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Your fave flat ride

Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:32 pm

Hi! Just wanted to know what your favourite flat ride is.

Mine is abie danters air.
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Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:39 pm

I just love any Pirate Ships
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Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:57 pm

Devil Rock, the Huss Flic Flac on the German fairs.

Or possibly Break Dance No1, also touring Germany.
 
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Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:01 pm

A properly ran TopScan gets my vote ie The Beast Beware At Fantasy Island also KMG Tango and Experience love em both
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Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:02 pm

S&S screaming swings are amazing on a long cycle!
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Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:21 pm

I also like
Top scans
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Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:31 pm

Rush at thorpe if it was longer
 
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Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:21 pm

As of this week, Hollywood tower of terror is now my favourite new flat ride! It's amazing!! I love how its only a seatbelt too!!
 
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Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:36 am

Yes I forgot the tower of terror! That's one brilliant ride!
 
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Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:26 pm

Mine would have to be either:

Huss Top Spin at full pelt with LOTS of Hang-Time

Drop Towers of any kind, big or small. Sub-Terra being my favourite

Enterprise ride

A fairground Waltzers, but being spun round really quickly. Not like my last experiance where the OP was glue sniffing :shock:!!!!!!!

A ski jump, and I have a soft spot for the Miami Trips. You can't help but love weightlessness for 5 secs or so repeatedly. I rode one once on a cycle that took ages, and my god it was intense.  :D


KMG SPEED!!!!

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Totally insane, also when I last rode I was sat at the top for a good 15mins on a very windy day. Good views, horribly windy and it was shaking the arms and it was freezing. I thought I was gonna get Hypothermia it was that cold. Fun though. :D
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Re: Your fave flat ride

Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:36 am

My favourite flat ride is a Topscan, especially if it's properly run like Whirlwind at Lightwater Valley.  Others I also like include:

Extreme Orbiter
KMG Inversion
Star Shape
Break Dance
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Re: Your fave flat ride

Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:20 am

mondial ultra max!!
I went on the one at fantasy island a few years ago and it was the best ride ever! Especially our cycle seemed to last forever and there was plenty of hang time! I love how it freely swings with momentum rather than being forced around like other types!

Oh and this I think called a dive booster? Picture;
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Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:47 am

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Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:48 am

Though I do like motion simulators like the Simpsons ride.
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Re: Your fave flat ride

Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:04 pm

Maelstrom at Drayton Manor always a classic flat ride
 
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Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:10 pm

DavidRock wrote:
Maelstrom at Drayton Manor always a classic flat ride

Nice one didn't think of that
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Re: Your fave flat ride

Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:16 pm

Abie Danters' Air wins hands-down for me. I've always felt Zierer are onto a winner with the Starshapes (it's just a shame there's not more of them), and Danters' is generally operated brilliantly! (Once you get over the admission price, that is...)
 
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Re: Your fave flat ride

Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:24 pm

Sam198 wrote:
Abie Danters' Air wins hands-down for me. I've always felt Zierer are onto a winner with the Starshapes (it's just a shame there's not more of them), and Danters' is generally operated brilliantly! (Once you get over the admission price, that is...)


I'm a bit of a scaredy cat when it comes to being in the presence of that thing at the one time of year it comes anywhere near me.... (i'm talking about Winter Wonderland). Do you recommend that this year (providing that AIR is attending) I should 'grow some balls' and pluck up the courage to have a ride?
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Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:11 am

SwEDEN wrote:
Sam198 wrote:
Abie Danters' Air wins hands-down for me. I've always felt Zierer are onto a winner with the Starshapes (it's just a shame there's not more of them), and Danters' is generally operated brilliantly! (Once you get over the admission price, that is...)


I'm a bit of a scaredy cat when it comes to being in the presence of that thing at the one time of year it comes anywhere near me.... (i'm talking about Winter Wonderland). Do you recommend that this year (providing that AIR is attending) I should 'grow some balls' and pluck up the courage to have a ride?


Yes!

I rather conveniently spent a few hours riding it earlier today, so the experience is fresh in my mind!

It's honestly not as intense as it looks, and is largely void of the uncomfortable neck-snapping movements found on topscans (which is something you might expect due to the rides' obvious similarities). As with many similar flats, the ride experience can vary dramatically from cycle to cycle. For a ride featuring fewer lateral forces, I suggest an inner seat on your allocated row (it doesn't take a great physicist to explain why, so I'll leave that part blank).

The ride is huge. I'm not going to try and tell you otherwise. But rest assured that it feels sturdy and stable enough; the height should be no major issue for you (provided it's not something that phases you regularly).

Positive g forces don't exist in quite the same volume as you might expect. Certainly to no higher extent than the majority of smaller flats and any decent-sized coaster. Where the appeal lies in a Starshape's cycle is in blissful and long-lasting bouts of freefall, and even some ejector airtime in places. It's hard to visualize from an offride perspective, but the best moments the ride type has to offer is in "falling" from the top of the ride right down to the platform below. It's awesome.

All in all, it's a "fun" ride that isn't necessarily mind-blowingly intense, as it can first appear. Give it a go, I guarantee you'll love it! :)
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Re: Your fave flat ride

Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:06 pm

I agree with all of you. air is the best flat ride i have ever seen. Anyone know where it is and when?
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