Sunday, November 4, 2001 6:07 PM
Hi, I have never been on a hyper coaster or any other coaster with airtime. What does it feel like? Does it give you the same feeling as the first drop on a coaster? Does it feel like a zero-g roll? Or what does it feel like?
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Sunday, November 4, 2001 6:17 PM
I've been on Goliath and the airtime is good on that coaster. Also S:TE has great airtime. IMO the first drop is more fun than the airtime. It feels like...hm...I can't really explain it...sorry :(
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Sunday, November 4, 2001 6:20 PM
It sure does. In the case of Nitro, think about experiencing the first drop on any coaster 7 times
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Sunday, November 4, 2001 6:28 PM
Imagine being levitated out of your seat. That is what airtime is. Some coasters give a floaty-feel where you levitate out of your seat for a prolonged period of time, (MF) and others thrust you out. (Magnum) I describe the thrusting airtime like the coaster dropping before you- the lapbar drags you with it.
Airtime= Weightless levitation. Its like your flying
Sunday, November 4, 2001 8:14 PM
its like flying and if theres a lot of it (ghostrider) it feels like your flying and being pulled down at the same time its really cool
Sunday, November 4, 2001 8:16 PM
your profile says youve been on V2 doesnt that have airtime?
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Monday, November 5, 2001 12:52 AM
It feels like warm apple....... wait a minute wrong feeling. :)
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Monday, November 5, 2001 3:41 AM
You have been to PGA so I'm assuming you ride their Drop Zone. If the experience is anyway similar to the Drop Zone at Carowinds, then you experienced a LOT of airtime on that :)
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Monday, November 5, 2001 7:01 AM
On Mamba you get gently thrown out of your seat, but on Timberwolf you are thrust out more on the tops of the hills.
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Monday, November 5, 2001 11:49 AM
Well, I see you've been on Greased Lightning. You know when you go up the back spike and then lose your momentum and go back down? Airtime feels like that. It is an awesome feeling. There are 2 types of airtime, as others have said. Floater and thrusting. I prefer the 2nd, where you are thrown from your chair. Phantom's Revenge and Magnum in the front are good examples of this. It is awesome. If you want to go on a coaster with airtime, you should go to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Giant Dipper has a lot of great airtime and it is close to you. (I'm assuming you live near Santa Crus because you've been to San Jose and San Franciso parks.)
Monday, November 5, 2001 12:19 PM
coastermaster said:I know so much about roller coasters. Have any qustions just E-Mail me at email@example.com
And you're asking what airtime is!? :)
Monday, November 5, 2001 1:15 PM
Hey, I never heard anybody use the word 'artime' until I rode Magnum when it opened. I think just about every coaster has some airtime, unless it has no drop. So unless the only coaster type you've been on are Intamin Bobsled coasters (Mack bobsleds have mild drops) which are more like waterless waterslides, or a powered coaster like one of those Dragons, you've experienced some airtime.
I also orignally thought that 'airtime' didn't apply to coasters with OTSR's, seatbelts, or some individual ratcheting lapbars (any newer one that extends into your waist to be extra secure ala modified FOF, or GCI's Milleneum Flyer trains) because you don't actually fly out of your seat anymore. Now me and my friends call any coaster that you actually fly out of your seat 'REAL airtime' and other ones 'FAKE airtime', since any air you would get would be a result of you messing with the restraints (putting your knees up to avoid stapling, loosening the seatbelt) which is fun but not consistent. Some RO's will not allow loose restraints, or just staple you in for telling them how to do their job, which is understandable, no one wants to get sued.
Monday, November 5, 2001 1:21 PM
Youve been on Roar, That coaster has airtime!
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Wednesday, November 7, 2001 8:42 AM
If you want to experience a coaster with 'where did the train go?'airtime head north to Vancouver,BC and ride Coaster at the PNE/Playland.You will know what airtime is after riding this coaster.And do it soon,as this coaster may not be around after next year.
Wednesday, November 7, 2001 9:26 AM
I love apollo's chariot myself, back row outside preferably left, make year lap bar just a wee loose an hope you don;t get a stapling ride op. those first 3 drops, I especially love the first drop and the drop into that helix. time almost stands still for a split second leading in to the helix. one heck of a ride and don;t even wate your time in the front but that is just my opinion.
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