Mark said:Well ok, it FEELs more powerful.
I am with Mark on this. Last week helped me make my mind up completly about these two rides. I did Stealth on Thursday and Rita on Friday. Rita felt so tame and rubbish compared to Stealth's launch, Stealth felt alot more powerful even though its been proven that Rita is more powerful.Mark said:doesn't feel as intense nor as breathtaking to Stealth to me. Personal opinion and all that.
I agree with that totally. I rode them a week apart, and Rita's is more of a short sharp shock, the acceleration died quite badly after a couple of seconds. Stealth's kept going, even if it is a tad less intense, and I personally really appreciated the extra 20mph, I could really feel it. However, as a ride, I still prefer Rita.Rita looks and feels faster, but Stealth's is more prolonged.
You are right though, and Rita's acceleration dies very quickly, whereas Stealths keeps the pace up. I think that maybe the faster acceleration isn't all it's cracked up to be, a longer acceleration is actually better?
Er, I thought Rita went from 0-61.1mph in 2.5 seconds not 1, making the acceleration rate 24.44, lower than Stealth's which is 34.78.Ultimate Coaster said:Rita reaches 61.1 mph in approximately 0.90 seconds, making it the fastest accelerating Rocket coaster in the world.