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Offline Ogolo

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Zero-Gravity Roller Coaster
« on: January 18, 2012, 07:21:59 AM »
From Popular Science -> Zero Gravity Roller Coaster

Is this really any different from Superman @ SFMM?
Open is better than enclosed.
Scrape up 50 Million and we can find out.




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Re: Zero-Gravity Roller Coaster
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012, 11:02:00 AM »
I doubt this would ever see the light of day.

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Re: Zero-Gravity Roller Coaster
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2012, 12:31:28 PM »
El Toro and Nitro have more air-time, and cost less put together!

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Re: Zero-Gravity Roller Coaster
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2012, 12:46:55 PM »
The point of the ride is to give you a safe way to feel the freedom of weightlessness. If the car wasn't enclosed you wouldn't be safe to move around. It's kind of like NASA's Vomit Comet in coaster form. I WANT!

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Re: Zero-Gravity Roller Coaster
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2012, 01:45:23 PM »
No moving around...

Pas­sen­gers would enter the coast­er through gull-wing doors, face forward,
and sit upright, six to 16 to a car. They would buckle into simple two-point re­straints,
but the belts would be kept slightly slack so they would have room to rise out of their
seats. Once aboard, they could re­move from a small stand in front of their seats one of
sev­eral teth­ered “sci­entif­ic packages”—a cup filled with wa­ter, a ball, a gyro­scope. In
addition to expe­ri­enc­ing weight­lessness, they would be able to observe how the se­lected
object changed prop­er­ties in ze­ro gravity. The cars would also be out­fitted with drains.
Should the ride live up to its nau­seous namesake, at­ten­dants at the unloading stations
would be ready with hoses.

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Re: Zero-Gravity Roller Coaster
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2012, 05:34:34 PM »
I just got my Issue yesterday and seen this
its cool and all but will never been built
They will never build something you can't see your surroundings while riding for this much $

almost can be built for a few million in a simulator
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Re: Zero-Gravity Roller Coaster
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2012, 06:39:45 PM »
No moving around...

Pas­sen­gers would enter the coast­er through gull-wing doors, face forward,
and sit upright, six to 16 to a car. They would buckle into simple two-point re­straints,
but the belts would be kept slightly slack so they would have room to rise out of their
seats.

Moving around. ;)

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Re: Zero-Gravity Roller Coaster
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2012, 07:14:25 AM »
Ok you win.
It still no El Toro.  ;)

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Re: Zero-Gravity Roller Coaster
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2012, 06:05:14 PM »
No it's way cooler than El Toro! :)