Thanks for the link, nice shots and I dig the tunes!
Here's why it doesn't matter which angle the ride falls at, its the overall height that effect the speed.
MF at Cedar Point has a drop of 300 feet and hits 93 MPH while MM's Goliath is 255 feet and hits 85.
As you can see, regardless of the angles of the drops (which are substantially different (Goliath at 61 degrees and MF at 80 degrees)) the top speed to height of the drop ratios are pretty consistent with one another. It goes to show that degree of drop really has no outcome on the overall speed of the coaster.
MForce 93/300 =.31 as compared to
Goliath 85/255 =.33
Factors that come into play with the differences in these numbers could be the "stall" at the top of Goliath's drop, as opposed to the "push" you get at the top of MF because it doesn't slow down.
I mean, there's a lot of factors, but you can see how consistent the rides are with the laws of gravity.
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