Riverview Bobs(Chicago) POV video.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 12:05 AM
Jeff's avatar

I think most of what you're seeing is that it's not a particularly wide angle lens. Being that tight makes it look a lot faster than it really is.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008 3:50 AM

So you don't think the train moved at that rate? I don't know. Just looking at the other aspects of the footage seemed it moved at a normal rate.

This coaster is known to be fast and furious.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008 9:13 AM
Jeff's avatar

Well it wasn't that tall, so yeah, I doubt it went faster than 50-ish on the first drop.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008 10:05 AM

Back then, 50 mph was "fast and furious".

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 10:47 AM
rollergator's avatar

Not so sure what makes the train go faster in video sometimes. My footage of Zippin Pippin, unaltered, seems to run considerably faster thyan the ride did - something about the settings which was (is) over my head. Zippin Pippin

Last edited by rollergator, Tuesday, December 16, 2008 10:48 AM
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 6:02 PM
LostKause's avatar

Could the makers of the old film footage have sped it up on purpose to make the ride look more exciting?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 9:29 PM

Easily. All they would have to do is slow down the recording frame rate. That same footage, when replayed at a standard 24 or 30 fps, would appear faster than it actually was.

Looking at it again, it does seem suspiciously fast.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008 10:19 PM

Jesus Gonch, if Zippin Pippin really ran like that I'd be planning my first trip to Libertyland... now.

[edit] er... if it weren't closed. D'oh. [/edit]

Last edited by BBSpeed26, Tuesday, December 16, 2008 10:20 PM


Wednesday, December 17, 2008 12:36 AM
Mamoosh's avatar

Tina sez: The fact the coaster left a couple of seconds after the boys sat down had me laughing! You won't find that now.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008 12:50 PM
janfrederick's avatar

Well, the drop after the midcourse block brake seems to accelerate slightly faster than physically possible. But either was, the pacing seems great.

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