Craig the Coaster Freak
Thursday, March 23, 2000 2:15 PM
What are all the specs for every new floorless coaster? Are all of these made by B&M? Also, what is your favorite floorless coaster? I am very interested in these new coasters. How do they ride? I hope Batman Knight Flight is cool because that is the only one close to me!
Thursday, March 23, 2000 5:15 PM
I'm pretty sure that B&M is the only producer which offers the floorless coaster, as of now. I've only riden Medusa at SFGadv, and I guess I was expecting more from the coaster. At times, I thought it seemed slow, but it was smooth as all B&M's. It feels similar to an inverted obviously, except u don't feel like u r "flying" probably becuase you can clearly see which direction u r going in. The floorless coaster ranks 4th in my favorite types behind inverted, hyper, and stand-up.
Thursday, March 23, 2000 5:22 PM
Yes, B&M is the only manufacturer of floorless coasters right now.
I actually thought Medusa was spectacular. I liked it a lot more than any inverted I've been on -- I could still swing my legs and point them out like on an inverted, but it felt even less constraining since there's nothing over you. I would rank steel coasters floorless, hyper, inverted, "normal" sit-down, stand-up... (Of course, I haven't ridden every instance of every type, but that's a goal... :) )
Abandon all hope, all ye who...oops, too late. Bye!
*** This post was edited by GregLeg on 3/23/2000. ***
Tuesday, March 28, 2000 1:53 PM
Batman: Knight Flight has five inversions, a vertical loop, maybe the world's largest, I'm not sure, a cobra roll, and interlocking corkscrews.
Thank you for riding Raptor and enjoy your day here at Cedar Point, America's RollerCoast!