Can we clear up this whole inversion thing?

Monday, March 19, 2001 2:01 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong.
Viper at SFMM has the tallest VERTICAL LOOP at 140 ft.
Volcano has the tallest INVERSION at 155 ft.
Here's where it gets a little fuzzy.
Superman: Krypton Coaster has the LARGEST loop?
I just want to clear this issue up once and for all.

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Monday, March 19, 2001 2:03 PM
Superman: Krypton Coaster has the tallest loop. VIper has the highest off the ground, and Volcano has the highest inversion off the ground...
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Monday, March 19, 2001 2:23 PM
Until X opens up anway...

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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 3:45 AM
I thought that S:KC had a loop at 165 ft. Am I right is saying this? IF so, then it qualifies for all three of these records. *** This post was edited by CPgenius on 3/20/2001. ***
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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 7:26 AM
For starters
http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forums/thread.asp?ForumID=11&TopicID=4460

Then we have a whole other debate on weather X or those inverted turns on Millennium Force count as inversions. I doubt anything can be made clear.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 9:00 AM
The first "real" inversion on X is a reverse dive loop that Arrow is calling a raven turn. This inversion is suppose to be around 160-170ft tall. If this is true, the debate over whether the flipping counts as inversions would be a moot point. At least from that aspect.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 1:38 PM
i doubt SKC`s loop is 165 ft tall when the ride`s drop is 170 ft. it`s just not possible, it`s actually BKF at round 140.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 12:58 PM
SKC's loop is defintely bigger, or maybe even the same.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 1:02 PM
SKC's loop can't be any taller than 160 because its intial drop is only about 170 ft. Viper's first vertical loop towers 144 ft, not 140, just a small correction.
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