Change background image

New Intamin Zac Spin model

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by Ian, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. Ian

    Ian From CoasterForce Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team

    Likes Received:
    651
    Trophy Points:
    338
    Best Coaster:
    Outlaw Run
    Best Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    746


    Hot off the press from ECG at IAAPA! So hot they don't even have a poster or model of it at the show!
    Unlike the existing Zac Spin model where two pairs of riders sit back to back, an additional train allows for three different seat configurations depending on the park operators requirements.
    [​IMG]
    Riders can face backwards.



    [​IMG]
    Front facing seats.


    [​IMG]
    Riders can sit face to face.


    Ride operators can choose between traditional free spinning or controlled spinning at certain points throughout the ride.
    The new Zac Spin model uses a Linear Synchronous Motors (LSM) to launch riders out of the station and to the top of the lift reducing the operating noise.
    To increase capacity, the new Zac Spin roller coaster uses a moving loading station.
     
    Sneaky likes this.
  2. Mysterious Sue

    Mysterious Sue Member

    Likes Received:
    706
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Best Coaster:
    Schwur des Kärnan
    Best Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    923
    Cause that's just what these disgusting things need - a launch!
     
    DelPiero likes this.
  3. Lofty

    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

    Likes Received:
    3,098
    Trophy Points:
    333
    Best Coaster:
    Taron
    Best Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    452
    With the new restraints and the launch, I think it could be good fun.
     
  4. Hyde

    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

    Likes Received:
    2,015
    Trophy Points:
    283
    Best Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Best Park:
    Silver Dollar City
    Coaster Count:
    211
    That launch is worth it's weight in gold for reducing lift hill time alone. Glad to see Intamin is still advancing the Zacspin concept - still a very underrated and surprisingly good ride experience.
     
  5. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

    Likes Received:
    1,277
    Trophy Points:
    261
    Best Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Best Park:
    Cedar Point
    Coaster Count:
    109
    Didn't they have another launched model a few months ago?

    Looks better than the original one, but the S&S model still looks better

    Sent from my VS820 using Tapatalk
     
  6. CoasterCrazy

    CoasterCrazy Member

    Likes Received:
    66
    Trophy Points:
    108
    Best Coaster:
    Shambhala
    Best Park:
    PortAventura
    Coaster Count:
    107
    Yeah, I think it could be quite good too, as I did enjoy Joker and this is virtually the same thing. However, it did take a fair while to get going and then was over too quickly - looking at the whip on that first turn, hopefully having the LSMs will solve that. Capacity should be improved as well, especially with the station design.
     
  7. Thekingin64

    Thekingin64 Member

    Likes Received:
    270
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Best Coaster:
    Taron
    Best Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    164
    There was since I posted about it: http://coasterforce.com/forums/threads/new-zacspin-model.39785/
    I think this is just a further improved version of the same idea. Either that or they've only just officially announced it.
     
  8. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

    Likes Received:
    4,117
    Trophy Points:
    448
    Best Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Best Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    619
    I'm interested in the new track style - looks more compact than the S&S models, but a move away from the traditional 4-rail designs we've seen from Intamin so far.

    I haven't yet ridden one of the S&S Free Spin models, but the ZacSpin rides have always made me feel a bit funny. They can cause some really intense forces. I feel like regardless of which direction I'm facing, the same thing might happen on these. I'd be keen to try one out though, along with one of the S&S rides... :p
     
  9. Ian

    Ian From CoasterForce Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team

    Likes Received:
    651
    Trophy Points:
    338
    Best Coaster:
    Outlaw Run
    Best Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    746
    I'm not sure if the track in the video is how it will actually be. I guess it will be. Jerry is talking to Intamin tomorrow so hopefully more info then.
     
  10. ATTACKHAMMER

    ATTACKHAMMER Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

    Likes Received:
    162
    Trophy Points:
    143
    Best Coaster:
    Katun
    Best Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    443
    Amazingly Intamin have found a way to make the Zac Spin even more disgusting!
     
  11. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

    Likes Received:
    4,117
    Trophy Points:
    448
    Best Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Best Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    619
    My guess is it will look very similar to the renderings. Those images are rendered in NL2 with a custom track design. I can't see why they would model the track like that if they're not expecting it to look like that.

    Will be interesting to hear what ECG can find out.
     
  12. Howie

    Howie Member

    Likes Received:
    2,044
    Trophy Points:
    214
    Best Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Best Park:
    Cedar Point
    Coaster Count:
    338
    I'd rather set fire to my hair, and then have Caffeine Demon put it out with a shovel.
     
    ATTACKHAMMER likes this.
  13. mouse

    mouse Member

    Likes Received:
    562
    Trophy Points:
    200
    Best Coaster:
    Taron
    Best Park:
    Phantasialand
    These don't appeal to me, I'd imagine it's like sitting inside a tumble dryer that's being pulled around a BMX track.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice