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Postby SharkTums » Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:33 am

Yeah, again in this day and age with air launched, hydraulic launched, etc. I gotta say the LIM launches just don't do it for me anymore! That being said, my strongest LIM launch I would say is Chiller at SFGAd. Strongest other launch...Dodonpa by far!

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Postby PKDFreak » Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:47 am

Vocano's launch is crazy!! I love it.

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Postby Carnage » Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:53 am

Wicked Twister back during Coastermania 2003.

After being in the park since 6am my body was exhausted. Though it was probably running like normal, the forces felt way more intense then they should.

It was actually painful every time the train went into/out of the spikes. Felt like my stomach was getting crushed.

Only lasted like 2-3 rides until I couldn't take anymore.

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Postby pkdcoaster » Fri Mar 03, 2006 1:10 pm

LIM- Easily goes to Chiller
launch- Hypersonic XLC
(but I am pretty sure Elissa has it right with dodonpa being the most powerful judging by the videos)
Volcano's doesnt have a quick punch to me, the speed is very gradual

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Postby CoasterCrazy » Fri Mar 03, 2006 1:25 pm

Volcano is the strongest LIM launch coaster that I have been on. The most intense launch coaster that I have ever been has to be Hyper Sonic XLC!

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Postby SFOGdude25 » Fri Mar 03, 2006 2:37 pm

I need to think for a second. I've been on 2 LIM coasters, and a shuttle loop.

The 2 LIMs (bothat PKI) are Flight of Fear and Italian Job, FoF is the winner!!!

The shuttle loop is Greezed Lightnin at SFKK. Its launch is pretty good, but it was SO much better as Viper at SFOG (I WANT VIPER BACK! :x )

In other words, FOF has the best launch for me.

EDIT: Oh yeah, and Incredible Hulk, but its launch doesn't compare to FoF!

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Postby nannerdw » Fri Mar 03, 2006 2:42 pm


Top 10:
- Acceleration (MPH per sec):

1. Dodonpa, Fujikyu Highlands; 64mphps/102.9kphps (2.91 accel. g's)

2. HyperSonic XLC, Paramount's Kings Dominion; 47mphps/75.6kphps (2.1 accel. g's)

3. Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure; 36.5mphps/58.7kphps (1.7 accel. g's)

4. Storm Runner, Hersheypark; 36mphps/57.9kphps (1.6 accel. g's)

5. Xcelerator, Knott's Berry Farm; 35.6mphps/57.2kphps (1.6 accel. g's)

6. Top Thrill Dragster, Cedar Point; 30mphps/48.2kphps (1.4 accel. g's)

7. Joker's Jinx, Six Flags America / Mad Cobra, Suzuka Circuit / Poltergeist, Six Flags Fiesta Texas; 21mphps/33.7kphps (1 accel. g)

8. Rock 'N' Roller Coaster, Disneyland Resort Paris / Rock 'N' Roller Coaster, Disney's MGM Studios; 20.3mphps/32.6kphps (.9 accel. g's)

9. Incredible Hulk Coaster, Islands of Adventure; 20mphps/32.1kphps (.9 accel. g's)

10. Superman: the Ride/ Xpress, Walibi World; 19.9mphps/32kphps (.9 accel. g's)

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Postby coasterfreak101 » Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:28 pm

I have been on Joker's Jinx, Wicked Twister, Dragster, Storm Runner, and Incredible Hulk.

By the end of the year I get to ride the Chillers, Kingda Ka, and possibly the coasters @ PKD including IJ:TC.

But, as of now, my only LIM is Joker, but my favorite launch is DEFINATELY Storm Runner. That;s really the only one that gets me!
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Postby ACEfanatic02 » Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:28 pm

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.

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Postby HCOSurfer90 » Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:40 pm

Batman and Robin: The Chiller by far! I love the ride spiels (sorry if I spelt that wrong) that they say like right as soon as it's about to launch they go...goodbye and lanching right


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