The Breakdance was first manufactured in 1985 based off the Schwartzkopf Calypso. Breakdance was soon a worldwide success, and is now HUSS’s most produced creation with over 110 distributed world wide to showmen and amusement parks.

Underneath the platform, the general construction of the ride is very similar to a Sizzler or Scrambler – however, HUSS added:

* a slight incline of 7.5° to the whole ride structure.
* multi-directional, variable speed hydraulic drives.
* ingenious “..obliquely mounted” 360° gondola swivels.

The result is a whole new ride sensation creating an infinite possibility of random movement, appealing to riders of all ages, holding an atmosphere of its own.

Despite the large size of the ride (20m x 20m), the HUSS ride can be racked on 2 x 40ft trailers, while a Sobema design can fold completely on to a single load.

As a result of the Breakdance’s huge success worldwide, HUSS now manufactures 3 versions of the ride:

* The standard 16 gondola, 36 seater (adults), with backdrop and incline of 7.5°
* The Breakdance 2 – with 24 gondolas, seating 48 adults, with backdrop and incline.
* The Breakdance 3 – 16 gondola, 36 seater, no backdrop, with a circular sloping deck. Ie. More compact.

While HUSS pioneered the original Breakdance design, it is now copied by almost every manufacturer in the business.

45 Responses to “Breakdance”

  1. NO THANKS!!!

    ba-boss-bomb - July 2nd, 2009 at 7:38 am

  2. this ride gives me some serious motion sickness…yuck!!! it’s really fun, until I get that dizzy sick-to-my-stomach feeling. then I have to finish the ride with my eyes closed like a dork, while all the kids and teenagers are screaming in fun :)

    yukongreg - July 3rd, 2009 at 5:51 am

  3. Havnt tried a Huss Breakdance yet, but been on an extreme version where the cars lift up, very unusual sensation, but i loved it :)

    Danny - July 22nd, 2009 at 5:26 am

  4. OMGosh!! this was the best ride ever!! didnt even make me feel sick!!

    Maddie - August 24th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

  5. I always wanted to ride a breakdance, or crazydance.

    Justin - September 8th, 2009 at 12:29 pm

  6. This ride often makes me feel a bit dizzy but overall I love it, especially the atmosphere which is electric!

    Ben - September 23rd, 2009 at 2:09 pm

  7. it was fun it jerk u back and fourth really hard and fast like u snap ur neck

    jahquell - October 16th, 2009 at 7:48 am

  8. ive rode it 10 timesz
    at coney island

    jahquell - October 16th, 2009 at 7:48 am

  9. This is a great ride! Deggeller had one for about a year and brought it to the Upper SC State Fair, helped set it up, and rode it. Great piece. Shows really need to revisit carrying at least one Huss ride like this because people ride them.

    jim - November 21st, 2009 at 10:56 pm

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    Cool - March 9th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

  11. I loved the breakdance ride. I rode it at coney island in 2008 and I had a blast. I live in New York and I would love to know what amusement park in my area features this ride. I went to the New Luna Park coney island and the rides are ok but the new equipment to scan you onto the rides are crap. Security or the lack of is at it’s worst. Too many line jumpers in broad daylight. I went with my children and did not feel safe at all. I’ve been going to Coney Island since the mid to late 60’s and this is the most unsafe that I felt.

    Yvette - June 17th, 2010 at 4:05 am

  12. I almost lost my leg DX but the ride was super fun until that happend….

    Lupe - August 21st, 2010 at 6:21 pm

  13. I loved this ride!It was so fun!!!Oh and one to throw your hands in the air!!

    daughter.of.zeus - November 19th, 2010 at 5:43 pm

  14. i rode a ride jut like that!

    Angel - December 21st, 2010 at 6:45 am

  15. Whoawhoawhoa! Hahahahahahaha!

    Lindsey - January 3rd, 2011 at 6:15 am

  16. The best ride ever!!! I ride it when i’m in Wildwood! Such a great ride!!

    Amber - January 4th, 2011 at 12:12 pm

  17. Funny to read that you write about getting dizzy on the BreakDance. You have to try a Break Dance in germany or the Netherland. They are operated much faster over here. I saw lots of BD Videos from the US and there the ride was quite slow and lame!
    Gretts from germany

    Rey - February 4th, 2011 at 6:48 am

  18. It’s a shame the Morey’s took it out of Wildwood NJ, 1 of the better rides they had down there.

    jack - April 5th, 2011 at 1:40 am

  19. That was the MOST excellent ride of all time and i want to get the ride itself i saw one for about $115,000 and that is pretty Cheap

    Aaron - April 22nd, 2011 at 2:47 pm

  20. i would defintly use this ride in my motion picture.

    sir erick whitley - May 17th, 2011 at 2:17 am

  21. This ride is great to Operate. When operating it in Manual mode you can do what ever when ever. Making the ride unpredictable is more fun and going into top speed for a long time is great too. Watching the faces of the tough man as he tried not to puke on his date. She is calm and relaxed.

    Ray Dredge - May 18th, 2011 at 9:11 am

  22. wonder if they have this at the oc fair?

    sydney - July 5th, 2011 at 7:32 am

  23. @ Sydney. No. Currently there are no Huss Breakdances traveling in the states.

    Chuck - October 31st, 2011 at 4:05 pm

  24. @ Jim about Deggeller. are you sure it was a Huss model and not the Fabbri, SBF model?

    One reason why shows don’t carry the big Huss pieces anymore. Fuel prices.

    Chuck - October 31st, 2011 at 4:07 pm

  25. Chuck,

    Yes it was the Huss model, but this was back in the late 80’s, Deggeller only kept it a year and then sold it to a park I heard. It was 3 trailers, but it was a beast to set up.
    Yeah I hate that the fuel prices have hurt the midways so much (in my opinion). I miss a lot of those big rides. Strates still has the Top Spin (huss) and the Enterprise, but then again he has the train. Drew Expo has a Huss Pirate and Enterprise both without back scenery to reduce loads and set up, tear down time.

    Jim - November 12th, 2011 at 4:20 am

  26. i see this all the time at the county fairs. you got to ride it in the night if they take care of the lights. then the fun really begins.

    James - July 25th, 2012 at 7:11 am

  27. Brisbane Ekka 2012 Sunday August 12. I went on this ride 8 or more times in a matter of 4 hours. I love this ride to bits!! My favorite ride of all times. The gentlemen at the gates were so friendly which made the experience even more pleasurable. I cannot wait for Ekka 2013… You guys better be there…

    Amie - August 12th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

  28. Just a small correction to your absolutely great article about the HUSS Break Dance:

    All versions manufactured by HUSS don’t use multi-directional hydraulic drives. They’re driven by DC motors controlled by PWM (Pulse-width modulation), and even though the direction of rotation can be switched theoretically, there is no such feature built in. The gondola hubs rotate clockwise, the main disc rotates counter-clockwise. :)

    Malte - May 27th, 2013 at 5:58 am

  29. Awesome ride almost spent almost all day on it!!!!!! :)

    Patrick - May 19th, 2014 at 2:05 am

  30. This is so cool!

    A homemade HUSS Breakdance ride.

    Dennis - October 9th, 2014 at 3:38 am

  31. This is the twister/crazy dance at my fair in west palm

    Green Ninja - January 12th, 2015 at 11:29 am

  32. Please bring the breakdance back to coney island that was the best ride in Coney island

    Paris - March 14th, 2015 at 2:45 pm

  33. Oh hey, this is the ride form Problem Child 2

    Sean - April 4th, 2015 at 4:14 am

  34. You saying on description “break dance no 2 have 24 gondolas” ??? Where did you get this idea from ??? I believe you talking in rubbish !!! Go do more homework research before put in fact dork

    Witt Man - June 25th, 2016 at 4:14 am

  35. If you think this makes you sick try a Huss Booster.

    Matt - January 18th, 2017 at 11:15 pm

  36. Witt Man,
    You’d be surprised, but the Breakdance 2 has 6 crosses with 4 gondolas per cross, and if you did your homework, 6×4=24. Go do more research before you comment dork

    Terra Verso - October 22nd, 2017 at 6:56 pm

  37. theres 4 different versions the regular one
    breakdance no. 2 which has 6 4-car hubs on the 25 metre platform breakdance 3 which has an 18 metre platform and the slope is changed which does not come with a background and the breakdance 4 also called the rodeo which completely removes the platform the cars are connected to the middle and there is no slope.

    j a y d e n - December 31st, 2017 at 6:02 am

  38. …the only ride that has ever made me motion sick. I rode this at Lincoln Park in 1987, and felt like crap for the next 2 hours. Still a fond memory, though.

    Ray - April 9th, 2018 at 3:33 am

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    Forest - June 27th, 2018 at 10:10 pm

  40. Huss produced 69 Breakdance 1, 4 Breakdance 2, 23 Breakdance 3 and approx 14 Breakdance 4.
    I can’t find any mention of Deggeller on the Huss lists. Which model did he purchase and which park did it go in?

    Mike - September 5th, 2021 at 7:49 pm

  41. The model that was in Lincoln Park is now travelled by Jorg Franken in Germany (Purchased end 2011).

    Mike - September 5th, 2021 at 7:51 pm

  42. A little more research on various web sites points to Deggellers Breakdance 1 going to Lincoln Park (North Dartmouth) for a season (1986) before moving to Morey’s Pier (Wildwood, New Jersey) where it stayed until the end of 2008 when it was exported to a Belgian Showman.

    Mike - September 5th, 2021 at 8:38 pm

  43. I remember riding Break Dance in the 80s, when there were steering wheels and one could manipulate the way the momentum sums up.
    Then a bad accident happened in Regensburg Germany where a anorak drawstring got cought in one wheel and a kids arm wound around the pole numerous times.
    After that, the steering wheels were removed and the fun was gone.
    I searched for this but I can’t find the info anywhere.
    I read it in the local paper back then…

    js - June 12th, 2023 at 9:01 am

  44. Ah! Here is a picture showing the Huss Break Danke 1 with the steering wheels:

    js - June 12th, 2023 at 9:04 am

  45. I also really like the Breakdance, it’s exciting!

    kerui bricks - November 1st, 2023 at 12:11 pm

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