Dangling Feet

Sunday, September 15, 2002 6:34 PM
I have been on some floorless coasters (Medusa East, B:KF, and B:TDK) and some B+M inverts (Alpengeist, B:TR, Talon, etc.) and my family and I have never really cared about the fact that our feet were dangling. Sure, we loved the rides, but we would not have really cared if there was a floor under us or not. I was just wondering what the rest of the enthusiast community thought about the floorless concept (not the GP, I bet many of them are intimidated).

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 6:35 PM
I like floorless front row!! That is an awesome experience. Other rows don't feel as good though. I like inverts just because it's different and relaxing.

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 7:12 PM

I look at floorless coasters, and think "the dangling feet are fun, the front row is great for visuals, and they're B&M loopers no matter how to slice them."

In other words, I like them. The "floorless" aspect isn't a HUGE deal, but add a bit to the ride, so why not.

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 7:47 PM
I'm not all that tall, so speed coasters like Raging Bull are basically 'floorless' to me. I guess I just like the freedom and relaxation aspect. I don't feel so enclosed...like in an Arrow looper or something. I think B&M's are getting more comfortable all the time (though I have yet to ride a flyer).

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Sunday, September 15, 2002 8:07 PM

I'll have to agree with GregLeg about the floorless. The front seat aside, it's just a B&M looper (not that there's anything wrong with that!).

I'm not exactly sure how you would even get a floor under an invert, though.

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Monday, September 16, 2002 1:08 AM

The best place to ride a floorless or invert is definately the front row, just so you can see what is going on. Having your feet dangling gives a sense of complete freedom. My only complaint was on Medusa on an inside seat. The foot closest to the middle of the car actually had to rest on the post with the bumper on it.

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Monday, September 16, 2002 1:28 AM
Speaking of floorless coasters, I always kick the seat in front of me. Plus, geneticfreak is right, in the middle seats, there's that bumpy thing so it's not completely floorless. But i guess i'm just nitpicking.

Seriously, though, i like inverts way better than floorless models. I like not seeing anything under your feet, especially on Raptor when your feet "kick out" over the midway on the 1st drop! Plus, the positive G's seem more intense with the track over you.

The best B&M's though are the hypers. Those trains are awesome, and although they have a floor, you'd have to be like 7 feet tall to touch it. When you're coming over the camelback's on Nitro, it's like you're just floating in the air! Completely awesome, and the best B&M design to date!

~me

*** This post was edited by nelson324 on 9/16/2002. ***

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Monday, September 16, 2002 2:43 AM
On floorless coasters (I've been on Medusa east and B:KF), I really didn't care one way or another...but it certainly doesn't detract from the ride. On Inverts, it would seriously detract from the experience, IMO. The best part is the wind whipping against your legs, and looking down to see nothing but air below you. The view down is especially fun on a very tall invert such as Alpengeist.

Jman

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Monday, September 16, 2002 4:24 AM

Batman: KF is the only floorless I have ridden, but no matter where I sit, it's an experience. B&M makes great coasters, but the floorless aspect is "different''. If it were a looper, or a stand-up....it wouldn't matter, the layout is incredible and that makes the coaster.....floorless or not. For B&M, it was a different way to express their wonderful creativity.

Chaindog: A floored-invert? What a concept.........Stupid, but creative, nonetheless. (And you better note the sarcasm, here).

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Monday, September 16, 2002 6:09 AM
I like to have my feet dangling on a ride. It's the "freedom" of movement.

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Monday, September 16, 2002 7:15 AM
one thing I have to say about the floorless aspect is that it put more to it's advantage if B&M added some more non-inverting elements to the floorless to give a better sensation.

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Monday, September 16, 2002 7:25 AM
right now, even though it seems to be the current trend i do not like rides that dangle your feet, i prefer to have a floor, this opinion resulted from riding the remix at the erie county fair and then developing severe leg cramps after the ride, so now i cannot ride much stuff that makes your legs dangle, i can still ride some stuff though, so thats ok, but it kinda sucks for me because i really dont want to experience leg cramps like that again, and it messes you up even more because you have to walk and stuff after the ride
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Monday, September 16, 2002 10:19 AM

nelson324 said:

Nitro. Completely awesome, and the best B&M design to date!

Hum,,,,,I challenge that . Thats an awfully brave statement to make wouldn't ya say?


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Monday, September 16, 2002 10:23 AM
When will someone design an inverted stand-up anyway??
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Monday, September 16, 2002 11:39 AM
It is impossible to do an inverted stand up. This has been discussed before.

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Monday, September 16, 2002 11:44 AM


DorneyDante said:

Hum,,,,,I challenge that . Thats an awfully brave statement to make wouldn't ya say?





Challenge with what? I actuallly agree with the boy. That is our opinion!

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Monday, September 16, 2002 1:40 PM
Bravo for your opinion! I'm not starting a childish 3 year old arguement about which B+M is the "best." Thats just stupid, you can go to another coaster mesageboard for that arguement. All I was saying was that declaring a "best" among all the B+M's is something you just cant do.
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Monday, September 16, 2002 2:15 PM

Except for the fact that he just DID declare Nitro the best B&M design to date. I'm unsure what you're message is trying to get at, DorneyDante.

JC, who thinks Nitro is #1 coaster, but Montu has the best layout.

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Monday, September 16, 2002 2:16 PM

Sure you can. They just did.

In any case, in rereading that post, it seemed like they were calling B&M Speed Coaster trains the best design to date. Otherwise, the subject of the paragraph shifts awkwardly.

For what it's worth, I prefer riding Medusa (east) in the back row - left, so I don't care too much about it being floorless. Inverts, though, wouldn't be inverts if they had a floor.

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*** This post was edited by Chernabog on 9/16/2002. ***

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Monday, September 16, 2002 2:22 PM

The title of this thread made me think of something:

Isn't it just *too much fun* to swing your dangling feet back and forth when seated on an inverted coaster? Or a drop ride, for that matter.

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*** This post was edited by chris on 9/16/2002. ***

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