the front or the back?

Monday, March 11, 2002 12:25 PM

I like sitting in the back, basically though i usually go to wherever teh shortest line is.

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Monday, March 11, 2002 12:28 PM
GhostRider is most definately best in the BACK. By far! Batman:Knight Flight is a gem in the front. Deja Vu in the BACK, for extreme vertical hanging. Thosr are the only I can think of that make a BIG difference from front to back. Keep in mind that the front (or near the front) is generally more timid than the back and this will often subdue a ride that is known for being rough. Conversly, a more timid ride will have increased intensity in the rear where more forces are generated.

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I've traded in my 2000 Giovanola for a 2002 Arrow X4D :)
My other car is now an Arrow X4D!

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Monday, March 11, 2002 12:45 PM

For SFoT's, SFFT's, & Silver Dollar City's Major Coasters:

(SFoT)

Texas Giant- back seat by far, if you can handle it!

Titan- back seat, definitely

B:TR- front, as in any invert

Mr.Freeze- right now, the front, but since lap bars are coming...who knows?

Runaway Mountain- back; surprisingly, this indoor coaster pulls anywhere from 4-4.5 g's!

Shockwave- back- believe it or not, there's some fun air on it

(SFFT)

S:KC- front, as in any floorless

Rattler- front, by far- this is the roughest and jerkiest coaster I've EVER been on!

Poltergeist- I dunno; it's also getting lap bars

SDC:

Wildfire- anywhere in the back few rows- amazing air on the first drop

ThuNderaTion- the back frontward-facing seat

Buzzsaw Falls- if you want to get soaked- back two rows

I think that's all that I've been on recently (as in last year)... so, if you're planning on visiting any of these, well...yeah.

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Monday, March 11, 2002 2:34 PM
On the Vancouver PNE Coaster,the back gives the best airtime,although any seat on this coaster give you airtime.

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I can fix anything.....where is the duct tape?

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Monday, March 11, 2002 6:39 PM
i didnt even put my own on here.....i prefer the front on any ride. On Goliath, going over the first drop so slowly, it looks like a vertical drop :) also the front for Superman:TE, Riddlers, Batman, Deja Vu, and Ninja. I prefer the back for rides like Viper, Colossus, Goldrusher, and Psyclone.
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Monday, March 11, 2002 6:50 PM
I will admit that the front and back of Goliath are completely different experiences, but I couldnt say one is better than the other. They both have some good elements. The first dropin front is slower hanging first drop, the rear whips you over and tou experience the entire drop. The laterals in the front, especially on the first turnaround and the approach to the mid-course, are amazing. The rear strengthens the G's in the helix. The rear also enhances the air-time over the camelback.

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I've traded in my 2000 Giovanola for a 2002 Arrow X4D :)
My other car is now an Arrow X4D!

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Tuesday, March 12, 2002 7:59 AM

Tell you something that is AWESOME.. Back seat of Millennium Force... wowzers! First drop you feel total weightlessness... Then the pull out of course ;) It differs for me. I like the front on a lot of standups and various others.. But I love the back corner for an invert. Get whipped around.. If you like to see what's going on, front. If you like to be tossed around, back. Simple as that ;)

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Shawn Bailes

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Tuesday, April 30, 2002 5:21 AM
So where's the best ride on Apollo's Chariot? Probably need to experience both I'd guess (not having ridden it yet).
I'll be there next month.

*** This post was edited by Raptor Pilot on 4/30/2002. ***

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Tuesday, April 30, 2002 6:01 AM

Zimm said:
"For inverts, I definately like the front for the visuals. Any seat other than the front on an invert isn't that fun since you can't see anything.


I would disagree with this statement. I used to always ride the front row of Batman:TR at SFMM no matter how long the wait. Then I tried the back row and it was way better! I agree some of the coolest things about an invert is the visuals, but being in the back you could kind of get lost in the ride. The thing I like best about the back is how much stronger the forces are. It makes the ride way more intense, which for me, outways the front seat.


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Tuesday, April 30, 2002 7:13 AM
In general, on steelies, the front for me is for visuals, the back for intensity...there are many exceptions to this. On wood, every coaster seem to have its own "personality", and the "best seat" varies.....

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You can't spell S:UF without UF....Go Gators! Let the pretzel loop tie you in knots...

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Tuesday, April 30, 2002 7:21 AM
On AC, the back is by far the best. The B&M dip off the lift hill makes you feel like you're getting sucked over the drop and with the clam shell loose and your feet up, you'll feel like you're going to get catapulted in the river. Of course, every hyper deseves a ride in front for the view.

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The legend lives!

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Tuesday, April 30, 2002 7:28 AM
I have to say that except for floorless and inverted, back is the way to go almost everytime. There is usually superior air or better G's through the loops than anywhere else on the ride. On the floorless and inverted, the front has the greatest visuals and on the inverted the only visuals IMHO. I can believe AC is great in the back if it is anything like Raging Bull which is a totally amazing ride in the very back.

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Bob Hansen

Bolliger/Mabillard for President/VP 2004

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