Moser's model seems to just do a lot less. You can never get that model to do 6+ whiplash-speed spins like you can with the HUSS models. From what I've experienced the original HUSS Top Spin with the floored carriage is the most intense - once momentum gets going there you really feel like you're out of control. The floorless model like Crypt could have some intense moments but it never got the crushing-G's intensity that the floored models produce.
The floorless model built into the wall at Phantasialand is on my bucket list.
pproteinc wrote:I personally love top spins. I don’t see the reasoning at this point. All the US parks are pulling them meanwhile parks overseas that have them have refurbished them and they’re running like new. Cedar Fair Parks are literally becoming coaster parks with a kids section lol. Wait Voodoo at SixFlags Discovery Kingdom is still SBNO after almost 7 or 8 years now with overgrown weeds and vines all over it.
Maybe it's coincidence, but I always saw a lot of nearly empty cycles on top spins.
Voodoo must be the new Hanibarrels, which probably set a world record for SBNO at SFStl. Likely, it's only a matter of time before Voodoo becomes an all-new attraction at La Ronde.
Kings Dominion has quietly announced that The Crypt has closed permanently with only a tease that "things are lurking in the jungle." This is likely tied to the larger project taking place in the plot of the former Volcano coaster next door.
Edit: I missed that this was already posted... Sorry about that!
-Mike Total Coasters: 145 Top 10 Steel: Maverick, Skyrush, Intimidator 305, Fury 325, Banshee, Millennium Force, Raptor, Superman: The Ride (SFNE), Top Thrill Dragster, Big Bad Wolf Top 10 Wood: The Beast, El Toro, Phoenix (Knoebels), Boulder Dash, Thunderbolt (KW), Mystic Timbers, Comet (Hershey), Hercules, Shivering Timbers, Jack Rabbit (KW) Top 5 Hybrid: Twisted Timbers, Goliath (SFGAm), Wicked Cyclone, Great White, Gemini
That thing is not long for this world though. It's so ridiculously unpopular. I'm sure they're just using up the mountain of spare parts they got from removing every other top spin in the chain and then they'll finally remove it.
Last edited by coasterbill on Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:25 am.
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