Sky Coasters.

Friday, November 29, 2002 5:34 PM
has any one here ever been on a sky coaster? If so, How was it? Is it worst or better than a real roller coaster?
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Friday, November 29, 2002 5:45 PM

I've been on SFA's skycoaster quite a few times now & it's a pretty intense experience but definetely worth the time & money trying.

It may seem a bit intimidating at first especially the slow climb up to the release point as well as the initial free fall but once that cable connects the thrill of flying over the midway takes over & you totally forget about the initial plunge that you've just taken,I highly recomend trying it yourself you'll love it.

*** This post was edited by BATWING FAN SFA on 11/29/2002. ***

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Friday, November 29, 2002 5:58 PM

Yes, I have ridden the skycoaster at SFKK four times and I would say that it is by far my favorite ride. It is also exceptionally better if you have other people riding with you. It's an interesting sensation being pulled up 200 feet with nothing below you but the ground, you should definatly try it. Also be sure to be the one that pulls the ripcord.

--Ryan

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Friday, November 29, 2002 6:04 PM
These are insane. The "freefall" is pant-wetting freaky. The swinging is very lesuirly.

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Friday, November 29, 2002 6:05 PM
I've ridden the Skycoaster at Kennywood and it was the greatest, the best ride in the park in my opinion and well worth the money. I really felt like I was flying. A really great ride.

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Friday, November 29, 2002 6:15 PM

I have also ridden the same exact skycoaster at kennywood park. I thought it was awesome and you can even purchase a video of your ride Tip:(if you want the full expieriance(sorry about the spelling) and the greatest view of the video, then go at night!)

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Friday, November 29, 2002 6:28 PM
The one at SFEG is the very best ride in the park. The first time I rode it was at night and loved the rush. Ride at nigght your first time. When their pulling you up you are blinded by the lights shining up at you and have no idea when you will reach the top. The first drop scared me because I couldnt see anything.
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Friday, November 29, 2002 6:29 PM

I was really excited to give the Skycoaster at Old Town a try (300'). . . but, the price was just far exorbitant.

If I recall correctly, it would've been $85 for my friend and I to ride. That's just insane.

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Friday, November 29, 2002 6:31 PM
How do the Absolutely Insane rides stack up in thrill compared to the Sky Coasters. I am really mad at myself for not riding when cedar Fair had the two open, and they were only 9-11 bucks.
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Friday, November 29, 2002 6:54 PM

ive been on the skycoaster 3 different parks. Those parks being, Cedar Point, The Great Escape, and Six Flags New England. all very cool experiences. i wish they were alittle higher though. That freefall is just amazing. if you havent been on one youve gotta give it a try. its just awesome!

p.s - any upstate new yorkers wanna go skydiving in the spring email me! ive been looking for someone to go with!

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Friday, November 29, 2002 7:07 PM

Skycoasters are quite addicting to me. Currently, I have "flown" on 22 different Skycoasters. Just last Saturday, I took my 10th flight on the 300-footer.

For me, the biggest thrill in riding one of these things is the brief second or so during the initial free fall. The 300-footer has quite a fall before riders start to swing, however, the swinging action is reduced because of the wind resistance.

For more swinging action, try riding a 100-foot model like found at Indiana Beach and near IOA in Orlando.

The S&S AI ride differed greatly from a Skycoaster. I rode CP's version 8 times and SFMM's 4 times if I remember correclty. Some people don't care for that type of ride but I found it to be quite scary. I am interested in riding the newer version with the added restraints to see if it will be as scary as the first version with less restraints.

-Sean (who is also addicted to bungee jumping and SCAD diving) F.

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Saturday, November 30, 2002 5:46 AM
Wow! sounds like there fun, I think i'll try one next year.
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Saturday, November 30, 2002 6:17 AM

Sean F. said:

For me, the biggest thrill in riding one of these things is the brief second or so during the initial free fall.

You bet! It definatly feels like the harness is slipping off. Awsome!

--Ryan

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Saturday, November 30, 2002 9:26 AM
I've ridden the one at CP and SFgadv. I found Cedar Point's more scary because there are all these jagged fences right near when you come back up. Just try one and see how you like it. I am going bungee jumping in Las Vegas next April and I think it will be scarier. Sean F.- Is bungee jumping a lot more scarier than skycoasters?
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Saturday, November 30, 2002 9:48 AM
I've ridden the one at PKI and WOW it's crazy. I like it almost as much as real coasters. The inital free fall is better than any coaster first hill I've been on. If only they didn't cost so much....
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Saturday, November 30, 2002 10:09 AM

I've been on the one at MGM in Vegas (250 ft. if I remember correctly) It’s a lot fun and I'd you should try it at least once. The initial drop gives quite a rush! I haven't ridden another one but I want to just haven’t gotten around to riding another one.

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Saturday, November 30, 2002 12:22 PM
I've ridden three skycoasters (Boomers, Kennywood, Extreme World) and have found them all to be pretty boring. It's disappointing because I really wanted to like them, but they just don't do it for me. There's only an initial split second of freefall before the cord catches and you start to swing outward, and perhaps I was expecting something more. The swinging is sort of fun and the views are cool, but it's nothing scary, thrilling, or exciting.

I've also dropped from Terminal Velocity, Extreme World's SCAD tower. That was a lot more fun and thrilling, but you can't really look around and see yourself falling toward the ground. It was still a really cool ride though (even though the landing *does* hurt a bit and scraped up my elbows). I'd do it again, but the cost of it is just too high.

The best upcharge attraction I've found is Boomer's Blender (skyscraper). It's the best of the three skyscrapers I've ridden, the ride was *long*, and it was only $8! Boomer's also offers an all-day pass on the skycoaster and Blender - don't misss that park if you ever have the chance to get there.

-Nate

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Saturday, November 30, 2002 12:56 PM
It may be only a split second of freefall but when you're up over 100 ft & it's your first time then that slpit second can feel like an eternity.
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Saturday, November 30, 2002 1:00 PM
Then let's put it this way - I'd take an Intamin freefall tower any day over a skycoaster.

-Nate

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Saturday, November 30, 2002 1:08 PM

I have ridden the Sky Coaster at PKD, and at SFA. PKD's was far more intense, but SFA's still delivered.

PKD's Skycoaster is by far the most intense and most thrilling ride in the park.

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