I..can't....float...anymore!!

Friday, August 29, 2003 8:22 PM
I remember loving airtime, but i really don't notice it anymore. I mean sure you notice it on magnum when your thighs are jammed into the restraint but it doesn't "feel cool" like it used to. I remember riding MF and loving its floating airtime, but that too I don't get anymore. I used to love those surprise drops where you lose your stomach down them. That I don't get, even on Gemini, that had my favorite surprise hill.

Now the only thing that really thrills me is speed and acceleration (which is why i LOVE dragster), and inversions too I guess, but the freefall feeling, my favorite feeling, is gone. :(

Does anybody have any tips or have the same experience as me?

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Friday, August 29, 2003 8:32 PM
I sort of do. To always get "the feeling", go on Talon. Every time in the back, you get that feeling.
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Friday, August 29, 2003 8:39 PM
Get yourself to Silverwood, Playland, or the Puyallup Fair. Coasters here tend to just drop out from beneath you...

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Friday, August 29, 2003 8:54 PM
Hey, so does Magnum!

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Friday, August 29, 2003 8:55 PM
Or, take a break from riding airtime machines for a while. Your body can get used to anything if it experiences it enough.

When Giant Drop first opened at SFGAm, I was blown away by my first ride. I'd never been on a drop ride before, and the experience was terrific. So I kept riding it over and over... and after four or five consecutive rides, the thrill was gone. I was still out of my seat, but I had gotten used to the sensation of freefalling. My body was utterly prepared for what it was going to feel, and, thus, my experience was less thrilling. The same applies to coasters, especially if you know the layout well.

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Friday, August 29, 2003 9:01 PM
Assuming you didn't just put on enough weight that you can't get lifted out of the seat, yes we get a bit desensitized to the rides. I jumped out of a plane once and since then no rollercoaster can make me feel all that apprehensive (unless it looks flat out dangerous, like the Williams Grove Cyclone).
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Friday, August 29, 2003 9:03 PM
Magnum falls out from under you becuse it is sinking! ;)

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Saturday, August 30, 2003 4:04 AM
Big Dipper at Worlds of Adventure will ALWAYS give you massive air-time... er... provided you sit in the front.

That's one of the airiest airtime airs that I've ever aired on... that, and Comet at Great Escape. Both have great floater time.

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Saturday, August 30, 2003 5:06 AM
Its strange, but I usually feel more airtime 30 minutes or so after eating a good meal, but I never feel sick.

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Saturday, August 30, 2003 7:53 AM
One thing that DOES help on first drops, especially Millennium, Do NOT look down the drop, look straight out, (On MF look at the top of the overbanked turn), and you feel like you are freefalling because you have no idea when the bottom of the drop is coming.

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Saturday, August 30, 2003 7:59 AM
Ride S:RoS at SFNE if you want major airtime.

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Saturday, August 30, 2003 8:08 AM
Ride of Steel - If you really want some awesome airtime, try Drop Zone. I have ridden plenty of coasters with airtime (including Phantoms Revenge, MF, Magnum, S:RoS, Apollo's Chariot), and Drop Zone gives the most extreme air of all rides I have been on.

I know its not a coaster, but Drop Zone, or something like it, might be a solution.

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Saturday, August 30, 2003 9:33 AM
Just lift your feet up and of course don't hold on. : )


	
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Saturday, August 30, 2003 9:55 AM
PNE Coaster. Back seat. 'Nuff said.
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Saturday, August 30, 2003 12:58 PM
I've found that good air on a woodie beats the snot out of even the most extreme air on a steelie anyday. Rides like GR, BD, and Phoenix (especially at night) leave me screaming for more, even when S:RoS SFNE has lost it's flavor. (No, I haven't ridden ST, Legend or Raven) Giving yourself a little more room in the lap bar or facing backwards during a drop can also heighten the sensation.

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Sunday, August 31, 2003 9:19 AM
DawgByte II you are right about Big Dipper at SFWOA. I rode it in front and back experiencing MAJOR airtime. In the back, I actually thought I was going to be ejected from the coaster a couple of times if I hadn't been holding on! Those old lapbars don't hold you in at all and I was tossed around like a rag doll. John Miller rocks.

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Sunday, August 31, 2003 9:34 AM

nasai said:
PNE Coaster. Back seat. 'Nuff said.

I am proud to have done backseat on it, hands up. Fun ride in the front, kicks your ass in the back.

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Sunday, August 31, 2003 5:23 PM
Bluestreak at Cedar Point gave me some EXTREME airtime. As a short person (only 5'2") I had quite a bit of room between me and the lap bar, I'd say a good 3 inches, and I was literally being tossed around my little compartment (from one side of the train, to the middle bar that keeps you from slamming into the person beside you). I was raised up out of my seat and up into the lap bar, Thrillerman1 can attest to that! John Miller definitly does rock!

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Sunday, August 31, 2003 7:59 PM
Haha bassman yup I testify!

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Monday, September 1, 2003 12:57 PM
except, bassman2003, the CP Blue Streak was designed and built by Frank Hoover, with some help from John Allen...

Let me echo Keith94's advice: Try lifting your feet. In fact, if you can, try sitting with your arms under your thighs, that is, basically lifting up from the space under your knees. If the ride has airtime, you'll find it!

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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