Also known as the 3D space ring ride, the human gyroscope ride is one of the most unique and popular amusement equipment that can be found in carnivals and even on science and art museums. It was initially used as a simulation tool to train pilots and astronomers and are now used as an amusement attraction. The gyroscope ride rotates in a 360-degree motion at various speeds. It gives it rider a unique feeling and experience that is like rotating in a three-dimensional space.
It`s truly a ride that can provide an adrenaline rush and thrill that would make you want to use it over and over again. It spins in different directions and can also be used as a workout drill. It doesn`t just relax your muscles, but it can also exercise your body by the different motions it provides. These amazing rides are usually painted in bright colors that can be very attractive to young kids. Due to its free movement, the ride gives its rider the freedom to tumble and roll around x-axis and y-axis with a feel of being weightless which is pretty identical on what you`ll experience in outer space.
The human gyroscopic ride is usually made up of the following components:
1.) Frame ?gyroscopic rides usually have a square framed with welded sections.
2.) Outer Ring ?this allows the rider to rotate around the x-axis.
3.) Inner Ring ?allows the rider to rotate around the y-axis and are mounted inside the outer ring. The frames of the inner ring are also used to mount the seat and shoulder restraints of the ride.
4.) Shoulder Restraint ?a safety tool made of stainless tubes to support the rider`s body.
5.) Hair Shield ?since the ride moves in a rotating motion, a hair shield is used to avoid the rider`s hair from getting tangled with the spinning rings.
6.) Bearings ?attached to inner and outer rings, gives minimum friction to both when spinning. They`re usually greased to ensure smooth movements.
7.) Foot restraint ?usually made of adjustable frames to cater different heights. It holds the rider`s leg and prevents it from getting caught between the spinning rings.
8.) Rider seat ?although there are gyroscope rides that have no seats, most have a racing moulded seat attached to it.
If you`re looking for a different kind of fun, I highly recommend giving the human gyroscope ride a try. It provides a unique adventure that is suitable for both adults and kids.