Airtime, and speed, but airtime can be found in interesting places sometimes. Back right seat on Hulk without being stapled, I was floating out of my seat all the way through the twist and down the first hill... (On multiple occasions, so it wasn't a one-time lucky ride)
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Count me in as an airtime junkie, doesn't necessarily have to be fast, just give me air. I personally think inversions are overrated. Don't get me wrong, I do like them but I think that they tend to get overdone on some coasters. Arrow corkscrews for instance, they really don't do anything for me anymore (with the exception of the hangtime on Vortex). I love just about any inversion on an inverted coaster, but would love to see an airtime inverted with an inline twist thrown in.
As far as someone saying that coasters haven't been created with both airtime and inversions, this is not true. Manhatten Express has airtime and inversions, it's even got a bunny hop. I would think that you would get some air on the now extinct Steel Phantom. And just about every looper I've ever been on has at least some airtime, usually the first or second hill, but it exists.
I like both a lot, but after a long off season, I crave AIR so much I just can't wait to ride an airpacked woodie like Raven or Cornball Express. After one dose you just must have more airtime, it's probably as bad as nicotine.
I haven't ridden a pure airtime machine :(. Thats what PKI will do to ya, but I would like to say you can get both on Vortex at PKI in the back seat. If you put your legs up on the drop then you will be out of your seat. Also the slow corkscrews are very nice.
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Airtime is the most important thing for me. In order for a looper to excite me at all, it has to have a twist. And B&M does a great job of that. B&M's track layouts leave wandering what's next. Whereas say an Arrow looper, or a Vekoma boomerang is just basic, and plain boring for me. So, airtime is good no matter what, and loopers, have to do something special for me. Airtime all the way.
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Airtime and speed are much, much better. After a few experiences, loops get old. Airtime is still fun after a long time. Vertical loops are overrated. O G rolls and corkscrews are fun, but gimme a good ole' airtime hill over them anyday. I think the GP agrees with me, because usually hypers and woodies have longer lines than loopers. It could be just because hypers are tall and new, though.