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a ? about stand ups.

Jono

Posted:
4/3/00 at
10:21:47 PM

is there anyway to build a non looping stand up that could have airtime like a regular coaster except your standing as you float? wouldint that be cool? or have they already done that?

Re: a ? about stand ups. by Al W. at 4/3/00 10:37:18 PM

> is there anyway to build a non looping stand
> up that could have airtime like a regular
> coaster except your standing as you float?

It's certainly possible, but as far as I know it hasn't been done yet. All the standups I know have loops. Riddler's Revenge @ SFMM does have a little airtime on a couple of its hills... as well as some hang-time on its loops! King Cobra @ PKI also has aome air on its bunny-hop. Al W.

Re: a ? about stand ups. by Jeff Tolotti at 4/3/00 10:44:17 PM

> is there anyway to build a non looping stand
> up that could have airtime like a regular
> coaster except your standing as you float?
> wouldint that be cool? or have they already
> done that?

There are plenty of standups out there with airtime, but to answer your main question, yes - there is at least one nonlooping standup in Japan, and it's a TOGO. There may be a couple more over there, too.

Jeff

Re: a ? about stand ups. by Jono at 4/3/00 10:55:30 PM

hmmm, cool

Re: a ? about stand ups. by Boxmbman at 4/4/00 12:33:51 AM

> is there anyway to build a non looping stand
> up that could have airtime like a regular
> coaster except your standing as you float?
> wouldint that be cool? or have they already
> done that?

I think the only way to hold you in on a stand-up is with OTSR's.

-Jeff

http://goliath.webprovider.com

Airtime = ouch time by Cal at 4/4/00 6:04:40 AM

> is there anyway to build a non looping stand
> up that could have airtime like a regular
> coaster except your standing as you float?
> wouldint that be cool? or have they already
> done that?

There's a little air on some but there's a very good reason why you won't get big airtime - aside from the need for overhead restraints - just think about where that bicycle seat goes. Now think about airtime and landing on that thing hard. Airtime doesn't seem quite so appealing now, does it?

Cal

Re: a ? about stand ups. by Jim Disney at 4/4/00 10:44:01 AM

> is there anyway to build a non looping stand
> up that could have airtime like a regular
> coaster except your standing as you float?
> wouldint that be cool? or have they already
> done that?

Well, they haven't done it yet. I personally love Riddler's Revenge for it's "float" time. The tops of the loops and the bunny hill over freefall give some great air. The only thing I can think would be a problem would be the bike seat under your crotch, I would imagine that could get painful. However, I've yet to get hurt on Riddler's, so, who knows, maybe a standup hyper is something that could actually be done (as opposed to an invert hyper that'll never happen).

JD

The Southern California Coaster Club

Re: Airtime = ouch time by Jono at 4/4/00 11:19:39 AM

ehhhhhhh, i didint even think about that.

Re: a ? about stand ups. by JAL at 4/4/00 1:29:00 PM

If it's the floating Airtime were you come down gradually such as on that one hill on RR, then maybe it could be possible without being painfull.

Jim

Re: Airtime = ouch time by Robert at 4/4/00 4:09:11 PM

> ehhhhhhh, i didint even think about that.

As little as your things are it wouldn't hurt you to have massive airtime on a stand up hyper. The seat goes between your legs not up in your stomachs where your little things are. So you should have no problems.

LOL J/k