This is one of five identical "Twisted Impulse" coasters built by Intamin AG. Others include: Screaming Condor at Taiwan's Leofoo Village Theme Park, Steel Venom at Valleyfair, V2: Vertical Velocity at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, and Vertical Velocity at Six Flags Great America.
V2 was identical to the other rides when it opened in 2001, but it was later shortened from 185 feet to 150 feet tall in order to adhere to local zoning height restrictions. (I am still amazed that Six Flags lied about the coaster's height hoping that no one would notice it was several dozen feet taller than allowed!)
Cedar Point's Wicked Twister is very similar with two exceptions. Both the front and back spikes are twisted. They are also about 30 feet taller than the other "Twisted Impulse" rides.
©2012 by Joel A. Rogers.