How does Nemesis go so fast?

Thursday, October 25, 2001 10:03 AM
I was just watching "The World's Greats Roller Coaster Thrills" VHS and Nemesis looks like it tears through it's course without an actual drop. What part of the ride makes it go so fast?

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Thursday, October 25, 2001 10:12 AM
Gravity.
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Thursday, October 25, 2001 1:58 PM
LOL Ken!  But seriously.  It may have a puny little first drop into the corkscrew, but it is all downward turns and quick rises from then on.

Also, have a look at Shivering Timbers...that thing does NOT lose it's speed at all!  It is advertised as having 3 first drops.  Over every hill, the train just flies right through.  How it is done, I have no idea.

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Thursday, October 25, 2001 2:17 PM
Engineering folks....engineering.  Gravity, momentum, height, etc.  Add it all up, and there you have it.
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Thursday, October 25, 2001 2:19 PM
I think is because of gravity and the fact that almost all the track in the coaster is going downward, even if you dont notice it, but it's a little steep...

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Thursday, October 25, 2001 2:24 PM
Villian is the same way.  It maintains its speed through out the entire course.  BTW-This is a fact.
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Thursday, October 25, 2001 2:31 PM
You can clearly see this at The Beast...It mantains the speed until it clibs the 2nd lift hill...most of the ride is steeped downward.

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And the world is spinning, Spinning baby out of control
I let the music (and the coasters) take me, Take me where
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Thursday, October 25, 2001 3:36 PM
The top speed of Nemesis is 50 MPH which isn't real fast by today's standards, but it feels fast because there is so much terrain close to the coaster.  If you do a roll comming up out of the ground and peaking out at the top of the roll with the track just a foot or so above ground then dive back into the ground its goin to feel real fast as everything whizzes by.  Conversely, 550 MPH in a jet at 30,000 feet doesn't feel real fast.
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Thursday, October 25, 2001 7:46 PM
Every CCI i have rode does this, they carry there speed right to the brake run, thats why I love them they are just so outa control. 

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Thursday, October 25, 2001 8:45 PM
This ride looks incredible.  Very complex and crazy with it so close to the ground the whole time.  If only I could ride it.  I dought I'll get to Alton Towers any time soon.

 

NICK

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Thursday, October 25, 2001 8:57 PM
The Legend is a supreme example of this...

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Thursday, October 25, 2001 9:32 PM
the small size inverisons make for quick elements...theats why it seems fast.
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Friday, October 26, 2001 1:43 AM
To quote John Wardley: "Bollinger & Mabillard build the Porches and the Lamboughinis of the rollercoaster world".......you'd expect them to go fast, yes? And it is downhill all the way
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Friday, October 26, 2001 6:06 AM
I agree with Jim.  Any coaster that runs close to something or operates in the dark appears to go much faster than it actually does.  For example:

1.  Big Bad Wolf, the first half, runs through the little Bavarian Village and seems like it is flying.

2.  Space Mountain, as we all know, goes about 27 mph but it feels much faster.  (The final hill on Splash Mountain is the fastest ride in the park).

You know, maybe they should enclose the Wild Cat at CP.  That might really make for a great ride!

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