Giga Coasters Rule
Friday, January 12, 2001 3:40 PM
if i read correctly, X's drop will be at 88.5 degrees. Arent "vertical" coasters only at 87.5? could six flags claim a record.
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Friday, January 12, 2001 4:00 PM
Not really, someone brought it to my attention that Hypersonic's drop will be a full 90 degrees. X, as great a ride as it might be, won't hold any world records.
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Friday, January 12, 2001 4:24 PM
Well, in actuality, it will be the first of it's kind, which is somewhat of a record, and it also may be the coaster to put Arrow back on the market. That's a record.....I guess?
Friday, January 12, 2001 6:03 PM
I have to agree there..it is the first of its kind anywhere so that should speak for something.
Plus SFMM should claim the title for the most rollercoasters..but I thought CP had the record for the most STEEL track?
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Saturday, January 13, 2001 2:07 PM
Look at Deja Vu it has a 90 degree drop.
Saturday, January 13, 2001 2:26 PM
They should make a 95 degree drop. It would save room and that would be so cool. Would that count as an inversion then? There would have to be a high lift to do a 95 degree drop. Maybe in 2005?
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Saturday, January 13, 2001 3:02 PM
Sorry if i'm nitpicking but a 95 degree drop would be an 85 degree drop, inverted. Plus I think it would put too much stress on the track if prolongned. I'm sure that those problems could be fixed, but the question is if it is worth it.
And Hypersonic XLC will definately have a full 90 degree lift and drop.
Sunday, January 14, 2001 3:37 AM
Isn't the new Giovanola Tilt coaster supposed to have a 98 degree drop?
Sunday, January 14, 2001 7:49 AM
Krazy, only at the top is the track on the Tilt at 98 degrees, and not the boy band. ;) It returns to vertical after the initial drop, so it's not a full 98 degree drop. They did that to give all the people on the train a great view of the vertical drop. Peace. :)
Sunday, January 14, 2001 8:25 AM
I still doubt that thing will ever be built.
Sunday, January 14, 2001 3:09 PM
Coasterman J i don't get what you're saying, if part of the drop is 98 degrees then it is still 98 degrees look at Millennium Force it only has about 15 feet of 80 degree track but the drop is still 80 degrees. And i heard a tilt coaster is being built in Japan, or Taiwan. Not sure if that's true though.
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*** This post was edited by geicu on 1/14/2001. ***