Supercoasters

  • 2006
  • TV Show
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Charting the physics, geometry and engineering that go into roller-coaster design, and the “chemical connection between fear and euphoria” that makes coasters alluring. The program visits coasters in Ohio, Florida, California, Tennessee, Canada, Japan and Germany; traces coaster history back to 19th-century Coney Island; and follows designer Mike Bo (more…)

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Charting the physics, geometry and engineering that go into roller-coaster design, and the “chemical connection between fear and euphoria” that makes coasters alluring. The program visits coasters in Ohio, Florida, California, Tennessee, Canada, Japan and Germany; traces coaster history back to 19th-century Coney Island; and follows designer Mike Boodley as he sketches plans for a ride that starts atop a San Francisco skyscraper and ends at the Marin County side of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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