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Suspended Looping Coaster

Suspended Looping Coaster
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General
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Status In production
First installation Condor
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Type Steel- Inverted

The Suspended Looping Coaster (SLC) is a line of inverted roller coaster models built by Vekoma.

Variations[edit]

662m Prototype[edit]

689m Standard[edit]

3D visualisation
The standard layout of a Vekoma SLC

This "standard" SLC features a slightly taller lift hill, a slight S-turn before the brake run, the usual 10 rows on the train compared to the prototype.

This is the most common variation.

765m Extended w/Helix[edit]

The extended SLC has the same elements of the standard model plus an additional helix at the end.

787m Extended[edit]

This variant has the same elements as the 765m Extended w/Helix model however they are set out in such a way that the overall layout is different with the double barrel roll passing underneath the lift hill.

Shenlin[edit]

The first Shenlin SLC opened in 2002 and it is the first SLC to have a completely different layout. It has a vertical loop, a cobra roll, a zero-g roll and a helix.

This layout was later used by Chinese company Golden Horse.

Shenlin w/Helix[edit]

This model has the same layout as the Shenlin with an additional helix at the end.

This layout was later used by Chinese company Golden Horse.

Specification[edit]

Variation Staistics Installations
Height Speed Length Inversions Capacity First Latest Total
662m Prototype 101.7 feet 49.7 mph 2,171.9 feet 5 900 1994 1995 2
689m Standard 109.3 feet 49.7 mph 2,260.5 feet 5 1,040 1995 2017 27
765m Extended w/Helix 109.3 feet 49.7 mph 2,510 feet 5 500 1997 2003 5
787m Extended 101.7 feet 44.7 mph 2,582 feet 5 1,010 1995 1999 2
Shenlin 117.8 feet 54.9 mph 2,202.8 feet 4 1,125 2002 2006 2
Shenlin w/Helix 117.8 feet 53.7 mph 2,454.1 feet 4 1,010 2006 2009 2
Custom 1995 2002 2

Installations[edit]

Name Park Location Variation Opened Status
Arkham Asylum - Shock Therapy Warner Bros. Movie World
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
765m Extended w/Helix December 1995 Operating
Batman The Ride Six Flags México
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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
689m Standard April 14, 2000 Operating
Blue Tornado Gardaland
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Castelnuovo del Garda, Veneto, Italy
765m Extended w/Helix 1998 Operating
Cape Cobras Ratanga Junction
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
765m Extended w/Helix 1998 Operating
Condor Walibi Holland
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Biddinghuizen, Flevoland, Netherlands
662m Prototype May 1994 Operating
Desafío Parque de la Costa
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Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina
689m Standard 1999 Operating
Dragon in Clouds Happy Valley
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Jinniu, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Shenlin w/Helix January 19, 2009 Operating
Ednör - L'Attaque
Formerly in storage
Formerly Serial Thriller
La Ronde
Great Escape
Six Flags AstroWorld
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Montréal, Québec, Canada
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Queensbury, New York, USA

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Houston, Texas, USA
689m Standard May 15, 2010
N/A
May 29, 1999
Operating
Removed
Closed October 30, 2005
F2 Fright Flight Nasu Highland Park
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Nasu, Tochigi, Japan
689m Standard 1995 Operating
Firewhip
Formerly Blackout
Beto Carrero World
Suzuka Circuit
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Penha, Santa Catarina, Brazil
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Suzuka, Mie, Japan
689m Standard December 28, 2008
1995
Operating
Closed 2007
Flight Deck Canada's Wonderland
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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
689m Standard 1995 Operating
Fly the Great Nor'easter Morey's Piers
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Wildwood, New Jersey, USA
Custom 1995 Operating
Gauntlet Magic Springs & Crystal Falls
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Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
689m Standard April 10, 2004 Operating
Golden Wings in Snowfield Happy Valley
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Chaoyang, Beijing, China
Shenlin w/Helix July 9, 2006 Operating
Hurricane Rusutsu Resort
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Shiribeshi, Hokkaido, Japan
689m Standard 1995 Operating
Infusion
Formerly Traumatizer
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Pleasureland Southport
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Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
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Southport, Merseyside, England, UK
689m Standard May 2, 2007
1999
Operating
Closed September 5, 2006
Jaguar Isla Mágica
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Seville, Seville, Spain
765m Extended w/Helix June 28, 1997 Operating
Kong
Formerly Hangman
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Opryland USA
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Vallejo, California, USA
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Nashville, Tennesse, USA
689m Standard May 1998
May 1, 1995
Operating
Closed 1997
Kumali Flamingo Land
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Malton, North Yorkshire, England, UK
Shenlin April 1, 2006 Operating
Kumba Superland
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Rishon LeZion, Tel Aviv, Israel
689m Standard June 16, 2001 Operating
Limit Heide Park
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Soltau, Lower Saxony, Germany
689m Standard 1999 Operating
Mayan Adventure Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village
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Yuchr Shiang, Nan-t'ou, Taiwan
689m Standard 1997 Operating
Mayan Roller Coaster Energylandia
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Zator, Malopolskie, Poland
689m Standard September 12, 2015 Operating
Mind Eraser Darien Lake
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Darien Center, New York, USA
689m Standard May 17, 1997 Operating
Mind Eraser Elitch Gardens
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Colorado Massauchetts, USA
689m Standard June 2, 1997 Operating
Mind Eraser Six Flags America
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Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA
689m Standard May 20, 1995 Operating
Mind Eraser Six Flags New England
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Agawam, Massachusetts, USA
689m Standard May 24, 1997
MP Xpress Movie Park Germany
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Bottrop, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
689m Standard April 6, 2001 Operating
Nio Greenland
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Arao, Kumamoto, Japan
689m Standard 1997 Operating
Odyssey Fantasy Island
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Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Custom May 25, 2002 Operating
Queen Cobra Asia Park
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Đà Nẵng, Vietnam
689m Standard January 27, 2017 Operating
Raptor
Formerly operated
Fantasilandia
Tohoku Exhibition
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Santiago, Metropolitan Región, Chile
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Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
689m Standard December 23, 2008
1997
Operating
Closed 1997
Roller Coaster Dream Park
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Cairo, Egypt
765m Extended w/Helix 1999 Operating
Snow Mountain Flying Dragon Happy Valley
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Nanshan, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Shenlin May 1, 2002 Operating
Suspended Looping Coaster Suzhou Amusement Land
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Huqiu, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
787m Extended 2003 Operating
T3 Kentucky Kingdom
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Louisville, Kentucky, USA
662m Prototype 1995 Operating
Thunderhawk
Formerly Thunderhawk
Michigan's Adventure
Geauga Lake
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Muskegon, Michigan, USA
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Aurora, Ohio, USA
689m Standard May 17, 2008
1998
Operating
Closed September 16, 2007
Titánide Terra Mítica
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Benidorm, Alicante, Spain
689m Standard March 15, 2003 Operating
Twisted Typhoon
formerly Hangman
Wild Adventures
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Valdosta, Georgia, USA
689m Standard May 8, 1999 Operating
Vampire Walibi Belgium
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Wavre, Walloon Brabant, Belgium
689m Standard 1999 Operating
Vortex
Formerly Pusing Lagi
Siam Park City
Jerudong Park Playground
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei and Muara, Brunei
787m Extended 2007
1997
Operating
Closed 2005 - 2006
unknown Al Zawra’a Dream Park
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Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
689m Standard 2015 Operating

Copies[edit]

In 2005, Beijing Shibaolai Amusement Equipment introduced their Suspended Loop Coaster. In 2007, Golden Horse opened its product. Rather than have a different layout, Golden Horse's layout is a direct copy of Vekoma's Shenlin model. In 2010, Beijing Jiuhua Amusement Rides Manufacturing Co., Ltd. opened its first inverted roller coaster with a layout similar to that of Bejing Shibaolai's model.

In 2012, Hebei Zhongye Metallurgical Equipment Manufacturing Co., Ltd opened its first 7 Ring Suspended Looping Coaster model.