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 ***
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. :)
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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...;) ------------------ Dr. Thrill IS my family practitioner Would you just LOOK at what you've done to CoasterBuzz - you're going to have to clean it up ;)
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. ------------------ If you have a problem with clones, the solution is real simple—Stop traveling.
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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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! :)
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. ------------------ SRM 2003-Look for the guy with my name on his chest