Tag Archives | Coaster

…Fahrenheit looks scarry?

Fahrenheit

The new Fahrenheit coaster at Hershey Park now features the steepest drop of any coaster in the US.

How steep?

Try 97 degrees. (For those of you wondering: Yes, that is PAST vertical.)

The coaster, which features a 121 foot drop, a 107 foot inverted loop, two inverted corkscrew rolls, a Cobra element, an Airborne inverted S roll, two hills called Airtime hill, and two High-speed/banked curves, reaches a maximum speed of 58 mph, and takes 12 riders on an 85 second ride of their life.

Check out Popular Mechanics for a behind the scenes look at how the coaster was made, and hold on to your lunch if you’re going to watch the video.

[Fahrenheit]

[Popular Mechanics – Build A Roller Coaster]

…Coasters can choose sides?

East West Coaster

These clever coasters from Elsewares let you show some pride for the coast with the most, though they won’t hurt either because they’re made with recycled automobile tires.

[Elsewares – Recycled Rubber Coasters]

[Via: Core77 Design Blog]