In 1919 Huss was founded in Bremen as a manufacturer of
ship equipment and started producing amusement rides 50 years
later. Since then Huss regularly developed successful
modern classics like the Break Dance or the Top Spin.
Right now they try to fill the gap between "regular"
flat rides and huge roller coasters with their series of Giant
The Giant Top Spin debuted in 2002 at the US amusement
park Paramount´s Kings Island, the impressive Jump2
opened in April 2003 at Paramount Canada´s Wonderland
as Sledge Hammer. The Giant Frisbee, also located at Paramount´s
Kings Island, will get three siblings at Tokio, Osaka and
Belgian Bobbejaanland in April this year. This first
European version will get a theming similar to that of Sledge
At the Euroshow 2004 the youngest descendants of the
Frisbee family were presented. Regarding its dimensions Frisbee34
matches the classic variant, but the seats are facing outwards.
Due to this configuration the capacity is reduced to 34 seats and
the gondola speed had to be limited from 17 to 12 rotations per
minute. The prototype of this ride is located at the amusement
park Tongdo Fantasia in Korea.
Left: Giant Frisbee - Right: Jump2
Between this version and the Giant Frisbee the Frisbee
XL is placed. It offers 40 suspended seats facing outwards. At
full swing angle of 130 degrees the gondola reaches a height of 36
meters and a maximum speed of 94 kilometers per hour at the
zero-crossing. It will be launched in 2005 just like the top model
Giant Frisbee XL. Similar to the Giant Frisbee its
gondola can accommodate 50 people, but it reaches a height of more
than 50 meters and a maximum speed of 120 kilometers per hour.
The Top Spin, too, experiences some major changes.
Placing the two rows back to back the head is closer to the
pivotal point, significantly reducing the forces on the
passengers. At the same time the ride experience is further
increased by using the popular suspended seats. The first
version is already operating at Samsung Everland, the
second one will open at Knott´s Berry Farm in
February, fully themed in beach style. The list of sales for 2004
is completed by a Sky Tower for Cantusa Island in
Singapore which is supposed to have had its opening when this
article is published.