What coaster has the steepest drop in the world?

Friday, July 12, 2002 7:29 PM
Just wondering. Isn't it the B&M dive machines? Cause aren't they like 89* or something like that.

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Friday, July 12, 2002 7:30 PM
Well, Hypersonic XLC and Dodonpa are both 90 degrees.
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Friday, July 12, 2002 7:32 PM
Shaft of Terror at Gold Reef City in South Africa has a 90 degree angle of descent, and there are probably a couple others with the same. http://www.rcdb.com/installationdetail1481.htm

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Friday, July 12, 2002 8:12 PM

All of the impulses do all of Intamin's reverse free fall's have 90* drops also.

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Friday, July 12, 2002 8:18 PM

Deja Vu 90*

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Friday, July 12, 2002 8:33 PM
Xcellerator. most people dont think about the degree of descent on that coaster. just stand looking amazed at the top hat. well, so did I.

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Friday, July 12, 2002 8:39 PM
That would be cool to see a drop that goes a little beyond vertical. Like 95 or 100 degrees. That would be interesting.
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Friday, July 12, 2002 8:46 PM
Okay, many coasters have true (90 degree) vertical drops. Which one is vertical for the longest? Full curcuit because we know superman will win (i still don't think it's a true coaster). Hypersonic and dodonpa are vertical for a while going up but on the way down are vertical for a few pictures. Drop machines aren't true vertical machines but they're going at 89 degrees for a long time. Xcelerator is vertical for quite a while too (i'd guess 50-60 feet). my guess would be the new gravity max tilt coaster but i'm not sure.
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Friday, July 12, 2002 8:50 PM
Wow we now have coatser that go staright down, I remember whent hat dident exsist. Its amazing.
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Friday, July 12, 2002 8:56 PM
I can't think of the name of it right now but that one Tilt coaster that was built by Vekoma in Taiwan(sp?). I know for a fact that that coaster has a 90 degree drop. A pretty good sized one if I am not mistaken

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Friday, July 12, 2002 9:02 PM

We could say Impulses (with straight spikes) are more than 90, they do sway. They probably sway from 85-95 degrees when the train is on it.

I'd guess that GIBs are vertical longest, if not, I'm sure they are when they hold you for 8 seconds like SFGAm's was reported to have been doing for a short time last month. Then there is always the brake-down on the lift, there, where I've seen a train at vertical for about 3 minutes, that must be a record. ;)

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Friday, July 12, 2002 10:37 PM
What happened to that one proposed coaster that had a 95 degree drop? Does anyone remember the web site that was from. I think that one would take the cake IF it is feasible enough to be built.

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 6:09 AM
"Tsunami" is the name of the proposed Gerstlauer coaster with the 95 degree drop. Would be cool to see this go up somewhere soon!
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Saturday, July 13, 2002 6:13 AM
That would be so cool! A 95 degrees drop.

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 6:27 AM

Mustang said:
What happened to that one proposed coaster that had a 95 degree drop? Does anyone remember the web site that was from. I think that one would take the cake IF it is feasible enough to be built.

I remember that, it was a big topic a few months or a year ago. There was a picture from an add that was like a drawing or something. It was a compact coaster bui bysome small company. Did it have a vertical lift?

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 6:27 AM
I don't think a 95* drop would be that cool besides the fact there would be no air time. The thing about it is you'd have to have some really tight upstop wheels.

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 8:25 AM

Teenage Ninja said:
I don't think a 95* drop would be that cool besides the fact there would be no air time. The thing about it is you'd have to have some really tight upstop wheels.

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It would be all air time. You said it yourself with the need of up-stop wheels. Some negative G's.

Don't forget the "X." I think that it's hill is 90*.

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 8:46 AM
its oblivion at alton towers hypersonic doesn't count because its launched

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 8:48 AM
I know this isn't the subject of the thread, but could somesone explain why Superman: The Escape is not a coaster but Wicked Twister is?
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Saturday, July 13, 2002 9:41 AM
Mike, you've just opened a whole new can of worms. Also, about the over 90 degree drop, what about a flying coaster, just go up the lift hill and dive down into the flying position!

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