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Postby stormrider » Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:56 pm

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I was kind of hopeing the catalog would show something about Dangai, Togo's first ever stand-up coaster at Thrill Valley (Gotemba Family Land) as it looks the most unique of all of them
http://www.rcdb.com/ig2691.htm?picture=1

But none the less a superb update :)


I actually posted a video clip from a DVD I got of Japanese roller coasters on youtube, and one of the rides is Dangai (I also posted Mount Rocky Coaster, Giant Coaster, and will post Bobsled (which is from the defunct Yokohama Dreamland). The DVD also has UltraTwister from Tokyo Dome City, that looping mouse from Tobu Zoo, Bandit, Shuttle Loop (Yokohama Dreamland). I can post those some time. The DVD was made from a Japanese Newsreel from the 80s, so I believe the actual copyright might be expired, but if not....



Sorry, I used CamStudio to capture the video, but my laptop would occasionally freeze (it's not the ride randomly stopping), so bear with it ;)

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Postby montezooma » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:48 pm

Stormrider-

Thanks for posting that video, it is awesome. Please. Please, Please post the video with the Shuttle Loop. Unfortunately that is one I will never get to ride. I guess it disappeared when the park closed? Anyone know what happened to it?

There were 4 shuttle loop coasters in Japan, two are still there and operating, I am not sure what happened to the other two.

I missed the Ultra Twister at Tokyo Dome but I was able to ride the Arrow Shuttle Loop Coaster before it and Linear Gale after it.

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Postby Loefet » Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:21 am

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KDCOASTERFAN wrote:Is is just me or does the whole transverser shown on that stand up seem kind of pointless? Either way a train has to wait behind,or in this c ase beside the other train while it is loading so it would only seem to increase the load time especially if mechanical difficulties develop with the switch track.
We rode this coaster on the TPR Japan tour last year. Even though it is mentioned in the brochure that it is designed to speed up the operating process that DEFINATLY was not the case. But the transverser did provide two different riding experiences, one standing and one sitting.
They were running it faster when we were there this year. They actually reloaded the sit-down train while the stand-up side were going around the track, but they unloaded the sit-down side before they would reload the stand up side, so about 50% faster then last year, my guess is that the stand-up side loads slower so they won't have people wait so long sitting in the train. And they probably take it pretty easy when it's not that crowded.

^^ I love your old Japanese videos.
I have been a little intrigued about that Togo stand-up at Gotemba, thanks to finally shedding some light onto it.

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Postby stormrider » Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:04 pm

^^ Here's Shuttle Loop:



I don't know why this video doesn't get to have "watch in high quality" but the others do. Also, do you know if there's a better way to capture DVD videos than CamStudio (I have Camtasia but never figured how to get that to work, and CamStudio works, but it seems to capture really low quality video)?

Also, I noticed that this DVD also has the Vekoma corkscrew from Tokyo Summerland, and the Loop Screw from Seibuen Yuenchi as well as the Standing and Sitdown loop coaster from Yomiuriland. There's also Moonsault Scramble, but the video of Moonsault scramble that's already readily available on Youtube is the same one as on this DVD.

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Postby Gutterflower » Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:16 pm

I actually posted a video clip from a DVD I got of Japanese roller coasters on youtube, and one of the rides is Dangai (I also posted Mount Rocky Coaster, Giant Coaster, and will post Bobsled (which is from the defunct Yokohama Dreamland). The DVD also has UltraTwister from Tokyo Dome City, that looping mouse from Tobu Zoo, Bandit, Shuttle Loop (Yokohama Dreamland). I can post those some time. The DVD was made from a Japanese Newsreel from the 80s, so I believe the actual copyright might be expired, but if not....


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THat video was awesome and sadly made my week :)

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Postby montezooma » Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:04 pm

Thanks so much for posting that video of the shuttle loop. That is one ride I have never seen in action. It looked like it went pretty fast and not breaked going back through the station.

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Kennywood Memories

Postby montezooma » Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:08 am

KENNYWOOD MEMORIES
Shane's Retro VCR's first mini-series

Tune in all week long to watch Shane's Retro VCR's presentation of Kennywood Memories, a 1988 PBS documentary that tells the story or this great Pittsburgh tradition.

Every day this week, from Sunday to Sunday, I will present a short segment. You wont want to miss a moment of this program that tells the story of the park so many locals love so dearly.

Now sit back and enjoy the program... "New for 1900 - an athletic field"

Kennywood Memories Part 1:

Kennywood Memories: Part 2

Kennywood Memories: Part 3

Kennywood Memories: Part 4

Kennywood Memories: Part 5

Kennywood Memories: Part 6

Kennywood Memories: Part 7
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Postby Reality15 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:29 pm

I just ordered a similar movie from Netflix a week ago and I loved seeing Kennywood back in the day. Glad I found this thread, you have some really amazing stuff in here!

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Postby Coastercameron » Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:27 pm

What is the name of the movie you got from netflix about kennywood?

PS... Ironoically.. SFNE got the same improvement in 2008 that Kennywood got in 1900, a good ol' athletic field. :lmao:

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Postby thrillerman1 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:11 pm

Woohoo this sure looks like a good series. I'm looking forward to each segment. Great to see Laser Loop back in its glory years too!

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