what do people know about this ride?
was SOB really the frist woodie ever to have an inverson?
and was Revelotioon the realy the frist coaster with an inversion?
little info is offered but here is the RCDB link anyways....
Hmmz.. at least you use paragraphs! :)
Loopingbahn is a very old roller coaster, more like a log flume with a looping. Rather strange construction, I've never actually seen a picture of it.
SOB being the first woodie with an inversion and Revolution (!) being the first coaster with an inversion are just two urban legends. Way back in history (around the 17th century) there where already looping coasters around Paris. These where very unsafe, and caused severe damage to the brain.
Revolution was the first modern coaster featuring a vertical loop. Son of Beast was the first modern wooden coaster featuring an inversion. Correct me if I'm wrong..
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I think Revolution and SOB got the title of first MODERN "insert ride type" to have an inversion. Because, I believe (not positive) that inversions went away for a long time, then came back in 1975, with Corkscrew at KBF and 1976, with Revolution at SFMM
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First wooden looper, from 1902:
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I've seen pics of that one 'Moosh, and even *I* would be reluctant to try it out...those early loopers WERE quite dangerous, not like today's rides which are meant to SCARE instead of harm....of course, the non-looping Travers had their fair share of "intensity" as well.
Apparently the *old rides* were better at drawing an audience than actual ridership...;)
Now I look at it, I'm sorry I kinda butchered a few words. DOH!
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Interesting. What kind of inversion is it?
BTW -- they predate 1902 by a good margin. Ignoring the quasi-coaster French loopers, we have:
1888- The concept of defying gravity in the form of a vertical loop is experimented by Lina Beecher in Toledo, OH.
1895- Beecher introduces his looping coaster, the Flip-Flap at Sea Lion Park in Brooklyn, NY. It snapped riders necks.
Thus, saying that the first looper was built in 1902 is time-interval equivalent to saying 'Silver Star' was the first hyper ever constructed.
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