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Zipper Alert!!

beastmaster beastmaster Profile

Posted:
3/16/12 at
4:27:40 PM

The carnival at my parish church, for the last several years, has featured a Zipper. As they're pretty few and far between these days, I thought I'd mention the carnival is in town April 10-15. I assume they'll have it again, if anyone in the NY/NJ/PA area is interested. However the "No Single Riders" rule has been in effect. So I haven't rode..it's not the type of ride I'd want to ride with a stranger. Also, I have concerns about fitting. I've lost a tiny bit of weight, but probably not enough.

Mike, still searching for a sig...

* This post was modified at 3/16/12 4:28:26 PM *

Re: Zipper Alert!! by LoneStar LoneStar Profile at 3/16/12 4:36:24 PM
I'm jealous! The best carnival ride ever!!

-Pat-O

Re: Zipper Alert!! by beastmaster beastmaster Profile at 3/16/12 4:51:19 PM
LoneStar said:

I'm jealous! The best carnival ride ever!!


-Pat-O

You'd be more jealous if I actually rode the damn thing. I haven't been on a Zipper in at LEAST 25 years.

Re: Zipper Alert!! by drachen drachen Profile at 3/17/12 12:36:20 AM
From the title of this thread, I thought someone's fly was down...

I too have always been a fan of the Chance Zipper. Not only are they fun, but they are visually fascinating, especially at night.

Now, I'm not the spinning/flipping fan that I was in my younger years. It's been well over 10 years since I last saw a Zipper, let alone rode one. Perhaps I should peruse the local fairs this year...

drachen
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Re: Zipper Alert!! by Overbanked Overbanked Profile at 3/17/12 4:54:12 PM
drachen said:

From the title of this thread, I thought someone's fly was down...

LOL, I was gonna say the exact same thing. Mike never fails to come up with funny and creative thread titles. :)

Re: Zipper Alert!! by beastmaster beastmaster Profile at 3/17/12 7:05:27 PM
Overbanked said:

drachen said:

From the title of this thread, I thought someone's fly was down...

LOL, I was gonna say the exact same thing. Mike never fails to come up with funny and creative thread titles. :)

I'm innocent, I tellz ya!

Re: Zipper Alert!! by Great_Ump Great_Ump Profile at 3/19/12 2:10:46 AM
Jolly Shows, an Annapolis MD based carnival operator, has a Chance Zipper in their lineup. They travel primarily through out the Mid-Atlantic the last time I checked their website.

Joe
Great_Ump

Re: Zipper Alert!! by beastmaster beastmaster Profile at 4/10/12 7:06:55 PM
Carnival opens tonight. Passed by on my way home.

Ferris Wheel.
Slide
Scrambler
Round-up.
Swings
2 Kiddie spinners
Kiddie Swinging Pirate Ship
Moon Bounce.

No Zipper this year.

Think I'll go over after Jeopardy and get some zeppoles.

Mmmm.

Bye.

Mike

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Re: Zipper Alert!! by KevinReid KevinReid Profile at 4/10/12 7:35:37 PM
I love watching the Zipper at our local fair. #1 Son, Adam, did a night time video of our local fair. I will hunt it up on You Tube.

Found it.

Regards,
Kevin Reid

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Re: Zipper Alert!! by ray_p ray_p Profile at 4/10/12 8:18:55 PM
Wow, very nicely done video by Adam. I noticed a Quasar in that video that was running FAR faster than the one in my IX Center video. That was crazy! The rides look nice though, something we don't see in these parts at local carnivals.

Thanks for sharing!

Re: Zipper Alert!! by KevinReid KevinReid Profile at 4/12/12 11:46:45 AM
Yes! I believe the Quasar was new for 2011 for Campbell Amusements.

Regards,
Kevin Reid