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Everyone Read - inversion/drop possibility

Eric P.

4/1/00 at
3:01:36 PM

> My question is: Why aren't their any 90
> degree drops on rollercoasters.(I'm not
> talking about Oblivion) It seems that in
> order for a coaster to have a 90 deg drop,
> it has to be called a vertical drop coaster,
> and the vertical drop has to be the first
> drop. Why not in the middle of Millenium
> force, yank a 90 degree drop out, and slap
> it right their in the middle of the ride.
> That would bring an unexpected gasp from the
> passengers, and then you would save some
> space too. It just seems that its a big deal
> to have a 75 degree, 82 degree, 85 degree,
> but no one just puts in a 90 or even 93
> degree drop. That would be wierd to plummet
> down to earth on an inversion. If this was
> to be done, which I suspect may not be as
> easy as I assume, any ride could have one,
> which would further bring creativity out
> into the new generation of rollercoasters.

This is what I've thought of for the longest of time, and of course, it would be more of an Arrow thing than B&M (for some reason) here it goes...

think of this... the old arrow vertical loops, say on Viper at SFMM (you know, the cookie cutter on stilts) goes into the inversion at about 50, 60 degrees going up which is something I absolutely hate about RCT, can't enter a vertical loop except from 30 degrees. well, if it goes in at that degrees and have the top of the loop THAT high, what's to say they can't exit the loop at 90 degrees??? anyone understanding what I'm trying to say??? it would be sort of like Mr. Freeze (kind of a hat top at the top of the loop...) but every vertical loop at one point of the exit is going straight down, right??? why don't you just keep it going straight down??? you could do it on dive loops, ends of cobra rolls...

I want feedback...

Eric P.