What do you look for in a Roller Coaster?

Tuesday, May 29, 2001 7:24 PM
On a lot of the shows for Roller Coasters they open up the show by asking people what they look for in a coaster. So what do you look for in a coaster?
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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 7:30 PM
One word- AIRTIME. Don't get me wrong, I also love positive and lateral g's and speed of course, but airtime is my favorite aspect of a coaster.

-Raven_Rider

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"Hold on tight, with all your might, and enjoy your flight on the Raven!"
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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 7:36 PM
I look to see if I'm having fun. Some people really over-analyze roller coasters, saying that the laterals were too weak or maybe the G's weren't as strong in X place...

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.:| Brandon Rodriguez |:.
http://www.coasters2k.com
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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 7:43 PM
Personality, lots of curves and a thong.

Oh wait, what are we talking about again?

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 7:47 PM
smooooooooooooooothness
it's not the size of the boat, it's the motion of the ocean

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Shootmamas
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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 5:12 AM
Many people say size doesn't matter...trust me, it does!

Anyway, if you want to know what I like in coasters, simply see The Legend. That pretty much sums it up.
lata,
jeremy
--U Know U Ghetto!
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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 5:17 AM
FUN
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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 7:52 AM
Smoothness, good drops, a good helix adds a lot.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 7:54 AM
What do I look for? The entrance!!!
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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 9:12 AM
Good one Neil!

As long as it runs, has restraints that lock, and has all of its wheels, I'm happy.

Seriously, height, speed, or an unusal layout are always at the top of my list.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 9:28 AM
A good balance between all the elements. Speed, laterals, airtime, etc., etc., etc. I love coasters that do one thing and do it well like MF (speed) and ST (airtime) but one of my all time favorites is Viper at SFGAm because it has it all.

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"Seek not outside yourself." - ZeroOne
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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 9:39 AM

Jeff said:
"Personality, lots of curves and a thong."

Damnit, Jeff! You beat me to it. I'm always looking for that package in a coaster.

Getting back to the matter at hand, though. (Hmm... as if curves aren't always the matter at hand.) I get a big kick out of airtime, but it's a mix of things that gets me going. I love long, steep drops with nice positive vertical G's at the bottom. I really get turned off by too much lateral power, since I'm normally the one who gets crushed.

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 9:57 AM
No mention yet of visuals, flying past things so close yout think you're gonna lose something. Visuals also increase the sensation of speed and darkness reduces your vision also increasing the sensation of speed by screwing up your depth perception. I also like room to float and lack of arm restriction in rolling stock.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 10:38 AM
I look for nothing. I can just tell if it's a good ride when I try it. Looks can be decieving ya know ;)

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Shawn Bailes
110 Drumline
http://ohiodrumline.tripod.com/main.htm
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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 12:41 PM
Its what we enthusiasts like to call "Orchestration of Elements." Oh yeah, and setting and visuals are key. SO many good coasters could be great if they were in a more exciting environment.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 12:52 PM
SMOOTHNESS and VISUALS!!!
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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 12:55 PM
And smoothness is what ruins many coasters. I have no time for coasters for sissies.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 12:56 PM
Smoothness and LOTS of Inversions
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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 12:59 PM
Postive and Negative G's....Yumm yummm

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┬ęBruce's Posting Co.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 1:24 PM
THE TRAIN.

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Fear is just Weakness Leaving the Body. --coaster_fanatic
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