Wipeout/Trabant (Ride)

The Wipeout is a newer form of the Trabant. The rides are very similar as they both were made by Chance-Morgan. They each spin horizontally, and then start fluctuating in a wavelike manner. There is a motor underneath the ride that makes both of these rides raise up and down. When you look at either of these rides, you shall see that the ride tilts on its side.

During the duration of the ride, the ride will change speeds. When the ride is fluctuating in its wavelike manner, the person will feel like the ride is not going that fast. However, when the ride is almost over, the person will feel forces on their body, and get pushed near the outside of the cars. This happens when the ride starts lowering to the ground in a non-wavelike manner. When the ride moves in this way, it acts like a Himilaya / Musik Express ride. Both the Trabant and Wipeout move forwards and backwards. Because of the forces experienced on the ride, there must be two riders on the ride at all times. Most parks and carnivals require that riders be a minimum of 42 inches tall with an adult, and 48 inches tall without an adult.

Seating on the ride consists of 20 seats, with two people on the left and two people on the right. There is a maximum of 40 people on the ride. Other names of the Wipeout/Trabant are: the Mexican Hat, Schwabinchen, Hully Gully, Sombrero, Wagon Wheel, Casino and Super Satellite.

There are only 2 travailing Trabants in the UK, The oldest one known as Craig Murray's Super Satellite available for hire only from Bounce Time Originally built in America in 1961 by Chance-Rides and now fully restored and in excellent working condition a real crowd pleaser! full information visit http://www.bouncetime.co.uk/funfair_files/trabant.htm

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