Ripsaw (Alton Towers)
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|Opening date||March 15 1997|
|Closing date||November 8 2015|
|Attraction type||Top Spin|
|Height restriction||55 in (140 cm)|
|Restraint style||Over the shoulders|
The ride opened in 1997 alongside The Blade, which replaced Thunder Looper - a Schwartzkopf Shuttle Loop. The ride was manufactured by HUSS, a German amusement ride manufacturer. It was closed after the 2015 season had ended, and was removed from the park during the closed season.
Riders sat in a 20 seat wide, two tier gondola rotated by a pair of robotic arms and allowed to freely pivot. Riders were also suspended above jets of water at one point and were lowered towards it. The ride was located in the Forbidden Valley section of the park adjacent to Nemesis.
- Coasterforce's review of Ripsaw
- Ripsaw's page on the official Alton Towers website
- Ripsaw information page on TowersStreet
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