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Tranan (Skara Sommarland) New S&S Coaster Concept

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Later this year S&S created a new concept called the "Free-fly" roller coaster.

As S&S does with many of their rides, they build prototypes at their factory in Utah, no exception for this ride, and a link to a video of the ride in action can be seen below.

Skara Sommarland has decided to oreder the first ever Free-fly coaster, and it will be installed for the 2009 season at the park in Sweden.
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Length: 1640' 5"
Height: 65' 7"
25 mph
Ride Duration: Approx. 1:00

Below, you can see a video of the animation for the roller coaster Tranan going in at Skara Sommarland for 2009!




Click here for a video of the Free-Fly coaster in action as a prototype at the S&S Factory in Utah.



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Post December 9th, 2008, 10:18 pm

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Looks like an interesting concept. I'm sure it will be fun to ride because of the interesting movement around the rolls.

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Looks like a sweet ride.
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Post December 9th, 2008, 10:46 pm

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thats one crazy log ride... lol
So, my friend came up to me the other day and asked if I wanted a frozen banana, and I said no, but I want a normal banana later, so... yea.

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No... You said concept.... He said New ride at Skara Sommarland
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In the animation, the track is clearly heartlined.... is that not a slightly pointless endeavour?
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Originally posted by gouldy

In the animation, the track is clearly heartlined.... is that not a slightly pointless endeavour?


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Could be. You'd think so.

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Actually, I don't think it is. Maybe they want the center of the rotation to be at a certain point to allow for more uniform experiences by either side of the car?
Meh, whatever, the ride looks sweet. I don't remember where I saw this before, but I saw it somewhere else and was like cool. They could do so much with this concept once they extend it beyond a family ride.

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you have to remember that also the lower Gs on the car, the better as well. Because we are squishy, we can take it, that thing is rigid and is gonna wear down faster than us if aplied to different mounts of force in all directions. and i freaking love this idea, it is excellence in a bottle. when does construction start?
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Wow it looks like a ride where they purposely designed many things to go wrong... I predict bad reliability!

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looks stupid. if i looked at the first picture i thought it would be some crazy coaster. but the riders don't even go upside down. still looks fun though, but not what i expected

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looks stupid. if i looked at the first picture i thought it would be some crazy coaster. but the riders don't even go upside down. still looks fun though, but not what i expected
Who says a ride has to have inversions to be crazy? There are plenty examples of crazy rides I can think of that "don't even go upside down" but are still neat-looking rides. This is one of them, too.

I think the concept of this ride where the riders actually swing 360* around the track is great, and even though it doesn't look the most thrilling ever, it should be fun for all ages. A good buy IMO. [:)]

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thatsss is awesomeeee ��...

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wow and this would be good for mallg and indoor amuesment parks because of the design
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I can imagine it now....Just A very straight section of track with noting but barrel rolls...Imagine rotating around those over and over again....but the supports would be the only problem...so maybe my dream will never come true[flush]
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I am lovingg this design, IMO it looks like it has a lot of air time with that car design.

S&S really are pushing the boundries of design, they really do think outside of the box.

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I am so on the wall about this one, it looks cool but at the same time it doesn't

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