Archive for the ‘Maurer Söhne’ Category
From time to time here at thelostcoaster we get off topic and go from lost coasters to something new… Maurer Söhne, who makes a great spinning coaster has something a little different… It is called the SkyLoop. Just think of the Wicked Twister on steroids and you’ve go the SkyLoop. Here is a video from Maurer Söhne:
Company Website: Maurer Söhne SkyLoop XT 150
WICKED! I so want to ride the SkyLoop! Perhaps this would fit were the Demon Drop was located? Let’s Ride!!!
Last summer, I got the chance to ride a Maurer Söhne Spinning Coaster SC2000 at Waldameer Park in Erie PA. Standing at 50 feet tall and a top speed of 38 miles an hour over 1,410 feet of track, it’s not going to break any records, but it is a lot of FUN! The SC2000 is a portable spinning coaster that you will find at County Fairs, State Fairs and smaller amusement parks. Each car holds 4 riders and 900 people per hour can ride. Maurer Söhne makes larger models and custom spinning coasters for large parks. But some how, I really like this smaller version, it reminds me of what the Jumbo Jet was like in it’s hay day. Here are some YouTube videos that you might be interested in:
Per the Maurer Söhne SC200 Coaster Ride Description; After the lift the fun begins with the first drop! Plunging downward in a sideways position, the car reaches the ride‘s maximum speed of 60 km/h (38 mph) in the sheer drop. In the Immelmann Turn, the track being banked at 80°, passengers find themselves staring straight up at the sky or straight down at ground depending on their position in the car at any given instant. A 360° carousel, a slalom section and sharp curves add the crowning touches.
I guess you could say it is the coaster that I am really looking forward to ridding next summer. Is it summer yet? Let’s Ride!
Yesterday I wrote that I thought Cedar Point’s new ride for 2010, called “Whyte Lightning“, would be coming from The Gravity Group. TGG has an indoor wooden coaster called the “Splinter” which is based on “The Lost Coaster” at Indiana Beach and would be a good choice for a family ride.
However one thing that CP lacks in it’s park would be a spinning coaster like the SC 3000 or the smaller SC 2000 from Maurer Söhne. On my recent trip to Erie, I got the chance to ride one of these spinning coasters and let me tell you this thing is a blast to ride. This ride would fit right in the the Whyte Lightning theme and be a perfect family ride for CP. At this point it’s anyone’s guess! What’s your guess? Let’s Ride!
As I remember it was “Dead or Alive” that had that catchy tune, “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” and this should play while you are riding the Steel Dragon at Waldameer Park in Erie, PA. This coaster is also known as the SC 2000 on the Maurer Söhne website. Here is a slickly produced video of the Spinning Coaster 2000:
Dang the closest SC 2000 is 6 hour away… Can you say ROAD TRIP? Let’s Ride!