A compressed air launch uses compressed air to launch the train. The first roller coaster with a compressed air launch was the now defunct HyperSonic XLC at Kings Dominion, opened in 2001. Do-Dodonpa, opened later in 2001, still operates today and has the fastest launch acceleration of any coaster in the world.
See also[edit | edit source]
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
|Roller coaster descriptions|
|Basic elements||Brake run • Station|
|Advanced elements||Bunny hill • Headchopper • Inversions • Pre-Drop • Tunnel|
|Propulsion||Lift hill (Cable • Catch car • Chain • Electric spiral • Elevator • Ferris wheel • Friction wheel • Spiral)|
|Technology||Block brakes • Car • On-ride camera • On-ride soundtrack • Test seat • Train • Track • Transfer track • Wheel assembly|
|Other||Exclusive ride time • POV • Queue line • Rollback • Theming|
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