Tagged: coasters-101

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Cedar Point Coaster Tech Videos

Design World has been posting a series of videos showcasing how some of the mega roller coasters and thrill rides at Cedar Point operate. In the first video, Monty Jasper, corporate...

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RoboCoasters-101

In the race to build even more thrilling and unpredictable ride experiences, the RoboCoaster has emerged as one of the most dynamic ride systems out there. From stationary rides to state-of-the-art...

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Coasters-101: Launch Systems

In the last edition of Coasters-101 we discussed how roller coasters are raised to their highest point via lift hills. Today we’re going to examine a more thrilling alternative to the...

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Coasters-101: Vertical Loops

There is something quite remarkable about being able to defy gravity and part of the charm of roller coasters is that they let you do exactly that. The vertical loop is...

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Coasters-101: Track Fabrication

Welcome to the latest edition of Coasters-101 where we’ll answer the question how is roller coaster track made and explain what some of the latest track fabrication techniques. Tubular roller coaster...

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Coasters-101: Wheel Design

A typical wheel used on a roller coaster is constructed by taking an aluminum hub and bonding a polyurethane tire to the hub’s outside diameter. This entire “wheel assembly” is then...

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Coasters-101: Foundations

Welcome to another addition of Coasters-101. Today we’re going to discuss one of the most important and perhaps most overlooked components of a roller coaster-the foundations! It’s an exciting time when...

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Coasters-101: Track Modeling in CAD

Welcome to the latest edition of Coasters-101, the series where we talk about how roller coasters are designed and built. Let’s talk about modeling a roller coaster track on the computer....