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New Roller Coaster Sends You On A 60-MPH Face-First Fall


That honor goes to 415-foot Zumanjaro at Six Flags Great Adventure. But the Fury offers a thrill no other ride does: a 60-mph, face-first free fall.

1) Slow brake

After about 100 feet of free fall, magnets in the seats interact with raised metal strips on the sides of the tower. That attraction slows the descent and allows riders to swing back upright as they glide to a stop.

2) Custom harnesses

Designers modified a standard roller-coaster harness with an extra-thick cushion around the waist to support riders weight comfortably as they lie flat.