Unique Coasters: Takabisha at Fuji-Q Highlands
Unique Coasters is a type of post where I highlight a certain coaster that is unique. They aren’t necessarily the largest or most insane coasters but they are all one of a kind. This coaster is Takabisha at Fuji-Q Highlands.
Takabisha is a Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter coaster, this means that each train has only one car. Takabisha begins with a few turns and drops inside a tunnel. The first inversion is here too. A launch shoots the riders outside and over a giant Corkscrew. The next inversion is a one-of-a-kind Banana Roll. It is kind of like a Cobra Roll mixed with an overbanked turn. Another Corkscrew follows this. A small hill leads riders to a brake run. The ride isn’t over yet though. There is a turn to the right before a 141 foot tall vertical lift hill. At the top there are a few brakes that slow the cars down before they drop off the edge. Takabisha has a record-breaking drop. It is steeper than any other on the planet, 121 degrees. Next is a large Dive Loop, an Inside Top Hat, and an Immelmann combo. This leads to the ride’s final brakes.
Why is it unique?
There are only two coasters in the world so far that have both a vertical lift and a launch. The other is Fluch von Novgorod, it isn’t as large as Takabisha. It has the world’s steepest drop. Takabisha has a one-of-a-kind inversion in the banana roll. Plus six other inversions. It is the largest Euro-Fighter in the world. All of this makes it a very unique coaster.
You can see other pictures of Takabisha on the RCDB.
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I couldn’t find a legal POV of Takabisha but here is a No Limits animation of it.
What do you think? Do you know of another unique coaster? Please comment. Thanks for reading!