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Polin Wins IAAPA Brass Ring Award for Space Race Waterslide


Polin Wins IAAPA Brass Ring Award for Space Race Waterslide

The prestigious award recognizes a best-in-its-kind product at the annual international event.

Turkey (November 22, 2016) - Polin Waterparks is extremely proud to announce that it has been awarded one of the most prestigious honors in the amusement industry: a Brass Ring for Best New Product from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. IAAPA bestowed the award on Polin for its new Space Race waterslide, a first-of-its-kind waterslide that allows groups of riders to compete against one another. The annual award recognizes the best new product or service in the category of Water Park Ride/Attraction category in Class A (for products costing US$2 million or more). Polin is honored and sends its thanks to IAAPA and the judges for recognizing this unique streamlined design waterslide. 

The award was presented to Polin Waterparks during the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida, on Monday, Nov. 15.

Ali Cansun, Director of R&D of Polin Waterparks, said that achieving this award was monumental for the company. "Every waterslide we design begins with the belief that it should be more than just a compilation of features," he explained. "Instead, we look at it from the perspective that it should be seriously simple in delivering fun yet entirely revolutionary in broadening the industry's horizons - to go beyond the routine. A new waterslide's structure and technology should be designed and engineered to work together and improve on one another. We believe that's the only way to create a waterslide that is balanced and congruent."

That approach is what led to the development of the Space Race, an advanced waterslide that delivers a uniquely competitive riding experience.

"Its invention fulfills a life-long dream of our company: To give guests the experience of competing in a true, real-life race with other riders within a bowl slide. The result of our efforts has been the creation of the first slide of its kind in the world," Cansun added.

Engineering this waterslide meant approaching every element differently to ensure the slide's engineering was not only revolutionary and breathtaking but also practical. Polin succeeded and developed a unique, streamlined design, distinctive entry tower and quadruple rafts. 

A history of tradition

The IAAPA Attractions Expo is the premier conference and trade show for the global attractions industry, and the 2016 trade show floor was the largest in the event's 98-year history, surpassing the previous record of 568,800 square feet set in 2001. IAAPA Attractions Expo provides a platform for the industry's newest, game-changing products to be announced, debuted, tested, tried, and purchased by influential global decision makers. More than 1,000 exhibiting companies, including nearly 200 first-timers, showcased innovations in 125 product categories. 

The tradition of the brass ring, a term now synonymous with spectacular achievement, dates back to the 1800s. Rings were suspended above carousel riders - low enough for them to grasp but high enough to pose a challenge. Most rings were made of iron, but a few were made of brass, so grabbing the brass ring was a valuable treat. Skilled riders who grabbed a brass ring often earned prizes, including a free ride on the carousel.

The IAAPA Brass Ring Awards are similarly prestigious, marking achievements of excellence throughout the global attractions industry.

Watch the video of Space Race Waterslide : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZMWEg9Mras

Please click to download a pdf brochure of the Space Race Waterslide

Please click to download high-resolution of the photos 


 Image 1 (Polin Waterparks Team with the Brass Ring Award)

Image 2 (Polin Waterparks Team at IAE'16)


More on Polin Waterparks 

Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976 and has since grown into a leading company in the waterparks industry. Today Polin is a world leader in the design, production and installation of waterparks, waterslides &and water-play attractions. Polin has completed 2,500 waterpark projects in 100 countries around the world and 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 in 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 Sphere,  Spheres, Magicone, Space Shuttle and Space Race. Polin is the pioneer in the advancement and application of closed-molded manufacturing technology in waterslide development. First implemented in 2006, 100 percent 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 Effects technology and Special Pattern Effects technology in RTM and translucent-RTM waterslides.

Polin has been an ISO9001 certificate holder by TUV Germany since 2003, and all Polin slides conform to European norms. All steel parts conform to international DIN standards, 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 is identified as among The Turkey100, a prestigious list of "game-changing entrepreneurs" identified by AllWorld Network. This is the second time that Polin has been privileged with an appearance on the list, as one of the 100 fastest growing companies in Turkey. It was included for the first time in 2013. In total, only 16 companies have received the honor more than once. Polin is listed in top 200 companies in R&D investment by TIM (Turkish Exporters' Assembly)-2015 and 10 SMCS in holding world wide patents by TPI (Turkish Patent Institute)-2015. Polin is selected as WINNER company in the exports in Machinery and Equipment category by TIM (Turkish Exporters' Assembly)-2015.

Polin oversees a high-capacity design-and-manufacturing facility in Turkey with a team that totals 350 people with five offices throughout the world.

Polin is committed to providing the best-quality products and services by investing in continuous research and development. The company plans to further expand its L-RTM line while introducing new signature rides and innovations.

Please visit Polin at www.polin.com.tr for product information, news, events and other updates.

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