Voyage holds the record for "most hills"?

Friday, March 24, 2006 3:19 PM
I think the Texas Giant used to be the winner with about 18-20... but some of those are gone - at least two.

The Voyage looks to have 23-25 hills, I may be a little off. I think that would take the record as most hills on any rollercoaster. kick butt!

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Friday, March 24, 2006 10:18 PM
^^^^ I think your right here. From watching the Virtual POV of Voyage(More than I can remember), I definitely counted 25 hills. Not too bad, Not too bad at all. :-0
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Saturday, March 25, 2006 6:19 AM
What constitutes a hill? Does the triple down count as one hill, three or none?
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Saturday, March 25, 2006 10:43 AM
I would count it as one, since you don't go back up in between.
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Saturday, March 25, 2006 11:52 AM
You could say that it has the most drops of any coaster. The only ride I could think of that would even compete would be Shivering Timbers.
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Saturday, March 25, 2006 7:04 PM
How I always "counted hills" was if it has a valley-apex-valley, then it's a hill. I count a double dip at 3, so triple dip would be 3 in my book. Lots of peeps probably have their own way of doing it. Either way, seems like Voyage will take the record on that too.
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Saturday, March 25, 2006 8:54 PM
I really don't care as long as its fun.

I count 24 drops on Voyage but not necessaraly hills.

16 airtime moments on Timbers

22 drops on Texas Giant for Summers 22nd coaster.

Chuck

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Sunday, March 26, 2006 1:31 PM
16 airtime moments on Timbers? There wasn't nearly that many when I rode. More than half the locations that looked like they could have air didn't, but a few were really good. That is how I expect Voyage to be too. I don't think TGG/CCI can deliver great (or any) air in every location they try. It seems to be a bit of hit and miss with them, but I still like their product. *** Edited 3/26/2006 6:32:07 PM UTC by RavenTTD***
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Sunday, March 26, 2006 4:30 PM
When I rode Timbers I got one shot of airtime. It was when I stood up to get off.
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Sunday, March 26, 2006 4:59 PM
I suspect I know what moments you are referring to, RavenTTD, but could you site some specific ones? Because maybe in some cases there isn't air but GG/CCI didn't expect there to be, either. Guess you couldn't really know unless you asked them.
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Sunday, March 26, 2006 5:02 PM
LOL John. (oops I called you Michael :P ) *** Edited 3/26/2006 10:03:11 PM UTC by MrX***
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Sunday, March 26, 2006 9:10 PM

RavenTTD said:
16 airtime moments on Timbers? There wasn't nearly that many when I rode. More than half the locations that looked like they could have air didn't, but a few were really good. That is how I expect Voyage to be too. I don't think TGG/CCI can deliver great (or any) air in every location they try. It seems to be a bit of hit and miss with them, but I still like their product. *** Edited 3/26/2006 6:32:07 PM UTC by RavenTTD***

PSST! Timbersfest.

I too didn't get great rides on a normal day. and had good but not great reviews of it. That thing smokes every hill by 10pm.

Chuck

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Sunday, March 26, 2006 9:20 PM
Wow, John. I've visited MIA about five times since '98 and Timbers has been an airtime machine everytime even at 2pm. And the latest I've ridden it is about 6:30pm. I hope to finally make it to Timbersfest this year and check out Timbers on 11. :)
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Monday, March 27, 2006 2:18 AM
It is hard to remember all the exact locations except for the first couple hills on ST, but I do remember the double up was dead even in the front and I have a hard time believing that was intended. Also, I believe on Hades the return hill over Zeus was intended to be an airtime hill as well but I don't consider it one. It might fit the definition given for Voyage of .25 G's but that ain't air.
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Monday, March 27, 2006 2:20 AM
Thickness of Sound-

Timbers didn't do the airtime for me, but then I'm a total Magnum fanboy. Airtime isn't airtime if it doesn't leave bruises.

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Monday, March 27, 2006 8:57 AM
Hills? Find the places where the derivative is 0, remove inflection points (double/tripple downs), and count the number of maximums sandwiched by two minimums?

I think I just made my dorkiest post. Math rules. Sex makes me tired. And... Time.

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Monday, March 27, 2006 11:25 AM
^LOL. Nice response. Calculus can be useful. :)

Ms. Solace--I too am a Maggie fanboy. Once you;ve had brakeless rides, you never forget. But for me, Timbers offers the effect of Maggie's third hill over and over again. The fourth hill on Timbers is one of the sickest airtime moments I've encountered. Can you say upstops? :)

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Tuesday, March 28, 2006 5:44 AM
I honestly don't think some people know how to find the seats that give the best ride on coasters.

If you go ride timbers in the front seat, Your cheating yourself by one row of the sickest airtime in the world. Front car, Second row or very back car, back row. I know coasters should deliver in every seat but sometimes it just don't work that way.

The back row of the first car on woodies has the distinction of being called the Schmeck seat (Namely due to Phoenix and Comet) It referes to the pivot point in which riders are actually kinda boosted out of their seat when the train makes the transition from up to down.

The backseat tends to be the part of the train moving the fastest when it reaches the steepest point of a drop.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2006 8:04 AM
There's the back of the train, there's the middle of the train, and there's the front of the train. I may on very rare occurances consider other things (SOB comes to mind) when choosing a seat, but it's usually what part of the train I prefer, how long the line is for that seat, and which lines are more or less even so everyone in my party can get on the same train.

I think that's a fair trade of for experiencing the nuances individual row to individual row, and if I really have to think that hard about getting the best ride on a coaster....I dunno. There's plenty of coasters out there where I can get my butt kicked no matter where I sit. :)

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Tuesday, March 28, 2006 10:33 AM
I thought Timbers was going to be good, but it pretty much sucked.

Maybe it just wasn't violent enough for me?

edit: You really shouldn't have to "find the best seat" to ride something. It just seems kind of lame to have to go through and start getting picky about only riding rides in certain places on certain trains.

It's like the guy with the stopwatch at Solace 2003 - he wouldn't ride in the silver train on Ghostrider because he timed it and "the gold train was running 3 seconds faster"....

-Josh


*** Edited 3/28/2006 3:38:52 PM UTC by Raven-Phile***

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