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Will there ever be a limit in roller coaster's speed?

will the limit be 200 miles per hour?

From Daniel Etcheberry
Posted December 28, 2010 at 10:48 AM
Formula Rossa's 150 miles per hour is fast enough to move a rider's face muscles.

From Rob McCullough
Posted December 29, 2010 at 8:41 AM
I rode Kinda Ka last summer at Six Flags over a Parking lot in New Jersey. While the ride was a lot of fun, and I'm glad I did it, it was fast enough for me thank you very much.

From Rob McCullough
Posted December 29, 2010 at 8:43 AM
Sorry - that should have been "Kingda Ka". I stand by the "over a Parking Lot" bit.

From Joshua Counsil
Posted December 29, 2010 at 10:16 PM
There will be. Human tolerance of forces will play a stronger role in a roller coaster's critical velocity than mechanical constraints.

From Larry Zimmerman
Posted December 30, 2010 at 10:06 AM
If you ask me, the limiting factor on Formula Rossa was the park's admission price. I was there in November, and between the taxi ride to get there and the park admission, I decided it just wasn't worth the visit (despite the glorious notch it would have put on my coaster belt...).

From Mike Gallagher
Posted December 30, 2010 at 11:13 AM
Larry, you have a coaster belt??!! Where can I get one? It'd be a nice accessory to my various coaster t-shirts...:))

From Brandon Mendoza
Posted January 4, 2011 at 11:46 AM
I would have to agree that the human body will put the limits on coaster speeds... I mean you can test that stuff on those PC rollercoaster designer games.

When does a ride become uncomfortable? But I'll be honest, even though there are days in So Cal when I enjoy Goliath and X, I still enjoy "slow" rides like Space Mountain, California Screamin, and the Matterhorn.

I guess I'm not impressed with record breaking anything as long as a ride is fun to me.

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