i love the 'will it beat icon' meme, its like the 'big mac index' of the coaster world
Given my dad is 1.98m, or 6’6”, I guess that means he wouldn’t be able to ride Kondaa...It's a shame it's max height restriction is 195cm, I am 6ft 4 , so I'll just about get on, but I know there will be some disappointed thoosies
Yeah, that bit is strange. I could understand it if it had said 0.7 or something, as the vertical G sensor is counting the g-forces in directions relative to the train. The total force on the sensor is 1 G on the lift hill, but relative to the sensor the force is tilted backwards, making the "vertical" component lower than 1 G.Looks great! Don't understand the negative g-forces on the lift hill though...
That all looks fantastic.Lots of pictures from Exotic World, Kondaa and the new African restaurant 'Nsósó' on the link beneath...
Very interesting! I guessed they'd just stuck some plausible numbers on the graphic when the lift speed stayed at 14km/h, despite the noticeable increase halfway up!After taking a closer look at the forces, I think they are completely manufactured.
Not only that some forces just don't make any sense (-0,3g on the lifthill, +2g on a couple of airtime moments + brake run,...), but the whole curvature does not make any sense at all.
Considering that the forces appear to be for the first row, a typical curve on an airtime hill should look a little bit like this (Hyperion Front row with chest mount)
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Allthough you see the movement from myself and the train, you can see the what I mean: The front row gets the peak g-forces in the beginning, lowering while the train loses more and more speed. The forces displayed would be somewhat fitting for the last row, with the airtime getting stronger the longer the train is on the hill. However, it just magically stopping at -1,3g also rings something.
Upon closer inspection, it appears that Walibi just got some rough numbers from Intamin or the dutch TÜV and someone created the transitions in between. The transitions between the forces also seem to be straight, with no curvature in between (usually you start slow and increase the rate of change until a maximum is reached before "slowly" leveling again.
Looks ok on the first glance, but unfortunately this conveys wrong forces, which also appear to be plausible at first - and most people won't look as close as we do here, taking those for facts.
And yes, if travel does not get restricted within the next couple of days, I will make a couple of measurements on Kondaa. Any special wishes except for Front + Back row?
It certainly makes the measurement less accurate, as your body will likely move more, but the real forces do not change. You will feel them more, as your contact area to the restraint is smaller without you touching it + the exposed feeling of having your hands free.Does putting your arms up change the g-force reading? I'm guessing not, except you'll 'feel' it more without anchoring yourself. Plus you'll have turned yourself into a pendulum and shifted your centre of mass a little bit!