The second drop on Phantom's Revenge

Wednesday, April 17, 2002 8:07 AM
Hi. I was wondering if anyone knew the angle of the second drop on Phantom's Revenge? I was just curious how steep it was. Thanks.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 8:47 AM

60 degrees, 232 feet, 85 mph.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 10:04 AM
Thanks a lot.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 11:07 AM
60 degrees? That seems a little steep to me for the mere fact that it goes through Thunderbolt. Magnum's drop (60 degrees) always seemed steeper than Steel Phantom's/PR's second drop.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 11:37 AM

Coasterman Mike said:

60 degrees, 232 feet, 85 mph.

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Are you sure? According to RCDB the speed is 82mph and the highest drop is 228 feet. look for youself. Click Here

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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 11:49 AM

I could care less about the actual stats. I just know it's one of the most unique drops and the best drop on a coaster that I've experienced.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 12:12 PM
228 ft is the old stat. They added a couple more feet last year to make it 232ft.

*** This post was edited by loriu on 4/17/2002. ***

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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 1:40 PM
Tservo: interesting, because the cliff gives me the feeling of a sharper descent.....but they are the same. :)
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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 1:47 PM
oh really.thanks lorui

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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 2:46 PM
Acorrding to Morgan, the old stats were 225 feet and they added five more feet to the drop making it a 230 foot drop, the speed is 82 mph according to them as well.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 2:58 PM

But then if you go to Kennywood.com, they say on one page its 232 feet and 85 mph, then if you go to the special PR page it says 288 feet and 82 mph. So pick a stat and run with it.

Coasterman Mike - who will stick with 232 feet and 85 mph

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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 3:02 PM
I'd stick with the actual builder then the park sites which are usually wrong. You'll find official banners from Kennywood that say "235' drop" and "85 mph."
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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 4:04 PM

Get out your protractors kiddies, check this out then measure

There you go.

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*** This post was edited by WCS4488 on 4/17/2002. ***

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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 4:20 PM
Should I measure he Tumble Bug or Pit Fall?
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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 4:43 PM

Well, just using a combination of my mouse and keyboard (leave my mouse cursor right next to Pit Fall, scroll down) I discovered... Pit Fall is not 90 degrees! This means a protractor is useless, the image is not perfect, just like almost every photograph.

288 feet!? Thats a lot of drop. They must have added total drop footage or highest point to lowest point. Anyone know which it is?

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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 5:50 PM
The 288 is top of first hill to bottom of 2nd.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 11:05 PM
OK, I've had it! I'll come clean. It's really only 36 feet. The magic of forced perspective creates the illusion of a much longer drop.
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