Yup Ive did it once and it left me with a really bad feeling the rest of the day. It was on face/off at pki we were in hte first seat (the one that faces up on the first chainlift) and right when we hit the boomerang everything went black except for alittle corner of light in my sight. As soon as the straight part to the boomerang came around I was fine. I was also fine going forwards so I think it was something about going backwards thru it.
Yes...a couple of different times I have greyed out. First time was on Shockwave at SFOT after the second consecutive loop. Second time was on B:TR at SFOG on one of the really tight banked sections. Most recently, like Peabody, on MF at CP during the overbanked curve after the first drop. ------------------ Nashville needs a theme park!
I guess i'm one of the lucky ones: I've never blacked out or even greyed out on any coaster or ride: and I've ridden laser. From what I've heard, almost everyone blacks out or greys out on that ride. *** This post was edited by chewy7719 9/25/2003 7:28:27 PM ***
To stop greying out, try jumping up and down in the queue just before entering the ride. The problem is the inactivity of waiting in line. I’m an engineer, not a doctor, but I suppose any physical activity (jumping up and down) gets the heart rate and blood pressure up so you don’t slip out of consciousness when the Gs are on.
I’ve been greying out more as I get older, so I’ve thought of all sorts of things to help. The above technique is the most effective. I suppose it would also help to stay hydrated, lay off caffeine, and get adequate rest the night before.
I grey out quite often, although its probably due to me drinking much more soda than water. If its not very hot and I drink water and little soda, I dont grey out at all.
Rides that I have greyed out on: MF (first overbank), Alpengeist (loop and immeleman), S:RoS (first helix - its weak yes, but sustained). All of them I greyed out on during very hot days in mid summer.
Once its happened a few times you almost start to get used to it happening. Except for the greying out part (which is a bit wierd), nothing else happens. I feel the same after it happening as I did just before it happened so I'm not bothered by it.
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Wow, I never thought that someone could blackout or grayout on a coaster. I'm a large person, 6' 4" and about 270# and have never experienced anything like that. G forces usually effect larger people more than smaller people, that is why smaller people make better fighter pilots. This is interesting.
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