Half Pipe (Elitch Gardens)

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Half Pipe
roller coaster
Elitch Gardens
Location Denver, Colorado, USA
Status Operating since May 27, 2004
Manufacturer Intamin
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Shuttle - Launched - Spinning
Model / product Half Pipe (30m)
Riders per train 16
Height98.4 feet
Top speed45.5 mph
Length229.7 feet
G-force4.5 g

Half Pipe is a steel shuttle roller coaster located at Elitch Gardens in Denver, Colorado, USA. It began operation on May 27, 2004 and was the second of three Intamin Half Pipe roller coasters to open.

Design[edit | edit source]

The track layout is essentially a giant "U", with the station located at the lowest point between two vertical spikes. LSM technology is used to launch riders up each spike.

Trains[edit | edit source]

A two-car train seats sixteen riders in two sets of eight, each arranged in a circle facing outward. Both circles of seats also spin.