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Gravity Max / 搶救地心

Lihpao Land (Houli Hsiang, Taichung, Taiwan)

Operating since 2002

Roller Coaster · Steel · Sit Down · Extreme

Make: Vekoma
Model: Other / Tilt Coaster

Statistics

Length:1,863.5 ft
Height:114 ft
Inversions:1
Speed:56 mph
Duration:2:26
Max Vertical Angle:90°
G-Force:3.5
Elements:88 ft tall Loop
Dimensions:380.6 ft x 229.7 ft
Capacity:1,185 riders per hour

Details

Trains:2 trains with 6 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.
Facts:Advertised as a "Tilt Coaster" or "Cliffhanger".  The train is pulled up a lift hill to a horizontal  platform.  The track then tilts until it is vertical, drops down into a tunnel, turns 180 degrees and emerges to enter the vertical loop.

How it works: After the train reaches the end of the horizontal tilt segment, a hook grabs the rear car of the train.  This holds the train in place during the tilting.  As a safety precaution, a large block of steel at the front of the tilt segment prevents the train from rolling off the end should the hook fail.  After the tilt segment is vertical and inline with the vertical drop, the block is pulled away and the hook is released.
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