Sky-Force is NOW OPEN At Flambards!Published: 3rd July 2017
A spectacular new white knuckle ride is NOW OPEN at Flambards Theme Park!
Sky-Force is the first genuine white knuckle ride to be unveiled in the South West and is now open in Helston for the summer visitors to enjoy.
Suspended on a set of four giant 18-metre metal legs, the Frisbee-shaped ride exerts the equivalent of up to 3G in force on passengers while swinging them in a pendulum motion and simultaneously spinning through 360 degrees!
Weighing in at more than 56 tonnes, the ride was transported to the park using five articulated trailers; one of which had to have a special extension in order to carry the 18-metre legs.
It has been a big project to install taking 6 months of a dedicated team and local contractors all working hard to get it finished for the summer holidays.
The ride has undergone a programme of rigorous testing and has been signed off by an independent specialist ride inspection company on Monday morning.
The ride swings from side to side in a pendulum motion gradually increasing in speed. At the same time the gondola which sits forty people starts rotating. Once the swing reaches its full height about 20 metres into the air, with the arm at approximately 90 degrees to the ground the people at the top of the Gondola are nearer to the 2 o’clock and 10 o’clock position, staring straight down.
The ride lasts 3.5 minutes which may not seem long but be assured it is plenty long enough when you are on the ride.
Flambards General Manager, Richard Smith said, “This has been a tremendous team effort and I would like to thank the local companies who have put in so much time and effort to help get this amazing ride ready for the summer.
I have ridden Sky-Force several times and it thrills over and over again. It’s the only real white knuckle ride of this type in the South West and pulling 3G makes it an awesome experience time and time again.
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