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How long is 9.80 shaftments?

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It's about 900 times as long as a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness).
In other words, 9.80 shaftments is 880 times the length of a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness), and the length of a Strand of Spaghetti (thickness) is 0.0011 times that amount.
(average; restaurant and supermarket applications) (based on FMA Omcan Italian Made TR50 Counter Top Pasta Machine Extruder 13317)
An average strand of restaurant-grade spaghetti measures 0.011 shaftments in thickness. In 2010, a California Buca di Beppo set a world record by preparing a 13,780-lb bowl of spaghetti, served in a swimming pool.
It's about 1,000 times as long as a Grain of Sand.
In other words, 9.80 shaftments is 1,190 times the length of a Grain of Sand, and the length of a Grain of Sand is 0.00084 times that amount.
(medium grain)
Composed mainly of quartz, mica, feldspar, or magnetite, a grain of sand measures an average of 0.0082 shaftments. In 2007, a team of seven in Myrtle Beach created the world's tallest sandcastle, which measured 99.10 shaftments in height.
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as long as The Preakness Stakes.
In other words, 9.80 shaftments is 0.0007814992 times the length of The Preakness Stakes, and the length of The Preakness Stakes is 1,279.5920 times that amount.
(Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland) (total race length)
The total race length of the Preakness Stakes run at the Pimlico Race Course is 12,540 shaftments. Dubbed "the race for the Black-eyed Susans" after Maryland's state flower, the winning horse is actually draped with a garland of painted yellow daisies, as Black-eyed Susans do not bloom in time for the late-May race.
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as long as The Kentucky Derby.
In other words, 9.80 shaftments is 0.000742424 times the length of The Kentucky Derby, and the length of The Kentucky Derby is 1,346.940 times that amount.
(Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky) (total race length)
The total race length of the Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs is 13,200 shaftments. 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 one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as long as The Beast (Roller Coaster).
In other words, 9.80 shaftments is 0.0006659 times the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster), and the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster) is 1,502 times that amount.
(King's Island Amusement Park; Mason, OH)
The roller coaster The Beast is 14,720 shaftments 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-one-thousand-five-hundredth as long as The Belmont Stakes.
In other words, 9.80 shaftments is 0.0006186869 times the length of The Belmont Stakes, and the length of The Belmont Stakes is 1,616.3260 times that amount.
(Belmont Park, Elmont, New York) (total race length)
The total race length of the Belmont Stakes run at Belmont Park is 15,840 shaftments. It was during the 1974 Belmont Stakes that Secretariat set an America Grade 1 stakes record in winning by a distance of about 496 shaftments
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as long as Steel Dragon 2000.
In other words, 9.80 shaftments is 0.0006025 times the length of Steel Dragon 2000, and the length of Steel Dragon 2000 is 1,660 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 16,270 shaftments in length. It is one of only two operating "Gigacoasters" (meaning its height is between 600 shaftments and 798 shaftments) in the world, having a height of 636.50 shaftments.