Rides undergo extensive testing before opening

Posted Monday, June 3, 2002 4:51 AM | Contributed by Clarkbar

An article in the Canton Repository talks to Cedar Point about how modern roller coasters go through a multitude of tests, including the forces that will be exerted on the riders. Researchers say they're not convinced the rides have any ill effects as they'd make riding uncomfortable. SafeParks.org's Kathy Fackler is quoted as being "floored" at the advances made in safety practices at Disney's California Adventure.

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Monday, June 3, 2002 4:52 AM
Jeff's avatar

Say it with me folks...

"The height and speeds have little to do with how much stress the riders feel."

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Monday, June 3, 2002 6:16 AM
Didn't everyone know that? That's why you have the different feelings in coasters from MF to Goliath to Mantis to HXLC to Invertigo. If enthusiasts don't recognize that, I don't know what to say.
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Monday, June 3, 2002 7:03 AM
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It's not enthusiasts that we're concerned with, it's politicians who imply that height and speed has something to do with G forces and injury.

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Monday, June 3, 2002 9:17 AM
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Or politicians that don't know the difference between a couple seconds of g forces vs. sustained g forces.

It was nice to read that Kathy Fackler is pleased with the changes, AND that she doesn't avoid visiting amusement parks.

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Monday, June 3, 2002 10:43 AM
I wish people would get educated about something before they start making accusations. its not the sheer speed of a ride, its the turn radius that causes injury. if a ride is going 90 miles per hour and hits a very tight curve, your going to feel some forces, but, if a ride hits an overbanked curve, like on millenium force, the rider feels much less strain. i wish i could have told that to that moron markey :)

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Monday, June 3, 2002 11:06 AM
On the Discovery Channel show the other day it explained how and why g-forces don't effect us. If they did, we would all be dead right now.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 8:34 AM
That show also said we need some g-forces to keep our cells from getting weak, thus keeping us healthy.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 9:06 PM
Somebody should invite all of these idiots from Congress and other quarters to ride several rides, wood and steel, to see just how good they are, and finally see how they are not dangerous. The heavy mitts of the federal government are always ready and willing to regulate everything, even roller coasters.

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