Tuesday, March 13, 2001 4:28 PM
I'm a little confused about this ride. I read that you will be standing up but still have your feet dangling, and that you will be tilted forward. Does anyone know of a link where there is a design picture?
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SFNE 2001
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Tuesday, March 13, 2001 4:40 PM
You know what, I read that too and was a little confused. Arophobia is surely a stand up giant drop, but why did they say "feet dangling" I wonder if that feet dangling quote in the press release was part of a standard description they use to describe Giant Drops.

I am also a little confused about how the tilting mechanism will work with the Gyro-drop system. I have seen really nice pictures of the stand up giant drop at Draton Manor. So 2 or 3 cars on it tilt forward, but how would that work with a giant ring of passangers? I'm anxious to see a picture or drawing.

If I rode a stand up giant drop with my feet dangling, I think the force of the decelleration would prevent me from ever having kids!

-Peabody
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Wednesday, March 14, 2001 1:35 PM
I know a link that has a drawing of how it will work. Give me some time to find it and I will post it.

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What is life without ups and downs!?!?
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Wednesday, March 14, 2001 1:41 PM
I still don't see how they can have the feet dangling... Not only would it be extremely painful, but it wouldn't exactly be standing, either.
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Thursday, March 15, 2001 8:33 AM
Here is the link. It's a little blurry but you can see the "seats" at the bottom. http://heidepark.homestead.com/files/SFoG1.jpg

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What is life without ups and downs!?!?
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Thursday, March 15, 2001 9:20 AM
Yep, it looks painful in the groin area. I don't know about this ride.
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Thursday, March 15, 2001 9:34 AM
Ouch! I was thinking about going to SFOG opening day, but I might have to reconsider...

By the way, can you imagine what a stand-up space shot (a la Power Tower Red) would do to you? :( I hope they never try that.
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Thursday, March 15, 2001 11:16 AM
This thing really sounds painful. Why not make some sort of head first drop tower. Anyone know if thats possible?
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Friday, March 16, 2001 2:04 PM
Acrophobia is not painful. They have a said where you stand up on a flat floor and a side where you sit down with your feet dangling. They just didn't explain it.
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Friday, March 16, 2001 2:24 PM
X Marks the Spot you're confusing Acrophobia with another ride. Acrophobia is a stand up GYROP DROP being built for 2001 at Six Flags Over Georgia. It hasn't opened yet :)

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"I traded my soul for a ride on Millennium Force"
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Friday, March 16, 2001 3:01 PM
I'd have to watch several men's reactions after getting off of the ride before I even consider it.

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Is it just me or does Hypersonic look like one of those coasters you would see on Looney Toons?
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Friday, March 16, 2001 5:43 PM
Well, judging from the illustration on that website, I don't quite understand why SFOG is calling it a Stand-Up Gyro-Drop. You are not standing, you are dangling while not in a sitting position. Personally, I believe the should have called it Vasectophobia instead of Acrophobia. It seems it will not only be painful to the male species, but it also will sterilize several. I hope for the male's sake that the drawing is inaccurate...
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