hypersonic and dodonpa

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



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

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


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.
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)
- Peabody
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?


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

Joel Rogers

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

- Peabody

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