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Skull Mountain is taking over this thread! (And the rest of TPR it seems)

 

But on another note, I'm mad that I went to HP the year Skyrush was announced, and I haven't been there since so I haven't got the chance to do Skyrush yet. It sounds amazing, and from what I can see from the shaping in the pictures, it is one hell of an experience

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I was totally bummed out when there was no ERT on Skull Mountain a couple years ago when I was there in '12. Right after my first ride it became my #1 (and has been in my sig as such since). Superb theming and insane airtime (back row)? Yes please.

 

After that, I'd have to go with Phoenix at Knoebels. While Skyrush has the most intense ejector airtime I've experienced, I just found Phoenix's airtime buffet "more fun."

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Just to stop the hype train on Skull Mountain, the only bad thing about that back row, there's a lot of "surging" in the train (at least the last time I rode it) to the point where it felt like the entire train was punching me in the back over and over again. That being said, last car airtime is /still/ worth it.

 

Also that picture of Toro's wheels coming that far off the track is just insanity. That ride provides the most sustained ejector airtime I've ever felt, but I had no idea just how far the main wheels came up.

 

As much as I love Toro's airtime, I feel that Phoenix provides more enjoyable airtime. I much prefer that feeling of touching nothing in the train, then being pinned to the restraint on Toro.

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Just to stop the hype train on Skull Mountain, the only bad thing about that back row, there's a lot of "surging" in the train (at least the last time I rode it) to the point where it felt like the entire train was punching me in the back over and over again. That being said, last car airtime is /still/ worth it.

 

First off, you absolutely cannot stop the hype train on Skull Mountain. This is now a movement and we'll stop at nothing to get this monster to the tippy top of next years Mitch Hawker. Secondly, I get the surging thing you are talking about, I feel that too. But I'm too distracted by the excellently bad blaring death metal and two randomly placed half ass props keeping me giggling beyond control anytime I ride to really care.

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Just to stop the hype train on Skull Mountain, the only bad thing about that back row, there's a lot of "surging" in the train (at least the last time I rode it) to the point where it felt like the entire train was punching me in the back over and over again. That being said, last car airtime is /still/ worth it.

 

First off, you absolutely cannot stop the hype train on Skull Mountain. This is now a movement and we'll stop at nothing to get this monster to the tippy top of next years Mitch Hawker. Secondly, I get the surging thing you are talking about, I feel that too. But I'm too distracted by the excellently bad blaring death metal and two randomly placed half A$$ props keeping me giggling beyond control anytime I ride to really care.

 

I never noticed any props on my last few rides, gotta keep an eye out next time I'm at SFGadv (Should be Columbus Day, but I won't be able to go if Six Flags doesn't honor the whole 'Dorney Employees get in for free' thing anymore. Those one day tickets, too expensive for Ride Op money)

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They are very very easy to miss. Right before the last turn is a not very well lit pumpkin of all things (someone recently brought up a great point on here - since when do pumpkins grow inside a dark mountain? LOL), and then on the brake run during the strobe attack there is a skeleton hanging to your left.

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I never noticed any props on my last few rides, gotta keep an eye out next time I'm at SFGadv (Should be Columbus Day, but I won't be able to go if Six Flags doesn't honor the whole 'Dorney Employees get in for free' thing anymore. Those one day tickets, too expensive for Ride Op money)

 

As long as you were an employee at Dorney Park during the 2015 season you can get in for free

I feel you on that ride op money though

 

Also I'm loving the Skully hype on this thread. Seriously one of the best airtime moments of all time. Who needs El Toro when you have The Mountain?

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I never noticed any props on my last few rides, gotta keep an eye out next time I'm at SFGadv (Should be Columbus Day, but I won't be able to go if Six Flags doesn't honor the whole 'Dorney Employees get in for free' thing anymore. Those one day tickets, too expensive for Ride Op money)

 

As long as you were an employee at Dorney Park during the 2015 season you can get in for free

I feel you on that ride op money though

 

According to my team leads and area supervisor that deal ended on Labor Day. A few people went last year on Columbus day and still got in though. I dunno. I'm going to Knoebels for PPP so if they give me an all day wristband when I show my ID chances are SF will too.

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I visited Great Adventure this summer for the first time, and I was expecting Skull Mountain to be just like SFOT's. Then I got to the station and realized the train was different, and I am so glad I went for the back seat. That drop caught me so off guard...wow. I'm glad I didn't know what to expect!

 

That said, El Toro blew my mind. The airtime throughout easily beats any other coaster I've ridden. Sure NTAG and Outlaw Run, along with most of the RMC coasters, have some intense airtime, but none of it is sustained like on El Toro.

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Who needs El Toro when you have The Mountain?

 

Whoa whoa whoa whoa now. Let's not lose our minds here.

 

Even as the founder of the Cult of Skull/Skank Mountain I take offense to this statement.

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Who needs El Toro when you have The Mountain?

 

Whoa whoa whoa whoa now. Let's not lose our minds here.

 

Even as the founder of the Cult of Skull/Skank Mountain I take offense to this statement.

 

I was just playin. Toro is bae, and I worked as a ride op with her all summer so I'd be lost without her. Fortunately we live in a beautiful world where Toro and the Mountain are a short walk apart!

 

The Cult of Skull should have a meetup and marathon it one of these days, just sayin'.

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I haven't been on the wooden coasters known for their crazy airtime however El Toro shocked me with its air time moments. Skyrush to me gives the best ejector airtime to me and I'd be shocked in another coaster tops thats one on the steel side.

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Who needs El Toro when you have The Mountain?

 

Whoa whoa whoa whoa now. Let's not lose our minds here.

 

Even as the founder of the Cult of Skull/Skank Mountain I take offense to this statement.

 

I was just playin. Toro is bae, and I worked as a ride op with her all summer so I'd be lost without her. Fortunately we live in a beautiful world where Toro and the Mountain are a short walk apart!

 

The Cult of Skull should have a meetup and marathon it one of these days, just sayin'.

 

 

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Can I please put this in my signature? It's incredible.

 

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I haven't been on the wooden coasters known for their crazy airtime however El Toro shocked me with its air time moments.

 

Isn't El Toro the epitome of a wooden coaster with crazy airtime? Unless you're referring to older wooden coasters with buzz bars or those random pops of airtime from funky design.

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Can I please put this in my signature? It's incredible.

 

Also:

I haven't been on the wooden coasters known for their crazy airtime however El Toro shocked me with its air time moments.

 

Isn't El Toro the epitome of a wooden coaster with crazy airtime? Unless you're referring to older wooden coasters with buzz bars or those random pops of airtime from funky design.

I'm not a mod, but sure, go ahead and put it on ur profile if you want

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I didn't see a recent/similar thread, but if I missed something please go ahead and merge/lock.

 

What is the best singular moment of airtime? Not just considering how intense, or how prolonged the moment is, but all things considered--intensity, duration, location/scenery, anticipation (how HOLY SH*T it seemed), or any other notable features.

 

For me, I'd have to go with the first drop in the back of the bull. The anticipation coming around the curve seeing the safari in front and Kingda Ka, followed by one of the better skylines of any park from 180 feet, then the front of the train starts to slowly fall below view from the back, then you're suddenly in the middle of one of the most intense ejector moments on any coaster. The "RT" hill later in the ride is a different level of insanity, but all things considered I enjoy the first drop for lasting longer and the overall experience.

 

Thoughts?

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This is actually a great idea for a thread and I'm not sure I've seen it before.

 

This should be a tougher choice than it is with 300 or so coasters to pick from (for me) but the only real dilemma is which hill on El Toro I'm going to pick.

 

It's between the first drop and the hill immediately after it but I think I'm leaning towards agreeing with you and saying the first drop.

 

Honorable mention to every other hill on El Toro, Maverick's second to last hill, Fury's first drop and Phoenix's final bunny hop. There are other great airtime coasters but I prefer ones with non obstructive restraints that allow you to throw your hands up and enjoy it. Maverick somehow snuck in though. Lol

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I'd go with the first hill after the drop because it's the best (or nearly the best) airtime moment in any seat, not just the back.

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