Click here. *** Edited 12/22/2007 12:10:36 PM UTC by Chitown***
I suppose a ride like this would have tremendous capacity having eliminated those pesky lap bar issues!
A while back I saw (somewhere) a swinging ship with stand up cages at the ends of the boat. I'll try to find it.
I don't know if it's still there, but SFMM had this tweety bird ride, and the kids stand in the little cages as the thing went around. It was really cute to watch, but If I was on it as a kid, I probably would have wanted to sit down.
Didn't Knott's, Great Adventure, SFOG and SFOT all have stand-up parachute rides? I remember riding a couple of them, don't think they're around any more.
IIRC the ride with the stand up cages is a travelling ride in Spain.
*** Edited 12/22/2007 5:59:28 PM UTC by invy***
The above mentioned swinging ship with stand-up rows (afaik the cage is in the middle of the ship) is also a selfmade creation.
A dutch showman added single stand up gondolas to a Hully Gully/Trabant. Watch it here:
Its so insane! I want one!
I remember those from when I was a kid. Pretty much extinct now, there was one for sale on ebay not too long ago. Problem is riders would lose their grip or balance and get slammed around inside the cage on a quick upswing.
Back in the mid 70s I remember seeing a friend of the family get scraped up on one. Wasn't bad, he and his parents laughed about and and we all ran off to another ride. If that happened today people would be on speed dial with a lawyer.
Wow! hehehe, so crazy!
I never saw one operarte, I used to think you actually went upside down.
Sure as heck, those wouldn't last a second these days.
Found a pic of a newer model in Germany...
http://www.flatrides.com/fairspage/okt1.html *** Edited 12/23/2007 11:37:49 PM UTC by J7G3***
J7, I just googled "swinging gym," and there it was. One of the other links that came up was a previous thread on here dedicated to them.
I remember seeing two of these-- Knoebels had one, and a dairy bar near my home had one for a few years as well.
At some point (probably about 20-something years ago) the amusement industry seemed to conclude that if things were good when you were sitting down, they'd be even better if you were standing up. It didn't take long for the message to circulate that standing wasn't a great thing and this is proof that the message clearly wasn't heard by all ;)
*** Edited 12/27/2007 4:04:31 PM UTC by Rob Ascough***
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