ACEfanatic02 wrote:Haven't ridden any launch coasters, but I feel this point needs to be made:
You cannot black out on a coaster. To black out, for most people, takes about 8 g's. That is, 8 vertical g's. To black out from acceleration would take something like 10+ g's which, to put it simply, would kill you.
Not to mention, it'd probably tear the track apart.
You dont need extreme G-forces to black out as long as its sustained G's. And 10 G's would not kill you. People are often exposed to far bigger G-forces when they are in a car crash, just to mention an example.
Like I have said earlier, in theory a launch shouldnt make you black-out because the blood doesnt flow away from your head like it does when you experience positive G-forces.