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Weird, Wacky & Strange Coaster Bits

Discussion in 'General Discussions & Opinions' started by ECG, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. vaugc002

    vaugc002 Well-Known Member

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    Those airtime hills look ludicrous
    I wouldn't trust it but 10/10 would ride
     
  2. roomraider

    roomraider Best Topic Starter 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    Bit late to the party but as luck would have it I'm researching one of these at the moment.

    That monorail coaster with the upside down triangle track operated for ages (I am unclear if its the same one as Eclaire or a different installation). It was still running in 2007 in the south of France. And was built by Mack of all people.
    It ran at Pirat' Park and the nearby Luna Park for a while under the name R2000.
    Here are some shots from a trip report there in 2007
    R20001.JPG R20002.JPG R20003.JPG R20004.JPG
    Trip Report (in French) https://forum.coastersworld.fr/les-trip-reports/(tr)-r2000-et-europark-vias-plage-2007/

    A second model existed in the USA and was a racing version. It ran at Playland in Jacksonville Beach in Florida in the 70s and I believe was at the Texas State Fair at least once.
    Here is a shot of it in Jacksonville Beach
    Jacksonville Beach R2000.jpg
    Photo credit Kenny Rutherford

    The Jacksonville Beach one is an Elusive little Bu**er. That is the only shot I have seen so far.

    I'll post more if i dig anything up though.
     
  3. Lofty

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    I knew Mack had made one of those types of rides, but I didn't actually know it was that one - that's really interesting. Thanks, roomraider.
     
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    very inefficient brakes on this boomerang
     
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    Is that the Boomerang in the spa at Hot Go Park?
     
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    Yea, it is
     
  7. roomraider

    roomraider Best Topic Starter 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    So following up the bizzare mack R2000 racing coaster from Jacksonville Beach seen in my post above.
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    I have tracked it down finally thanks to some help from a friend in South America.
    The ride was moved to Play Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil where it ran for a few years before being sold to a travelling fair and was eventually placed in storage.
    Ciclone 7(1).jpg 084351(1).jpg

    The good news is the ride is still in storage and viable and has been sold this year to a travelling park called Mega Park where it is expected to run again soon.
     
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    roomraider Best Topic Starter 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    Not a coaster but still an interesting concept from Japanese ride designers Hoei Sangyo. (who are always great for a wacky concept)
    This is the Crystal Bird drop tower which profiles each side of the drop tower with a different humped track design.

    How comfortable this would actually be remains to be seen but I still kind of want to find out.

    Hoei1.jpg Hoei2.jpg Hoei3.jpg
     
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    Best wedding ever:

    also Crystal Beach Cyclone goodness:

    And finally Sea Serpent from Pacific Ocean Park:

    All credit goes to Wolfram von Eschenbach
     
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    That wonky support on top of Hangtime's first inversion.
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    roomraider Best Topic Starter 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    So I have been working to track down the monorail coasters mentioned in at least a couple of posters above. I have a couple of double tracked ones I am are looking into the history of and I assumed (i thought resonably enough) that they were racing versions of R2000 and Monorail Eclair. Turns out I was wrong.

    This is a picture of Cyclone at Playcenter in Brazil which ran there between 1970 and 1973. Currently the working theory is this came from the German fair circuit.

    WTF.jpg

    I mean just what the hell?

    It seems these were very early versions of Pinfari Cyclones built in the late 50s and early 60s. Still working on tracking them all down and building timelines but at least one was in France in the late 50s and one was in Florida in the 70s.
     
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    @roomraider, at this pace you'll soon discover Matterhorn Bobsleds wasn't the first (twin railed) tubular steel coaster...
     
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    Now, I know that this is more of a ‘unique’ coaster, and that it doesn’t necessarily belong under the ‘wacky/strange parts’-category, but I still thought that it deserved a spot on here.
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    You've seen coasters with a steel structure.

    You've seen coasters with a wooden structure.

    You've even seen coasters with a hybrid steel and wood structure.

    But have you ever seen a coaster with NO structure? With the track fastened straight to the footers, with no supports in the middle? Wonderla in Bangalore has you covered. The picture below shows the track at its highest point off the ground:
    https://rcdb.com/3874.htm
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    Picture from TPR.
     
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    gavin Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    I've been on that and didn't even notice.
     
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    ^was it any good? It looks pretty fun for a random water coaster in the middle of nowhere.
     
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    gavin Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    I'd hardly call Bangalore the middle of nowhere.

    I think I did 4 or 5 of them in India. Not bad, but some of them are just stupidly wet.
     
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