Kamikaze

The Kamikaze (AKA: Ranger) first made its debut in 1984, by Italian manufacturers Far Fabbri and Sartori, based off ride movements previously found on the Eyerly Loop-O-plane. Since this time over 150 units have sold worldwide and similar copies have been made by almost every ride manufacturer in the industry.

Its relative compactness (1 x 40ft trailer), high capacity (36 adults), dominant look (17.6m length / 18.4m height) and easy set up (4 hours with two workers) makes it a very appealing purchase for any travelling carnival owner.

The original Fabbri Kamikaze does not rely on heavy counterweights, but instead a highly geared drive system making for a very fast upside-down, pendulum motion, swinging at speeds of 13 RPM, relying on momentum to keep it swinging. In more recent models, Fabbri have increased the length of the upper arm counterweights thereby creating a slower ride with less drive requirements.

The ride movement gives feelings of seat-pining centrifugal force and head-rushing, blood-filling, upside-down moments varying in length, depending on the mood of the operator.

There are currently 3 Kamikazes, and 2 Rangers travelling Australia.

97 Responses to “Kamikaze”

  1. that ride sux because you can die and flop out of it

    storm - July 5th, 2011 at 12:50 pm

  2. what ever storm

    Harrison - July 5th, 2011 at 12:52 pm

  3. lol

    Harrison - July 5th, 2011 at 12:53 pm

  4. @ Storm The Kamikaze 1 is fenced in so there is no way you can fall out

    MB - July 15th, 2011 at 11:56 pm

  5. I rode the kamikaze again at the clark county fair here in springfield ohio. It was so fun. I like the feeling of hanging upside down. I always wonder how that ride actually works. Does it know when to flip on its own or do you have to press buttons and levers to tell the ride what direction to flip. I wouldn’t mind having a kamikaze in my back yard. It rocks.

    Kenny Peyatt - July 29th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

  6. I wonder what are the three inversions that the kamikaze does?

    Kenny Peyatt - July 29th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

  7. I have been riding this awesome ride for a long time, and the more I RIDE, THE MORE I WANT IT!!!!!!!!

    I do not have the money to buy it, but I have taken awesome pictures of the ride, and I love riding it. My favorite ride.

    Red - August 25th, 2011 at 4:57 am

  8. Let it be known:

    THE KAMIKAZE IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Red - August 25th, 2011 at 4:58 am

  9. The Kamikaze is cute. And I am going to marry it.

    It’s so cute!!!

    Red - August 25th, 2011 at 4:59 am

  10. back in 2009 at the michigan state fair it was called the screamer i regret being a chicken and just watching it because now we have no state fair :-(

    lorenzo - August 26th, 2011 at 10:52 am

  11. Ahhhh! OhmaGawsh Me And my Best Friend are going on it Tomorrow! Scared like all dis Shizz! Elllla.KiahhhhforevzBaby! XXX :) <3 x

    EllandKiah - September 26th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

  12. I went on this ride once. It was awesome! And scary! Then at another fair the guy controlling it was my friend. He let me control it! It was fun!! Then he had to do something and he said I will leave you in control. I said Ok. The people that were on it when I was controlling it loved me! Because I gave them 6 minutes instead of 2 minutes!

    Jakeequa - October 15th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

  13. qiero comprar el juego mecanico KAMIKASE para peru como ago para contactarme denme una informacion correcta lo esperamos llamenos a peru al 947663176

    gabriel - October 27th, 2011 at 12:27 pm

  14. Our company had the Sartori model from 1989 to 1995. Then traded it in for the Far Fabbri model. Then traded it again in 200o for the newer Fabbri floorless model called Footloose. A true money maker and fun ride. We run ours with strobes and fog. Awesome piece for any midway.

    @ Storm. Whatever.

    Chuck - October 31st, 2011 at 3:18 pm

  15. These things are insane i like to eat llamas.

    aidan - May 15th, 2012 at 1:28 am

  16. i LOVE this ride its awesome the first time i rode it they had the harness too wide and i almost fell through the bars best day ever.

    aidan - May 15th, 2012 at 1:30 am

  17. I rode the kamikaze again this year and the same experience of this ride makes it fun. I am going to the ohio state fair in august and if they have this ride I will be riding it again. How many controls does that ride have?

    Kenny Peyatt - July 26th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

  18. ask your colleagues have a question do you have for sale a Kamikaze. I’m serious buyer call from Serbia

    dejan - July 31st, 2012 at 1:46 am

  19. how old do you have to be to ride this im 11 years old and never been on this ride or for that matter any ride that goes up side down so is it scary and how old do u have to be.

    girly girl 103 - August 25th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

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    christos - October 16th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

  21. Very good post. I am experiencing many of these issues as well.

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  22. went on one in the late 1980’s didn’t puke for that. Was another that caused too much of a good thing. This one was fun. Think it was near Rochester MN I assume it’s like 80 ft in the air. They’d stop the thing upside down for a little bit here the rocks come up at your head. 20 some years later oh my what fun. :)

    Lee Bartholomew - May 8th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

  23. this ride is so fun. I went on stoned and tripped the hell out. so awesome. we have 2 in new Zealand. 1 in the north island. and 1 down south.

    storm mihaka - June 5th, 2013 at 3:02 am

  24. Rode this ride at the county fair one time, was fitted pretty loose in seat, apparently is how it is supposed to be. On the upside down part of the ride but came completely off the seat and shoulders pressed against shoulder bars pretty tight made me angry and depressed at the same time. Sometimes ride hangs you upside down for long periods of like 5 to 10 seconds felt like I could fall out if bars failed me and face felt like concrete the blood rush was so bad. Got sick from the bad mood it put me in. Riders beware!

    Kamikaze=Scary to the point of not being fun - July 19th, 2013 at 6:16 am

  25. Rode this ride at the county fair one time, was fitted pretty loose in seat, apparently is how it is supposed to be. On the upside down part of the ride but came completely off the seat and shoulders pressed against shoulder bars pretty tight made me angry and depressed at the same time. Sometimes ride hangs you upside down for long periods of like 5 to 10 seconds felt like I could fall out if bars failed me and head felt like concrete the blood rush was so bad. Got sick from the bad mood it put me in. Riders beware!

    Kamikaze=Scary to the point of not being fun - July 19th, 2013 at 6:17 am

  26. i have never ride it before but i love this ride!!

    kevinn valdez - August 24th, 2013 at 5:35 am

  27. Okay so I went on this ride at my home town carnival for the first time and it was so fun I couldn’t believe it. The first time I went I got stuck next to a screamer and wow was she loud.

    lala - December 26th, 2013 at 4:31 am

  28. i hate the feeling of the ride in my stomach. :D

    zaine - May 11th, 2014 at 11:38 am

  29. OMG!! I loved this ride, but one day I went on it and the thing that holds you in didn’t work on my seat and I could lift it up over my head btw I was only nine at the time so it was scary! I had to hold myself in the ride so that I didn’t fall out and I was freaking out which didn’t help much, but I had a friend with me and she was trying to calm me down. After I got off I told the guy working the ride that my thing that holds me in is broken and all he said was “oh, okay I will look at it” I don’t think he really cared but I cried after! So if you go on this ride have fun and good luck!

    Sarah gardiner - June 28th, 2014 at 1:33 am

  30. At my county fair it’s called the moonraker.

    It’s so scary!

    I rode it when I was 8

    Hugs - August 17th, 2014 at 3:10 am

  31. Went on this with my bro’n’law at the Ayer’s Cliff fair near Montreal. we are both big boyz and squeeezed into our seats. I thought it was going to be awesome, he wasn’t so sure…5 minutes late we we’re dangling upside down, which was cool. 5 minutes after that I was thinking about losing my lunch on him – sausages and lemonade. Fun, but I shant do that again.

    ian from montreal - August 30th, 2014 at 11:40 am

  32. I love this ride it is so awesome

    Joe - September 21st, 2014 at 11:41 pm

  33. Quiero comprar un kamikaze alguien que me venda o me pueda decir donde lo consigo

    andres procel - December 13th, 2014 at 8:56 am

  34. I rode this with my boyfriend last weekend, I had a panic attack, hurt my shoulders, and it made my hips sore. He was laughing the entire time while I was crying and screaming. It wasn’t a fun experience. I might do it again, but I really doubt it.

    Destiny - May 8th, 2015 at 3:16 am

  35. oh dear

    OllieTGS - June 19th, 2015 at 3:51 pm

  36. The ride operator stopped the ride and came over and said he stopped the ride and said I can’t ride by my self but some one else rode by her self what should I do about it

    Chris - June 28th, 2015 at 5:47 am

  37. The ride operator stopped the ride and came over and said he stopped the ride and said I can’t ride by my self but some one else rode by her self what should I do about it my it was waist coast amusements

    Chris - June 28th, 2015 at 5:56 am

  38. KAMIKAZE

    biego alejandro mtz Gzz - July 9th, 2015 at 1:10 am

  39. alert(‘THIS RIDE IS AWESOME’)

    joe - August 8th, 2015 at 5:48 pm

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  42. this is for that person named chris,i went on there… and i was alone and im a kid… properly because of your height… idk… but i was lucky that day

    Zaine - August 2nd, 2016 at 10:13 am

  43. This and the Super Loop (aka Ring of Fire) are two of my favorites. I got a friend of mine on this one and he wouldn’t talk to me for about fifteen minutes afterward(I guess because it scared him so bad). Lot of fun, at least to me.

    Joe M. - September 16th, 2016 at 1:30 pm

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  45. if this ride’s like the Sky Master. then I’d like this one. I’ve ridden the sky master. Scarey at first but fun!

    Arlene - August 6th, 2017 at 9:03 am

  46. I love this ride strictly maintained respectful operators and deck hands the Ranger is the ride of thrills.

    David Holmes - August 6th, 2017 at 8:32 pm

  47. My fair usually here in june removed this ride and replaced it with the hurricane. Ive been on it a few times i dont see they had to get rid of it. Mabey they just wanted more variety

    arimina - September 16th, 2017 at 7:34 pm

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