Intamin Amusement Rides, a leading manufacturer and supplier of high quality amusement rides and attractions, has revealed its latest coaster innovation: the LSM Zac Spin Coaster.
Intamin have added a Linear Synchronous Motor (LSM) launch to its popular space-saving Zac Spin Coaster to create an even more exciting ride on this eye-catching coaster.
The LSM Zac Spin Coaster has been designed to provide a whole range of thrilling sensations – starting with a spurt of acceleration up an incline, followed by total weightlessness, head over heels spinning, freefall drops, and hearts stopping swings back and forth.
The ride begins with an LSM launch, followed by a lift and boost reaching speeds of 11m/s through the inverted curved lift section. As they travel out towards the horizon, passengers are unable to see the track, giving the impression that they could drop off the edge at any moment. This section is then followed by an acceleration into various freefall drops. At the same time the travelling direction is reversed relative to the seating arrangement to give a different perspective. As the swinging and spinning action is heavily dependent on the load distribution within the vehicles, the ride experience is never predictable. To experience all the thrilling effects this coaster offers, riders need to ride more than once in different seating positions.
The vehicles reach speed of up to 50 km/h and are slowed by lntamin’s patented friction-less magnetic brakes.
Key features of the new coaster include:
1. LSM Launch, Lift and Boost
2. No lift evacuation means needed – vehicle rolls automatically to launch start
3. Very low noise emissions because no mechanical anti-roll systems in use
4. Free spins
5. Controllable spin incitation
6. Three seating configurations – frontal, backwards and face-to-face
7. Moving station
Over the last thirty years, Intamin has developed the most comprehensive range of roller coasters of any manufacturer in the world.
The LSM Zac Spin Coaster adds to this impressive portfolio.
Key statistics for the new thrill ride:
Length of running distance: approx. 303 m/995 feet
Max. height (bottom of steel to track): approx. 32m/105 feet
Overall length: approx. 80m/262 feet
Overall width: approx. 12m/39 feet
Number of vehicles: 3
Capacity per vehicle: 8
Max. speed: 50 kph/14 m/s
LSM Launch/LSM Lift speed/LSM Boost: 10/4/11 m/s
Ride experience: 40 sec
Total cycle time: 120 sec
Capacity: 720 passengers per hour