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    Boomerang with something different

    I was clicking on the random roller coaster at rcdb and I came across Boomerang at Prater Park. Prater Park is a pretty neat sounding park with a load of old coasters, including a looping woodie, I think. See my [url=http://www.thrillnetwork.com/boards/showthread.php?s=&threadid=19453]previous thread[/url] about that.

    Anyway, Boomerang at Prater Park has a tunnel! At least I think it does. Look at the [URL=http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery1093.htm]pictures[/URL] especially [URL=http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery1093.htm?Picture=7]this one[/URL]. It sure looks like there's a tunnel on the exit (going forwards) of the cobra roll. Does anyone have any more info on this to confirm it? I think that's a pretty neat idea and a cool way to toy with the old boomerang.
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    Yup, that's definately a tunnel; you can see how the tunnel structure crosses the supports for the coaster, so unless they just put like a wall on one side, it must be enclosed. Neat idea! Too bad I won't quite be able to make it to Austria to check it out anytime soon.
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    If you look at the other picks, it shows that it is definately a tunnel.


    Are there any other Boomerangs that have something to seperated them from the rest.
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    Yah, some boomerangs have those UGLY new Vekoma trains...omg, just hideous those things are!
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    i think the tunnel was a later addition to this boomerang, because in some of the pictures it doesn't have it. it looks pretty cool though. i like the color scheme too.
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    [QUOTE][i]Originally posted by Cid [/i]
    [B]i think the tunnel was a later addition to this boomerang, because in some of the pictures it doesn't have it. it looks pretty cool though. i like the color scheme too. [/B][/QUOTE]

    The tunnel was a later addition, and it goes between the bottom half of the cobra roll and the very beginning of the loop. I forget when the tunnel was added, a few years back I do believe. I thought it would be cool to make the entire loop/cobra roll enclosed - hell, throw a boomerang inside a building and just let the lift hills stick out the top!
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    Hell, why not completely inclose it! I've always wondered why there isn't a mirrored boomerang. It would accully very a little from the rest. If I was starting a park that would be a considerable since it probably wouldn't coast too much. A tunnel on a boomerang.... COOL! it shows hope that some boomerangs may someday be different! YAY!
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    Imagine that, a unique bommerang. Geeze, that's practically an oxymoron for people like us.
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    Vekoma had marketed an enclosed version of the Boomerang design back in the early to mid 90's called 'Automatic Rewind'- the ride (which as far as I know has never been built as such) would have been enclosed with audio/visual effects to enhance the ride experience. ACE News had a brief article on it during the 1995 ACE News for IAAPA; the same issue also showed the first models of the now imfamous HangOver coaster.

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    Cool, It looks pretty disorientating, if Vekoma's don't totally mess with your mind enough! It looks like it is defenetley a tunnel. (Hence the supports) And it looks like it would be a neat little feature, but........Its a Vekoma which is a thread to your Brain Cells......:D
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    I would have a nightmare if the 2nd lift of a Vekoma Boomerang was all tunneled up and contained tens of blinding strobe lights. I would be begging for that slow lift cable to pull the train up and finally release it. It would make a Boomerang so much more interesting though. I could only take so much of the strobe, like on Lochness and on the special edition FrightFest Skull Mountain.
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    [QUOTE][i]Originally posted by ride6 [/i]
    [B]Hell, why not completely inclose it! I've always wondered why there isn't a mirrored boomerang. It would accully very a little from the rest. If I was starting a park that would be a considerable since it probably wouldn't coast too much. A tunnel on a boomerang.... COOL! it shows hope that some boomerangs may someday be different! YAY! [/B][/QUOTE]

    Aren't the concept of a boomerang crappy enough. Some park can't afford a POS beemer so they stip this thing in. A tunnel just makes the thing look more like an eyesore. Kinda like how lowrider tires and eccentric spoilers make ANY car look like crap.
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    [QUOTE][i]Originally posted by CedarPoint_Mark [/i]
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    Kinda like how lowrider tires and eccentric spoilers make ANY car look like crap. [/B][/QUOTE]
    The best I saw was an 80's boxy Caprice with a "Fast and the Furious" aluminum spoiler in downtown Trenton. Couldn't help but crack up. That big tunnel on the Boomerang makes it look like SFAW's Viper on the first drop.
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    I only have pity for Boomerang's @ the beach piers like Morey's Pier and the "tiny can't do anything about it" parks.
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    [QUOTE][i]Originally posted by CHILLERLC1 [/i]
    [B]I would have a nightmare if the 2nd lift of a Vekoma Boomerang was all tunneled up and contained tens of blinding strobe lights. I would be begging for that slow lift cable to pull the train up and finally release it. It would make a Boomerang so much more interesting though. I could only take so much of the strobe, like on Lochness and on the special edition FrightFest Skull Mountain. [/B][/QUOTE]

    LMAO! Yea those strobes in the tunnel on LNM are a killer. Vekoma is the king of headaches, brainaches, and other cranial ailments, that's for sure. There's only so much you can do with a boomerang though... even the Invertigos are nothing special.

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