I just noticed something about the height of SFMW'

Sunday, July 29, 2001 9:54 AM
Look at this picture: http://www.twistedrails.com/sfmw/jun08-08.shtml
If you put your thumb on the bottom of Roar and your index finger at the top there are two of Roars height in V2's spike. Now Roar is 90 or so feet so 2 times 90 is 180. I was just wondering if anyone agrees.

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Sunday, July 29, 2001 10:32 AM
There is definately an argument that can be made about how high V2 is at SFMW, but according to the park it's 150ft. tall. I don't really know what to believe, since to me it looks no different than S:UE or the other V2, but I haven't been next to the others, so I don't really know. I've been told it's 180, 150, I can't really know for sure. All I can say is it's an awesome ride no matter how high it is. :)
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Sunday, July 29, 2001 10:40 AM
I hear ya' there! :)

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Sunday, July 29, 2001 10:42 AM
From the ground under the ride, it is 180' but from the highest level of ground in the park (which governs the "level" that they measure from for zoningpurposes) it is 150'.

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Sunday, July 29, 2001 10:49 AM
It all has to do with positions and angles...

its almost like saying S:ros is 3X higher than the Ferris Wheel in this picture:
http://sfdl.coasterbuzz.com/multimedia/superman/firstdropintobuilding1_may600.jpg

Well, maybe a bit of an exaduration, but the point is just because it looks like it doesnt meant it is :)

Just by "looking" at that ride, to me, it does look smaller than S:ue, but I dont want to start an argument. The actual spiling part doesnt seem as long as UE, but once again, it could just be the picture and the way I am viewing it. I have never been to SFMW...

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Sunday, July 29, 2001 10:58 AM
Yeah your right but V2 is practically hugging Roar (meaning it's like 10 feet away) so it would make more sense that its not deceiving. Just a thought. :)

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Sunday, July 29, 2001 11:02 AM
I agree with sfdl dude, because V2 is closer than Roar, it looks taller. I's just like holding your hand up and looking across the street at a house, your hand looks the same size. I think that 150 looks correct since it's 180 at that angle.
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Sunday, July 29, 2001 11:09 AM
It's impossible to tell heights from photos... Angles, perspectives, even lighting plays a roll sometimes.

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Sunday, July 29, 2001 11:11 AM
Why do some people make a big deal with Vertical Velocity's height? It's 150 feet, PERIOD!

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Sunday, July 29, 2001 12:42 PM
It is 150ft. It was confirmed directly to me and a couple others at the park by Jeff Jouett. He even mentioned a great point of reference for the ride. Just ride Medusa(which is also 150ft), and look over at V2 from the top of the lift, they are the exact same height! I did this, and it's true.

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Sunday, July 29, 2001 12:57 PM
...but isn't V² in a valley???

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Sunday, July 29, 2001 4:43 PM

DWeaver said:
"It is 150ft. It was confirmed directly to me and a couple others at the park by Jeff Jouett. He even mentioned a great point of reference for the ride. Just ride Medusa(which is also 150ft), and look over at V2 from the top of the lift, they are the exact same height! I did this, and it's true.
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I also got the confirmation from Jeff Jouett on the height one day, and the same statement about looking at it from Medusa. Still, and I know it's all about perspective, but it looks a lot taller. I don't want to start a debate, because I know it's only 150ft. tall, but man, does it look taller. A lot of other enthusiasts I've spoken with have said the same thing. Oh well, 150ft. is enough for me, like I said before, it's still a great and awesome ride. :)
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