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New Intamin Zac Spin model

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  1. Ian

    Ian From CoasterForce Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team

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    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.
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    Riders can face backwards.



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    Front facing seats.


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    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.
     
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    Mysterious Sue Well-Known Member

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    Cause that's just what these disgusting things need - a launch!
     
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  3. Lofty

    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    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

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    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.
     
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    ATTACKHAMMER Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Amazingly Intamin have found a way to make the Zac Spin even more disgusting!
     
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    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    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.
     
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    I'd rather set fire to my hair, and then have Caffeine Demon put it out with a shovel.
     
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    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.
     

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