Boomerangs on RCDB

Friday, October 14, 2005 4:31 PM
If you go over to RCDB, you will notice that all the Vekoma Boomerang's have a G-Force of 5.2 . Going through the loop backwards is pretty intense, but I never knew it was that high. Is that a typo on all of them or is that true? At amusement parks aren't they supposed to be under 5 or something?

Any ideas?

http://rcdb.com/id357.htm

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Friday, October 14, 2005 5:02 PM
More important than the strength of the G's is the length of time that you feel such force.

I'd say it's totally feasible that a boomerang hits 5.2 positive G's, but that would just be for a split second at the absolute strongest point in time.

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Friday, October 14, 2005 5:05 PM
There pretty strong forces for sure! That is the only coaster that causes me to blackout.
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Friday, October 14, 2005 5:06 PM
Invertigos cause me to totally black out, cant see a thing. But boy do I still love them. Yay for Two: Face.
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Friday, October 14, 2005 7:11 PM
I know for me personally, riding Face/Off @ PKI is my most intense coaster experience. I would say it could easily exceed 5 G's. The backwards portion F/O seems to effect me the most though.
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Friday, October 14, 2005 11:55 PM
Two Face is the only coaster I've completely blacked out for a second on. Its a weird feeling, and I got a killer headache shortly after. Aside from that, Shockwave at SFGam made my vision a bit blurry for a period as we were going into the boomerang element.
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Saturday, October 15, 2005 12:00 AM
I've done 2 Boomers and 2 Invertigos, and they really are intense. I still don't understand Enthusiasts dislike for them, I think they're great (if over cloned for the Boomers).

I too blacked out on Face/Off, though not on Two Face or the 2 boomers. I'd love to do that again. I didn't even do that on Goliath's Helix.

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