Are Intamin Inline-Twists zero G?

Thursday, September 26, 2002 7:36 AM

Looking at Volcano, Colossus etc, the track simply barrel rolls/rotates 360. Surely you would experience a standard G throughout? There would be no weightlessness at all unless the heartline induces a slight parabola or whatever.

B&M Zero-G Rolls follow a parabola shape hence they truly generate weightlessness.

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Thursday, September 26, 2002 9:20 AM
Well the rolls on Volcano are taken so slowly that you get that "Falling upside-down" sensation (which I personally dont much care for). But just as you leave your seat, the element is over so you *do* just kinda float there between harness and seat. I guess you could call that a Zero-G roll.

It's much different from say the Vekoma inline rolls where you are pretty much pinned to the seat.
jeremy

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Thursday, September 26, 2002 9:29 AM
the inlines on colossus feel negative G packed, but you do go through them kinda slow. they are the most fun element ever though, even better than B&M zero g rolls.
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Thursday, September 26, 2002 11:44 AM

B&M Zero-G rolls should be called Positive-G rolls because that's all I ever get. I never get airtime on those things.

Intamin, on the other hand, knows how to make a Zero-G roll, and yes, you feel some of the best Zero-G's ever in those things.

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-Kyle Brylczyk
KoRn - Untouchables, June 11th, 2002

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Thursday, September 26, 2002 11:52 AM
Coaster131, you've been on both Medusa (East) and Kraken and yet still you say that? Now if you're referring to the B&M inverts (B:TR, Raptor et al.), then I would agree, none of the those felt like anything near Zero-Gs to me. But the Floorless (M-East, Kraken, S:KC) and sitdown (Hulk, Kumba) versions were FLAWLESS in giving a weightless feeling.

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"To get inside this head of mine, would take a monkey-wrench, and a lot of wine" Res How I Do

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Thursday, September 26, 2002 1:41 PM
for those that don't feel zero-g in B&M, sit in the middle seats. you should feel it even on the inverts. I catch zero-g on Batman:TR while sitting in the middle and sometimes sitting on the outside. if you can't catch air in the middle, then you have a serious problem defining zero-g.

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-Bob (formerly Coaster Jedi)
Do any of you know how to build a sundial out of a pen and a donut?
uh oh, sounds like someone has a case of the mondays.

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Thursday, September 26, 2002 1:52 PM
Middle seats of the train, or middle seats of the row???
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Thursday, September 26, 2002 4:37 PM

2Hostyl -

Yes, I will agree that on Medusa East and Kraken I got the weightless feeling. The inverts don't do it, though. They just pull strong positive Gs.

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-Kyle Brylczyk
KoRn - Untouchables, June 11th, 2002

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Thursday, September 26, 2002 4:39 PM
sorry, middle seats of the row.

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-Bob (formerly Coaster Jedi)
Do any of you know how to build a sundial out of a pen and a donut?
uh oh, sounds like someone has a case of the mondays.

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Thursday, September 26, 2002 4:44 PM

Hey Coaster131,

Ride Great Bear in row 3, far left side.. That was pure bliss.. I dunno what was better.. Medusa's roll, or Great Bears! In great bear a poped out of my seat, and flew to the side. Really one of the greatest moments on a coaster Ive had. As for Medusa, it was really awesome! Yet, Raptor's role doesnt do anything, and Talon's has a bit of weightlessness, but they still feel real bizzare.

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Thursday, September 26, 2002 6:10 PM
Ta mates. I never took falling towards the OSTRs into account.
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Saturday, September 28, 2002 6:01 AM
I got video footage of Colossus's test runs, it hits nearly minus 2 on the inlines...
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