NJ Will Announec G-Force Regualtions On Monday

Friday, May 17, 2002 8:40 PM
New Jersey will be the first state to have g-force regulations put on their rides. And frankly, this really pisses me off. Markey has to be stopped somehow.

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Friday, May 17, 2002 8:43 PM

I really hope this is not true and sort of doubt it. Maybe they will set it at like 7 G's or something high, so it won't really matter, but it will really suck if they make the like like 3 or something! The other problem is, this might rub off on other states and then they might copy. In my opinion, this would be really unnecessary and I hope its just a rumor. I wish Markey would find a new cause to complain about, like the dangers of bowling.

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Friday, May 17, 2002 8:44 PM
Now would this mean that the existing coasters in NJ are "grandfathered" in?

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Friday, May 17, 2002 8:54 PM
Let's hope so Chitown!

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Friday, May 17, 2002 8:54 PM
I just talked to my grandparents just an hour ago, they live in IN and saw it on the news. Supposedly it will be up to 3 g's lateral, and 6 vertical, they also said something about 1.5 I have a feeling that is the max negative. Thank god it isn't something like 4, 6 is completely managable, when you think about it only Anton and the designers of Moonsault Scrambler achieved that.
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Friday, May 17, 2002 8:57 PM
What coasters out there have 6 G's?
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Friday, May 17, 2002 8:59 PM
I would actually wouldlike to see the USA put a 225 ft ceiling on coasters, they would kick so much A$$ because they would be going in and out of tunnels and diving into ditches all the time. CCI proved that Bigger isn't always better, doing that would make some great, exciting coasters. I was actually kidding about them enforcing that, but it would be cool to have a 200 ft coaster have 300 ft drop making it go through a 100 ft tunnel.
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Friday, May 17, 2002 9:01 PM
I'm not saying the 6 is the actual number, as long as it isn't below 5 it shouldn't really effect much, not many coasters pull 5.
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Friday, May 17, 2002 9:16 PM
To me this seems riduclous, most ride injuries and/or deaths are caused by rider fault, and as they said in the news, the forces that prople feel are only felt for a few seconds.

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Friday, May 17, 2002 10:40 PM

ChiTown, I *think* there are no coasters in Joisey that would exceed these limits....if there were, it's likely they'd be grandfathered in, or some politicians would suffer the wrath of some seriously PO'd (and wealthy) constituents. I'm assuming these (3, 6, 1.5) are the numbers. 3 laterals and 1.5 negative would be seriously uncomfortable for most, anyway.

If I recall correctly, Taz would be the only US coaster in the relevant range....but what I really want to know from our resident physics experts is this....What on Earth would the Flip Flap Railway or Loop the Loop have pulled - I'm thinking it had to be at least 8-9, but as you may know (if you've been playing along), I'm a *guesser*...

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Friday, May 17, 2002 10:47 PM
This is a man of no coaster/G-force knowledge that is just trying to make it look like his is some great leader because he is “tackling” (In his mind anyway, not mind) something no one else has. He is trying to get the un-knowledgeable public to buy into his ridiculous lies. Since “most” Americans don’t pay attention to something in politics unless it is “controversial” or made to look big in the eye of the masses they don’t care. He is trying to jockey his way up the political latter by being a “big tuff politician” and taking of the “BIG BAD BULLY” that is called the amusement industry. When in all actuality he is just blowing smoke up people’s Asses.

On the other hand if people don’t really pay attention to this it might end up like video games did. The regulations that at certain stores (mainly chain ones) and on all box art, there is a rating system on the games and if you are not 17+ then you can’t buy certain games. They had that senate hearing a ways back on trying to ban certain games such a Mortal Kombat and other fighting games due to their “extreme” nature, which never passed. (Thankfully or any game that anyone would play would have smiling bunnies and flowers and dancing) But to continue the story; during the presidential election time a man named Joseph Leberman claimed he made/helped the video game industry change it’s way from corrupting the youth of America. Our good old buddy Mr. Ed Markey could do the same thing next time elections come around to try to get a vice nomination (that is if the G-force Bill ever became National Law) or he could try to nab a governor spot in his state, then try to bounce off from that to jockey for more power. All of this could happen if states decide to follow Mr. Markey’s master plan to take out the “dangers of roller coasters.” I this was accomplished he could forever use a one liner that said I took on the amusement industry head on and won and now it is a safer place because of my realization of the evils of the business. (Basically un-informed people would think he tackles major issues and win them where no one else can.)

Put a stop to his non-sense......

Dustin

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Saturday, May 18, 2002 5:17 AM

What makes me laugh is its NJ that will announce this not the state he is in, for this to pass they would have to have a majority vote so its not only Markey as everyone here thinks or is he the only one that voted for this in NJ when he is not even a congress man from there. It seems there are more than just Markey or this would have never passed.

As for making threats about kidnapping him that's real intelligent making threats about a goverment worker in this day and age.

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Saturday, May 18, 2002 5:50 AM

supermandl said:

As for making threats about kidnapping him that's real intelligent making threats about a goverment worker in this day and age.

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Lighten up, Francis. ;)

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Saturday, May 18, 2002 5:52 AM
Even though it WAS a joke, I decided to delete it. I dont feel like getting yelled at today.

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Saturday, May 18, 2002 5:55 AM
You lighten up I take threats serious, I worked part time as a police officer and would not take this lightly or would it be ok for someone in your family to be threatend with kidnapping(heaven forbid) and it be taken lightly.

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Saturday, May 18, 2002 6:12 AM

For all it's worth, here's a link to a petition to stop him....

http://www.petitiononline.com/coast123/petition.html

Please sign it!

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Saturday, May 18, 2002 6:25 AM
Face Off and Millenniukm Force pull 5Gs. Do you guys know anymore that pull 5Gs?
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Saturday, May 18, 2002 6:26 AM
Most of Anton's rides pull around 5+ Gs.

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Saturday, May 18, 2002 8:19 AM
Batman And Robin pull 5 g's

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Saturday, May 18, 2002 8:54 AM

Remember, too, that we are not talking "sustainable" g's either. The limitations are based also on how long those forces are applied consistently. i.e. 4 seconds of 6 g's isn't as bad as 10 seconds of 6 g's.

I don't think the legislation will affect coasters currently in operation. I do think it will limit what we'll see in the future.

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