Takabisha is a Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter steel roller coaster located at the Fuji-Q Highland theme park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan. It is famous for having a drop angle of 121° - the steepest coaster in the world. The Japanese name Takabisha translates to "dominant" in English.
Takabisha is a custom Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter roller coaster. The 1,000-metre (3,300 ft) ride begins with a sudden drop into pitch black darkness before entering a slow heartline roll. In just two seconds, the car is launched by linear motors down a 63-metre (207 ft) long tunnel to a speed of 100 kilometres per hour (62 mph). It then exits out of the station building and directly into a large inverted top hat.
Immediately following the exit of this inversion the car goes into a banana roll, corkscrew and then two airtime hills. The ride is slowed on a set of block brakes and returns into the station building. The track then turns a sharp 180° turn to the right before going back out of the building and onto the vertical chain lift hill. This hill takes riders up to a height of 43 metres (141 ft). Once at the top, the car slowly inches towards the record-breaking 121°, beyond-vertical drop.
Once the car is released from the top of the hill, it hurtles back down towards the ground and enters a dive loop, an inline loop and finally the seventh inversion, an immelmann loop.The whole ride is over within 2 minutes.
Type: Steel - Euro-Fighter
Height: 43 m (141 ft)
Length: 1,000 m (3,300 ft)
Speed: 100 km/h (62 mph)
Max vertical angle: 121°
Acceleration; 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 2 seconds
Height restriction: 130 cm (4 ft 3 in)
Trains: Several trains with a single car. Riders are arranged 4 across in 2 rows for a total of 8 riders per train.