Well, the lowest amount of negative G's would probably be the Schwarzkopf coasters, because some of them pull between 5-6 POSITIVE G's. :P
But in all seriousness, nobody really knows all the G force stats for every coaster. They are not easy to come by. From the accident report on SROS at SFNE I think that coaster pulls -1.2 or -1.4 in spots. That's really the only coaster I know of that has factual information available about the G forces.
I heard (not that I beleive) that when that girl died on the raven it was said that Raven pulled up to -2 g's. The drop is one of the best in existance with some of the best airtime out there but I don't beleive it has that much.
Charles Nungester said:I know of no woodies designed to go below 0g and there are only a couple steel that I think may be below 0g. SFNE's S:ROS is one of them.
I highly doubt anything aproaches anywhere near -1g as RavenTTD posted -0.2 is probably the max out there.
I disagree. I think most of Intamins hyper/giga coasters come close to -1G in the front and back. Expedtion GeForce especially. B&M is probably a bit less, but even Nitro - which is not known for the greatest airtime - has to pull at least -.5g's in the front and back. Maybe even more.
But obviously I have no idea for sure. I'm no expert. ;) *** Edited 4/16/2005 3:54:36 AM UTC by MrX***
RavenTTD said: Wouldn't a coaster need to go below 0 to lift you off your seat? I don't know but that's what it sounds like to me.
Exactly. 0G is weightlessness - floater air. It would not push you against your restraint, but rather just give you that "butterflies" feeling.
About the KBF Hydro - I would say that most modern coasters pull at least -1G on the first drop. Nitro, MF, SROS, Goliath, Titan etc. All those major coasters whip you over with some intense force in the backseat.
My vote goes to Goliath at Walibi World/Holland - massively pulled me toward the sky on that first airtime hill. I'm not sure how much, but it must have been close or above -1.0 G... it really felt like the world would be upside down- - absoltely extreme. When I was riding it they almost launched the train into that first drop ejecting you all the way into the first valley. Certainly more extreme than EGF - but I'm not sure how it compares to the Intamin Supermans in the U.S
The racing coaster, Montana Rusa in Mexico City pull's -1.0 Gs on 3rd hill (and some people have claimed lower than that even). I've also heard of this hill being called "The Wall" since it's such a huge steep hill. In the mid 90's, CCI did some work on this coaster, and that's when I heard the -1.0 figure.
This ride is very similar to Colossus (SFMM) in design (it was built by IAD while Colossus was built by NAD). I believe it held the record as the tallest coaster in the world for a few years at least. It was built in 1964 and stands 110' high.
The strongest negative G's I've felt has to be on SROS at SFNE.