posted on Jun, 14 2008 @ 01:55 AM
Its all about personal perspective and balance, in the front, your half way down the first hill before it goes faster. In the very middle, as soon as
your over the top of the hill, your speed translates as though your riding your bike down it. At the very back, you go faster before you get over the
top of the hill.
At the front, just after your down a tiny part of the hill, 80% of the weight/cars are still trying to drag the first cars backwards down the hill
(the huge ratchet chain prevents this). In the middle, at the top of the hill, 50% of the weight/cars are on either side of the hill and there is no
"unpowered" movment of the cars one direction or the other. So as soon as your over the hill when your in the middle car, its like theres no cars in
the front or back of you and it feels like "true" gravity. In the back, most of the cars are over the hill and pull you over the hill before your
really over it.
There is no difference to the amount of momentum in the front, back or middle. If the coster didn't bend/turn when it hit a wall, even if the
linkages were a bit loose, the rear cars will add their incremental momentum amounts when they catch up.