What exactly IS an ArrowBATic coaster? Both Extrem

Thursday, July 19, 2001 3:39 PM
What exactly IS an ArrowBATic coaster? Both Extreme & Family. What's the difference between the family and extreme, and other inverted coasters? Why hasn't anyone bought one?

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Thursday, July 19, 2001 5:20 PM
An ArrowBATic is an inverted wild mouse, basically. For the family version, it has no loops, so it would be like RCT LL's inverted wild mouse. The extreme one has different inversions, I'm not sure what kinds though. They, like wild mice, are small for the footprint. Nobody really knows why no park has bought one. I guess no park has a need for one.

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Thursday, July 19, 2001 5:26 PM
Your sorta wrong TrBiggar, The Famliy one will be nothing like the RCT inverted wild mouse. The Family ArrowBATtic will consist of swooping turns, and helix's. The Extreme one will feature a 90° drop.

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Thursday, July 19, 2001 5:37 PM
Well, is what I meant by being like RCT's is it won't have inversions. Except for the fact you can't build helixes with it, you could reconstruct Arrow's model for the family version. I remember seeing layouts for them on Arrow's website before it was redesigned, but they have since disappeared.

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Thursday, July 19, 2001 6:26 PM
Both look nice, especially the Extreme. They hang very freely, giving each of the four on the car to have an uninterrupted view. On the Las Vegas special, the animation of it showed it rolling over several times, there may be an inversion or two per drop and turn(does that make sense?).
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Friday, July 20, 2001 9:11 AM
First of all, the inverted mouse in RCT is based on the one made by Reverchon. It features a single car with four-across seating and hairpin turns like those found on a regular mouse. Check out their (newly revamped) website for photos.

The extreme version of the ArrowBATic is nothing like an inverted mouse. It features a single car with two rows: two seats in the front, and three in the back. The height of the ride, if I remember right, is close to 200 feet, and, as stated above, there is a 90º drop. There are four definite inversions: 2 heartline rolls and heart-shaped element (I forget the name) that is pretty much an inverted sea-serpent (like on Medusa West). There is also a curve after the first drop that I would consider a fifth inversion: it's kind of hard to explain, but it's almost an inverted tophat, only not as tall and more gradual. I can see people arguing about it, but it certainly looks like an inversion to me. There are no hairpin turns on the extreme version.

I don't have any pics of the family version, but I don't think there were any inversions on it. I think it did have some hairpins, but I'm not positive.

Remember that these are only possible layouts. If a park wanted to build one, I'm sure they could get a custom design. Personally, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that some park hurries up and builds one of these things. I'm dying to try it!

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Aaron
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Wednesday, July 25, 2001 9:04 AM
SFMMFREAK85, I finally found the info & images, enjoy; www.geocities.com/thrilryder/arrowbatic.htm
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Wednesday, July 25, 2001 7:33 PM
It sounds awasome, but my guess is that parks are shying away from them due to capacity issues. Especially the "Extreme" verson, that would have huge lines !

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Current favorite coasters:
Wooden: 1) Beast 2) Raven 3) Son of Beast 4) The Boss 5) The Legend
Steel: 1) Raging Bull 2) Millennium Force 3) V2 4) Wild Thing 5) Mr. Freeze
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Wednesday, July 25, 2001 7:36 PM
Wow...just looked at the pics mentioned above. Even cooler than I thought ! And capacity...900 PPH. That sucks, but not as bad as I would have thought. What would be really cool is a "family" version, and an "Extreme" version intertwined around each other, like a dueling coaster. The eventually you could get your kids into the "Extreme" line without them freaking out ;)


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Current favorite coasters:
Wooden: 1) Beast 2) Raven 3) Son of Beast 4) The Boss 5) The Legend
Steel: 1) Raging Bull 2) Millennium Force 3) V2 4) Wild Thing 5) Mr. Freeze
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