Speed: No Limits

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Speed: No Limits
Oakwoodspeed.jpg
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
Height restriction 125 cm (4 ft 1 in)
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]

Its 115 feet (35 m) lift hill and first drop tower can be seen from a distance away. It is the tallest, fastest and steepest roller coaster in Wales.

Trains[edit]

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.

Ride Experience[edit]

The ride begins with a right turn and then 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 heartline roll. The train then turns left with a slight incline then entering a double helix into the final brake run (which consists of magnetic brakes and fin brakes),the cars then turn right into the station.

Colour Scheme[edit]

The ride is painted orange with green supports.

Photo Gallery[edit]

Records[edit]

Preceded by
unknown
World's steepest roller coaster
April 13, 2006 – July 5, 2008
97°
Uk's 1st Gurstlauer Eurofighter 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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