Floater vs Ejector Airtime

blasterboy6500's avatar

rollergator, I think it would be the 2nd best drop. El Toro's Rolling Thunder crossover gives it a run for its money. Sure the restraints staple you and all, but the RT hill has twice as much force as Cyclops' drop, just not as much of an effect on your body.

rollergator said:

"One-eyed Wonder Woodie".

And Vater didn't see THIS needing to be joked about? Ehehehehe...


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

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rollergator said:

"One-eyed Wonder Woodie"

It's times like this that I really miss Moosh.

kingdakacor's avatar

I like floater air the best The only exception is the ejector air oh Phoenix. Storm Runner is great ejector air at the top of the top hat. Never fails. (unless that is considered mega floater air lol) As was said before the buzz bars do help with that. I have been on some woodies and I got trashed around. I remember vividly Gwazi in 2010, and thBest floater air so far for me is Behemoth at CW. Second best is Steel Force with those camel humps after the mid course brake run. On most Dinn coasters I have been on, I have gotten thrown around and bruised.


Sky's the limit.

Bobbie1951's avatar

On the whole I prefer ejector airtime, except when it results in discomfort. The best moment of ejector airtime in my limited (about 50 coasters) experience is the sharp drop to the left on El Toro just before the twister section. I thought that Shivering Timbers was also outstanding for ejector airtime and neither of these coasters caused me any discomfort. Magnum, on the other hand, caused me considerable discomfort with the lap bar whacking me on the thighs repeatedly and as to Skyrush, we all know the story about that one. The ejector airtime is extreme and this wouldn't be bad except for the riders getting their thighs crushed by the lap bars that tighten on every turn. One observation about El Toro: although it has more ejector than floater airtime, I think that it has both. I've ridden this coaster over 70 times and find it to be the most complete of any I've experienced in terms of design and overall ride experience.


Bobbie

"Over 70?" Amateur.

J/K ;)

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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

^^ Not all of us live within an hour of the Bull, Mike. ;) I'm only at about 50 times...but I can guarantee more Talon and Steel Force rides. I'm really gonna start counting.


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

Bunky, even *I* don't live within an hour of the Bull...about 1:40 away (I'm just as close to Dorney).. But I've been fortunate enough to get some real good "non-ERT" ERT marathons. But again, other than tracking the number of circuits on a given day, I don't tally my total individual rides on a particular coaster.

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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

Oh...thought u were about 45 minutes from GrAdv. You're just a little closer than I am actually. Huh!

We are fortunate to live so close to good parks (for me: 10 minutes to Dorney, 1.25 hr to Hershey, 2 to Knoebels, 2 to Great Adventure, 4.5 to KD, 4 to SFNE)...it is one of the few reasons I DON'T want to move south!

But on the airtime thing: I love both types of airtime, but I think ejector is my favorite, as long as it is not violent or painful.


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

I prefer the type of air time (I call "real" airtime) where my butt actually lifts off the seat. As opposed to having my head nearly being ripped off while I am completely strapped tightly down to the seat ("uplift force"). Of course, most coasters we are talking about do a combo of the two...

I'm very well informed that I am in the minority on that subject. I like most coasters, it's just a preference.

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I used to live up in PA, Bunky. Being close to theme parks was awesome, but the weather down here in amusement-parkless WV is a lot better. The summers are a little bit warmer, and the winters are less snowy.

I don't know if I would move back to PA for the parks, but it does suck living so far away form any now.


Travis, I have thought about moving to one of the Virginias. On my drive to KD, I thought there were some really pretty areas (not many, and the highway I took was ugly as sin), but there are quite a few places we're considering. I used to live about 15 minutes from Carowinds, and I loved the weather there as well...


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

The ejector air on Skyrush was flipping mind blowing, though the most enjoyable air time I've ever had was on the dueling dragons fire hump over the ice inline twist.

Hey this new multi-page-view feature-thing is cool! What do you call it?

Since we were talking Cyclops, I re-read this today. It's very wordy, but interesting and true. "The drop is not just an act of violence; it’s a premeditated act of violence."

blasterboy6500's avatar

^I've read about 75% of his articles, and I think "The Coaster Philosopher" is quite interesting. I think my favorite ones he wrote are the ones about The Voyage, Top Thrill Dragster, and The Beast. I must say, however, as logical and left-brain as I am, when it comes to roller coaster, I just focus on how far it can send me flying out of the lap bar and stuff like that.

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Billy said:

Hey this new multi-page-view feature-thing is cool! What do you call it?

Sorry for the detour, but what are you talking about? I feel like I am missing out on something really cool. :D


^Travis, you are ;)

This thread has 3 pages to it; when you click on the first page and scroll down, the 2nd page automatically pops up (highlighted in yellow for a second) then turns white and you are now on page 2. Then the same thing with page 3. So you don't have to hit the next page button (2, 3,...)

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

If that is so ride diamondback

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