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    Re: Big Thunder Mountain...

    Have Soooo Much Fun When You Do!!!!!!!! Okay? Just Promise Me That =) Lol
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    Re: Big Thunder Mountain...

    Mulholland Madness is the most terrifying 'coaster' there is. What it lacks in speed or drops it makes up for in its apparent disregard for the laws of centrifugal force, and its haughty contempt for proper building codes.
    Absolutely true, except there are no "laws of centrifugal force." Centrifugal force itself is fictitious. The "force" you feel is just your own inertia trying to keep going in the same direction, but being forced not to by the curve of the track. Anyway, sorry to nitpick--I nearly chose to become a physics major.

    Anyway, if you hurt your back on Screamin', PretzelSouls, you definitely should be talking with a doctor about all this. Screamin' is a lot faster and bigger than Big Thunder, and in some senses more thrilling because of the loop and steeper drops and such, but I'd think that Big Thunder would be more physically taxing because of the more rapid changes in direction and such. It has no substantial drops--they're all slow and/or short--and no loops or inversions of any sort, and it's far slower than Screamin', but you still should consult with a doctor. May I ask how you hurt your back on Screamin'?


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    Good catch Data. Centripedal force is blown severely out of proportion on Mulholland Madness. That coaster is possessed by an evil demon or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Datameister View Post
    Anyway, sorry to nitpick--I nearly chose to become a physics major.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tool View Post
    The one thing that "bothers" me is that after the 3rd lift its pretty anti-clamatic. It goes much slower than after the first two lifts.
    I'll have to concur with this. I always feel a little let down after the the last lift. Its kind of the opposite on SFMM's "Gold Rusher" The last section of the ride is the best....

    I only brought it up because they are both supposed to be mine train rides..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Datameister View Post
    May I ask how you hurt your back on Screamin'?
    I injured my back on Screamin' on one of the steep drops and my back some how became twisted and when we went through the loop I was trying to sit back and I got tossed forward despite the shoulder bars. It was odd, I'm still not posotive on how it happened, it was so fast. I've had back problems ever since that.
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    Re: Big Thunder Mountain...

    Quote Originally Posted by mycroft16 View Post
    That coaster is possessed by an evil demon or something.
    Hmmm...I wonder if perhaps this man could have cast a spell on it?

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    Agreed!
    Quote Originally Posted by mycroft16 View Post
    Good catch Data. Centripedal force is blown severely out of proportion on Mulholland Madness. That coaster is possessed by an evil demon or something.
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    I injured my back on Screamin' on one of the steep drops and my back some how became twisted and when we went through the loop I was trying to sit back and I got tossed forward despite the shoulder bars. It was odd, I'm still not posotive on how it happened, it was so fast. I've had back problems ever since that.
    That's really weird. I'm so sorry that happened! Like I said, make sure to check with your doctor if you haven't already before doing...well, just about anything strenuous.

    Changed. 100% satisfaction is my goal.
    Thanks for the thought...but you're barely breaking 80%. You're still referring to the fictitious "centrifugal force" in your post. (If you really want the 100%, try something like "apparent disregard for Newton's first law of motion." )


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    Thank you for all the info, and your brilliant science input...I'll be sure to check with a doctor first

    Quote Originally Posted by Datameister View Post
    That's really weird. I'm so sorry that happened! Like I said, make sure to check with your doctor if you haven't already before doing...well, just about anything strenuous.
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    Re: Big Thunder Mountain...

    I have been riding the WDW version of BTM since I was 4 years old.

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    Ohhhhh man

    BTM is my favorite ride at the park!

    And yeah it feels way faster than it actually is


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    btmrr is one of my favorite rides, make sure u try the goat trick, it makes the ride so much funner
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    Sit in the very front and you'll see how slow it is! It seems like it brakes going down the hills so you don't get the momentum you do in the front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Datameister View Post
    Absolutely true, except there are no "laws of centrifugal force." Centrifugal force itself is fictitious. The "force" you feel is just your own inertia trying to keep going in the same direction, but being forced not to by the curve of the track. Anyway, sorry to nitpick--I nearly chose to become a physics major.
    Yes and no... enjoy the link
    http://phun.physics.virginia.edu/top...ntrifugal.html
    I'd also recommend looking at the demo at the bottom. Technically it is a lack of force and not a presence of force that causes the effect. Ironically NASA is probably the most famous for using this effect to train against G forces.

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