|First built||G'sengte Sau (1998)|
|Latest built||Ziegel-Blitz (2024)|
|Type||Steel - Wild Mouse|
|Riders per train||4|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill |
Tyre propelled lift
Tyre propelled launch
|Top speed||60 km/h|
The Bobsled Coaster is a steel wild mouse roller coaster product manufactured by Gerstlauer. It was originally called Schlitten-Achterbahn and debuted in 1998 with G'sengte Sau as Gerstlauer's first coaster product.
The product has been coined as a modern take on the classic wild mouse rides, featuring 2x2 1-car trains and sharp turns. It is marketed as being able to support tyre propelled launches, this feature would make its debut on Ziegel-Blitz in 2024. Another advertised feature is being able to switch direction during the ride, whether it be because of a Rollback or a turntable isn't stated. None of the current installations posses this feature however.
The ride sports the choice between a chain or a tyre propelled lift. The benefit of a tyre lift being that it can vary in speed during any point of the lift. This effect was used on the first installations to feature tyre, Van Helsing's Factory. It is used to simulate the car reving up at the end of the lift here, 'launching' off of the hill. The tyre lift has only reappeared once, on Speed Rockets, where it is instead used to catch a fast moving train to slow it down before reaching the top.
The cars support onboard audio and lighting, with the latter appearing on both Speed Rockets and Gesengte Sau. Gesengte Sau does not feature onboard audio despite having build in speakers and a custom score made by IMAscore.
All installations debuted as a custom layout before ending up in the catalog, allowing other parks to purchase the same layout. This phenomenon happens with every Gerstlauer product.
- 380m is the same as the 380m layout on Gerstlauer's Spinning Coaster product.
- Drachenritt has a layout similar to 480m, but is overall shorter.
- G'sengte Sau and Thor's Hammer both feature the 480m layout, but this layout was discontinued and never appeared on Gerstlauers website, hence it missing from the table.
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.