Hyper Sonic XLC

Thursday, March 29, 2001 6:00 PM
Is it true that the ride isn't exactly 90 degrees up and down because that would be impossible?
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Thursday, March 29, 2001 6:07 PM
How would that be impossible???
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magic mountain and CP rule
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Thursday, March 29, 2001 6:09 PM
Nope. 90 degrees both up and down according to the S&S specs.

Why wouldn't 90 degrees be possible? Gravity doesn't go away if a track angle is 90 degrees.

I guess that the reason many "vertical drops" like Ultra Twister or Oblivion aren't 90 degrees is because the designer still wanted the weight on the top running wheels, which are much larger on coasters like B&Ms. The top, side, and under tires on Hypersonic are all the same.
-Peabody
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Thursday, March 29, 2001 6:14 PM
It is 90 degrees.

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Friday, March 30, 2001 4:04 AM
Well I was just wondering I heard someone say that I just wanted to check and see if it was true.
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Friday, March 30, 2001 4:12 PM
Isn't Oblivion something like 89.5 degrees? I know it's not a true vertical.

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Friday, March 30, 2001 4:14 PM
I think Oblivion is like 88 degrees.

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Friday, March 30, 2001 4:27 PM
Oblivion is 87.5 degrees...

*** This post was edited by Everdred on 3/30/2001. ***
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Friday, March 30, 2001 4:32 PM
The new Vekoma cliffhanger drops you at 90 degrees(I think). So it is possible.
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The kid formally known as Al!! :)
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Friday, March 30, 2001 4:32 PM

I can't wait untill next Saturday!! I am going to Kings Dominion to ride it!!
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HypersonicXLC
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Saturday, March 31, 2001 4:18 AM
The reason why they aren't verticle is for supporting reasons.

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What is life without geniuses?
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Saturday, March 31, 2001 6:24 AM
X is 90 too, I think

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Ah, Roller Coasters.
An hour wait for a two minute ride.

Rock on.
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Saturday, March 31, 2001 9:15 AM
Coastergenius is wrong. I'm not going into detail, because we've gone over this before, but he's wrong. I'm not trying to start a flame war, so please don't turn it into one.

Oblivion is, like Everdred said, 87.5 degrees.

I had a dream last night/this morning that I was at PKD, and I rode HypersonicXLC twice. The lay out had two extra "bumps," but it was basicly the same.

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*** This post was edited by Intamin2K on 3/31/2001. ***
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Saturday, March 31, 2001 9:23 AM
Oblivion is 87.5, X will be 89, and Hypersonic is indeed 90.
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