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Roller Coasters
« on: Jun 23, 10, 04:00:53 pm CDT »

So, I am taking Shorty (my kid) and two of her friends to Cedar Point tomorrow to celebrate said Shorty's birthday.
 
Cedar Point means one thing.  ROLLER COASTERS!
 
Which one is your favorite?
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Re: Roller Coasters
« Reply #1 on: Jun 23, 10, 05:51:04 pm CDT »

Hershey Park has a few that I like.  Or rather, USED TO like, before my discs started herniating and I can't go on 'em anymore.


The Comet is known as the oldest wooden coaster on the East Coast.

The Sidewinder isn't much to look at but Whoa Nellie!  A few curves and one loop.  Then they drop ya BACKWARDS through the series.  That one got to me.

Of course, the Sooper Dooper Looper used to be THE coaster at Hershey.  Three loops in a row.

And now The Great Bear - ya hang underneath that one.  And it makes the sound of a roaring grizzly to the people on the ground under it.


I miss coasters... dangit.
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Re: Roller Coasters
« Reply #2 on: Jun 23, 10, 06:02:18 pm CDT »

None.  I'm not a Coaster person.  I've tried a few and it just isn't my bag.
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Re: Roller Coasters
« Reply #3 on: Jun 23, 10, 08:01:29 pm CDT »

I did not ride coasters until I was in my mid 20s.  Jon got me on one at Bush Gardens in Virginia by telling me to close my eyes in the loop - you can't even tell you are upsidedown.  Learned that was bullshit pretty quickly.  However, at the end of the ride I was having a great time.
 
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Kennywood: The Thunder Bolt  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LERf7YS1Xo
An oldy but goody. 
 
Kennywood:  The Phantom's Revenge.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qNEUVeQdx4 
This one is awesome due to the fact that the first lift hill is the one you *think* is the big hill.  That is until you drop out of a pretty steep hill, climb another one and then get hurled down the real drop into the ravine and under the Thunder Bolt.
 
Cedar Point:  Raptor. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcYj8d8d35w My first dangle your feet type coaster.  The ride was really smooth and just turned you round and round.  Made it in the first car *er* seat for this one.  Logic tells you that you will not go splat on the pavement.  You hope.
 
Cedar Point:  Magnum XL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqkMIR-K44k&feature=fvw  Pretty views of the lake.  Great air time, great drop. 
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Re: Roller Coasters
« Reply #4 on: Jun 23, 10, 08:39:10 pm CDT »

I prefer old wooden coasters... My fave has to be the Dragon Coaster at Rye Playland... its not the scariest due to drops or twists or turns...... but jesus-fuck you'd swear the thing is gonna shake apart when you ride it... the first and last cars are the best... first cause of seeing nothing in front of you and the last cause the mother fucker whips you...


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Re: Roller Coasters
« Reply #5 on: Jun 23, 10, 09:01:31 pm CDT »

6 Flags out in the Northern Mid-West had a coaster called "The Demon".  First coaster I ever rode that had a corkscrew track and a loop.
 
6 Flags here in NJ, back when it was still called "Great Adventure", had a coaster I think was called "Runaway Train". That was the first metal coaster I ever rode, but I prefer the old wooden coasters.
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Re: Roller Coasters
« Reply #6 on: Jun 24, 10, 07:51:33 am CDT »

Not that I ride them but the Jersey Boardwalk Coasters add an interesting element of being over or at the edge of the water.
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Re: Roller Coasters
« Reply #7 on: Jun 24, 10, 08:48:54 am CDT »

I love coasters esp when there is a glass table or nice wood bar about  :P

but really Six Flags out near me has Kingda Ka my favorite by far
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Re: Roller Coasters
« Reply #8 on: Jun 24, 10, 10:05:55 am CDT »

I prefer wood coasters over the metal.  Problem is, coasters of any kind rattle the shit out of  me and last time I was on one, I couldn't walk for a day or two afterwards.  Yeah, it jarred and rattled my back and hips something fierce, not to mention the metal coaster follow up right after that slung me around like whiplash and left bruises on my hips and thighs.


Coasters are supposed to be fun, not leave you looking like a survivor of a roller derby. 


I won't even go into the fact that now, due to my bust size, the attendants have to double up to get the overshoulder harnesses locked into place.   :(
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Re: Roller Coasters
« Reply #9 on: Jun 24, 10, 10:14:50 am CDT »

Sarah . . . that whole post . . . I'm not sure your still talking about roller coasters and either way, I'll be in my bunk.
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« Reply #10 on: Jun 24, 10, 10:37:36 am CDT »

Sarah . . . that whole post . . . I'm not sure your still talking about roller coasters and either way, I'll be in my bunk.


You need your bunk after reading about a girl being battered and bruised...? ???


Oh-Kay then.  :-X
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Re: Roller Coasters
« Reply #11 on: Jun 24, 10, 10:57:25 am CDT »

I have known a few participants in wild sex that said a lot of the same. Plenty of bruises paying for the discomfort for days, the only thing missing here is a lack of serious scratches.
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Re: Roller Coasters
« Reply #12 on: Jun 24, 10, 02:46:43 pm CDT »

Not that I ride them but the Jersey Boardwalk Coasters add an interesting element of being over or at the edge of the water.

That's nothing compared to the one over the edge of the Stratosphere in Vegas, 1000' high.  Although the coaster isn't nearly as scary as the free fall ride.
 
My favorites are Superman at 6 Flags in Western Mass and Montu at Busch Gardens Tampa.
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« Reply #13 on: Jun 24, 10, 02:51:46 pm CDT »


That's nothing compared to the one over the edge of the Stratosphere in Vegas, 1000' high.  Although the coaster isn't nearly as scary as the free fall ride.
 
My favorites are Superman at 6 Flags in Western Mass and Montu at Busch Gardens Tampa.


I did the free fall at the Stratosphere.  I didn't see where it was that scary, to be honest.  To me, the roller coaster would be scarier, being on a track that far up and slightly over the edge. At least with the free fall, you've got nowhere to go but down if the ride malfunctions.  If the coaster malfunctions in the middle of the ride, you run the risk of getting slung out over the edge.  Not a likely event, but that's what sticks with me.  I'm pretty sure it's as safe as the free fall, but...
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Re: Roller Coasters
« Reply #14 on: Jun 24, 10, 07:34:33 pm CDT »

Any.  All.  Wooden.  Metal.  Upside downs, backwards, inverted, whatev.
 
wait...are we talking roller coasters?  yeah..anyway
 
Not far from where I moved is a small but decent park called Silverwood.  Two good wooden coasters and one called the Aftershock.  forward then backwards through corkscrews.  At one point you are face down pausing in mid air, feet dangling, before you start backwards.
 
I didn't get to do the Stratosphere but I did get to do the coaster at New York New York.
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Re: Roller Coasters
« Reply #15 on: Jun 25, 10, 07:55:19 am CDT »

We had a great time at Cedar Point yesterday!
 
I am here to say that I will never, ever, ever get on Top Thrill Dragster.
 
If it had shoulder harnesses, maybe - but with just a lap bar and gravity, hell no.
 
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« Reply #16 on: Jun 25, 10, 10:07:12 am CDT »

I always get a bit apprehensive over the first rise, but after that its a scream. At six flags near hear the best on I have been on was batman the ride .  it has no rise hill and its one you "hang" from once you hit the corkscrew you REALLY feel it
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« Reply #17 on: Jun 28, 10, 09:16:33 am CDT »

Despite the event having passed, my two bits: Sidewinder at Hershey.  It's been over a decade, but I still remember like it was yesterday!  That park, and that particular coaster, are my first and favourite, definitely.  Here's to having a good time winging through the air!
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« Reply #18 on: Jun 28, 10, 05:06:40 pm CDT »

Despite the event having passed, my two bits: Sidewinder at Hershey.  It's been over a decade, but I still remember like it was yesterday!  That park, and that particular coaster, are my first and favourite, definitely.  Here's to having a good time winging through the air!

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« Reply #19 on: Jun 29, 10, 03:53:04 pm CDT »

As good as a body can do while holding still, I'd say.
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