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    I doubt it... sonic booms are for going really really fast, and you can only go so fast moving around tight tracks and corners, much more challenging than just going really really fast, unless the tracks have really long straight-aways, or are really large...

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    A sonic boom occurs whenever you break the sound barrier: 1,225 kph (761 mph)
    I'm faily certain that Wipeout ships routinely break that speed.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fr0KdxhYgfY

    Can we say "RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!" children? I think we can.

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    They couldn't in Pure, the only time an anti-gravity racer in Wipeout could top that speed was in Wipeout Fusion - and the speedometer from what I heard reads twice as much as the actual speed.

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    the zone ship could though

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    Ya, a sonic boom in zone mode, that would be cool!!

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    My thoughts exactly.
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    Given that in fusion the numbers are double the reality, what about Mandrashee, track three? Even if you half the numbers all of those Boost Pads push you over Mach 1 by an easy 200kph.

    One thing I noticed is that in WO3 some ships developed "wing-trails" at high speed, rather like Thrust in that video.... what happened to that little effect? It gave a much better feeling of speed than fiddled speedo numbers.

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    I never noticed the wing-trails in WO3. Maybe it's because the NTSC-A version doesn't have it, or I'm just too slow.

    Yeah, I know that sound barrier speed can be attained in Zone, but who can handle it? The thing that made the booms possible in XGIII - take a look at the track design. The tracks are LONG, and there's tons of straightaway on almost every track. Wipeout does not have many of those tracks.

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    Picture it:
    You're playing Zone, wizzing around Florion Height, or maybe Cubis Float, you enter the trackless area, the dust picks up... and you hit mach 1:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUd6Aa17H0I

    Excessive, I know, but would you not feel cool as ****? Wouldn't that make it all worth it?

    ED: Ooh, here's a real one!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d9A2oq1N38

    That would be cool too... you could have one of those light bending effects around the ship...

    .....I'll be quiet now.

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    Lol, I love mythbusters (much better than brainiac imo)

    I'm sorry, where were we?......


    *thinking really hard*

    Zone mode! I guess I'll have to pop the fusion disk in

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    Brainiac is more about the shits and giggles (read: Chips done quick by exploding a potato then exploding the pieces for slightly charred and underdone chips)

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