Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Something Else To Do Before You Die

A roller coaster with a 4th dimension! This is Eejanaika, and it is not just your average, run of the mill coaster here folks. You are sitting in a seat, and you take off onto the track. Only this time, on this ride, there is an extra set of tracks that controls what your seat is doing throughout the ride. I spins you 360 degrees while you are flying around the track. It would probably be better if you were in the superman position, but this is still nothing that USA has that I am aware of.

[Video after the jump]

Eejanaika is at Fuji-Q Highland in Japan. It holds the Guinness world record for number of inversions at 14. Other specs are as follows:

Maximum Speed 126 km/h
Lift Height 76 m
Angle of Descent 89 degrees
Track Length 1,153 m

There are also a bunch more great pics HERE.

via TechEBlog [Knuttz]


Robin - Erithacus rubecula said...

Now that loooks terrifying! The independent seat thing is just too scary for me.


Ryan said...

It does look like you would definitely be feeling some more G's with that!

Thanks for the comment!

Andy C said...

Just come skydive ;-)