Ejector Seat?

Sunday, June 22, 2003 3:57 AM
This may be a dumb question to some, but which seat is the ejector seat? I have seen different people call different seats on Magnum the "Ejector Seat." I have always thought that it was the back seat of the red train. That is where I seem to get the most air. I saw it listed as 1-3 the other day. Is this car one -- row three or train one (red), car three as marked on Magnum's trains? I did a search and did not come up with much.

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Sunday, June 22, 2003 4:07 AM
The ejector seat is Car one Row three. I don't think it the amount of air differs by train. I rode magnum in the same row on both trains and got the same amount of Ejector air.......Tons.
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*** This post was edited by SFDL fan 6/22/2003 8:08:22 AM ***
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Sunday, June 22, 2003 7:58 PM
The "real" ejector seat is the last car of Coaster at PNE. :)
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Sunday, June 22, 2003 8:09 PM
While I have heard about the 1-3 spot on Magnum I am convinced that last car (forgive me I dont know the number) front row is the "real" ejector seat.

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Sunday, June 22, 2003 8:35 PM

SFDL fan said:
The ejector seat is Car one Row three. I don't think it the amount of air differs by train. I rode magnum in the same row on both trains and got the same amount of Ejector air.......Tons.

I'd have to agree there. I was in pain after I got off.
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Sunday, June 22, 2003 8:41 PM
Having ridden all over on the Magnum i would say that seat 1-3 is the most intense ejector-type air on the ride (definately in the park, but probably not of all time). Anyway, 1-1 is a good seat with lots of thigh bruising air but not quite as intense. 1-2 is my favorite because of the gluttony of air without the violence. The back car has a good amount of air as well, but not so dramatic. Pulling up and over the hill, i find, to be less forceful than being pushed up out and over (as in the front).

But i would defiantely say that 1-3 has traditionally been the "ejector seat".

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Monday, June 23, 2003 8:40 AM
I just never liked the front as much as I do the back. When I'm in the front of the train, as you start down the hills, it feels like there are brakes on the train because most of the train is still comming up the other side of the hill.

I have just always had a better ride experience in the back seat and thought that that was the ejector seat.

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Monday, June 23, 2003 8:50 AM
I think the "Ejector Seat" was made up by delusional enthusiasts.

I'm pretty sure 1-3 is no better than 1-1 or 1-2.

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Monday, June 23, 2003 9:04 AM

Den said:


I'm pretty sure 1-3 is no better than 1-1 or 1-2.

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I would beg to differ. 1-3 is way different than 1-1, escpecially going over the 3rd hill. Granted I've only ridden the ride 3 times (including once on back car), 1-3 gives the best "ejector" air.

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Monday, June 23, 2003 9:35 AM
If you've only ridden three times, then the "better" ride in 1-3 was probably because of time of day, weather conditions, whether the track was warmed up, trim brake being off, etc.

I dunno, I just have trouble seeing how two different seats in the same car can provide different feelings.

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Monday, June 23, 2003 9:38 AM
The day was May 9th, and it was about 6 in the evening. Was getting a little chilly and the train was completely full.

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*** This post was edited by Jeff Rowe 6/23/2003 2:51:26 PM ***

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Monday, June 23, 2003 10:11 AM
Den, different positions in coaster trains do give different rides. Trains speed up and slow down as they go through different elements of the ride. Even though the train travels as one, different parts of the train travel at different speeds at one particular point on the track. Magnum has a long train, 6 - 3 row cars, that holds 36 passengers. As the train goes over a bunny hill, the front of the train travels at a different speed that the middle of the train does at the top of the hill. And the back of the train travels at yet a different speed at the top of the same hill.

Location in the car also matters because of the way the car "turns" as it goes over the hill. The car starts to tilt forward as the front axle starts going down the hill while the back axle is still comming up the hill. then the back axle also goes down the hill. If you are over the rear axle, you kindof get launched up in the air as the car tilts and then pulled down as the whole car travels down the hill.

I have always liked the back better than the front because as the front of the train crests the hill, the whole train is going up the hill and the train is decelerating. As the rear of the train crests the hill, most of the train is already going down the other side and the train is accelerating.

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*** This post was edited by CP ismyhome 6/23/2003 2:16:31 PM ***

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Monday, June 23, 2003 8:32 PM
In the back you go full speed down the entire first drop, plus you get pulled over every hill at top speed, back row is where its at.

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Monday, June 23, 2003 9:31 PM
Ejector seat? How about the last row on the Raven, quite literally..

Anyway, the back may be better down the first drop and second hill, but for max ejector air on the bunny hills it has got to be the first car, 3rd row, as the back of the train pushes the front over the hill for "oh my god, it hurts so good" air. I rode in the back a few times during CoasterMania ERT, but it was not as nearly as forceful as the front, but still great ejector air nonetheless. Let's face it, wherever you sit on Magnum you are in for a fantastic ride! ;)


*** This post was edited by JamminJ 6/24/2003 1:33:51 AM ***

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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 8:40 PM
"wherever you sit on Magnum you are in for a fantastic ride! "

Exactly why it's still my number one... Every seat preforms.

Definately there is a trade off between the front and back. I definately ride the back with regularity, but 1-2 is it for me. Air without the bruises. I like the pause as you hang over the top, even is it isn't as thrilling and being wiped up and over. Furthermore, even though there is air throughout the train i have always experienced longer sustained air in the front. Example, the third hill in the front rivals (i think) with any other moment of air on any ride that i've been on. But then it's all in what you prefer.

As far as time of day and other conditions that effect the train. Well, i find that only the speed of the train is different. Of course that will in turn change length of air and the intensity of the overall ride, but it is a change in ride that is consistant over the entire train. To me it's not like back improves in some conditions over others, it's either good all over the train or great all over the train. But i still see the point that if you were to have ridden the ride only twice under two seperate days/conditions, that ones perception of the front or back would be slightly skewed.

Did i say that i liked this ride ;)

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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 11:49 PM
The wierdest thing is that on alot of roller coasters that i have ridden extensively i have noticed that I seem to get the most airtime in car 1 row 3. This has been true for me on Magnum, Viper (sfgam), collusus, American Eagle, etc. Wierd.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 2:40 AM
Dr.Strangelove,

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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 7:24 AM
I don't think Den need remedial physics lessons folks. He's just saying that time of day and maintainance make a much bigger difference.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 7:31 AM
So my question is, which seat is the "anti-ejector" seat. It seems that no matter which place I sit on Magnum, my thighs hurt for an hour. is there a seat that gives the least violent ride?
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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 6:12 PM
dlillib, Probably 3-2 or 4-2. Those would be the slowest cars at the peaks of the hills.

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