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07-15-11, 04:29 PM #1
The World's Steepest Roller CoasterThe Fuji-Q Highland amusement park in Japan has unveiled the world's steepest roller coaster. The Takabisha coaster (Japanese for "dominant") sends riders into an S-shaped 121-degree free fall, beating out the British Flamingoland's Mumbo Jumbo ride, which drops at 112 degrees, and France's Le Timber Drop, with its 113-degree plunge. These attractions can put thrill-seekers under a G force similar to what jet-fighter pilots experience. The Takabisha's sharp dive sends riders hurtling 141 feet down at 62 mph. It takes just 112 seconds to cover the coaster's 3,281 feet of track.
The world's 'wildest' and steepest roller coaster - The Week
07-15-11, 05:56 PM #2
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07-15-11, 06:29 PM #3
I like coasters, but I don't know if I could do that one...it looks a little too intense.
I rode this one recently, it was awesome:
Description from Wikipedia:
The coaster train exits the station and makes a 135 degree right turn. The train then climbs the vertical lift hill of 121 feet. Cresting the hill riders face down directly at the ground and fall into the 97 degree drop. At the bottom of the drop is an on ride camera. The train then ascends into a rare Norwegian loop. At entrance into the Norwegian loop the train rolls to the left and dives through a half loop down to the ground. The train soars up and rolls out to the left as it exits the Norwegian loop. Upon exit the train dives down and to the left into a two inversion cobra roll, an element that returns riders in the same direction the train enters. Following the cobra roll the train rolls into two consecutive corkscrews and a banked turn to the right through the lift hill. Exiting the turn the train flies over a small airtime hill and through a wide low to the ground left banked turn up into a slanted downward final brake run. The train then makes another 135 degree turn back into the station concluding the 85 second ride on Fahrenheit.
07-15-11, 06:30 PM #4
07-15-11, 08:22 PM #5
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