Inverter (product)

Inverter
Inverter (Adventuredome) 2017 01.jpg
An Inverter installation in motion at Adventuredome.
Status Discontinued
Introduced 1998
Statistics
Manufacturer
 Chance Rides, USA
Type Inverter
Capacity 24 riders per cycle

Inverter was a product previously manufactured by Chance Rides which was introduced in 1998. The ride was designed in conjunction with UK manufacturer A.R.M., who produced a couple of examples for the UK market, also under the name Inverter.

Design

The structure consists of a counterweighted arm bearing a 24 person gondola with riders seated in six rows of four. As the arm rotates back and forth, the gondola is geared to flip opposite, and at twice the rate, of the main boom. The structure is similar to A.R.M.'s Ali Baba, but with a different gear ratio to the gondola attachment, creating a completely different ride.

Riders are held in by over-the-shoulder harnesses.

The attraction can be packed onto a single trailer.

Completed Attractions

Chance

This list is incomplete, please expand it if you can.
Name Owner Country Opened Status Variant
Catapulta Six Flags México
Mexico
Unknown Closed 2019 Double
Double Trouble Six Flags New England
USA
1999 Closed 2007 Double
Inverter Adventuredome
USA
1999 Operating Single
Inverter Adventureland
USA
2000 Closed 2017 Single
Inverter Funtastic Shows
USA
1999 Closed Single
Inverter Clementon Park
USA
2000 Closed Single
Inverter Kemah Boardwalk
USA
2004 Closed 2013 Single
Inverter Wild Adventures
USA
1999 Closed 2009 Single
Mind Bender Frontier City
USA
1999 Closed 2015 Single
Time Warp Geauga Lake
USA
1999 Closed 2007 Double
Time Warp Six Flags Great Adventure
USA
1999 Closed 2001 Double
Tomahawk
Formerly Invertor
Walibi Rhône-Alpes
Walibi Holland
France
Netherlands
2005
2000
Closed 2013
Closed 2004
Double
Voodoo Volcano Six Flags New Orleans
USA
2000 Closed 2005 Single

A.R.M.

Name Owner Country Opened Status Variant
Inverter Haghtanak Park
Jon Manders
Armenia
UK
Unknown
March 1998
Operating
Closed August 2008
Single
Submission Alton Towers
UK
March 31, 2001 Closed 2013 Double

References