So what exactly happens?
The gondola (the cage holding the passengers) is held firmly in place by a very strong electro-magnet. Two winches that are positioned on either side then stretch the rubber cords up to the tops of the towers. Once they reach the top, the magnet is released and the ball is rocketed 50 meters into the air! The gondola is free spinning, so as well as experiencing accelerations of up to 5G, those brave enough to take on Rocket Ball also spin around and around whilst taking in a birds eye view of Pattaya. (If you are brave enough to keep your eyes open that is!)
Where was the ride made?
The entire construction is manufactured and maintained by Technical Park- Italy which has swiftly earned a reputation as one of the biggest companies in the world manufacturing thrill and amusement rides. the device and our company strive at all times to comply with the highest standards in quality and safety.
Who operates behind the scenes of 2Sky Pattaya - Rocket Ball?
Our team here at 2Sky Pattaya, are trained and qualified to the fullest extent by Technical Park.
2Sky Pattaya is also fully supervised by an on-site European technical engineer/master.
How long has Rocket Ball rides been around?
All those devices are manufactured and maintained by Technical Park and have been thrilling thousands of people since 1999 in over 30 sites worldwide!
2Sky Pattaya is a European owned company, fully approved and supervised by Technical Park and the authorities, and as such we are committed to providing a unique experience whilst abiding to the highest standard of security, health and safety.
Is it safe?
of course it is! the passengers are first secured by a four point harness (such as what you would find in a rally car for example) A padded safety bar is then locked into position in front of the passengers. Each pair of cords has a determined lifespan which is monitored very closely. Each 'jump' is recorded by computer which then generates a regular safety report and tells the operator when the cords are due to be replaced. and if that wasn't enough, in the highly improbable event of a cord failing there is an additional failure safety system bound into the elastics of the cord to prevent the gondola falling. We also have a highly skilled team of engineers here at 2Sky Pattaya who carry out daily checks and maintenance but Technical Park-Italy also carry out an annual safety inspection before the attraction is deemed safe for operation. These safety reports are available upon request to members of the public.
So what ARE the safety standards?
We work within the regulations and guidelines of Fairgrounds & Amusement Parks throughout the world.
For any thrill-ride operator, the safety of members of the public and of their staff should be (and is) the absolute priority when it comes to running this and any other rides. For this reason, 2Sky Pattaya take careful measures to ensure that the potential of an accident of any kind occurring, is kept equal to zero. Our
clients deserve to feel like they are in the safest hands possible in order to enjoy to the full extent, the experience we are providing.
The ride was manufactured according to the International DIN Standard and is enforced and passed by TÜV SUD (globally recognized testing, inspection and certification organization offering the highest quality services for a wide range of industries worldwide).
The winches were produced by Brevini. (links on the logos on the right).
Who is allowed to ride?
The Gondola is fitted with rally car style seats and harnesses that people of a certain size or body shape may not fit into you must also be over 110cm (3'7'') to ride. As much as we here at 2Sky Pattaya would love everyone to experience The Rocket Ball, we do have to abide by those very strict safety
Who is NOT allowed to ride?
The whole nature and essence of Rocket Ball is such thatpassengers Will experience very fast motion.
(Remember? Up to 5G's!) Therefore persons suffering from the following should not take part in Rocket Ball:
·back or neck ailments
or any other condition which may be affected by an extreme ride such as this.
Can the ride cause any side effects?
Apart from a compulsion to do it again and again, there are NO long term side effects whatsoever.
When the rocket ball is being launched the supporting poles move slightly... is this normal?
Absolutely! The poles SHOULD move to absorb the rocket ball's movements- the same way that a shock
absorber would in a vehicle. This is an integral and essential part of the rocket ball operation- no fears!
What exactly happens in the unlikely event of power cuts or any other malfunctions?
The Rocket Ball has an emergency mechanism which switches off all automatic systems in a case of a break down and diverts it to a manual operation mode. Following this the Rocket Ball is then manually lowered to the ground and the passengers can disembark safely and without harm..