Visit us from 25.09 - 27.09.2018 at the EAS in Amsterdam, Maurer Rides Booth 1-1127.
The new SPIKE "Racer" layout is even more sporty and interactive with a new Moto GP style. The special feature here is the constant alternation of straight acceleration sections and narrow hairpin bends. Five straightaways allow the riders to accelerate through with the full 1.2g in order to really get into the curve and to fully accelerate out again. No other launch coaster offers so much fun. Only with the Spike can the passenger himself give full throttle in a high-performance machine! Of course, this layout is freely scalable as required. [Learn more]
This year IAAPA celebrates its 100th anniversary. During the annual Asia Fair at the Convention Center in Hong Kong, the Maurer Rides sales team also took part in the celebrations at Ocean Park. As one of its senior members, Maurer Rides can look back on a long and successful cooperation with IAAPA and is already looking forward to another exciting 100 years together!
Maurer Rides has developed a new transfer table and switch technology and applied for its patent. Based on Maurer's special know-how in expansion joint technology, pitch errors in the rack are cleverly avoided so that SPIKE vehicles can be quickly inserted and removed during the operation of the track. By minimizing the rail gap, the points can also be used as a special effect and can be crossed without problems at maximum speed. The technology has now been integrated into the Skyline Park in Germany to provide the operator with convenient maintenance.
As part of Maurer's continued international relationship, American intern, Zach Davies, gave a tour to 20 other STEM students attending Historically Black Colleges. The students are currently taking a 2-week trip of Germany to see what it's like to be in a foreign country. After viewing our production facility and enjoying a brief presentation, the students went to Skyline Park to ride our roller coasters.
Just in time for the start of the season, the SPIKE® Merchandising Online Shop opens for all our hardcore fans. Maurer Rides offers a wide range of high-quality products for SPIKE® and MAURER RIDES enthusiasts with T-shirts, caps, hoodies and many other accessories. We invite you to "Get your shirt before the next park visit." [Learn more]
Tester Julian researched how roller coasters are built for the German children's television show, KIKA, and visited the planning and manufacturing at Maurer Rides. Of course, he absolutely had to test the latest development, the SPIKE® Dragster at Skyline Park in Germany and raced with Torsten Schmidt from Maurer Rides in a bet. Who has won? Watch the show! [Learn more]
For off-road competition, we developed an interactive motocross variant based on our SPIKE® Airtimer. Now it is not just about the best lap times, but also the the airtime intensity is recorded! During the jumps, the LED running light activates on the supporting arch. Starting lights, finish line, curves near fans and rich sound make the experience perfect. A special feature in the SPIKE® App automatically presents an award to the winner of the day with the most spectacular jumps. [Learn more]
We would like to thank all our new contacts, customers and friends who visited us at this year’s CAE trade fair in Beijing. The many visitors showed how important the Chinese trade fair has become for the amusement industry. Our hardworking team, Torsten, Hermann, Jeffrey and Lifeng are already looking forward to the next opportunity for further intensive talks in Hong Kong. HONGKONG Convention Centre, Maurer Rides Booth 815 /3C [Learn more]
Ernst Schade, who has been working in customer support at Maurer Rides for 12 years, celebrated his 60th birthday on February 7th. Managing Director Jörg Beutler congratulated the long-time employee and presented the fan of the 1st FC Bayern Munich with a particularly dynamic gift in the form of some ticket for the Allianz Arena. Ernst Schade, one of the most experienced employees in the Maurer team, started 38 years ago under Anton Schwarzkopf with roller coaster construction and has remained true to the industry ever since.
The first Maurer roller coaster was put into operation in 1993 and 25 years ago. It was built as a double "wild mouse" and delivered to the company Kinzler. The two roller coaster are still in operation, one in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and the other in Anapa Park on the Black Sea, Russia. Since then, a total of 70 Maurer Rides systems have been built and delivered worldwide.