I have ridden Apollo's Chariot and Titan (which are considered new hypers). Thy both a good and great rides, but do you prefer the old airtime machines from 1989 to 1995, or the new ones frm 1996 to ----?
I prefer the older ones because being ejeced from seats like in Magnum are a one-of-a-kind experience for me. I love it!
I have to say I am favoring the new school hypers, their layouts are usually more creative and provide not just airtime but some great laterals and helices. Titan, Goliath, SROS, Raging bull and nitro all provide some great moments of airtime mixed with intense g-force helices. Also, the newer hypers are much smoother while still being able to have violent airtime, best example of that is SROS at SFNE. -----------------
hha, big kirby...dont stress bro, im sure many will agree with you. ive never been to CP...but i can tell you two things...first im a Arrow FREAK, second, im also an airtime freak!! so im sure man, ill probably agree with you after i make my life long dream pilgrimage to the Point in the spring!!
Magnum and Gang, here i come!!!!! woohoo!! :)
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The newer hypers have much more originl layouts than the older ones, I'll admit. The only thing is that the layouts of older hypers are very similar to each other, and I prefer them over the newer ones. Plain and simply put: Airtime over creativity! Those are just my two cents. ----------------- "What kind of person would pay money to see a Jay and Silent Bob Movie?" says Holden McNeil *looking at the audience*
Got that right, Chaindog! The first one in FL will always be my fav...Intamin S:RoS is my fondest hope, but I'll settle for an Arrow, B&M, Morgan, Gio, Vekoma....anything over (or even near) 200' would be GREAT! ----------------- the buzzer formerly known as gatorwoodie Son of Drop Zone - PKI CoasterCamp I Champions!!!
Don't get me wrong I loved raging bull but it just seemed so dang slow, it's number 3 on my list but it just doesn't hold a candle to the total out of control ride you get on Magnum, Millie is a total other beast then the other two, I would say there are three kinds of hypers, Airtime Monsters, Speed Demons, and G force Twisters.
I guess I am just too much of an airtime whore.
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The old hypers are piles of junk compared to the new ones. The new hyper designers have made airtime, ejector or floater, a comfortable experience, unlike the old ones. It boggles my mind that people enjoy Magnum more than rides like MF, Nitro, or SROS (of course most people haven't ridden SROS cause it's not in the sacred state of Ohio on a little peninsula). Magnum was one the worst ride experiences I've ever had. I like the concept and the layout, but it just doesn't work. New hypers offer better elements and layouts, and the ride quality has improved dramatically, especially B&M's comfy trains.
ravenguy98: BLASPHEMY! :) Anyway, age doesnt really matter. I really like Phantom's Revenge (#3), but NITRO (#7) is my least favorite hyper. Maggie, my only "old" one, is right in the middle of them (#5). Take that for what it's worth ciao, moi --What you say about my momma?!?!?!
I think Intamin makes the best ones, followed by B&M. Magnum is just too rough to make it enjoyable, but I liked it a lot more the first time I rode it. How often does CP replace the wheels on that thing? Also, if Magnum had more open trains it'd be a lot better. The thing that makes the newer ones so exciting is that helpless feeling being surrounded by nothing but air. Magnum does have a great layout, but the roughness takes away from the experience (it feels like the train is vibrating!)