Super Loop (1981)
This ride was a continuous track portable Roller Coaster - simply a circular loop with a train that gained momentum up and down the track in the same way that a skateboarder 'carves' a half-pipe. The motion was gained by masses of plastic rollers which had a habit of coming loose and cascading down. Experimental from the word go, the ride had a poor record in the UK and quickly disappeared from the scene.
Terminator / Top Spin (1994)
The Top Spin was a quantum leap forward in styling, with a 'Terminator' version holding the ground at Hull fair in 1994. The machine resembled a huge robot and was drenched in smoke and strobes - the riders seemed to be in the grip of a wild machine with its own mind rather than a showman pressing program buttons. Part of the ride pattern involved leaving riders suspended upside down as long as possible - the chequer plate platforms getting spraying with falling coins.
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