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Manufacturer - Premier Rides
Model - Sky Rocket II
Type - Steel Coaster
Height - 150 ft
Length - 863 ft
Top Speed - 62 mph
Elements - 3 (LSM Launch Track, Heartline Roll, Non-Inverting Loop)
Trains - 1 train, 2 across with 3 rows, 18 riders per train
Restraints - Lap Bar with a Padded Over the Shoulder Strap Collar
Opened - April 25, 2015
Hamlet - Festa Italia

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MAZ

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Well, by definition, a shuttle coaster does not connect to make a full circuit. That is not the case here. If they are calling it one because it goes backwards through the station, that's just silly.
 
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Some say a shuttle coaster is a coaster without a full circuit and goes backwards through its whole course to get back to a point. However if we just said any coaster that goes backward at some point was a shuttle coaster, then Expedition Everest would be considered one, and that's just wrong. Since Tempesto fails to match up with both parts of what is considered to be a shuttle coaster, I think it's safe to say it is not one.
 

MAZ

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That I do Gavin! One can learn a lot about the industry looking at this stuff for a year and a half straight. Another site's classification along with my own uninformed ideas of what a shuttle coaster's characteristics really are, doesn't change what the true definition of it really is. 'A coaster that does NOT complete a full circuit'. (Quack)

Edit... A shuttle roller coaster is any roller coaster that ultimately does not make a complete circuit, but rather reverses at some point throughout its course and traverses the same track backwards. These are sometimes referred to as boomerang roller coasters, due to the ubiquity of Vekoma's Boomerang coaster model.

*source* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuttle_roller_coaster
 

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For the record, I wouldn't classify it as a shuttle coaster either. I do think it is a strange gray area, but I lean towards the idea that the presence of a full circuit immediately invalidates the possibility of it being a shuttle coaster.
 
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Here are some pictures I took of tempesto(the coaster) before it opened.
 

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