Rheinkirmes 2013

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Re: Rheinkirmes 2013

Postby Midgetman82 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:40 am

^Don't Vekomas, like what Jew said, have wider tracks. They also look heavier, use up slightly larger footprint, and don't have that good of experience to them due to their usual roughness.

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Postby Jew » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:42 am

^Correct. I believe I read somewhere that they were intended as a portable coaster, but the showmen it was built for couldn't find a feasible way to rack the ride due to the track size.
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Postby fraroc » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:37 pm

The Whirlwind looks like an interesting coaster, mainly because Vekoma at that point in time was going through the "I wanna be Arrow" stage, so I guess the WhirlWind model is the awnser to the original Roaring Twenties Corkscrew that Arrow made. The Corkscrew with BayernKurve model looks more like Vekoma doing their own thing. I still wonder how they got away with essentially stealing Arrow's track style for so many years.

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Re: Rheinkirmes 2013

Postby simon8899 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:05 am

^I think Vekoma had a license from Arrow to begin with. I don't know the current status as Vekoma developed coasters based on the Arrow system that were Vekoma's own invention like inverted coaster, boomerang that a lower percentage now goes to the license owner for current Vekoma coasters using new evolutions of the Arrow track system.

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