Floater vs Ejector Airtime

Monday, February 4, 2013 8:07 PM
blasterboy6500's avatar

Call me crazy, but I actually prefer and find floater air to be more intense than ejector airtime at times. Ejector airtime seems to get really physical and pushes you out of your seat, but when I think of powerful airtime, I think of that gut-wrenching butterflies in your stomach. Whenever I ride rides such as El Toro, Voyage, and Bizarro, I never get that feeling in my stomach. I just feel like I'm going to be thrown out of the ride. I think that the most gut-wrenching airtime I've felt is on the back seat on the first drop on Millennium Force, the first drop on Rgaing Bull, and the first drop and airtime hills on Apollos Chariot. Whereas El Toro and Voyage really throw me out of my seat, they barely gave me any of that feeling of butterflies in my stomach. What do you guys think?

Last edited by blasterboy6500, Tuesday, February 5, 2013 8:18 AM
+0
Monday, February 4, 2013 9:50 PM

I sort of agree and sort of disagree. While I love good ejector air like El Toro, certain ejector air is almost over too quickly and can be too violent. I rarely get the butterflies except on hypercoaster drops anymore, but the floaty feeling of floater air is both thrilling and soothing for me. Honestly, I think it depends on my mood AND the coaster itself. Phoenix is packed with ejector air, but the ejection force is so strong (especially from 1-2) that you're sustaining a long moment of airtime after being initially ejected from a sitting position. I love both though, and I'll never complain about either type (unless it is Skyrush ad the painful restraints...in that case, ejector air is bad).


"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

+0
Monday, February 4, 2013 10:02 PM

I would take 10 airtime hills in a row like the one on the Titan/Goliath siblings.


+0
Monday, February 4, 2013 10:21 PM
blasterboy6500's avatar

bunky666, what do you mean when you say Pheonix's ejection force is strong? I've never been on it so I have no idea how it works, but I have heard that in terms of airtime, it's on, if not above, El Toro's level.

+0
Monday, February 4, 2013 10:21 PM
Jeff's avatar

blasterboy6500 said:

Call me retarded...

That's not a word we use here.


Jeff - Webmaster/Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Twitter - Video

+6Loading
Monday, February 4, 2013 10:25 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar

Glad you called him out on it, cause I was about to.

Last edited by Raven-Phile, Monday, February 4, 2013 10:25 PM
R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
+2Loading
Monday, February 4, 2013 10:53 PM
blasterboy6500's avatar

Sorry

+1Loading
Monday, February 4, 2013 10:56 PM
blasterboy6500's avatar

won't happen again.

+1Loading
Monday, February 4, 2013 11:19 PM
LostKause's avatar

I cringed when I read it, but I still like you, Blaster.


+1Loading
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 12:15 AM

Yes, Phoenix is on the level of El Toro for airtime, but the buzz bar restraints give you more room to not just fly out of your seat, but to also stay floating in your seat for a fair amount of time.


"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

+0
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 2:36 AM

I personally like the "ejector airtime" like Magnum @ Cedar Point. The bunny hops at the end are awesome in the back row.

+0
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 9:22 AM

Jeff said:

blasterboy6500 said:

Call me retarded...

That's not a word we use here.

So I guess the reigning Super Bowl MVP won't be joining CoasterBuzz anytime soon.


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

+1Loading
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 11:06 AM
Walk-Off HBP's avatar

I typically prefer airtime of the floater variety because it's usually a prolonged sensation. Ejector airtime is too abrupt and momentary. An exception I can think of is the first drop of Raging Bull (and to a slightly lesser extent, Apollo's Chariot) - the best of both worlds.


Never has gravity been so uplifting.

+0
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 11:19 AM

Mike Gallagher: oooh! Sick burn! :)


"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

+0
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 1:05 PM

I prefer floater airtime as well. I really dig the airtime on MF's 3rd hill for example... Not ejector, but not too light either. Great balance.

Also, most of the B&M hypers offer the good air I like. Mostly Leviathan, which was simply perfect.

Not the biggest fan of strong ejector air. It has it's place in some rides, but I prefer less aggressive methods.

+0
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 3:59 PM
ThatStrangeKid42's avatar

To be honest, I have to agree. When I think of ejector airtime, I think of rough and shaky - like CP's Mean Streak. It gave me heartburn. I'm not really sure how I'd describe floater airtime. Call ME crazy, but I find that most floater airtime comes to me majorly first dops. Ejector airtime resides on top of airtime hills and cameblacks.

+0
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 4:14 PM
eightdotthree's avatar

Mike Gallagher said:
So I guess the reigning Super Bowl MVP won't be joining CoasterBuzz anytime soon.

Not sure what you are implying by this but here is the original quote that everyone went crazy about.

Joe Flacco said:
“Yeah, I think it’s retarded,” Flacco said. “I probably shouldn’t say that. I think it’s stupid. If you want a Super Bowl, put a retractable dome on your stadium. Then you can get one. Other than that I don’t really like the idea. I don’t think people would react very well to it, or be glad to play anybody in that kind of weather.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/flacco-regrets-words-ant...z2K3rwNjeE

Not only did he stop himself after saying it, but he apologized later when asked about it.

Last edited by eightdotthree, Tuesday, February 5, 2013 4:14 PM
+0
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 4:28 PM

Hey, I'm a Flacco fan. I know he regretted using it and apologized. But he still used the word, and I referenced it to Jeff's post. Wasn't "implying" anything.


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

+0
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 6:22 PM

Ejector air to me means airtime that quickly begins (you get slammed upward) and ends abruptly (you get slammed downward.) Floater air is much more subtle in its transition and is invariably less forceful. Magnum, Phantom's Revenge, The Voyage, Shivering Timbers, The Back Row off the first drop on B&M hypers with a ramp all have ejector air. MF, B&M hypers, GCIs all have floater air.

I prefer ejector air myself, as it causes me to laugh uncontrollably. If I could replicate any roller coaster to be in my back yard (space not an issue) it would be Magnum (except of course without the trim on the pretzel loop.)


2017 Trips: WDW, Dollywood, Cedar Point, KI, SDC, BGW, BGT, SWO, Universal Orlando

+0
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 7:33 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar

bunky666 said:

Yes, Phoenix is on the level of El Toro for airtime

Ehhhhh... I'm gonna have to disagree with you, there. El Toro has it's own "special" breed of airtime. Phoenix is a combination of the train dropping out from under you, and pushing you up from your seat, where El Toro is straight up throwing you into the air like you're on a bucking bull.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
+2Loading

You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2018, POP World Media, LLC
Loading...