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AstroDan

Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:42 pm

Kaz - obviously there are exceptions, but the facts are that a lot of people would die in such a situation.

Stop indirectly putting people down! I'd like to see you survive 40 od G for a couple of minutes ;)
 
Kaycee

Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:49 pm

There's a reason why you've found that case to highlight, Kaz - because it's an exception and worth reporting for public interest.

They've obviously got to be careful with Gs on roller-coaster for health and safety reasons, that's why you barely see them break 6Gs. Isn't there a roller-coaster in Australia that has a 'kerazzzy' amount of Gs though (well... like, 7?) :P The force is a stress on the body, and like Green.Wing said, perhaps going quickly from positive to negative Gs isn't too healthy.
 
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Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:55 pm

Stop indirectly putting people down!


What by providing evidence to back my theory? Sorry.



Is there even any evidence this thing will go off the ground, it may just be a flat out acceleration followed by a stop – dragster like.
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Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:09 pm

I think your missing the point Kaz.

F1 drivers head is very much supported in the seat. Where as a child in a seat going at 135mph spining around and around with only a lap bar keeping them in the seat.
The statement was made in humour. And yes it would propely kill someone.

People in F1 cars and pilots experince High G force all the time and so therefore can take more then the average person. but pilots can blackout. And going from Postive to Negative g-forces quickly can cause major health and safelty risks
 
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Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:31 pm

I find the idea of traveling over 130mph on a Maurer Sohne quite frightening in all honesty :shock:.

It would be fantastic to see or even ride such an attraction though! I like their ambition in any case.
 
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Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:46 pm

I have much more of a worse reason why.
Those restraints. They squeeze you to death!
This is exciting news. The plans looks like a tophat anyone know any layout ideas?
 
Nick

Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:02 pm

Looking at that layout, I wouldn't really expect it to just be a launch into some breaks. It would take quite a long time for the cars to return back to the station if that was the case
 
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Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:11 pm

"iriderides101" wrote:
I have much more of a worse reason why.
Those restraints. They squeeze you to death!


"duckman, on Page 1" wrote:
As for the restraints, I think they have been modified since g-force so that they now lock in position and cannot close further when out of the station, so total crushing shouldn't be too much of a problem anymore.


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Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:16 pm

That doesn't mean its actually happened

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Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:33 pm

Theres always one, :D
Will be pretty cool to see if they can pull this off, I shall be watching this contruction throughly,
 
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Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:34 pm

Wow a Maurer launch to that sort of speed, id have thought it be Intamin but it will be interesting, i presume the acceleration wont be all that, but well have to wait and see.

And more importantly, the Fastest coaster in the World might being made at a race track. :o

Ill be watching this construction throughly too, looks interesting.

Oh and I cant understand the layout too well, :oops: can someone tell me roughly what it will be like.
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Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:29 pm

http://www.screamscape.com/html/industry_news.html#Maurer-Sohne

Looks like the Nurburging will not be the only to get this launch package.
 
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Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:40 pm

http://www.screamscape.com/html/world_news.htm#Germany

The manufacturer now appears to be S&S, so expect a much more powerful launch.

The layout is also apparently confirmed as a low level oval without a hop hat.
 
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Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:47 pm

Hmm S&S that sounds much better if it really will be able to do 135MPH in
2.5 seconds that will be amazing hammering kingda Ka's record in (in acceleration and "top" speed)

A rather boring/uninspiring layout just launched up one way, and loosing speed down the other side until you hit the breaks, and then you have to get to the station which looks a long task.

Brilliant idea putting the launch straight parallel to the racetrack though what brilliant opportunies for Top Gear and other car programs also a brilliant opportunity for a very "public grabbing" opening to

"come see the worlds fastest coaster against the worlds fastest car which one can get down our track the quickest?"
or something like that :P
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Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:56 pm

135mph in 2.5 seconds?! god it gets worse for me :lol:

i'm not touching that with a barge pole!!

Man... does that beat Dodonpa's acceleration record? (106.9 mph in 1.8 seconds) sorry... i'm bad at maths... i dont even wanna bother trying to work it out

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Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:40 pm

hmmm this is 'impressive' most impressive, does anyone feel like burning it? no, no nah didnt think so either, itll probably burn itself, i being 17 then WOOO!!!!!! will be going as will some of you lot i guess :?
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Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:58 pm

Just stumbled upon this on RCDB holy c**p!!!! My two passions in life, Rolercoaster, and Formula 1, in harmoney, in the same place, and huge speeds and death defying accelearation, awesome!!!!
 
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Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:31 pm

"Dunny#1" wrote:
Just stumbled upon this on RCDB holy c**p!!!! My two passions in life, Rolercoaster, and Formula 1, in harmoney, in the same place, and huge speeds and death defying accelearation, awesome!!!!


Perfect isn't it :P

im not even joking
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Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:46 pm

well it looks like it might be better than drayton manor's G-Force ride because that ride is really rubbish.
 
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"Power Of Ten""][quote=""Dunny#1" wrote:
Just stumbled upon this on RCDB holy c**p!!!! My two passions in life, Rolercoaster, and Formula 1, in harmoney, in the same place, and huge speeds and death defying accelearation, awesome!!!!


Perfect isn't it :P

im not even joking
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Um yeah! I wonder when it will be open, i would of thought they will try and get it open for the Formula 1 there next year, because it should be at the Ring next year, unless ADAC (The german motorsport people) are still cross with the FIA (I won't go into it!) Then i will defo head over there and ride it, mind you queues maybe sevral hours lol
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