loops or airtime?

Thursday, June 13, 2002 8:31 PM
AIRTIME BABY. Probably the reason they don't incorporate airtime into loopers is because of the OTSR's restrict vertical movement. Goliath SFMM Rocks.

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Thursday, June 13, 2002 9:18 PM
Airtime! If you were to close your eyes through an inversion, you wouldn't even know you went through it, but on an airtime hill, you definately would. So my decision is airtime.

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Friday, June 14, 2002 1:41 AM

AIRTIME!!! How can you resist it? Best when it catches you by surprise!

Oh, I'll hear hell for it, but I love the inversions on Viper af SFMM. The loops are intense but the corkscrews have hangtime... perfect!

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Friday, June 14, 2002 5:09 AM

Now it is Spped/Airtime but when I started riding coasters I liked loop for the fun of going upside down but that doesn't really excite me anymore.

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Friday, June 14, 2002 6:39 AM
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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Friday, June 14, 2002 6:46 AM

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.

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Friday, June 14, 2002 7:04 AM
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.

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Friday, June 14, 2002 7:12 AM
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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Friday, June 14, 2002 7:13 AM

Airtime/speed for me. I like inversions only if they are smooth, like Raptor.

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Saturday, June 15, 2002 6:58 AM
I choose air time over loops anyday.
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Saturday, June 15, 2002 7:00 AM
Please thats an easy one.....airtime. Nothing like it! Loops get old after a while. IMO
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Saturday, June 15, 2002 7:01 AM
Negative G's over Positive anyday. Excpet in cases like the Beast, Sonny, or Mindbender.

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Saturday, June 15, 2002 7:33 AM
Airtime is overrated.

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Saturday, June 15, 2002 8:02 AM
I prefer airtime, inversions don't thrill me at all.
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Saturday, June 15, 2002 10:05 AM
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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Saturday, June 15, 2002 11:43 AM

Oh, what a simple question!

One coaster that illustrates my view is Shockwave at SFoT. Even though it's known for its super-intense loops, every single ride I look forward to its graciously airtime-packed mid section.

I could care less about loops (even though they're still mucho enjoyable... :)

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Saturday, June 15, 2002 12:54 PM

I rode Talon last week, and Great Bear, GB had a better roll. On GB I got so much airtime, but on Talon I just felt laterals. ( Im talking about the Zero G rolls ).

I perfer Speed/Airtime. Nitro knocked my socks off!

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Saturday, June 15, 2002 4:04 PM
Airtime....nothing compares.

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Saturday, June 15, 2002 7:43 PM
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.
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Sunday, June 16, 2002 8:28 AM

I Also Agree Airtime and Speed is better anyday

Louie B #1 Van Halen Fan

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