The "top thrill' mirage

Monday, March 31, 2003 4:28 PM
In this first picture here it looks as though the drop of TTD is fairly short. But in this second picture, POV picture, it looks as if the drop is ten times higher. I know that the first picture doesn't do the ride any justice but it seems as though the ride levels off as soon as the twist is complete. Someone explain to me why this particular picture of TTD is visually deceiving while the others seem to be in proportion.http://www.topthrilldragster.com/_upload/images/ride03_pics/constpics/Construction121.jpg

http://www.topthrilldragster.com/public/inside_park/rides/thrill/ttd/photo/images/TTDPOV.jpg
*** This post was edited by steelraptor 3/31/2003 9:29:51 PM ***

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Monday, March 31, 2003 4:30 PM
I'm no expert here, but it *could* have something to do with one being a photograph while the other is just an artist's conceptual artwork.


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Monday, March 31, 2003 4:36 PM
Thats true but this is the only TTD picture that I found to be like this. The others are great.

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Monday, March 31, 2003 4:42 PM
I don't think on May 4th you'll be worrying about TTD not being or looking tall enough :). From some of the reports we have seen in the Trip Reports over at GTTP, the thing is a monster!

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Monday, March 31, 2003 5:23 PM
The angle at which the picture was taken causes it to look different. The picture was taken at the base, wheres the painting is from afar.

Also, the artwork was made to give an impression of height on the viewer (as this will be the tallest). Notice the already thin tower, appearing to narrow toward the top. Industrial/marketing artwork in all industries usually emphasizes the selling points of their product. In fact, the old painting for SFOG's Mindbender (from Schwarzkopf) emphasizes the loops. They appear (due to the angle of the artwork) to be higher than the lift itself.

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Monday, March 31, 2003 5:41 PM
I've stood under that drop. No photograph can prepare you for what it really is.

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Monday, March 31, 2003 5:45 PM
the lens could have had something to do with the pic as well. certain lenses condense depth while others expand it. I can't tell for sure, but its a possibility.

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Monday, March 31, 2003 7:50 PM
You also have to remember that the twist ends around 200ft off the ground, thats 200ft of "leveling out"
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Monday, March 31, 2003 8:32 PM
Wow! The cars shoot out flames too!...

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 3:45 AM
The tower structure was only 4 sections high the last time I was at the park, and it was impressive then. You really will not get the full impact of it until you are there in person and standing under the tower.

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