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Tell me about the 7up Shockwave..

CoastaPlaya

Posted:
10/27/99 at
8:53:27 AM

Views: 340

...as I've been told it's a standup with a zero-G roll.

I've also been told it's a Giovanola. Is it very similar in ride feel to a B&M? Is it 2-across or 4-across? Is the zero-G roll high in the air or close to the ground? Where can I see pictures? Would Cal's boyfriend ride it or take off running at the sight of it? What did it cost? LetmeknowLetmeknowLetmeknow!

That obnoxious Midwestern Yank -CPlaya

Re: Tell me about the 7up Shockwave.. by Miles Chapman at 10/27/99 11:09:20 AM

Hi,

The Seven up Shockwave is at Drayton Manor Theme Park and Zoo. It opened in 1994 and is manufactured by Intamin AG of Switzerland. It is a standup, has four inversions, 1 loop, a zero g and two barrel rolls. It's not the greatest stand-up in the world but it is the only one in Europe and is quite a ride albeit short.

Not sure how much it cost but around the 8 million is probablt about right.

Miles

: ...as I've been told it's a standup with a
: zero-G roll. I've also been told it's a
: Giovanola. Is it very similar in ride feel
: to a B&M? Is it 2-across or 4-across? Is the
: zero-G roll high in the air or close to the
: ground? Where can I see pictures? Would
: Cal's boyfriend ride it or take off running
: at the sight of it? What did it cost?
: LetmeknowLetmeknowLetmeknow! That obnoxious
: Midwestern Yank -CPlaya

Re: Tell me about the 7up Shockwave.. by Miles Chapman at 10/27/99 11:16:10 AM

Sorry a bit more info,

You can find the Drayton Manor Website at the following URL:-

http://www.draytonmanor.co.uk

You asked how does it compare to a B&M, well having ridden the Mantis at Cedar Point - before those wretched trims were installed on the first drop - it is not as intense or smooth, but none the less as I said before it is a great ride in its own ride but it'll never be a B&M, mind you what ride is? Miles

: Hi, The Seven up Shockwave is at Drayton Manor
: Theme Park and Zoo. It opened in 1994 and is
: manufactured by Intamin AG of Switzerland.
: It is a standup, has four inversions, 1
: loop, a zero g and two barrel rolls. It's
: not the greatest stand-up in the world but
: it is the only one in Europe and is quite a
: ride albeit short. Not sure how much it
: cost but around the 8 million is probablt
: about right. Miles

Re: Tell me about the 7up Shockwave.. by comet3506 at 10/27/99 2:59:24 PM

: ...as I've been told it's a standup with a
: zero-G roll. I've also been told it's a
: Giovanola. Is it very similar in ride feel
: to a B&M? Is it 2-across or 4-across? Is the
: zero-G roll high in the air or close to the
: ground? Where can I see pictures? Would
: Cal's boyfriend ride it or take off running
: at the sight of it? What did it cost?
: LetmeknowLetmeknowLetmeknow! That obnoxious
: Midwestern Yank -CPlaya

7up shock wave is featured on Worlds Greatest Coasters in 3d. I could have swarn the video said it was a B&M. B&M might have designed the ride. It does appear that the ride uses Intamin trains. I am not sure why though, could be the zero gravity roll. I have never seen another B&M stand up with a zero g roll.

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Re: Tell me about the 7up Shockwave.. by Cal at 10/28/99 11:44:27 AM

: Hi, The Seven up Shockwave is at Drayton Manor
: Theme Park and Zoo. It opened in 1994 and is
: manufactured by Intamin AG of Switzerland.
: It is a standup, has four inversions, 1
: loop, a zero g and two barrel rolls. It's
: not the greatest stand-up in the world but
: it is the only one in Europe and is quite a
: ride albeit short. Not sure how much it
: cost but around the 8 million is probablt
: about right. Miles

Miles is spot on here. It's a good ride but short. It uses B&M-style track (as does the Intamin travelling inverted, EuroStar) so it probably was fabricated by Giovanola since they did a lot of work for B&M and Intamin.

I've had the chance to ride it backwards (this was on a club trip ERS and not something they let the general public do) with my face pressed into the restraints and it's really bizarre, especially in the loop!

Cal

Re: What was backwards?? by CoastaPlaya at 10/28/99 2:14:31 PM

Miles is spot on here. It's a good ride but
: short. It uses B&M-style track (as does the
: Intamin travelling inverted, EuroStar) so it
: probably was fabricated by Giovanola since
: they did a lot of work for B&M and Intamin.
: I've had the chance to ride it backwards
: (this was on a club trip ERS and not
: something they let the general public do)
: with my face pressed into the restraints and
: it's really bizarre, especially in the loop!
: Cal

Was the train backward or your body backward???

-CPlaya

Re: What was backwards?? by Cal at 10/29/99 5:35:47 AM

: Miles is spot on here. It's a good ride but
: Was the train backward or your body
: backward??? -CPlaya

The train was forwards, but they let us stand the wrong way around. This meant having your head turned sideways and pressed into the backrests but it was pretty funny.

Cal

Re: What was backwards?? by Pete at 11/5/99 6:39:28 PM

The train was forwards, but they let us stand
: the wrong way around. This meant having your
: head turned sideways and pressed into the
: backrests but it was pretty funny. Cal

I also had the opportunity to ride it backwards last week with the RCCGB and i must say it was pretty mad and i would do it again.

Pete