roller coaster quiz!!!

Friday, December 1, 2000 5:25 PM
Here is your ROLLER COASTER QUIZ:
What is the maximum amount of G's allowed in the U.S. on a roller coaster???
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Friday, December 1, 2000 6:38 PM
it's 6 g's
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Friday, December 1, 2000 6:41 PM
There is no limit. It's not regulated by the feds.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Friday, December 1, 2000 8:07 PM
New Jersey is about 3.5 g's. It applies to all rides.
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Friday, December 1, 2000 8:35 PM
One of the Discovery Channel shows once said that 5 G's was an UNOFFICIAL limit to avoid claims of injury... but most coaster builders have kept it under 4.5. Is there actually a federal guideline or regulation??(I think Jeff is probably correct.)

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Ride 'em all... and then again!
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Friday, December 1, 2000 9:44 PM

Agent Jhonson, do you work for Morrey's Piers?
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Everybody calm down, the coasters do not open for another fifteen minutes.
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Saturday, December 2, 2000 3:29 AM
I don't know if anybody precisely knows, but somewhere around 4.5 I would guess. It IS UP there though. Mantis probably doesn't pull as much but it certainly feels like it!

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Coasters- a little slice of heaven
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Saturday, December 2, 2000 7:58 AM
I think what Jeff said is correct. I don't believe they have a limit on G's.

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Hamburgers are only Hamburgers when people choose to call them Hamburgers.
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Saturday, December 2, 2000 8:49 AM
Mindbender in that huge mall in Canada I think pulls 5.2 G's. I heard it's one of the most intense looping coasters out there! Some people blackout and don't remember the second half of the ride! Thats Canada though.

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2000 stats: 135 coasters in 26 parks
Not Too Shabby For A Summer

AOL & MSN IM Name: coasterpunk
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Saturday, December 2, 2000 10:59 AM
Has anyone noticed when William posts a question he "supposedly" knows the answer to, he is usually wrong?

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And the winner for the 1996 election is Bob Dole!(SNL 11/11/00)
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Saturday, December 2, 2000 11:19 AM
Yeah, I have.

B&M not coming form, Intamin, please. Save me the the bull.

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What is life without geniuses?
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Saturday, December 2, 2000 11:32 AM
How many g's does the Texas Tornado pull?
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Saturday, December 2, 2000 1:42 PM
"Morrey's" Piers doesn't exist. Jeff, you should bribe the owners to modify the spell check so that park names and coaster names are in it. Especially MILLENNIUM Force. So many people screw that name up.

-Natalie
Same ****, different day.
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Saturday, December 2, 2000 3:41 PM
Taz' Texas Tornado pulls at least 6.0, maybe 6.5.

Jeff is correct, thankfully, there is no FEDERAL regulation of permanantly installed roller coasters in the USA, not for G's, safety equipment, or anything else.

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So you want a coaster in your backyard? I hope you have a big backyard.
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Sunday, December 3, 2000 6:08 AM
I think that roller coasters should have to post the max number of G's on every roller coaster. I heard that some people can die at about 3-4 G's. While others can withstand much higher.
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What is life without geniuses?
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Sunday, December 3, 2000 7:46 AM
3 or 4 G's for a couple of seconds is fine, but if they are sustained for a long period of time, they can become lethal.

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And the winner for the 1996 election is Bob Dole!(SNL 11/11/00)
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Sunday, December 3, 2000 7:57 AM
I'm just talking about for certain people. Not everybody.

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What is life without geniuses?
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Sunday, December 3, 2000 11:58 AM
SUE hits 6 G's under the first spike on it's second to last swing. While the force is instantaneous, SUE still delivers the Force.
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Sunday, December 3, 2000 4:10 PM
I don't buy that, not even in the front seat. Heck, I don't think it's anymore intense than an Invertigo, and I know those pull 4.5 G's in the front seat entering the first inversion.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Sunday, December 3, 2000 4:40 PM
The maximum g's are also timed. Ex: How long they are sustained. Several states have limitations on how long someone is "on the harness". Coasters are only for a brief split second, but flat rides are being closely monitered. States have gotten much more critical in the past 2 years. NJ, PA, and Ohio are examples of states that have lots of parks, and they want to make sure evryone is on the same page.

Several are the Zamperala Hawk (Kennywood Aero 360), Huss TopSpin, and the Zamp. Power Surge. The Feds are now getting involved. There are discussions whether to form national mandates on inspections, as several states have no real state enforcement. One subject has gained interest is that some coasters and extreme rides are just too much for some people. Rides like 'Ejector Seats' and similar have always been watched. That is why you see them changing harnesses, bugee cables to steel cables, etc. Something about your brain sloshing in your noggan too much.


*** This post was edited by Agent Johnson on 12/3/2000. ***


*** This post was edited by Agent Johnson on 12/3/2000. *** *** This post was edited by Agent Johnson on 12/4/2000. ***
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