Which coaster in the US has the highest G Forces?What's the most intense one you've ridden?
From Bob MillerThe most intense coaster i have been on is Top Thrill Dragster but i doubt it has the highest g forces
Posted June 30, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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From David L.The back row of any flying coaster like Superman, manta, or Tatsu.
Posted June 30, 2011 at 9:12 AM
From Jeff ElliottIntimidator 305 at Kings Dominion.....by far the highest sustain g-forces.....the only ride I have ever blacked out on...
Posted June 30, 2011 at 9:14 AM
From Manny RodriguezMission to space epcot and rock n rollercoaster hollywood studios
Posted June 30, 2011 at 11:30 AM
Manta sea world
From Carrie HoodWell, I can't say they have the G-Force factor but these special coasters can win under the "I think I need a Doctor, it broke my SPINE" type deal!
Posted June 30, 2011 at 2:59 PM
-Hercules at Dorney Park.
-Great American Scream Machine at SF Great Adventure.
-Viper at SF Great Adventure.
As for Normal, Non-Spine Shattering Rides..
From James RaoI rode I305 last year, but it was after the trims were added. It was still a beast of a ride, more intense than fun, but I did not have any blackout issues.
Posted June 30, 2011 at 6:18 PM
I heard that before the MCBR was added to the Titan at Six Flags Over Texas it was a blackout machine. While it is still an excellent coaster, I would have loved to have ridden it before it was neutered.
From Russell MeyerDefinitely Intimidator 305 at Kings Dominion. Tatsu would be a distant second with Flight Deck (Carrowinds) and Montu (Busch Gardens Tampa) with their batwing inversions in third.
Posted July 1, 2011 at 6:57 PM
From Manny RodriguezMission space montu. Rock n roller coaster
Posted July 1, 2011 at 7:27 PM
From James KoehlCedar Point had a coaster back in the '70s called Jumbo Jet. I remember that it had an extremely fast, tight spiraling finish. I don't know what the G's were, but the rumor was that it was closed and removed because the G forces were causing broken collar bones. Supposedly it was sold to a park in the former Soviet Union. Possibly it was used in a Gulag to punish political prisoners ;+I
Posted July 1, 2011 at 8:33 PM
From Derek PotterJumbo Jets were actually pretty popular during their day. They were transportable coasters, meant to travel to fairs and such. A lot of parks have had a Jumbo Jet (also known as Jet Star) I believe there was also one at Coney Island for a couple of seasons. All of the Schwartzkopf coasters from that time were known for high intensity forces.
Posted July 2, 2011 at 1:05 PM
Another coaster with some forces worth mentioning is the Tennessee Tornado at Dollywood. It's probably one of the best preserved Arrow Loopers, and also one of the most intense. Also the Magnum at Cedar Point has those ejector bunny hops at the end. Anyone without restraints would surely take flight. I also recall Powderkeg at Silver Dollar City having a few moments.
From Adam NewmanKennywood Phantom's Revenge 4.5 Gs. . . same as Intimidator 305 apparently . . .the Steel Phantom was 5.1 Gs . . .it was insane (see my post in the ride that replaced a ride thread lol)! Nitro at Great Adventure is 4.2 Gs.
Posted July 7, 2011 at 2:49 PM
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