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Offline IndianaTED  
#1 Posted : Saturday, September 2, 2017 12:31:52 AM(UTC)
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Wanted to make sure you all see the progress of the Space Wheels by Drew's

https://www.facebook.com...5924/?type=3&theater
I've never been "with it", just been an interested observer of carnivals for 50 years.
Johnny's United Shows..."A Family Tradition" and "All for Fun, Fun for All".
The carnival of my youth, which had roots that originated in my hometown.
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#2 Posted : Saturday, September 2, 2017 5:56:50 AM(UTC)
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Is it back to winning money yet?
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, September 5, 2017 11:46:13 PM(UTC)
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It's looking amazing. Cudos to Drew for taking on the project.
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, September 6, 2017 11:04:20 AM(UTC)
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yep, sure glad it didn't end up in a junk yard or rusting away. Just wished someone could have saved the Calypso as well.
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#5 Posted : Wednesday, September 6, 2017 2:06:57 PM(UTC)
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I remember the Calypso from the Long Beach Pike, it was pretty bad-a**

I'm surprised a newer version of the Toboggan hasn't come out. With a faster pull-up chain, another tub or two and better controls that thing could win money.
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#6 Posted : Wednesday, September 19, 2018 11:19:41 AM(UTC)
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Saw on MCW's facebook page that the Space Wheels are going up at the North Georgia State fair, heck of spot to start out with that ride, really nice fair and a lot of big iron in the there with the Wild Cat and one of the longest Chairlifts I have ever seen.
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#7 Posted : Monday, September 24, 2018 1:41:54 AM(UTC)
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Saw on MCW's facebook page that the Space Wheels are going up at the North Georgia State fair, heck of spot to start out with that ride, really nice fair and a lot of big iron in the there with the Wild Cat and one of the longest Chairlifts I have ever seen.


Hey T-Bolt...open some space in your inbox
I've never been "with it", just been an interested observer of carnivals for 50 years.
Johnny's United Shows..."A Family Tradition" and "All for Fun, Fun for All".
The carnival of my youth, which had roots that originated in my hometown.
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#8 Posted : Monday, September 24, 2018 4:33:02 AM(UTC)
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Looks like I’ll just miss it, I’m in Chattanooga TN for a month starting October 1st.
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#9 Posted : Wednesday, October 10, 2018 11:16:58 AM(UTC)
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I took some pictures, but don’t have any way to post them..
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#10 Posted : Friday, October 12, 2018 2:48:30 PM(UTC)
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You know I watched a video on Drew's FB page and the folks taking the video stated it was very smooth and a lot slower (as Drew said he would do). They seemed to like it, just an enjoyable ride, maybe that's why Sky Wheels didn't win too much money, to fast, slow it down and make it more of a family ride and might do better.

I know in the video looked all the tubs were full and long line to ride.
Offline IndianaTED  
#11 Posted : Sunday, October 14, 2018 3:42:54 PM(UTC)
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Or is it possible to run one side faster, and the other side slower, and display signs that way so you could choose the kind of ride you get?
I've never been "with it", just been an interested observer of carnivals for 50 years.
Johnny's United Shows..."A Family Tradition" and "All for Fun, Fun for All".
The carnival of my youth, which had roots that originated in my hometown.
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#12 Posted : Monday, October 15, 2018 10:39:38 AM(UTC)
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Not a bad idea indeed.
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#13 Posted : Monday, October 15, 2018 11:14:38 AM(UTC)
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I don’t know, trying to run one slow and one fast seems like it would be a nightmare to me.

It’s a thrill ride. If they just want to see the sites let them ride the giant wheel..
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