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New Ride Idea: Inverted Drop Tower

Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:59 am

How It Works: Once riders are in place the seats the ground the sink and then the seats turn 270 degree's clockwise making the rides hang from the seats and the tower cart itself. The drop tower will either climb to it's highest height or launch to the height and will then hang there for a few minutes where the seats will rotate in a circle on top of the tower and while this is happening there seats could also be spun.

After all this happens the seats will then go back to it's Inverted state and then the fall will take place back down, The ride then ends with the seats going up a bit waiting for the floor to rise and then the seats will rotate 270 degree's back to it's normal position for a new batch of riders.


Could this work or is it too dangerous?
 
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Re: New Ride Idea: Inverted Drop Tower

Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:49 am

I actually thought you meant a drop tower that flies up instead of down but about your idea:

Seems entirely possible to me - here is my mental process

floors can go down? - yes, as with Nemesis and Zodiac
drop tower possible- yes they already exist duh
seats being inverted - yes, Air does it, why can't this do it more?

Last question to myself is: Can it be made fail safe? - I believe so e.g. If the floor won't down, the thing doesn't start.
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Re: New Ride Idea: Inverted Drop Tower

Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:13 pm

I personally do not think this would be safe because of the following points...

1) You mention 270 degrees this would make the ride sideways surely? ???

Im going to assume you meant 180 degrees for the rest of this post as you mention inverted

2) If you are hanging upside down for any period of time blood will start to flow to your head leading to potential black outs

3) You mention hanging at the top for minutes, this would give the ride a bad capacity

4) You would have to have highly specialised restraints as if you are launching upwards it would put severe strain on them

This leads me to the conclusion that not only is it not viable it would also be very uncomfortable and dangerous
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Re: New Ride Idea: Inverted Drop Tower

Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:51 pm

I've actually said about this concept many times, it would be a great way for sub-terra to be upgraded  ;)
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Re: New Ride Idea: Inverted Drop Tower

Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:20 pm

The launch and brakes would kill riders instantly. The positive forces that would usually push down on our bodies during acceleration/deceleration are essentially inverted, inevitably resulting in a fatal blood-rush to the head.
 
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Re: Re: New Ride Idea: Inverted Drop Tower

Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:33 am

Thrillmad wrote:
I've actually said about this concept many times, it would be a great way for sub-terra to be upgraded  ;)


As far as Ive heard there arent plans to turn AT into dignitas
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Re: New Ride Idea: Inverted Drop Tower

Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:38 pm

Anyone else envisaging riders shooting randomly up and down a tower sideways due to the original poster's poor geometry? :)
 
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Re: New Ride Idea: Inverted Drop Tower

Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:32 am

lol. It probably says more about me but I when I saw "inverted drop tower" I first envisaged a tower that shoots up by dropping a huge counter weight into the ground (or winch launch). Its all good really, this is the creative process.
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Re: New Ride Idea: Inverted Drop Tower

Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:49 pm

TheOutpatient wrote:
lol. It probably says more about me but I when I saw "inverted drop tower" I first envisaged a tower that shoots up by dropping a huge counter weight into the ground (or winch launch). Its all good really, this is the creative process.


Apart from the fact that it wont happen because it would kill the riders
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Re: New Ride Idea: Inverted Drop Tower

Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:59 pm

What if the ride would go up the tower like normal and only drop the riders when at the top and it goes inverted, would it still be deadly?
 
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Re: New Ride Idea: Inverted Drop Tower

Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:54 pm

sku11dude123 wrote:
What if the ride would go up the tower like normal and only drop the riders when at the top and it goes inverted, would it still be deadly?


Yes.
 
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Re: Re: New Ride Idea: Inverted Drop Tower

Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:01 pm

sku11dude123 wrote:
What if the ride would go up the tower like normal and only drop the riders when at the top and it goes inverted, would it still be deadly?


Oh dear :no: Please think before typing a post
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