The Looping

The Looping
Shockwave (Brean Leisure Park) layout.jpg
Status Discontinued
Statistics
Manufacturer
 Pinfari, Italy
Type Steel
Riders per train 8
Hourly capacity 1450
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 48.6 feet
Top speed 32.9 mph
Length 1804.5 feet
Inversions 1

The Looping (TL59) was a steel roller coaster model from Pinfari. It was the first inverting roller coaster produced by the Italian company. It was introduced in the early 1980s and only three were produced. It was superseded by the more compact Zyklon ZL42 and ZL50 looping roller coasters.

Design

The roller coaster has a single vertical loop with a diameter of 28.5 feet. It has a mass of 70 tons.

One of the three roller coasters, now located in Iraq, has an unusual support structure. The other two have more typical supports seen on other Pinfari roller coasters.

Trains

2 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 8 riders per train. Riders are held in by over-the-shoulder restraints.

Roller coasters produced

Name Park Location Opened Status
Bulldog Coaster
Formerly Crazy Loop
Formerly Crazy Loop
Formerly Crazy Loop
Brean Theme Park
Pleasure Island Family Theme Park
Flamingo Land
Paul Doesegger
Brean, Somerset, England, UK
Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England, UK

Malton, North Yorkshire, England, UK

Switzerland
2004
March 31, 1996
1986
1982
Operating
Closed 2002
Closed 1995
Closed
unknown
Formerly Looping
Family Fun
Tivoli Karolinelund
Duhok, Duhok, Iraq
Aalborg, Jylland, Denmark
2015
1985
Operating
Closed September 4, 2010
Looping Hili Fun City
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
1985 SBNO, closed 2006 or earlier

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Pinfari products