Nitro design

Friday, November 30, 2001 10:37 AM
I've noticed that Apollo's Chariot incorporated slight changes in direction throughout the ride, such as the track getting slightly steeper right before the last drop.  Has anyone noticed any of these design elements on Nitro.  IMO, it is my favorite coaster because of the length, speed, and all the airtime, but it sorta seems to me that it was rushed out.  Please don't take offense, because it is a great ride no matter how fast it was designed.  I want to be a designer, and I think this attention to detail will help me a lot.
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Friday, November 30, 2001 10:51 AM
I promise that Nitro was not rushed.  Or do you mean Apollo?  Maybe you could reword some of this because i really don't follow you. 
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Friday, November 30, 2001 11:44 AM
Nitro is more straight-forward than the Chariot.  It seems to me that Nitro doesn't have the suprises that the Chariot has.  For example, do you guys get airtime all the way to the bottom right after the brakes.  Do you feel suprised because the drop after the brakes came so sudden.  I don't really feel this.  I have ridden the Chariot about 130 times, and never could really tell when that drop was going to be.  The second drop (the twisted one) doesn't have the airtime that the Chariot's does.  It is still fun, though.  I do think B+M progressed with the airtime on the straight hill, as opposed to Apollo's Chariot.
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Friday, November 30, 2001 11:55 AM
I have never ridden AC but I have ridden Nitro.  I love Nitro's airtime but I hear that AC has it even better.  You raise an interesting point, I never bothered to look at the shapes of the hills on Nitro!
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Friday, November 30, 2001 12:03 PM
I do know that the airtime on Nitro was completely consistent going over the hills, unklie RB.  I have yet to ride AC but could a lot of the surprises be there because of the terrain use?
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Thursday, December 6, 2001 3:41 PM
The best thing about the AC airtime is that it lifts you up out of your seat, but then it throws you forward.  Nitro doesn't pull this off...it just lifts you.
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Thursday, December 6, 2001 5:18 PM
You could say that Nitro is predictable, but that's no surprise considering you can see the entire ride. It's intense and a lot of fun. I was seriously impressed, more than I thought I would be. I rode Apollo the next day and still liked it better, but overall I've yet to meet a B&M I didn't like.

Come to think of it, there aren't many coasters period I didn't like (which is not to say there are several dozen I'm indifferent about).

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