Worlds tallest inversion!! (fact)

Saturday, June 10, 2000 4:27 AM
Okay listen up, the worlds tallest inversion is not made by B&M, but by Intamin. Guess what? It is a inverted coaster, called Volcano at Paramount Kings Dominion in Virginia. It has a immelman, that stands 155ft. It is also the highest point in the coaster. Want to know how it gets that high, it is a LIM coaster And if you post a reply, don't give me any crap about it not being a loop or how big the eye of the inversion is. A inversion is a inversion, what makes a loop so different.
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Saturday, June 10, 2000 5:09 AM
While if you think 125(?)degress is up side down(I do) then MF at CP has the tallest. *** This post was edited by Andrew on 6/10/2000. ***
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Saturday, June 10, 2000 7:37 AM
Good call, Limwarrior! I finally got to ride it last weekend and I never considered it. That's quite an insane climb in to that inversion!

I still think MF's first turn at 168 feet and 122 degrees is a loop, but Cedar Point's marketing folk apparently prefer to call it the "steepest non-inverted turn."

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Saturday, June 10, 2000 8:42 AM
Someday soon, I hope to see a "real" inversion on a Hyper/Giga. Overbankes are fun, but not a 360 degrees therefore not an inversion. 33 days untill the Force is with me.

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Saturday, June 10, 2000 7:30 PM
whats the highest LOOP in the world?
anyone know?
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Saturday, June 10, 2000 8:19 PM
The VIPER at SIX FLAGS MAGIC MOUNTAIN i think its between 140'-145'.
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Sunday, June 11, 2000 9:44 AM
Of all the world's coasters, I wonder which loop is the highest above sea level, not just the ground. It might even be in another country, South America perhaps? Where's my coaster stats book when I need it?
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Sunday, June 11, 2000 11:33 AM
Whats the largest loop in the world, diameter wise?

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Sunday, June 11, 2000 12:06 PM
Biggest diameter = BKF at SFO first loop
highest inversion(size omitted) = Volcano
2nd in that category is Viper at SFMM

DONE close this thread! there is the truth
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Sunday, June 11, 2000 5:52 PM
Truth according to who? What does "size omitted" mean? It's interesting that I've never seen any marketing statement's from SFO regarding Batman's vertical loop.

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Jeff
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Monday, June 12, 2000 7:18 PM
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you're all wrong. Superman Krypton Coaster holds this record. It's a little known fact, but after diving down the unique twisting drop, it climbs into a 160 foot loop. Yep, 160 feet. It's not a fast loop, mind you, you get some good hang time in the mid of it, but that is the world's tallest/largest inversion.
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Monday, June 12, 2000 7:20 PM
By the way Jeff I agree MF has the tallest point where you go "upside down" ;) but im just being technical here.
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Monday, June 12, 2000 9:14 PM
On Thrillride they say its only 114ft. tall, but I'll believe you before them ;)

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Monday, June 12, 2000 9:42 PM
Superman Krypton Coaster is 168ft. tall at it's highest point. The first loop is less than 160ft., a lot less.

If there is a coaster with a 160ft. 360 loop, I'm either there or in route. ;)
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Tuesday, June 13, 2000 9:29 AM
Not sure about BKF
But Kraken has to be somewhere close to 130-140 ft
tall loop.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2000 2:04 PM
Well it's safe to say that floorless coasters have the largest loops.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2000 4:11 PM
No, SKC could barely clear ( its whould go at 2 mph at the top! ) a 150 feet loop with no friction or air resistance. How could its clear a 160 feet loop? SKC loop is around 140 feet tall. BKF is a bit smaller.
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Saturday, July 1, 2000 11:57 AM
I think Montu has the largest inverted loop. Is that right or is it Alpengeist? I dunno. Anyway, Kumba's loop is pretty big (I know its not the largest) and Kraken's looks to be massive...
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