A new way to ride coasters

Thursday, May 3, 2001 5:54 PM
When I bought my Magic Mountain pass this year, I discover a new fun way to ride SOME coasters. The coaster must only have a lap bar, so hypers and gigas are perfect. You first cross your ankles. This allows you to lean farther forwards.
If you can, you rest your elbows on the front of the car and stick your head out as far as possible. You can see the track go right under the front of the train. The wind really blows hard against your face. It makes it seem faster. This works best on the front. Does anyone else have weird ways to ride coasters?
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Thursday, May 3, 2001 5:58 PM
On loopers, look to one side or the other the whole ride. It's really amazing to see the horizon seemingly rotate around you.

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Thursday, May 3, 2001 6:11 PM
Look up when going through Zero-G Rolls as found on Kumba, Hulk, Medusa etc. Whoa!

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Thursday, May 3, 2001 6:32 PM
Ride a standup backwards.

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Thursday, May 3, 2001 6:46 PM
I don't know MMountain fanatic, but I'll give it a try.
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Thursday, May 3, 2001 7:00 PM
Um, S:TE and Golaith are the only coasters at MM with just a lap bar (that it would not hurt to do this on). With that said...I dont see how you could lean foward enough to see the underside of the train. I mean, Golaith and STE have a big 'hood' if you know what I mean. Then there is Goldrusher.
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Thursday, May 3, 2001 8:09 PM
Very funny. Until now I thought my body type was a liability. I have short legs and a long, muscular torso and have always worked out at the gym, so most of my body weight is above my waist. And, to tell the truth, I constantly feel like I am going to be thrown right out of my seat. So now I guess other people wish they had my "liability", huh?
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Thursday, May 3, 2001 8:22 PM

B&M Webmaster said:
"Ride a standup backwards.

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Haha. LMAO! It would be sooo funny to see someone ride a stand-up backwards! They would be hugging the seat and their face on the backrest! :D
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Thursday, May 3, 2001 8:28 PM
I've seen video of people riding the 7up Shockwave in England standing backwards. It is pretty funny lookin, they are just waiving at everyone they just passed by.

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Thursday, May 3, 2001 9:58 PM
Every time I ride the Mine Train at SFStL I turn around before the final drop, which happens to be the biggest. Don't know why I do this, I just do. Of course I only do this when I sit in the back row. It's just fun taking the hill in the dark and not fully knowing when it will hit.

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Thursday, May 3, 2001 10:43 PM

Do they let you ride backwards on a standup?
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Thursday, May 3, 2001 11:31 PM

Willthethrill said:
"Do they let you ride backwards on a standup?


Only if you work there. ;)

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Friday, May 4, 2001 1:09 AM

B&M Webmaster said:
"Ride a standup backwards.

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Done that on Shockwave at DMP in England, zero g role WOW!!
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