Speed: No Limits

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Speed: No Limits
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Speed's 97 degree drop
Oakwood Theme Park
Coordinates 51°46′44″N 4°48′18″W / 51.779°N 4.805°W / 51.779; -4.805Coordinates: 51°46′44″N 4°48′18″W / 51.779°N 4.805°W / 51.779; -4.805
Status Operating
Opening date 13 April 2006
Cost £3,000,000
General statistics
Type Steel – Euro-Fighter
Manufacturer Gerstlauer
Designer Werner Stengel
Track layout Steel
Lift/launch system Vertical chain lift
Height 115 ft (35 m)
Drop 110 ft (34 m)
Length 1,970 ft (600 m)
Speed 59 mph (95 km/h)
Inversions 2
Duration 1:30
Max vertical angle 97°
Capacity 800 riders per hour
G-force 4.5
Speed: No Limits at RCDB
Pictures of Speed: No Limits at RCDB

Speed: No Limits is a roller coaster at Oakwood Theme Park, Pembrokeshire, UK. It is a Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter and contains a 90° chain lift hill and a 97° first drop. The ride was installed by Ride Entertainment Group, who handles all of Gerstlauer's operations in the Western Hemisphere.[1][2] The ride uses four trains, each consisting of two rows, each with four across seating and can carry eight people per train. The trains use standard Euro-Fighter over-the-shoulder restraints. The ride begins with a 115 foot vertical 90° chain lift hill, this is followed by a 110 foot beyond vertical 97° first drop. Cars then reach a speed of 59 miles per hour at the base of this drop, pulling 4.5 G, cars then crest over an airtime hill, pulling -1.3 G. This is followed by an overbanked turn at an angle of 110° and a vertical loop, cars then rise up into a set of brakes. Cars then descend a small dip, into a zero-G-roll and the ride ends with a double helix into the final brake run, cars then return to the station. The ride is painted orange and green and its lift hill and first drop tower can be seen from a distance away. It is the tallest, fastest and steepest roller coaster in Wales.In 2013 due to a power cut,the ride stopped at the top of the 1st hill for 18-20 minutes

Preceded by
unknown
World's steepest roller coaster
April 13, 2006 – July 5, 2008
97°
Succeeded by
Steel Hawg
111°

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gerstlauer busy in 2011". Park World Magazine. 29 December 2010. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Projects". Ride Entertainment Group. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 

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