Oh man-- The Head Slinger was so original and ahead of its time. Although, Trimper's version was a lot nicer than the one shown here. Basically, a cable would run from the top of the stair way to across the track to the other side of the room -- Then, as the car creeps by, the horseshoe magnet at the bottom of the car would trigger a sensor to activate an air cylinder to create "slack" on another cable to swing a dummy head out over top of the passers by. In Tracy's darkness, it would appear as if the head was floating in mid air, especially if it was painted with bright fluorescent colors. After the car passes, the cylinder's air would escape pulling the cable and forcing the head back to its original position above the shoulders of the man. Back in the 60’ and 70’s, when people had an ounce of respect, this wasn’t an issue. But, in recent times, insensitive a-holes would reach up and grab the head as it is on the cable forcing the head, the cable, and the pneumatics to get damaged. I remember Cliff grumbling about it non-stop. That, along with the legs of the giant Crab at the ride’s re-entrance from the balcony were two of the biggest problems in the entire ride—because they were so susceptible. Nonetheless, the Head Slinger was one of my top-three original stunts after the HH/Ghost Ship merge. Thanks for bring this up!
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Brandon: The forum has so many new visitors, but so few new posts! Come on people! Let's get the conversation started. Summer is almost here!
Apr 29, 2013 12:00:20 GMT -5
HHMacabre: Hi everyone! Did I hear word of new additions in the ride? How is the Mineshaft?
May 7, 2013 20:44:50 GMT -5
Brandon: Yes, there are supposed to be two new effects installed this year. I don't have any insight yet but will share the information once I receive it. I don't think anything has been done with the Shaft.
May 8, 2013 10:21:23 GMT -5
Brandon: There have also been three additional mini shooting galleries installed around the park. Pics and information to come a later date at ochh.net.
May 8, 2013 10:21:52 GMT -5
mttbrilhart: Headed down on the 14th; head home on the 17th. Anyone else going to be down around then?
Aug 2, 2013 15:09:41 GMT -5
nickanap: anybody still come on here?
Apr 16, 2015 20:38:20 GMT -5
plokoon111: Yeah im just hoping more people become active.
Apr 28, 2015 18:20:18 GMT -5
codejuggler: Hi All! Was wondering if anyone has pics of the inside of trimpers toyland from back in the day.
Apr 29, 2015 7:26:22 GMT -5
Hanover, Pa: Crickets on here!
Jan 17, 2019 11:34:34 GMT -5