We all have a super hero that has a place in our hearts. Who doesn’t want to fly like Superman with a fist in the air, climb buildings pit-a-pat like Spiderman, use swords like Ninja Turtles with a colorful and cool mask on our face, jump from tree to tree like Tarzan, and do magic like Harry Potter?
I remember, when I was a little girl, I used to make horrible make ups to my dolls, feed them, pull out those beautiful pink Barbie hairs by brushing for a short while.
I realize that I love football more when I start scoring goals in a one sided goal post match. But I had some criterias to do matches. For example, my goalkeeper must be the weakest, smallest, and feeble of our team who lets me score and won’t reveal it. We won’t learn how to be a spoilsport from boys, would we?...
My father liked one sided goal post match idea, because of having 1 out of 2 girls go out to play ball with a football under her arm, knee high socks and knee long boy shorts. When playing football with friends, if our ball flattens or gone to an unreachable place, my father surely brings another football next day. As long as I play…
Well I talked a lot; let me get back to super heroes. Without a doubt one of the favorites is SUPERMAN. Almost in 60 years time, seven or eight movies have been filmed by different actors and producers, and presented to all aged viewers liking. Don’t know about you but I wanted to fly like Superman.
Actually, our first flying experience happens in our mothers and fathers arms. They toss us up and catch while saying “flew flew”. Now I do the same with my dearest niece Deniz. I’m not a mother, only an aunt, but I love my niece Deniz so much that I now understand my friends with children why they always talk about their childs. For I only want to tell about Deniz, and share her moves that seem funny to me with my loved ones.
If we pass me being a perfect aunt… we have a set that makes you fly in amusement parks. Swing rides. It’s been with us over a hundred years. You fly single or double on the seats hanged by chains. There are many companies producing these sets. Even it’s the mechanical and material quality that matters, swings are generally trouble free and one of the indespensables of an amusement park. There are 2 different sizes; for children and for adults. We always set at least one swing ride in our parks.
Let me introduce you to gigantic models, almost a hundred meters height and increasing numbers over a ten since last couple of years. Frankly these models can not be compared with eachother. For starters, we know these kind of big sets as “Trill Rides”. The meaning of Thrill Rides is; very exciting in nature and gigantic sized amusement park attractions.
Believe me when I say, it takes guts to fly this time. Even roller coasters make you experience another kind of thrill, this is an unlike set. You are being taken up to a hundred meters high and you fly at the highest point, if you have courage, with open eyes… A flying experience that makes you feel a whole day mood changes in 3 minutes.
In photo, you’ll see SkyScreamer which is exactly 125 meters height. For who may wonder, this set is in one of Six Flags parks, in Mexico City. 3 minutes flight speed is 64 km/h !
To give you some courage, even these can be found only in some models, there are double seats. Doesn’t it feel encouraging with a lover you feel safe with, your spouse, mother, father, brother/sister or a friend? You are not alone even when screaming. Living these moments is prizeless with a person sitting so close, right near you and stays in your mind as an unforgetable memory.
Wish you collect people and memories; joy of life that makes you feel like flying… Have a nice flight.
For those interested on technical details;
We seperate them into groups by names; mini, medium and large. A mini swing ride starts average of 3,18 meters height. Their energy is 1.5 KW. These numbers increase according to the size growth and demanded height. Given average and exact numbers are only for mini sekolin “swing rides”.
The choice is yours for colors and patterns, although appearance is the same. Surely there are standard models but a work is needed to be done for a theme and decor suited to the park. For the lighting option, using LED lights gives you advantage in long term usage.
Set up takes 2 days for children swing rides. It’s maximum 5 days for a medium size sekolin. Building process starts from the centre part where you don’t see, then doors are being mounted and finally swings are being connected. That’s all!