X doesn't have a vertical drop!

Tuesday, August 14, 2001 6:57 AM
I downloaded a video of X testing and the drop was not vertical it was very close maybe by 5 degrees but it was not vertical. Didn' SFMM advertise it as having a vertical drop?! Did anybody else notice this?
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Tuesday, August 14, 2001 6:58 AM
No, and we knew it was around 88 degrees.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2001 7:01 AM
I think it's 88.5 degrees. That's as steep as it's going to get without going vertical. The only steeper full circuit is Hypersonic. I think that maybe Arrow wanted to make sure that its road wheels were in constant contact during the drop...that's why they didn't make it 90 degrees.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2001 7:12 AM
The GP think 61 degrees is vertical. I have heard lots of people say "Goliath goes straight down" or "Goliath has almost a 90 degree drop". My point is, it doesnt matter the majority of people visiting the park will think its 90 degrees so it doesnt matter.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2001 7:24 AM
Could you really tell the difference betweeen 88.5° and 90°?

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Tuesday, August 14, 2001 8:27 AM
And remember - you are traveling towards the ground face first, even if the angle of decent is a few degrees less than 90.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2001 9:56 AM
I know from a trusted source that the drop on x is true 90` for about 18 feet, this 88.5` stuff is just a rumor that got started and people kept feeding it

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Tuesday, August 14, 2001 9:59 AM
Sfmm_x_dude that is impossible because if you look at a pic of it on the side of the drop it has supports coming off the track to a vertical pole and the supports get longer as they go down the hill!
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Tuesday, August 14, 2001 10:01 AM
Duh... 1.5 degrees off of Vertical will sill feel like vertical...

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Tuesday, August 14, 2001 10:05 AM
It's 88.5 degree drop.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2001 10:05 AM
There is a 4D model with a complete 90 degree drop. It will be build *somewhere* next year. It doesn't have the pre-drop dip however. I don't think you'll even be able to tell the difference.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2001 10:10 AM

CPgenius said:
"I think it's 88.5 degrees. That's as steep as it's going to get without going vertical. The only steeper full circuit is Hypersonic. I think that maybe Arrow wanted to make sure that its road wheels were in constant contact during the drop...that's why they didn't make it 90 degrees."
Just thought I'd mention that this coaster defies the conventional "Road Wheel" and "Upstop Wheel" definitions. They are both one in the same. ;)


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Tuesday, August 14, 2001 10:22 AM

StealthmF5m3 said:
"It's 88.5 degree drop."

This has already been said multiple times.

DWeaver, your right. How would you be able to tell the difference from a 88.5 degree and 90 degree drop when your facing the ground, anyways? I wonder why Arrow is bothering to engenieer a drop that would feel the same, yet need a modified support structure. Seems like a waste of money to me.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2001 11:10 AM
Goliath 61 degree
X 88.5 or 86.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2001 11:17 AM
It is 88.5 degrees, ive seen the stats and my neighbor is a construction worker on it,
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