# How tall is the Beast?

Monday, April 28, 2003 9:55 PM
I am using the word "tall" to mean the highest point of the track above ground, but there is conflicting data.

RCDB says it is 105 feet.

Coasterbuzz says it is 135 feet.

PKI's official site says the first hill is 110 feet.

Any ideas?

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Monday, April 28, 2003 10:29 PM
Just take the average of the three.... close enough.

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Is that a Q-bot in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 2:14 AM
I'm gunna say go with the 110. CBuzz is measuring the drop.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 3:21 AM
Height: 110

Drop: 135

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 4:58 AM
The first drop is indeed 135 feet long, but the lift stands 110 feet above ground. Remember that it drops into an underground tunnel.

However, the 2nd drop/lift on the Beast is longer than the 1st. The 2nd lift does not stand as tall in the air as the 1st. Rather, it utilizes a steep hillside for the base of the lift. The drop into the helix actually uses a ravine area to achieve an overall lift/drop of 141 feet.

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Shaggy

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*** This post was edited by Shaggy 4/29/2003 10:32:35 AM ***

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 5:33 AM
Okay, next question:

I have been led to believe that the lowest point on the ride is the right-turn dip just before the hill just before the second lift. Does anybody know how much lower that point is than the top of the first lift? Because that would determine the theoretical brakes-off (yeah right) top speed of the ride.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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