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Re: Insane Coaster Wars Season Two!

Postby DerekRx » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:11 pm

I'm still laughing that they felt the need to include the random guys carrying skateboards into Six Flags Great Adventure. Why did they feel the need to include this? You can't skateboard inside Great Adventure, and with its location in the middle of nowhere New Jersey you can't exactly skateboard to the park either. What's next, visiting SFOG with some golf clubs, a golf cart, and a caddy? Oh Hollywood!
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Re: Insane Coaster Wars Season Two!

Postby robbalvey » Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:46 pm

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Re: Insane Coaster Wars Season Two!

Postby Rollercoaster Rider » Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:35 pm

How does Volcano qualify? That drop isn't steep.
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Re: Insane Coaster Wars Season Two!

Postby eddie200330 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:19 pm

Rollercoaster Rider wrote:How does Volcano qualify? That drop isn't steep.


I guess they are counting the part where you come out of the loop after the second launch out of the top??? And how could Fahrenheit not be included?
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Re: Insane Coaster Wars Season Two!

Postby DougMJr » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:58 pm

I don't have cable/satellite, but I'm going to a friends house to catch this episode! Glad to see coasters back on TV.

Rollercoaster Rider wrote:How does Volcano qualify? That drop isn't steep.

I think the answer is... filming costs/schedules limit where/when they can film and they found a way to make it work.

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Re: Insane Coaster Wars Season Two!

Postby Woodie Warrior » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:05 pm

No, when an episode is named "World's Fastest Coaster" or "World's Steepest Coaster", it doesn't mean all the coasters are fast or steep, just that one episode in the episode is one of those. Like when Formula Rossa was in the first episode, none of the other coasters were really that fast.
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Re: Insane Coaster Wars Season Two!

Postby robbalvey » Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:31 am

Rollercoaster Rider wrote:How does Volcano qualify? That drop isn't steep.

Did you really just ask that? They are talking about Takabisha. That coaster is featured on the episode and that coaster has the world's steepest drop.
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Re: Insane Coaster Wars Season Two!

Postby Inzer585 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:27 am

121 degree drop! At what point does these ultra steep drops just become and inversion? I would think 121 would be about the limit, from just my little experience with 95 and 97 drops they might start getting a little painful slamming into the shoulder harness going so much steeper?

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Re: Insane Coaster Wars Season Two!

Postby DougMJr » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:17 am

^Harness design and trim brakes can curb some of the pain of slamming into the restraints. My personal opinion is that building a roller coaster with a drop steeper than Takabisha is kind-of entering "Gimmicky" territory and will probably not add that much more to a ride. I could be wrong though.

The height & speed coaster wars are at a cease fire right now, so most inversions and steepest drop are the new battlefronts I suppose.

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Re: Insane Coaster Wars Season Two!

Postby Wes » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:24 am

Rollercoaster Rider wrote:How does Volcano qualify? That drop isn't steep.


If you rollback it is.
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