How many flips have you achieved on Skyhawk?

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How many flips have you achieved on Skyhawk?

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3
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11%
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10-15
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15-20
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16%
20-30
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32%
30-40
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16%
40-50
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5%
50+
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5%
 
Total votes: 19

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How many flips have you achieved on Skyhawk?

Postby kunpc1 » May 04, 2016 11:34 am

Be sure to let everyone on the forums know how many flips you've achieved on Skyhawk. Select an option from the poll and post your exact totals here!

I've also set the poll to allow for changes so you can update your total as the season goes on.

My current record is 51 flips. I can't wait to get back to the park to try and set the bar even higher!
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Re: How many flips have you achieved on Skyhawk?

Postby Ty-rant_13 » May 04, 2016 4:46 pm

23 is the most in one cycle so far, but I think I'm relatively consistent with it now! It also would have been more, but I caught a bad breeze one cycle and got stuck upside down... Didn't have enough time to get going again.
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Re: How many flips have you achieved on Skyhawk?

Postby Johnlloyd » May 05, 2016 6:05 pm

When I rode Skyhawk on Season Pass Sneak Preview Night, I was unable to do any barrel rolls. I was so close to doing one but, the wind pushed me in the opposite direction! But, when I go visit the park tomorrow, my selection of zero flips may change! 8)
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Re: How many flips have you achieved on Skyhawk?

Postby StEC » May 09, 2016 6:24 pm

Just 3. The ride is far too short to really get the momentum going!
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Re: How many flips have you achieved on Skyhawk?

Postby Honorarius » Jun 13, 2016 9:08 am

Up to 29... Can't wait to try again...

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Re: How many flips have you achieved on Skyhawk?

Postby kunpc1 » Jun 13, 2016 11:06 am

Apparently the key to a REALLY quick flipping ride is high wind. Winds were gusting up to 60km yesterday and a first-time rider I was with managed 43 flips (again, on his first ride)!
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Re: How many flips have you achieved on Skyhawk?

Postby Johnlloyd » Jun 14, 2016 12:11 pm

I was able to complete 8 flips on Skyhawk during my visit on June 2nd. During my first three visits to the park I wasn't able to complete a full flip. But, during my fourth visit I was able to complete 8 during my second ride of the day. I've been on Skyhawk nine times now. It's a great ride but, the wind conditions do have a huge affect on how much you can or cannot flip. 8)
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Re: How many flips have you achieved on Skyhawk?

Postby Honorarius » Jun 14, 2016 8:47 pm

Ya, I rode on a windy day, so I think that helped me out a lot :)

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Re: How many flips have you achieved on Skyhawk?

Postby Johnlloyd » Jun 22, 2016 8:41 pm

I rode Skyhawk today for the tenth time and I was able to complete 28 flips. The wind definitely does help when it comes to flipping. Once I was able to flip, I "locked" my wings and just hung in there for the ride! It was a great experience but, the forces were quite intense! I may only do that many flips once in a while as my vision was distorted for about 10 minutes. But, regardless of the side effects, Skyhawk is still an amazing ride! 8)
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Re: How many flips have you achieved on Skyhawk?

Postby Johnlloyd » Aug 31, 2016 9:30 pm

Today I had achieved 32 flips during my 20th ride on Skyhawk! My previous record was 28 flips! I have greatly enjoyed Skyhawk this year and look forward to riding it a couple of more times this Fall during some weekend visits. 8)
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Re: How many flips have you achieved on Skyhawk?

Postby Johnlloyd » Dec 06, 2016 8:53 am

Johnlloyd wrote:Today I had achieved 32 flips during my 20th ride on Skyhawk! My previous record was 28 flips! I have greatly enjoyed Skyhawk this year and look forward to riding it a couple of more times this Fall during some weekend visits. 8)


My current record for the amount of flips on Skyhawk is now 33 as of October 15th! I seem to have beaten my previous record by one flip! I can't wait to ride Skyhawk again once the 2017 season begins! 8)
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Re: How many flips have you achieved on Skyhawk?

Postby bratman » Dec 08, 2016 6:47 pm

I managed 25 as my best - and thats enough for me.

At the ACE event in September, one member almost got 90 flips on an extended cycle during out nighttime ERT session. It was epic!
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