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It was a nice day at the park and the loop is more than halfway finished! And to answer the long question, about half the drop after going over the top hat has been constructed, and there are brakes all the way up that bottom half. Sorry folks, but it looks like there may not be much airtime.

 

Another thing: DOLW WHIPS ARE BACK!! But now they are in Food, Etc. where Ben and Jerry's was before. Another thing I just saw today for the first time and an unlimited refills wristband now offered if you had bought your souvenir bottle on a pervious date. It costs $3.99 and will get you unlimited refills all day. Great deal if you like soft drinks and you already bought your souvenir bottle.

 

Now something that I got a huge crack out of. At Lex Luthor at the end of the ride, a ride op was recommending rides for people to go to. And he said "Be sure to check out Colossus and Scream! The parking lot coasters!!!" I can't believe they are trying to advertise them that way!

 

But anyways it was a good light day at the park!

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The loop.

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And to answer the long question, about half the drop after going over the top hat has been constructed, and there are brakes all the way up that bottom half. Sorry folks, but it looks like there may not be much airtime.

 

The bottom half isn't what matters when it comes to airtime. I'm still hoping for a little pop of air.

 

Nonetheless, thanks for the update!

 

Edit- Sorry chickenbowl, I didn't see your post. You beat me to it!

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The ride looks like itd be more fun if it ran the other direction.

 

(The brake run being the launch run and so on)

 

I was actually just thinking that it looked like it might be a bit more interesting to be going the other way.

 

YOLO 2: Reverse Blast, new for 2015.

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The ride looks like itd be more fun if it ran the other direction.

 

(The brake run being the launch run and so on)

 

I was actually just thinking that it looked like it might be a bit more interesting to be going the other way.

 

It actually does seem a bit more interesting of an experience. The loop as the finish would be exhilarating to say the least.

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The bottom half isn't what matters when it comes to airtime.

 

It does if you're talking about lessening the sustained airtime. Just look at Kingda Ka's speed hill that has brakes on it.

 

Ka's speed hill is terribly drawn out and has brakes that start just after the peak of the hill, and get stronger well before the hill hits its steepest point and starts to level out. If the brakes on FT don't touch the top half, that's a big difference. If you're already falling back into your seat when the brakes start, then no, you haven't ruined the airtime.

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The bottom half isn't what matters when it comes to airtime.

 

It does if you're talking about lessening the sustained airtime. Just look at Kingda Ka's speed hill that has brakes on it.

 

To clarify, the bottom half having brakes on it or not doesn't matter when it comes to airtime, but you're right that where the bottom half starts (along with speed, forces, and other things) defines how long the airtime is sustained. And by bottom half, I mean the point where the angle of descent starts to decrease.

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The bottom half isn't what matters when it comes to airtime.

 

It does if you're talking about lessening the sustained airtime. Just look at Kingda Ka's speed hill that has brakes on it.

 

Yup, and I think Full Throttle's Top Hat is going to be exactly the same as Kingda Ka's or Goliath's "Airtime hill".

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The bottom half isn't what matters when it comes to airtime.

 

It does if you're talking about lessening the sustained airtime. Just look at Kingda Ka's speed hill that has brakes on it.

 

Yup, and I think YOLOcoaster's Top Hat is going to be exactly the same as Kingda Ka's or Goliath's "Airtime hill".

I remember seeing it's air time listed as around 1.25. But don't quote me on that. The loop is at listed as 160 ft. That's loop size not just the height of a loop off the ground. So even though some loops are higher off the ground. They are just loops that have a higher starting point off the ground, like Viper.

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^If I can safely take "airtime" in sarcastic quotation marks, I actually got a really decent chunk of floater on Goliath my last time at SFMM last October.

Floater is not airtime. Floater is like having a non-alcoholic beer. It tastes like beer, sort of, but its not the real thing.

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I don't see the airtime being as "jarring/ejector" or as sudden as it's cousin in the bay area (Superman, referring to our local Premier coaster as its cousin) but do see some nice, graceful airtime (butt out of seat, sustained air as you crest), if not at the very least the "floater sensation/tummy tingles." Having ridden Superman Ultimate Flight at SFDK (16 times now, planning on riding it more this season as I have my SFDK pass), and it completely surprising me, I have faith in YOLOcoaster being something nice...though I think I still may favor S:UF over it in the long run.

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^If I can safely take "airtime" in sarcastic quotation marks, I actually got a really decent chunk of floater on Goliath my last time at SFMM last October.

Floater is not airtime. Floater is like having a non-alcoholic beer. It tastes like beer, sort of, but its not the real thing.

 

SUF= Coors N/A

NTAG = Samuel Adams Utopias

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It was a nice day at the park and the loop is more than halfway finished! And to answer the long question, about half the drop after going over the top hat has been constructed, and there are brakes all the way up that bottom half. Sorry folks, but it looks like there may not be much airtime.

 

The brakes will start on the piece of track that fits in between those two connections at the top of the tower in your picture. This is where the two separate pieces of track come together into one piece. Just by looking at that, I'd have to say there will be more than enough airtime on this hill. As for the forces and whether it will floater or ejector air, I guess you'll just have to wait and see. My bet is that it will be very similar to Superman Ultimate Flight's airtime.

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