It's about one-fortieth as long as The Kentucky Derby.
In other words, 8 ropes is 0.0242424 times the length of The Kentucky Derby, and the length of The Kentucky Derby is 41.250 times that amount.(Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky) (total race length)
The total race length of the Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs is 330 ropes. First run in 1864, the Kentucky Derby is one of the oldest continuously-running sporting events in America, almost two years older than the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
It's about 45 times as tall as Kenny Baker.
In other words, the height of Kenny Baker is 0.023 times 8 ropes.(a.k.a. Kenneth George Baker) (1934-) (actor)
Kenny Baker, most famous for his role as R2-D2 in the Star Wars film franchise, is an LP with a height of 0.180 ropes. Baker and his wife, Eileen, both made brief appearances as the small, woodland creatures known as Ewoks in the 1984 Star Wars movie, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (a.k.a. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi).
It's about one-forty-fifth as long as The Beast (Roller Coaster).
In other words, 8 ropes is 0.02174 times the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster), and the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster) is 46 times that amount.(King's Island Amusement Park; Mason, OH)
The roller coaster The Beast is 367.90 ropes in length. On its twenty-fifth year of operation in 2004, The Beast was awarded the Landmark Award by the American Coaster Enthusiasts as a historically significant roller coaster.
It's about one-fiftieth as long as The Belmont Stakes.
In other words, 8 ropes is 0.02020202 times the length of The Belmont Stakes, and the length of The Belmont Stakes is 49.50 times that amount.(Belmont Park, Elmont, New York) (total race length)
The total race length of the Belmont Stakes run at Belmont Park is 396 ropes. It was during the 1974 Belmont Stakes that Secretariat set an America Grade 1 stakes record in winning by a distance of about 12.40 ropes
It's about one-fiftieth as long as The National Mall.
In other words, the length of The National Mall is 50 times 8 ropes.(Washington, D.C.) (to Lincoln Memorial)
From the steps of the Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall is 500 ropes. On December 4th, 2008, the entirety of the Mall was declared open to the public for the first time in American history in anticipation of the estimated two million visitors to the Mall for the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20th, 2009.
It's about one-fiftieth as long as Steel Dragon 2000.
In other words, 8 ropes is 0.01967 times the length of Steel Dragon 2000, and the length of Steel Dragon 2000 is 50.840 times that amount.(a.k.a. スチールドラゴン2000) (Nagashima Span Land; Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, Japan)
The roller coaster Steel Dragon 2000 is 406.70 ropes in length. It is one of only two operating "Gigacoasters" (meaning its height is between 15 ropes and 19.950 ropes) in the world, having a height of 15.910 ropes.
It's about 55 times as tall as General Tom Thumb.
In other words, the height of General Tom Thumb is 0.019 times 8 ropes.(a.k.a. Charles Sherwood Stratton) (1838-1883) (circus performer; height at death)
General Tom Thumb was an LP with a height (at his death) of 0.150 ropes. Thumb stopped growing at 0.10 ropes when he was five years old, but resumed growth in his teens which continued through the remainder of his life.