Falling Backwards

Monday, May 19, 2003 8:37 AM

Why is it that, on American Eagle, the first drop backwards is arguably as good or better than the first drop forwards, but on Deja Vu, the forward drop seems to be substantially more thrilling. (The reverse drop doesn't do much for me, even in the front car).

Or maybe my perspective on this is not shared by most.
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Monday, May 19, 2003 9:06 AM
On Deja Vu you have plenty of time to contemplate the drop , and it is straight down.
On eagle, the drop is at less of an angle, so it is less thrilling , but backwards ,you can't see it or think about it so you are just surprised.
Something like that.
Monday, May 19, 2003 9:08 AM
I would guess that it has to do with change in direction while falling, along with the fact that the path is not a reverse of what you've just done. Falling over the crest backwards on Eagle creates an unknown end for your senses whereas the completely vertical descent on Deja Vu is more straightfoward, especially since your just ascended the same trajectory.
Monday, May 19, 2003 10:55 AM
I disagree... I love falling from the sky in the front seat on Deja Vu. Its awesome watching the sky rush away! But I do see what you mean about the fear of the unknown...

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