Thrill Factor (2015– )
12 Aug. 2015Fear of Falling 355 Feet
Tory & Kari examine how drop rides are designed to exploit riders' natural fear of falling. The two use themselves as test subjects as they plummet 335 feet on Falcon's Fury, the tallest freestanding drop ride in North America.
12 Aug. 2015Battle of the Sexes
Kari & Tory conduct a battle of the sexes to determine which gender handles the rush of extreme thrills better. They will test groups of men and women on the launch coaster Thunderbird - going upside-down through 160-ft loop.
19 Aug. 2015Kari Has No Sense
Tory experiments with Kari senses as she rides Colorado's Glenwood Canyon Flyer ride, which swings riders over a 1,300-foot cliff. She'll be vision and hearing deprived, testing how sight and sounds add to the thrills of a ride.
19 Aug. 2015In the Hot Seat
Tory and Kari use accelerometers and state-of-the-art eye-tracking equipment to determine the best place seat on a roller coaster. Their laboratory is Hades 360 in Wisconsin, the only wooden coaster that has a corkscrew.
26 Aug. 2015Tory's Terrifying Jump
Tory and Kari are on a scientific quest to find out if there really is such a thing as an adrenaline junkie.
26 Aug. 2015Surviving the Apocalypse
Tory and Kari step aboard an epic coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California called Apocalypse to see what physiological effects thrill rides have on the body.
2 Sep. 2015In the Driver's Seat
Tory & Kari set up shop trackside at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, CA, where Tory enrolls in racing school at Simraceway Performance Driving Center.
2 Sep. 2015Slippery When Wet
Kari heads to Wet 'N' Wild in Palm Springs, CA to learn the science behind waterslides.