Highest Coaster Inversion?

Tuesday, June 11, 2002 12:27 AM

Just what exactly is the record for the tallest inversion? If im not mistaken, isnt it Volcano the Blast Coaster, with its first inversion being at 155 feet? Somebody correct me if im wrong.

I just love how B&M make their monster loops, Batman Knight Flight has to be my favorite loop of theirs...it has the most hangtime of any that ive experienced, it even made me come out of my seat.

Oh yeah, i saw on Intamin's official website where they were working on a TEN inversion coaster....anybody have any info on that, or where it will be , or what it looks like?

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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 4:21 AM
Alpengheist.
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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 5:09 AM
The Intiman record breaker is the now-operationg Collosus at Thorpe park in England

http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery1412.htm

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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 5:19 AM

Viper at SFMM holds the record at 188(171 drop) feet.

But the highest single inversions, with out the main drop, is 142 feet on Batman Knight Flight at Six Flags Ohio

Alpengeist is invetted and so i do not believe it is counted. But its height is 195 (170 drop) feet.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 5:35 AM
The question was for the tallest 'inversion', not lift height.
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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 6:37 AM
My guess would be one of the three ARROW SUPER LOOPERS. Viper-Shockwave-GASM

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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 7:36 AM

I always thought it was the vertical loop on Viper at SFMM.

However it wouldn't give you that "hangtime" as the loop isn't huge like B:KF's loop. It's the standard size Arrow loop placed high above the ground to compensate for speed. (kind of like you had to do in RCT)

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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 8:29 AM

The Tallest looping coaster in the world is Son of Beast.

The highest inversion is Viper at SFMM.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 8:36 AM
The highest inversion is on The Incredible Hulk. It has the barrel roll right when you leave the station, i think its 157 feet tall. Also Batman: The Chiller and Mr. Freeze have tall top hats.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 8:48 AM

I believe the first inversion on Jubilee Odyssey at Fantasy Island in the UK is taller than all of the ones mentioned above, but I don't have the actual number. The ride just opened on May 24, 2002 and I don't think the actual stats have been released yet.

Sean

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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 9:06 AM

I always thought that teh coaster with the highest inversion was Viper at SFMM, but i may be mistaken. I know its not Hulk. Hulk is only 105 ft.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 9:13 AM
oh ok
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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 9:59 AM

colossus' loop is only 75ft and starts at ground level, so i would hardly call that the worlds highest inversion!

and jubilee odyssey is only 185ft tall, and the loop is 150ft tall which starts 20ft off ground level.

hope that clears a few things up!

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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 10:04 AM

Well I knew Jubilee Odyssey wasn't as tall as they claimed (265 ft), but I thought it was a little taller than 185 ft. You are probably right...I am only going by what I have seen in pictures and we all know that pictures can be deceiving.

Happy Coastering!

Sean

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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 2:09 PM

Actually last I heard the tallest inversion went from Batman Knight Flight's loop, to Superman Krypton Coasters loop.

Since the stats for Jubilee Odyssey could be disputed since they seem to be lying about them I would say that Superman Krypton Coaster still has the tallest inversion until it is proven that the Jubilee Odyssey has it.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 2:11 PM

Okay, since Volcano is my #1 coaster, I must confirm that, to my knowledge, its Sidewinder is indeed the tallest inversion in the world. Now, I won't include Jubilee Odyssey in this list because I'm not 100% sure where it would fit in, but here you go:

1. Volcano: the Blast Coaster, Paramount's Kings Dominion; 155'
2. Viper, Six Flags Magic Mountain; 140'
3. Superman Krypton Coaster, Six Flags Fiesta Texas; 135'

Now that's the top 3 list to my knowledge, excluding JO as I already said. If I'm incorrect on anything, please feel free to correct me.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 6:07 PM
What about the hyper SLC? I forget exactly but I remember it having a very very tall inversion. Anyone know?

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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 6:18 PM
I said it above. Batman Knight Flight SFO, 142 Feet.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 6:26 PM
What about Manhattan Express? That is a hypercoaster with several inversions...
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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 8:08 PM

Charlie, that Hyper SLC is Jubliee Odyssey. As people have mentioned, it may not be a hyper SLC. They might have been lying. It's probably more like 190'. I think the highest inversion has to be on Volcano or Viper. The tallest, on the other hand is S:KC, I beleive.

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