This new roller coaster, made by Gerstlauer in Germany, is patterned after the moves of professional skateboarder Tony Hawk. Instead of zipping along on tracks where each time you ride you move in the same pattern of ups, downs and arounds, this roller coaster has cars that spin as if you’re free-styling on a skateboard. None of the spins match each other so each time you ride, the experience is different.
Tony Hawk’s Big Spin roller coaster
We stopped dissing Tony Hawk out of respect. But we are more than capable of dissing Gerstlauer (The manufacturer), for making the ride only 45-50 feet tall. Just goes to show you that the marketing is directed toward children.
via: Skate Nerd