New Coasters With Retro Technology
While browsing through RCDB, I came across this 'new' Chinese coaster that looks like an old Schwarzkopf or Arrow from the eighties.
Despite appearances, the '4 Ring roller Coaster' models are relatively new (oldest being 2007) with the classic lattice arch corkscrew supports, U-arch loop supports and all.
These coasters are like the equivalent of a cassette tape factory, typewriter, or a card catalog in a library.
OMG! Arrow should sue for copyright infringement.
Well, defunct Arrow is under S&S Worldwide now. I guess that S&S say that they have bigger fish to fry than pursuing the ultra-persistent copycat Chinese manufacturers with lawsuits, esp with that outdated technology LOL. I agree that those particular knock-offs look painful. Those loops look pretty low to the ground to me; I bet they have hellified positive-G's.
There is nothing that the Chinese will not steal. Never innovate only copy.
I agree that those particular knock-offs look painful. Those loops look pretty low to the ground to me; I bet they have hellified positive-G's.
I agree with your observation 100%. Conservation of energy and motion fail. What these copycats seem to not take into account is how Arrow made each loop in descending order. You can see it ever so subtly in the double vertical loops on coasters like the Vortex at Kings Island and a bit more pronounced on Viper at SFMM.