Which steel coaster has or will have the world's airtime record?

Tuesday, April 4, 2006 3:57 PM
Voyage is likely to have the wood coaster airtime record of 24.2 second if it performed as planned. I have heard a figure of 26 seconds for Apollo's Chariot and reports of the hills on SFOG's having 5 seconds of airtime each. I wonder if any steelies really have more airtime than Voyage?
It is a FACT that The Voyage is the greatest thing on the planet!!
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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 4:13 PM
To be fair, I think the strength of negative Gs should be part of the equation as well. E.G. B&M Hypers generally just "float" over the hills almost unnoticably, while Intamins generally tend to kick you out of your seat pretty badly.

But 24.2 seconds of airtime sounds like quite a lot though!


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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 4:28 PM
rollergator's avatar ^ I think the Intamin hypers kick me out of my seat quite NICELY, thanks! ;)

LOL! Totally agree that "not all airtime is created equal"...:)


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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 4:45 PM
Voyage is a steel coaster that will have a wooden coaster feel :)

Trust me, No Steel coaster even the S:ROS's are even close in how much time your airborn.

Airborn, Nothin like the fourth drop of SFNE's S:ROS for strength of negative G's huh? I've think that may be the only non looping drop I've ridden that there is no doubt that without the restraints, YOU'D BE GONE.

Chuck

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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 5:10 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar Maybe the next record will be the longest sustained moment of airtime. imagine a ginat bunny hop where you'e weightless for 10 seconds. Yeah, I don't expect it to happen anytine soon either.

AV Matt
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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 5:20 PM
I'm sure that the "Sweet Morgan Air" (TM) of Steel Dragon *has* to add up to at least 25 seconds. And as far as sustained air time goes, between the floater hill on UltraTwister and the infamous 3rd hill of S:ROS (SFA/DL) I can think of any more sustained air that I've ridden.

Oh and ***muttersunintelligbly*** to Bill's gators. :)

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--who is still somewhat of a gators fan even though Spurrier is now a gamecock (who are also tournament champs..go SEC!)

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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 6:01 PM
SFoGswim's avatar I unofficially counted about 29 seconds of airtime on SFoG's Goliath.
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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 6:11 PM
I'm going to say Cedar Point's 2007 coaster because at one point or another I've heard it'll break just about every record for every type of ride ever. =P
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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 6:43 PM
I remember hearing that Superman the Escape holds the record at somewhere around 7 full seconds(if you consider it a coaster, that is ;)).
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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 6:45 PM
SFoGswim's avatar Not consecutive seconds.
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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 7:13 PM
Magnum has to be up there, I mean your out of your seat practically the whole ride back from the pretzel loop.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 7:50 PM
Magnum has loops?
:)

Chuck

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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 7:56 PM
rollergator's avatar

2Hostyl said:Oh and ***muttersunintelligbly*** to Bill's gators.


What was that, you'll have to speak UP!

Yeah, right...it feels AWESOME to be the gator today. (Usually, "it's great to be a Florida Gator"...today it's better than that). I swore to myself that ONE day, this would be a two-sport school. When I arrived in Gainesville in 1984 (yep, THAT long ago), the only two sports here were football and Spring football.

We're a HOOPS hotbed now, baby! :)
Joakim, sad to see you go young man, but the time has come, and you MUST leave the nest, your game has outgrown this little village...the rest of you, BACK TO WORK (yes, Corey B., that means the weight room for you)...

Back to steel *coasters*...How does S:TE have "non-consecutive" airtime?

And why is that "Sweet Morgan Air" (TM-j) so TAME? Unless you were referring to the *Hybrid-hyper* at KW? ;)

*** Edited 4/4/2006 11:58:01 PM UTC by rollergator***


You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 8:51 PM
How can a coaster that hasn't run in three years have airtime?

Oh wait, It must be the lack of trains creating lots of air between them.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2006 5:00 AM

PKI discodude said:
I remember hearing that Superman the Escape holds the record at somewhere around 7 full seconds(if you consider it a coaster, that is ;)).

In the ads from Sixflags, they only claim 6 (ok, 6.5) seconds, and that's most likely only true if it runs all the way to the top of the tower.
The question is also if airtime means "weightlessness" "less weight" or "negative Gs".
TTD and KK both need approximately 8-9 seconds between entering the vertical section of track on the tower and coming back down from the top hat to where the track starts to curve again.
If it runs fast enough and people are out of their seats on the top hat, that would mean a full 8-9 seconds of "weighlessness/airtime".
I'm not sure how the breaking fins on KKs tower change that equation though.

:)

*** Edited 4/5/2006 6:01:39 PM UTC by superman***


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Wednesday, April 5, 2006 12:07 PM

superman said:
The question is also if airtime means "weightlessness" "less weight" or "negative Gs".

Anyone know how HW calculated the airtime for Voyage? Was it anything less than one G, or was it below zero?

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Wednesday, April 5, 2006 2:50 PM

SFoGswim said:
Not consecutive seconds.

If this was in regard to Superman the Excape at Magic Mountain, then you are very wrong. All of the air-hang time is produced once the train or car begins it's freefall trip to the station and it is between 6-7 seconds of continuous air-hang time.


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Wednesday, April 5, 2006 2:52 PM
Er um... Titan at SFoT? Goliath at SFMM? Anyone?

That bunny hill after the first turnaround has some serious air... maybe not 6+ seconds or anything but certainly a nice little pop. :)


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Wednesday, April 5, 2006 3:08 PM
The 24.2 seconds of airtime is 0.2 gs or less I believe I saw on the website.
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Wednesday, April 5, 2006 3:45 PM
For what coaster?
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