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Sustained Airtime in England

Graeme Graeme Profile

Posted:
5/18/00 at
4:35:52 PM

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Which of England's coasters feature sustained, "floating" airtime?

I've been on all the woodies, apart from Folkestone's and Morecambe's (I know they're not there anymore), and have rarely noticed any airtime at all.

I've also been on most steelies, including the Big One and the Ultimate.

One exception is Blackpool's Mouse, which is incredible when you ride by yourself. You are actually yanked up against your seatbelt! That's great, but it's not the sustained airtime I mean.

Can you shed any light?

Graeme.

Re: Sustained Airtime in England by SkyDave at 5/19/00 4:25:17 AM

From what I've been on about the best we get in England is to be found on the Ultimate's two big drops, though the relatively uncomfortable restraints don't help. At least they can be set quite high so you can get lots of air. And they are a heck of a lot better than the OTSR that it originally opened with. Really, though, we *desparately* need either a good hyper-coaster to get sustained air. I'm pretty sure you know of the lack of air on the Big One, which I have to say is even more disappointing having rode Magnum XL-200 last year, which was by the same manufacturer. If you are talking about the UK as a whole rather than England then there is are no two ways about it - Head for Coaster Country (Oakwood). I'm certain you know why....

Re: Sustained Airtime in England by Cal at 5/19/00 5:59:16 AM

> From what I've been on about the best we get in
> England is to be found on the Ultimate's two big
> drops, though the relatively uncomfortable
> restraints don't help. At least they can be set
> quite high so you can get lots of air. And they
> are a heck of a lot better than the OTSR that it
> originally opened with. Really, though, we
> *desparately* need either a good hyper-coaster to
> get sustained air. I'm pretty sure you know of
> the lack of air on the Big One, which I have to
> say is even more disappointing having rode Magnum
> XL-200 last year, which was by the same
> manufacturer. If you are talking about the UK as
> a whole rather than England then there is are no
> two ways about it - Head for Coaster Country
> (Oakwood). I'm certain you know why....

MegaFobia is the only ride to give really big airtime, but it's not real floater airtime like you get on the back seat of a hypercoaster. Big One's angled drop puts paid to this, so really you need to get to America and ride one of the great hypers there.

Cal

Re: What To Do In Wales? by Graeme Graeme Profile at 5/19/00 1:55:07 PM

I certainly do know why, but I'm not going to Pembrokeshire until there's more to do in the area (enough for a long weekend).

Graeme.

> From what I've been on about the best we get in
> England is to be found on the Ultimate's two big
> drops, though the relatively uncomfortable
> restraints don't help. At least they can be set
> quite high so you can get lots of air. And they
> are a heck of a lot better than the OTSR that it
> originally opened with. Really, though, we
> *desparately* need either a good hyper-coaster to
> get sustained air. I'm pretty sure you know of
> the lack of air on the Big One, which I have to
> say is even more disappointing having rode Magnum
> XL-200 last year, which was by the same
> manufacturer. If you are talking about the UK as
> a whole rather than England then there is are no
> two ways about it - Head for Coaster Country
> (Oakwood). I'm certain you know why....