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Spain Boasts 1st “Racer Twin Turbolance” Waterslide!


Aqualand Maspalomas inaugurates first installation of Polin’s side-by-side waterslide

Aqualand Maspalomas kicked off its second season in a colossal way with the installation of one of the biggest waterslides in Europe—and the first of its kind in Spain: a Racer Twin Turbolance.

The waterpark in Las Palmas, a beach-resort city on the southernmost tip of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago, is part of the Aqualand waterpark chain, the largest in Europe. Owned by Aspro Group, the park is among 20 located across the continent in France, Portugal, Finland, Switzerland and Spain.

The Racer Twin Turbolance is the world’s first circular, racing tube slide. The innovative design of the high-capacity attraction consists of two tunnels configured side by side. Two guests per tube allow the slide to be one of the highest capacity in the park. Riders follow a circular path, racing each other along a series of twists and turns before reaching an enclosure that suddenly plummets riders down a nearly vertical drop. The double-tubes then diverge into two separate Turbolance slides and propel the riders vertically uphill. Riders then experience a reverse path as their race continues backward over a hill, into a valley and ending in a dry-out.

This ride offers strong visual appeal to both riders and spectators. Our Natural Light Effects (NLE) technology is applied. During the first part of the multi-lane slide’s ride path, as guests swoosh at high speed along two double turns in enclosed tunnels, they enjoy the light effects.  As water sluices through the ride, it interacts with sunlight that shines through translucent stripes at the top of the slide’s tunnels. These natural effects take different forms depending on the strength and angle of sunlight throughout the day to create a truly dynamic experience for guests. The waterslide is manufactured with Resin Transfer Molding technology which is the latest technology in waterslide manufacturing and offers a smooth and shiny finish on both sides.

Options of the Racer Twin Turbolance include:
Fully open versus fully enclosed version (allowing for the development of a completely dark attraction)
Half-closed- /half-open version (which is applied at this project.)
Natural Light Effects technology
A launch conveyor or tower for entry options
Either a pool or run-out exit
Use with either single or double tubes
A variety of themeing options.


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More on Aspro Group
Aspro Group Founded in October 1991, as a Spanish company dedicated to diversified leisure. Aspro Group covers many areas of Aquatic entertainment including Water Parks, Marine Zoos and Dolphinariums, Zoological and Botanical, State of the art Aquariums, Amusement Parks, Holiday and Leisure establishments. Aspro Group operates a total of 41parks and centers throughout Europe including France (9), Finland (5), Portugal (1), Switzerland (1), Belgium (1), Holland (1), UK (9) and Spain (13). The guiding principle that it has followed since its inception has been, and remains, the reinvestment of profits to maintain and improve its parks, and acquire new leisure centers. Due to this commitment, the Group has managed to grow dynamically, keeping a balance between seasonal attraction centers in tourist areas and leisure facilities open all year. For more information, visit www.aspro-ocio.es/index.php. To access the park’s website, visit: www.aqualand.es/grancanaria/en/

More on Polin Waterparks and Pool Systems:   
Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976, and has since grown into a leading company in the waterparks industry. Today Polin is one of the world leaders in the design, production, and installation of waterparks, waterslides & water play attractions. 2500 waterpark projects in more than 90 countries around the world have been completed by Polin, and Polin is the biggest waterslide supplier in Eurasia. Working with a wide variety of clients has helped Polin reach several milestones, including installing the first waterparks of many countries and many other award winning rides at parks with world-renowned reputations. Polin offers the industry's widest range of products, including signature rides such as the patented King Cobra, Magic Spheres, Spheres, Magi Cone and Space Shuttle.

Polin is the pioneer in the advancement and application of closed-molded manufacturing technology in waterslide development. First implemented in 2006, 100% of Polin's annual fiberglass production has been converted to resin transfer molding (RTM), and meets the industry's highest standards. Polin offers both bowl rides and family rides featuring RTM techniques. Polin also offers its unique and patented Natural Light Effect technology, Special Pattern Effects technology in RTM and translucent RTM waterslides.Polin is an ISO9001 certificate holder by TUV Germany since 2003, all Polin slides  conform to European norms, all steel parts conform to international DIN standarts, all designs conform to ASTM practices, and Polin is also CSEI approved for projects in China. Polin is the only waterslide company that holds a quality certificate for all of its waterslides by TUV, and was the 2012 Export Winner of Turkey in the SMSE Category. Polin has a high plant capacity with production in 3 existing plants in Turkey. The 4th facility will be open mid 2014. Polin's team totals 500 people, with five offices throughout the world.

Polin is committed to providing the best-quality product and service by investing in continuous research and development. The company plans to further expand its L-RTM line while introducing new signature rides and innovations.For more information, visit www.polin.com.tr 

For additional information, contact Sohret Pakis at +90 262 656 64 67 or sohret.pakis@polin.com.tr. Please visit us at www.polin.com.tr for product information, news, events and other updates.

Contact: Sohret Pakis/Polin
Tel.: +90 262 656 64 67
Mobile: +90 532 261 44 77
E-mail: sohret.pakis@polin.com.tr
Web: www.polin.com.tr

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