Dutchman and hunter11, you're both talking about the same ride. Well, not the same ride, but the same model...the Pinfari ZL-42 Looping Star. That's my nominee as well; I think I read someplace that the loop is 28' in diameter. By comparison, the loop on Son of Beast is 118'. :)
I think the tightest loops were on the old flip-flap coasters at Coney Island and Atalantic City around the turn of the century. I read somewhere that the riders expieriernced 12 g's through the loops and air force pilots can only sustain 11g's before passing out. How's that for intensity?
Oh! Cammack bought a Pax looper?! I'm sorry to hear that. :) The first Pinfari ZL-42 I rode was Cammack's; I figured you were talking about that one. Didn't know about a Pax! I didn't think we had any of those in the US!
Yeah, it's a PAX. Apparently it is one of the first,if not the first one of it's kind in the U.S. I remember reading about in AB. It' when they started the push to start marketing their products to the Western market. It had to be redesigned to meet ASTM standards. After it was delivered to Ray Cammack Shows Guy Leavitt had to re rack everything to cut down on the number of trailers it took to move it. I don't recall what he paid for it, but it had to be a relative bargain. I haven't heard if they have sold any others,either here or in Canada.