Acraphobia???

Friday, June 27, 2003 8:25 PM
Im still confused at how the ride works. Could somebody give me some kinda idea how because how can you be floorless on a gyro drop?? Also wouldn't that hurt reproductive organs of a male? Im confused
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Friday, June 27, 2003 8:37 PM

the seat is like a standard invert coaster, and when the ride is at the top,it leans forward...then of course drops, and breaks...very hard

by the reactions of many male riders during the brakes and getting off the ride, I can safely assume that it is slightly damaging to male anatomy...ride with caution!
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Friday, June 27, 2003 8:38 PM
On Acrophobia, you hang out in a Bicycle style seat, much like on a B&M standup Coaster without the floor. (I've heard it got new seats recently, so it may be different now)

As for your 2nd Question, I had once heard that a man went to a doctor after being stranded on Acrophobia for a few hours, and was told that he and his wife would have to adopt if they wanted kids. :)jk

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Friday, June 27, 2003 8:43 PM
Arcophobia delivers a "gravity vasectomy"...

...and I don't think stand-ups are uncomfortable.

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Friday, June 27, 2003 8:49 PM
Amen to that Gonchar , I love stand-ups. What I do is to sit up on the bicycle seat so your not really touching the floor kinda so you feel all of the same forces , but it's like a floorless with a floor.

Man,that's really hard to read and confusing , sounds like bedtime is upon me. (smiley face here).

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Friday, June 27, 2003 9:31 PM
I hear they have new seats now, but when i rode it 2 summers ago it was not a comfy ride for guys.
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Monday, June 30, 2003 6:10 AM
Up until this very post every time I saw the name Acrophobia I was reading it as "aracnophobia" and wondering how a fear of spiders had anything to do with a drop tower...
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Monday, June 30, 2003 6:27 AM
Peruse at your leisure...

link

Please note that anyone who thinks that NO man can ride this ride without severe discomfort does not understand the male anatomy. The endangered apparatus can be maneuvered out of harms way successfully. Those of us with said apparatus are careful. Anyone who gets "hurt" is more than likely desiring attention.

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*** This post was edited by Jeff 6/30/2003 10:46:12 AM ***

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Monday, June 30, 2003 6:34 AM
Brian, I think after you've had a few rides, you DO learn specifically HOW to *maneuver* said delicate anatomy out of harm's way...I know on my first ride, I experienced *some* discomfort...it wan't THAT serious, and I don't need to worry about a vasectomy...;)

Clenching your THIGHS around the harness is the key to a pain-free ride on Acro....but after riding PKD's machine....the 15-degree tilt, to me anyway, is more *hype* than anything else. There's PLENTY of things at SFoG that I *love* to ride, Acro I generally stop by for a ride when the lines have gone down...(it's also a better view IMO when the lights have come on around the park).

Agree whole-heartedly that many riders do jump off their seats yelling for attention...
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Monday, June 30, 2003 6:36 AM
Closing eyes...clenching fists...fighting urge to post cliched jokes about landing gear tire size...breathing slowwww and easy....okay, the moment has passed. Whewwwwww.

-'Playa

(who stands on the seats in front of him to avoid Impulse Holding Brake Injury)

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Monday, June 30, 2003 7:15 AM
I'mll tell it, CPlaya.

Good idear though. I'll try that out on DV at oG.

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Monday, June 30, 2003 9:38 AM
Also, acraphobia is the medical term for constipation.
;)
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Monday, June 30, 2003 3:08 PM
Acrophobia has bigger, softer seats now and anyone who complains, as said before, is just looking for attention. I rode it last week, hands loose and all and never felt any amount of discomfort.

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Monday, June 30, 2003 3:31 PM
Unfortunately, in the last week, they put the old seats back on...

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Monday, June 30, 2003 5:04 PM

Chris the Coaster Freak said:
Unfortunately, in the last week, they put the old seats back on...

Uhh..... Why would they do that? Was it because the new ones were so soft that they were practically falling apart from people squeezing them so tight? I did notice a bunch of that while I was there.

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**Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant? I'm halfway through my fish burger and I realize, Oh my gosh....I could be eating a slow learner.**

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Monday, June 30, 2003 6:56 PM
To put it lightly, yeah. To accomodate the larger people, the seats were too flimsy, and broke too easy. Maybe they're taking the better ones off to strengthen them... Or maybe they're just gonna use the horrid old ones. I never had a problem with the old ones till I sat in the new one...

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Monday, June 30, 2003 7:03 PM
I saw Acrophobia on the discovery channel the other day and they mentioned that it paused at the top for 20 seconds. Is it still 20 seconds to this day? DZ @ PKD stays up there for 6 seconds and it seems long as hell!
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Monday, June 30, 2003 7:05 PM
I don't see where they get 20 sec. The only part I've ever counted is 3 seconds after the motor goes silent is when you drop.

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Monday, June 30, 2003 7:36 PM
Yeah. It doesn't stay up there for anywhere near 20 seconds. Unless the power goes out.

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