Whats So great about floorless coasters?

Saturday, March 8, 2003 2:12 PM
I don't know if its just me but I don't think floorless coasters are that great The front row is the only row that is at all cool. And even that doesn't make it seem like you are going to hit the track or anything. I still think that Medusa at SFGAdv is a great ride though. Does anyone agree with me?
*** This post was edited by SFNE#2FAN 3/8/2003 9:44:06 PM ***
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Saturday, March 8, 2003 2:18 PM
I love floorless coasters. Sure they aren't as unique as flying coasters or LIM coasters but the whole legs hanging over the track is still better IMO than the sit down type.

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Saturday, March 8, 2003 3:11 PM
Admittedly, the front is the "money" seat, but that said, I love Floorless coasters. Medusa West is my fave steel, for God's sake. Don't really know why. Guess maybe the pacing of the elements. I was never into loopers, and yet here is my fave. I also admit I love the view in the last car, as you can see the train swoop ahead of you. Very cool. :)

So you don't like 'em? No big. Everyone has their thing.
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Saturday, March 8, 2003 3:40 PM
SFNE#2MAN:

FYI: SFGA stands for Six Flags Great America.

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Saturday, March 8, 2003 3:40 PM
SFNE#2MAN:

FYI: SFGA stands for Six Flags Great America.

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Are you ready to fly in '03 SFGAm??? :)

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Saturday, March 8, 2003 3:40 PM
SFNE#2MAN:

FYI: SFGA stands for Six Flags Great America.

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Are you ready to fly in '03 SFGAm??? :)

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Saturday, March 8, 2003 3:42 PM
SFGA stands for Six Flags Great America

SFGAdv stands for Six Flags Great Adventure

Just so you know for future posts :)

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Saturday, March 8, 2003 3:42 PM
No, you're wrong.

SFGA stands for *both* Six Flags Great America and Six Flags Great Adventure. That's why they're abbreviated "SFGAm" and "SFGAdv" (or "SFGAd").

-Nate
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Saturday, March 8, 2003 3:43 PM
Frank Schramm:

FYI: Triple posting is totally l4m3!!!!1111one (brought to you byD3|\|)

And SFGA stands for whatever the heck you want it to. Most people 'round here use SFGAdv. (or just GAdv.) and SFGAm.

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Saturday, March 8, 2003 4:23 PM
AA, it was a quadruple post, cant u count!?!?? 14m3rz!!!

I haven't ridden a floorless, but I'd really like to.

--Ryan

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Saturday, March 8, 2003 4:38 PM
I've been on 4, and I love the open feeling of the cars. Other than that, I just see them as a normal sit down looper.

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Saturday, March 8, 2003 5:22 PM
I feel just as *open* in the awesome Intamin trains, if not moreso...the Beemer train, floorless or sit-down, is so Volvo-like, I almost feel like I'm in the slow lane, even at speeds over 70....does that make sense to anyone else...perhaps its the stiffness of the undercarriage...floorless IS better in the front seat, though...;)
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Saturday, March 8, 2003 5:34 PM
I feel you gator. I remember on Apollo it felt like we were doing 60. Maybe the seats are too comfy.... You are busy looking for the remote and footstool to notice the actual speed :)

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Saturday, March 8, 2003 6:33 PM
According to the bottom of the Q-Bot I had last year, SFGA stands for Six Flags Great Adventure. I originally didn't like floorless coasters, but now I'm a big fan of Medusa East and Superman Krypton Coaster was great also. The front seat is where all the action is though. Watching your feet dangling what seems like inches above from the track adds a little "danger" to the ride.
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Saturday, March 8, 2003 6:45 PM
I usually refer to their location.

Chicago or Jersey.

Not to much going on in either place to get confused with other parks.

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Saturday, March 8, 2003 6:49 PM
B&M figured out that people love to kick their legs out. Notice that the designs for every B&M train sans the sitdown looper allow full leg extension. B&M- who showed us that a ride can be too comfy, Nitro. *cough*

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Saturday, March 8, 2003 7:25 PM
I have ridden one floorless, Batman Knight Flight at Geauga Lake.

Quite frankly, it's a stupid gimmick that does nothing, so far as I am concerned, to improve the ride, though it dramatically increases the complication of the station equipment.

Personally, I think if the parks want to have a really kewl gimmick for those coasters, they ought to equip them with Speed Coaster trains (as on Apollo's Chariot, Nitro, Raging Bull). That would be a gimmick that could add a whole lot to the ride! :)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Saturday, March 8, 2003 7:57 PM
I don't really even consider them "floorless" as much as I consider them sitdown loopers. The front row is the only seat where the effect makes a bit of difference.
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Saturday, March 8, 2003 9:07 PM


RideMan said:
...they ought to equip them with Speed Coaster trains (as on Apollo's Chariot, Nitro, Raging Bull).

That is the stuff dreams are made of! The Wildfire trains are almost that, but with OSTR's; and they are still superior to the floorless version as far as ride quality goes.

Could you image a zero-g roll with just that little "football" holding you in? Now that would be phenominal!

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Saturday, March 8, 2003 9:22 PM
I personally like the back seat best on floorlesses. The first drop is phenominal in the back as well as the zero-g.

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