hypersonic and dodonpa

Friday, January 25, 2002 11:44 AM
look at these pics

http://rcdb.com/installationgallery1423.htm?Picture=2

http://rcdb.com/installationgallery729.htm?Picture=1

Why does hypersonic appear to be higher and straighter, or is it just me???

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Friday, January 25, 2002 11:46 AM
It even appears like it fro this view

http://rcdb.com/installationgallery729.htm?Picture=3

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Friday, January 25, 2002 11:49 AM
the dodonpa one is much wider, and the transition at the top is not as sudden... that could be because it's going almost 27 MPH faster.
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Friday, January 25, 2002 11:54 AM
I've seen both in person (I took the Dodonpa pic).  Hypersonic is much narrower and has a tighter crest.  After seeing Dodonpa run it's circuit on video it takes the top of that hill much faster than Hypersonic does.  I bet it has fewer rollbacks.  (Especially after reading about how S&S ironed out the kinks on it)
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- Peabody
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Friday, January 25, 2002 12:06 PM
It's not just you, unlike Hypersonic, Dodonpa would have a harder time dealing with rollbacks, so the transition at the top of the tower was widened.  I read in a magazine (but I forget which one, I was in a book store) that Hypersonic was designed to have rollbacks more frequently than most coasters, adding the fear that something went wrong, when it's really totally normal.

Peabody-Where'd you see Dodonpa in action?  Is there a video somewhere?

-BB

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Friday, January 25, 2002 12:18 PM
thanks
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Friday, January 25, 2002 1:29 PM
LOL Peabody WENT to Japan BBSpeed26 (he takes pictures on his website www.coastergallery.com)
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Friday, January 25, 2002 3:01 PM
"Peabody WENT to Japan BBSpeed26 (he takes pictures on his website www.coastergallery.com)"

Thanks for the plug Cali, but we work on the site together. (Just wanted to give Peabody a little grief!)

Besides, I have been on more coasters that Peabody has!   

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Joel Rogers
CoasterGallery.com
http://www.CoasterGallery.com

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Friday, January 25, 2002 4:17 PM
You just wait Joel! We're REALLY close!

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- Peabody

*** This post was edited by Peabody on 1/25/2002. ***

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