Hello need help to find a good picture of Swing gyms ride

Hello need help to find a good picture of Swing gyms ride

Post by Dave Sandbo » Sun, 13 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Hi i have been looking for a picture of a ride on the internet called swing
> gym it was a cage that two people could stand up in. the purpose was to try
> to get the cage to go over the top.

Well, I've never seen one in operation, but I once saw one at an abandoned
amu***t park, Chippewa Lake in Ohio.  I didn't know what it was at the
time, but it's since been identified as a swinging gym to me.  There's a
picture on Joel Styer's Defunct Parks site (http://SportToday.org/).
The specific URL of the image is
http://SportToday.org/

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Post by Jim Everma » Sun, 13 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Quote:


> > Hi i have been looking for a picture of a ride on the internet called swing
> > gym it was a cage that two people could stand up in. the purpose was to try
> > to get the cage to go over the top.

> Well, I've never seen one in operation, but I once saw one at an abandoned
> amu***t park, Chippewa Lake in Ohio.  I didn't know what it was at the
> time, but it's since been identified as a swinging gym to me.  There's a
> picture on Joel Styer's Defunct Parks site (http://SportToday.org/).
> The specific URL of the image is
> http://SportToday.org/

 The first time I saw one of them I didn't give it much thought. Then,
later on, I damn near went nuts trying to figure out how it was made
that would let it go over the top... a few years later I had a chance
to try one. I gotta admit they are good exercise, but once you get
them over the top, they become a little boring.

 Several years later, I came across one at a county fair (Dayton, OH),
and decided to see if I could still make it over - no one there seemed
to be able to even come close. It was harder than I remembered, and I
was begining to wish the operator would cut me off, but he seemed to
be giving me extra time. Probably 'cause I was an "old guy" of 30
something. Anyway, I kept trying and eventualy made it.

 At that point I heard a loud cheer come up from the crowd! I hadn't
realized it, but I had an audience watching to see if I could make it.

Kinda made my day that day.

Haven't seen one since....

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Hello need help to find a good picture of Swing gyms ride

Post by Dave Sandbo » Sun, 13 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>  Several years later, I came across one at a county fair (Dayton, OH)
> [...]
> Haven't seen one since....

Isn't there one at some FEC in Sandusky?  Can any CPers confirm or deny?

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Post by Michael A. Graha » Sun, 13 Dec 1998 04:00:00

They have some at Sports City of 250 (also known as the CP parking lot).  My
sister-in-law used to work there.  I've been there once, yes it was free,
and no I didn't ride them.

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Quote:


>>  Several years later, I came across one at a county fair (Dayton, OH)
>> [...]
>> Haven't seen one since....

>Isn't there one at some FEC in Sandusky?  Can any CPers confirm or deny?

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Post by JRBOUTE » Sun, 13 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Hi, I own a set of swinging gyms and have them set up in my back yard.  It's an
incredible excercise machine.  Yes...I can get over the top but I think I loose
10 pounds every time.  As far as a picture of one, send an e-mail to

and plenty of other photographs from all over the world.  
 
 
 

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Post by Dave Altho » Sun, 13 Dec 1998 04:00:00


: >  Several years later, I came across one at a county fair (Dayton, OH)
: > [...]
: > Haven't seen one since....

: Isn't there one at some FEC in Sandusky?  Can any CPers confirm or deny?

Good call, Dave...

As I recall, there is a set at Sports City on US-250.  Now, I wasn't on
that property at all in 1998, so there is a possibility that they aren't
there anymore...but you might check their website.  I know they have one,
and that it is on Tim's link list (http://users.sgi.net/~rollocst/amuse.html).

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Hello need help to find a good picture of Swing gyms ride

Post by Tim Melag » Mon, 14 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Quote:



> : >  Several years later, I came across one at a county fair (Dayton, OH)
> : > [...]
> : > Haven't seen one since....

> : Isn't there one at some FEC in Sandusky?  Can any CPers confirm or deny?

> Good call, Dave...

> As I recall, there is a set at Sports City on US-250.  Now, I wasn't on
> that property at all in 1998, so there is a possibility that they aren't
> there anymore...but you might check their website.  I know they have one,
> and that it is on Tim's link list (http://users.sgi.net/~rollocst/amuse.html).

That link went dead a while ago. I haven't found a replacement link.
I think I saw the "flying cages" this year when driving by. I always
look to see if they are still there but I have never tried them.

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Hello need help to find a good picture of Swing gyms ride

Post by Jim Everma » Wed, 16 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> I haven't thought of that ride in years. I used to love it as a kid but my best
> friend and I could never get over the top

 Unless you and your friend were really in step with each other, it's
easier to do it by yourself. I had a lady friend that I use to go to
parks with and she and I could put one over the top, but anyone else
I tried with, it was a flop. She and I could also get those - forget
the name - they have round cars for two people, go in a vertical
circle like a ferris wheel and have a brake you can use to lock the
car to the wheel or let it spin free. Anyway, we could get one spinning
at an unreal rate and not let up 'till the ride stopped.

 Ah yes, the good ole days....

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Post by Chi » Thu, 17 Dec 1998 04:00:00

I haven't thought of that ride in years. I used to love it as a kid but my best
friend and I could never get over the top
 
 
 

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Post by Dave Altho » Thu, 17 Dec 1998 04:00:00

: >
: > I haven't thought of that ride in years. I used to love it as a kid but my best
: > friend and I could never get over the top

:  Unless you and your friend were really in step with each other, it's
: easier to do it by yourself. I had a lady friend that I use to go to
: parks with and she and I could put one over the top, but anyone else
: I tried with, it was a flop. She and I could also get those - forget
: the name - they have round cars for two people, go in a vertical
: circle like a ferris wheel and have a brake you can use to lock the
: car to the wheel or let it spin free. Anyway, we could get one spinning
: at an unreal rate and not let up 'till the ride stopped.

That one sounds like an Eyerly Rock-O-Plane.

There are two in Ohio's parks; I have been known to execute both mild and
savage rides.  8-)

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Post by Robert Ulri » Thu, 17 Dec 1998 04:00:00


write:

Quote:
>I haven't thought of that ride in years. I used to love it as a kid but my best
>friend and I could never get over the top

I remember riding these things at West View, but my problems was once
started going over the top the parents couldn't get me to stop :)

And even after you stop rocking it took a long time for the cage to
calm down.

Robert Ulrich

 
 
 

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Post by JnAntho » Thu, 17 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>That one sounds like an Eyerly Rock-O-Plane.

>There are two in Ohio's parks; I have been known to execute both mild and
>savage rides.  8-)

There's also one at Martin's Fantasy Island near Buffalo, NY and another at the
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

I'm still annoyed with Sea Breeze In Rochester, NY for taking out their
Rock-O-Plane years ago.

John