to get people on and off, and with that arrangement it would be hard to get people to pay little enough to ride more than once and still make any money operating it. That is to say, it has the same fault as the S&S Absolutely In%ane (Cedar Point's Vertigone, for instance).

Instead, they should use rigid or semi-rigid passenger carriers (perhaps couches similar to those on a Dartron Cliff Hanger so that they can get people from the ticket kiosk to the ride in just a few seconds, using only one or two operators.

Lose the harnesses, and they've probably got themselves a great ride.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2006 11:57 PM
I asked my friend who took the pictures how much they charged for a ride:

10 euros! Which is like 12,50$ US a ride. Its among the "usual" prices for the ultra expensive french fairs.

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Thursday, May 4, 2006 12:03 AM
I still want them to combine that ride with a Flying Scooter
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Thursday, May 4, 2006 12:06 AM
Looks slightly painful but count me in. I'd hit it.

-Josh

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Thursday, May 4, 2006 3:16 AM

RideMan said:
Lose the harnesses, and they've probably got themselves a great ride.

A, er, Giant Drop?

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Thursday, May 4, 2006 5:44 AM
Looks fantastic to me. I would like to see something like that come to the states.
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