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Yeah if you Google "roller coaster seconds of airtime" you'll see it's pretty commonly referred to.

I've seen it in marketing materials, but I've never seen any sort of official rankings for the stat.

 

It's pretty easy to find lists of the tallest coasters. Coasters with the most seconds of airtime? I haven't seen anything.

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Now, NTAG is considered a mid-lower tier RMC

Wait, it is??? From who??? I still think it's one of the best RMC coasters out there!

Most of the newer lists in this thread. But I'm glad to hear the original still holds its own.

I'm going to assume for a lot of people it's the "newness' factor and probably the "most recent ridden" factor. I'd be willing to bet if people went and rode Texas Giant again after riding all the other RMC's they have a difficult time not putting it in the top 5.

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Now, NTAG is considered a mid-lower tier RMC

Wait, it is??? From who??? I still think it's one of the best RMC coasters out there!

 

Saying "low-tier RMC" is an oxymoron in itself. All ten RMCs I've ridden are in my top 25 coasters. NTG is definitely in the top half, I'd say - I love how long it is!

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Damn...I don't check in for a day or two and it's like a coastergasm around here!

 

The new additions at the other parks all look great, but this...this is just over the top awesome looking! Holy balls am I happy that this is going to only be 3.5 hours from my house!

 

Not that CP needed to win me over as one of my top amusement parks, but this definitely knocks it out of the park and into a whole new league of awesomeness in terms of coaster insanity.

 

Well played, CP....well played.

 

Wow.

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So not to detract from all the talk of Steel Vengeance which by the way looks amazing, can't wait! The middle and last lap will be insane, and the beginning will be no slouch either, looks to be a complete ride.

 

But I know everyone's fascination with "the boat" on here, and while attending yesterday's announcement event we parked near the marina. Walking back to the car I noticed this.

 

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Yup that's the aftermath of the boat fire on Monday.

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Am I the only one here who's skeptical on the whole most airtime in the world claim?

 

People seem to think Diamondback has more, so no, you're not the only one.

 

But I'm not skeptical at all, I think the back row first drop will make a run for that title without even adding the additional 5000+ feet of track.

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Am I the only one here who's skeptical on the whole most airtime in the world claim?

 

watching the video i don't doubt it at all.

 

I counted 24 spots where there should be airtime. Add up the crazy amount of sustained airtime you're going to get on the first two big hills, you've got the record.

 

Also, anything that is a negative force gets counted, so you have to factor in all the inversions.

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Pretty great looking coaster, those guys have definitely done what I didn't think was possible (in many ways). Huzzah to RMC, and Cedar Point.

 

Also, after plowing my way through 30-40 pages, I'm stunned that SVen has not been pegged as the quickest way to type out the name of this beast! I can picture them loading up the first train full of dudes named Sven.

 

RMC must be very proud of how much they've turned the ride industry on it's ear, it's really impressive.

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Now, NTAG is considered a mid-lower tier RMC

Wait, it is??? From who??? I still think it's one of the best RMC coasters out there!

 

Saying "low-tier RMC" is an oxymoron in itself. All ten RMCs I've ridden are in my top 25 coasters. NTAG is definitely in the top half, I'd say - I love how long it is!

 

Agreed! I've only ridden three RMC's so far, but all three are in my Top 10 currently, Top 9, really! (including the most maligned RMC, Goliath!) Maverick is a Top 3 coaster for me, and in constant consideration for my top spot (because as Robb says, really, when it comes to ranking these things, it's all semantics and minutiae anyway, and they're all about the same amount of awesome!), and "SVen" looks like it's going to blow it away come next year!

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As someone who ranks NTAG in my top 3 and who hasn't ridden many of the newer RMCs, that's pretty insane to think about.

Ultimately, I still like NTAG the most out of the RMCs I've ridden, largely because it feels somewhat closer to a traditional coaster (it's more than just a sequence of gnarly ejector hills). This one looks like it might strike a good balance of speed and transit alongside RMC's trademark ejector moments.

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Hotel question:

 

Anyone have recent experience with with the Motel 6 Milan or Super 8 Milan?

 

Just wanting to make sure I have clean room/bed and trying to save $$ so I can get FL+.

 

Yes and yes. I found both hotels to be above average for their respective brands. They both have interior hallways (which is nuts for a Motel 6 or Super 8) and both are pushing 4 stars on TripAdvisor (which is equally nuts for a Motel 6 or Super 8). They're under-priced for what they offer, but note that they both book up fast. We generally don't stay there anymore because we never book Cedar Point trips in advance thanks to their crazy weather / wind policies and these hotels never seem to be available last minute.

 

Obviously you're still talking about Motel 6 and Super 8 so don't expect the Ritz-Carlton or anything, but they're some of the best hotels I've seen for their respective brands (and I've stayed at a TON of sh*tty Motel 6's and Super 8's. )

 

Edit: On an unrelated note, Corkscrew has reopened (after being closed since it's collision on Sunday night). I have no clue if it's running both trains, I would imagine that it's not.

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Yes and yes. I found both hotels to be above average for their respective brands. They both have interior hallways (which is nuts for a Motel 6 or Super 8) and both are pushing 4 stars on TripAdvisor (which is equally nuts for a Motel 6 or Super 8). They're under-priced for what they offer, but note that they both book up fast. We generally don't stay there anymore because we never book Cedar Point trips in advance thanks to their crazy weather / wind policies and these hotels never seem to be available last minute.

 

Obviously you're still talking about Motel 6 and Super 8 so don't expect the Ritz-Carlton or anything, but they're some of the best hotels I've seen for their respective brands (and I've stayed at a TON of sh*tty Motel 6's and Super 8's. )

 

Edit: On an unrelated note, Corkscrew has reopened (after being closed since it's collision on Sunday night). I have no clue if it's running both trains, I would imagine that it's not.

 

Great - thanks for the response.

 

I'm looking at like $75 a night - I can't justify going for $150+ at Breakers Express - I'd rather just concentrate on being there at 10, making the run to Maverick and then getting FL+ for my couple of days.

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Get there at 10AM? Nah... that's no way to do Cedar Point. If you're going for 2 days, why not invest in a Platinum Pass?

 

If you buy it now it's good for all of next year too and then you get in the park an hour early to ride Maverick, Gatekeeper, Millennium Force, Valravn, Skyhawk and some flats. You also get a 10% discount on food, non alcoholic drinks (booooo) and merchandise which includes the Fastlane (and Famous Daves in the Marina). They have Passholder ride nights too but I'm not sure when you're going.

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Edit: Whoops, didn't even notice the double post. My bad.

 

So what's the story behind Corkscrew and this collision? I assume the trains were empty since its not all over the place?

 

Yeah, evidently both trains were empty because they were trying to transfer the white train off of the track. They sent the red one around and it never stopped and bumped the white train. I don't know much about transferring trains on an old Arrow but a lot of the ride ops (on another message board which is generally a cesspool but a few of those guys know what they're talking about) are saying that when you do that you need to set or release the safety brakes manually and evidently someone f*cked up and didn't do that. That happened Sunday night and the ride had been closed ever since.

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Get there at 10AM? Nah... that's no way to do Cedar Point. If you're going for 2 days, why not invest in a Platinum Pass?

 

If you buy it now it's good for all of next year too and then you get in the park an hour early to ride Maverick, Gatekeeper, Millennium Force, Valravn, Skyhawk and some flats. You also get a 10% discount on food, non alcoholic drinks (booooo) and merchandise which includes the Fastlane (and Famous Daves in the Marina). They have Passholder ride nights too but I'm not sure when you're going.

 

Well, I live in Florida - I have a Platinum Pass for myself - I'm just now trying to figure out the tickets for my two teenagers and what's the best deal for that.

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