Suspended Stand-up Coaster

Sunday, June 3, 2001 11:57 AM
Does anyone know if a stand-up suspended coaster exists? If not, why not. I think it would be really good if the right manufactures built it. B&M would be good. They would make it good!

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Sunday, June 3, 2001 12:01 PM
Do you mean inverted or suspended? Whichever you mean, i think it would be intense. It would definately be one of the wildest rides out there IMO.

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Sunday, June 3, 2001 12:04 PM
Both.
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Sunday, June 3, 2001 12:38 PM
They do not exist. Thats all I know. Some people on this board know why they havn't been made. I'm sure in a hour or two a whole bunch of them will be telling you why.

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Sunday, June 3, 2001 12:53 PM
There would be too many Gs. It is not a safe ride to construct.

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Sunday, June 3, 2001 12:55 PM
B&M would be the best to design it. that would be awesome!!!!!! The sound of it is just to awesome to think of!!!!

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Sunday, June 3, 2001 1:00 PM
i think that is A HArabel idea i personaly dont like stand up coasters and there will just be to much g force if it was inverted and if its suspended it will just be boring or borning and t intense you have to remeber whats hold riders from sliping under the harnest, the bIke seat those thingsare not the most confrotabel now if ur standing it would be worse becuase ou have more go force! and all the gs pushing your croch on a bike seat isent fun!
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Sunday, June 3, 2001 1:43 PM
Ever heard Acrophobia?? It's a standup with no floor so why wouldn't it work on a coaster?? I think the first will be a intamin inverted standup. :)
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Sunday, June 3, 2001 2:17 PM
I think this would be a bad idea. If a park decided to build one, I would say that would be just another ride gimmic that would be no better than a regular inverted. Plus where would you put your feet? If you didn't have anywhere to distribute your weight off of your crotch, wouldn't that really hurt? If there was a place for feet, then that would completly defeat the purpose of having a suspended/inverted coaster. It just plain wouldn't work.
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Sunday, June 3, 2001 2:35 PM
Have you ever lifted your feet off the floor ona stand-up? I have and let me tell you that is what a stand-up inverted would be like, pain. There'd be too many g's on the legs. STand-ups produce the most g's. You know why not one stand-up has a raven turn? The g's. No cobra roll, G's. It'd just hurt too much.

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Sunday, June 3, 2001 2:41 PM
Actually, stand up coasters dont pull the most g's. They pull the same amount as any other coaster, its just that you feel it more because your legs are enduring it and not you buttox. This is why you think they pull so many more g's, but they are actually pulling the same amount.

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Sunday, June 3, 2001 2:44 PM
Ok why doesn't it hurt on Acrophobia then? I think it could work. :P *** This post was edited by olov on 6/3/2001. ***
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Sunday, June 3, 2001 4:08 PM
But remember, Acrophobia only goes in one direction: straight down; not through many different directions and acrobatics. Intamin was able to effectively design a harness that wouldn't be painful on a ride that goes straight down. That won't work when you're going upside down and through turns and all of that. It would take quite a bit of engineering to accomplish a painless harness on a standup/floorless coaster.

Unless Arrow with their 4D technology finds a way to keep the passengers always in an upright position like Acrophobia the entire ride, but what's the fun in that (being upright the entire ride)?

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Tuesday, June 5, 2001 6:24 PM
I heard they wanted to make one but it wouldnt be able to do any inversions. It would have to bea ride like Ninja at SFMM.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2001 7:35 PM
Just a note on the person who said what it feels like when your feet don't touch the floor on a stand-up..

Last Year at SFGAm I sat in the Iron Wolf and when I sat on the bicycle seat I didn't exactly push down hard enough so my feet were dangling when the ride was started...

It was the most painful ride of my life. If that's what an inverted standup would feel like I don't want any part of it.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2001 7:45 PM
Who said floorless inverted standup? That was not in the original post, THAT would be ludicrous. But an inverted STAND UP(hence meaning a floor would have to be there) would be awesome. Like flying through the air while standing.
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Tuesday, June 5, 2001 9:04 PM
angnjc, inverted coasters don't have floors! 2 and 2 is 4.

But also, for the center of gravity on these coasters to be the same, the track would have to be different. Imagine a corkscrew with an inverted-standup. The track would look screwed up if you wanted to keep the center of gravity the same. The track would be mostly the same elevation, meaning the train would travel through it much faster. That, as a result, would produce massive G-forces.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2001 9:24 PM
A stand-up inverted coaster is possible...but it couldn't have inversions or the parks will need more medical personel than the Crystal Baeach Cyclone in it's day. There's only one stand up I enjoy, King Cobra at PKI. Not only does it make a nice, comfortable inversion, but it has an incredible helix, a cool trick-track, great bunny hops, and best of all, Airtime! Do B&Ms do that? I don't think so and I've been on Iron Wolf, Mantis, and Chang as well.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2001 4:15 AM
Um, HELLO, but what makes y'all think that inverted coasters exert more G forces than non-inverted coasters? If they can build stand-ups that ride on top of the rails, they can build stand-ups that ride below them as well, and I think they should! If you can survive the G's while sitting down, you can survive them while standing up too. It doesn't make any difference what type of coaster it is! Most inversions exert the same amount of G's on riders no matter what type of inversion it is, and no matter what type of coaster it is. The only thing that increases or decreases them significantly is the speed at which the inversion is encountered. They could EASILY build a stand-up inverted that would be tons of fun without being too intense, if they really wanted to, just like they can build any other type of coaster that they care to design these days! I mean, come on, if they can build something like X that's safe to ride, they can build practically anything that's safe to ride!

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Wednesday, June 6, 2001 5:07 AM
I also believe that it is intended that a "standup inverted" would have some kind of platform and/or restraint for your legs to be on or else it would not be a Standing coaster. It would just be a bicycle seat and that would really hurt.
A Standup Coaster has a different feeling to it because you are standing not sitting in a chair. Due to this Most standups are a little bit more tame than other coasters because the human body can not take as much forces standing as it could sitting. (At 3 G's if you weight on earth is 200 you would weigh 600) That is a lot of weight for most peoples legs to hold up.
And I will say this once again. A Standup Coaster is as it says a Standup Coaster. You are Suppost to Stand not Sit. That is why the Restraints are adjustable. The bicycle seat serves one purpose, to keep you from exiting the ride via your own free will or when your legs can't hold your weight and buckle. Most people who say that they hate standups say it is because they hurt there crotches. Try Holding the weight with your legs the ride is much better. Instead of standing straight up when they lock the restraints push it down a few clicks so that your legs are bent a little bit not enough so that it does not leave room for your shoulders in the harness when you stand straight up. This will give you room to stand and prevent the seat from being right in your crotch with a little bit of movement during the ride. Most people who I have taught this too have changed their minds about standups.
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