Ghostrider POV added to

Posted Sunday, January 20, 2002 6:21 AM | Contributed by xbombman

A POV of Knott's Berry Farm's Ghostrider has been added to ACN. The video is available in QuickTime and Windows Media formats.

Link: America Coasters Network

Sunday, January 20, 2002 11:12 AM
Great video.  I haven't ridden Ghostrider yet, and from this video, it looks like a great ride, but what's with some of the slower spots?  And did I notice a brake run there?  I hope those brakes aren't turned on.
Sunday, January 20, 2002 11:18 AM
There is a brake run, but they are never used as trims. =]


Sunday, January 20, 2002 11:34 AM
Yeah. Those brakes have never been activated other than when they do testing.
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Sunday, January 20, 2002 12:12 PM
There is only ONE slow spot on GR, at the midpoint turnaround (and even thats at about 15mph). The rest of the ride stays right around 50mph throughout.
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Sunday, January 20, 2002 12:36 PM
Jeff's avatar 50? I don't think so. It only does 56 at the bottom of the first drop, there's no way it's going to sustain that kind of speed with the remaining drops a hundred feet or less.

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Sunday, January 20, 2002 12:39 PM
Well, yeah, it doesn't go 50 for the rest of the ride. But it sure feels like it!
Monday, January 21, 2002 10:44 AM
GhostRider does in fact exceed speeds of 60 mph and has been clocked 62 mph at the fastest. The 56 mph specification was listed in the calculations before the ride was built. I guess they just left it that way. Same with the park's Perilous Plunge. After construction, it turned out that the chute was in fact slightly steeper than 75°, but 77.8°.
Monday, January 21, 2002 11:14 AM
Ghostrider is longer than most wooden coasters...AND...built to run 3 trains. Thus, there is a break run(slow section). Even on the slow turn around there are very good laterals.
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Monday, January 21, 2002 11:39 AM
Thats a Great Video, I will finally be riding GhostRider this year, and I cant wait, so the Video was very much welcomed, Thank you for whoever made it:)
I gotta admit for some reason, I thought the drop was longer and steeper than that, But its still looks like a Fine Wooden Coaster to me. Also is this coaster rough at all, Or is it pretty smooth throughout????I would like an idea before I go to ride it
Monday, January 21, 2002 1:50 PM
Its a pretty smooth ride every where except the back car.  Towards the front it is really smooth but the back is painful.  It has gotten slightly rougher over time but not to much.
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Monday, January 21, 2002 3:11 PM
But you just HAVE to sit in the back for the incredible airtime on Ghostrider.

Its never painfully rough, its just a woodie...  But if you think its rough, I can assure you that the rehab is coming up soon.

Roughness on Ghostrider is very dependent on the trains and which side of the train you sit on.

My favorites: Gold Train, right seat, 2nd to last car

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