Which coaster in the US has the highest G Forces?
What's the most intense one you've ridden?
The most intense coaster i have been on is Top Thrill Dragster but i doubt it has the highest g forces
From David L.
Posted June 30, 2011 at 9:12 AM
The back row of any flying coaster like Superman, manta, or Tatsu.
Intimidator 305 at Kings Dominion.....by far the highest sustain g-forces.....the only ride I have ever blacked out on...
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Manta sea world
Well, 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!
-Hercules at Dorney Park.
-Great American Scream Machine at SF Great Adventure.
-Viper at SF Great Adventure.
As for Normal, Non-Spine Shattering Rides..
-Griffin at BGW. That dangle is intense the first few times, then you learn to like it!
-Great White at Moreys Piers, NJ. Just simply for the fact when you get out to the dark side you pause to wonder "Are we gonna die?".
-Thunderhawk at Dorney Park. Trust me, it's odd and likes to try and throw you out at the TOP of hills.
-Jackrabbit at Kennywood. Small people beware, it also feels like it's going to toss you straight out with the G-forces.
-Comet at Hershey Park. It's old, it still has working hand-pull brakes! Plus on a cold day, it runs like they sprayed it with WD-40 and threw the speed limit out the window.
From James Rao
Posted June 30, 2011 at 6:18 PM
I 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.
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.
Definitely 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.
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Cedar 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
Jumbo 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.
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.
Kennywood 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.
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