Re: Ripcord- Prices too high.......
When I was down in Kissimmee, Florida over spring break, I went on the world's tallest Skycoaster at 300 feet. Twice as tall as ripcord and it only costs me $20. Two times as tall, 1/3 cheaper.
If that really is what you paid, then you must have caught some special deal. I've been down to that Skycoaster several times at both busy and slow times of the year, and the prices that 99er posted have always been accurate, and yet they've always had a line. Although I do fly for free, so I can't say I paid lots of attention to their pricing options.
Ripcord, they let you swing one big swing and a half before you have to grab that "loop" handle thing to end your ride. At least make you be able to swing longer on ripcord.
There's no way to make you swing longer on a Skycoaster. The number of swings depends on the weight of the flyers thanks to a little thing called momentum. One and half swings is typically a light solo flyer or maybe two smaller kids. There would be no point to giving these kinds of flights more swings, as the flyers would be practically stationary over the platform (and out of reach of the loop) after 3 or 4 swings.
A two person flight with average sized adults is usually about six swings before you grab the loop, and three average adults can usually get around nine or ten swings in. So if you want to swing longer, you just have to convince some larger friends to fly with you.
Last edited by Ralph Wiggum, May 10, 2010, 5:53A