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Offline ridejocky  
#16 Posted : Friday, May 17, 2019 12:11:56 AM(UTC)
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The 'diver was fun to run and a nice ride to move.

Good shakes and gash-shots, the only real bummer was no shade...

Ride the Zipper?
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#17 Posted : Friday, May 17, 2019 11:11:33 AM(UTC)
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The 'diver was fun to run and a nice ride to move.

Good shakes and gash-shots, the only real bummer was no shade...




Would have loved to have worked a diver, but the biggest we had was the Sky Wheel. I think my favorite color/theme would have been either Green/yellow or Green/white with old tube lights.

But I did like Reithoffers colors, it had a white/orange (multi metal flake on tubs) colors and looked nice.
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#18 Posted : Saturday, May 18, 2019 12:31:40 AM(UTC)
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Would have loved to have worked a diver, but the biggest we had was the Sky Wheel. I think my favorite color/theme would have been either Green/yellow or Green/white with old tube lights.

But I did like Reithoffers colors, it had a white/orange (multi metal flake on tubs) colors and looked nice.


I liked Atlas' red, white and blue color scheme: Bright red base, royal blue sweeps, white A-frames, bare aluminum V-lights

Tubs were metallic red, blue and silver in two patters with silver stars on the bottom.

All white 8' tubes and 11w clears

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#19 Posted : Saturday, May 18, 2019 12:31:54 AM(UTC)
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I saw Kissel at their last date in Columbus,Ga. A sky Diver was up and running with the lights not working that good. but they did have supports on it, just like their astro wheels.
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#20 Posted : Monday, August 5, 2019 7:53:57 PM(UTC)
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Megerle



DING DING DING..........And we have a winner folks!
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#21 Posted : Monday, August 5, 2019 9:31:29 PM(UTC)
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Yup Megerle's...

So here is a question?
When was the last Chance Sky Wheel build (what year)? and where is it?

From the picture of the ride details plate (see link) Meregle's is a Chance 1979 model:

Megegle's SkyWheel Plate
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#22 Posted : Tuesday, August 6, 2019 10:57:06 AM(UTC)
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Yup Megerle's...

So here is a question?
When was the last Chance Sky Wheel build (what year)? and where is it?

From the picture of the ride details plate (see link) Meregle's is a Chance 1979 model:

Megegle's SkyWheel Plate



That's a great question, we know the last Diver was 1988. I went to the trade show in 1994 and being young asked the Chance guy about how much a Sky Wheel cost, and at that time he said they didn't make them anymore. So, my guess was maybe the last one was built in the late 70s or early 80s, but that's just a guess.

The Deggeller brothers started their show in early 80s, I have often wondered if the Sky Wheel they had for a while was a chance model or AH model.
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#23 Posted : Saturday, August 10, 2019 8:47:58 PM(UTC)
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I heard yesterday the Sky Wheel in Hamburg failed inspection.

Anyone know anything?
WOBBLE BABY,WOBBLE BABY,WOBBLE BABY,WOBBLE BABY,WOBBLE BABY,
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#24 Posted : Sunday, August 11, 2019 1:02:10 AM(UTC)
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rut row....
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#25 Posted : Sunday, August 11, 2019 2:24:45 AM(UTC)
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Sky Wheel in Hamburg was running by Friday evening. Running Saturday afternoon and allowing single riders.
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#26 Posted : Monday, August 12, 2019 10:55:12 AM(UTC)
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Saw a video of a news person on it the day the show opened.
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#27 Posted : Monday, August 12, 2019 5:39:28 PM(UTC)
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Sky Wheel in Hamburg was running by Friday evening. Running Saturday afternoon and allowing single riders.


Is there any signage up regarding "no single riders"? I really would love to go and give it a try as I have never ridden a Sky Wheel before, but don't want to make the 3 hour drive only to be turned away.

On the subject of "No Single Riders", I did get to ride Kissel Entertainment's Astro Wheel at the Ohio State Fair. There was no signage regarding the rule and the ride op didn't seem to care. happy

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#28 Posted : Monday, August 12, 2019 9:35:20 PM(UTC)
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WOW beautiful looking Sky Wheel....
Seems to have ALL Lights everywhere it should: Wheels, bull wheels, truss rods, internal on frame sections and even Signs...
Only light missing are the Stars in the wheels, but still very well lite!!!
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#29 Posted : Tuesday, August 13, 2019 6:19:57 AM(UTC)
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Single riders were riding on Monday.
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#30 Posted : Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:56:35 AM(UTC)
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WOW beautiful looking Sky Wheel....
Seems to have ALL Lights everywhere it should: Wheels, bull wheels, truss rods, internal on frame sections and even Signs...
Only light missing are the Stars in the wheels, but still very well lite!!!



Yeah he did a good job with it, I wonder if he is going to put the stars in and just didn't have time to finish it before they had to head up there. FB page was saying they had just finished a refrub.
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