Blacking Out

Thursday, September 25, 2003 2:07 PM
Have any of you ever blacked out or greyed out on a coaster or thrill ride?

I always grey out on Laser at Dorney Park. Great ride BTW.

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Thursday, September 25, 2003 2:09 PM
No.

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Thursday, September 25, 2003 2:09 PM
Sure. Every week on Millenium Force and for the first time last week on Raptor.

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Thursday, September 25, 2003 2:09 PM
MF (after first overbank), and Two Face. It's funny...I've ridden them many times, but it only happened once....but have been my physical state (how long since I had eaten....what I had eaten, etc.)

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Thursday, September 25, 2003 2:10 PM
I used to grey out on Shockwave at SFGAm all the time in between the 2nd and 3rd loop. The intensity of that ride is what I loved about it.

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Thursday, September 25, 2003 2:19 PM
The inclined helix on Talon also makes me grey out.
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Thursday, September 25, 2003 2:26 PM
Yep. Many others, too.

http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forum.aspx?mode=thread&TopicID=32723

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Thursday, September 25, 2003 2:50 PM
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.
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Thursday, September 25, 2003 3:14 PM
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.
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Thursday, September 25, 2003 3:18 PM
I've only greyed out a few times on MF heading up the first overbank. Nothing serious, vision just got a little darker than normal for 1 or 2 seconds, kind of like getting up too quick or something.

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Thursday, September 25, 2003 3:24 PM
No. I don't think many people black out on coasters compared to graying out. In that case yes, I gray out all the time on B:TR backrow and MF during the first overbanked turn.

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Thursday, September 25, 2003 3:27 PM
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.
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Thursday, September 25, 2003 3:30 PM
I usually grey out on Orbiters. The last one to get me was Lake Winnie's.

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Thursday, September 25, 2003 3:37 PM
Oh yeah Lake Winnie's Orbiter is intense!
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Thursday, September 25, 2003 4:13 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.

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Thursday, September 25, 2003 4:23 PM
lol I dont think I do anything listed above heh. Maby ill give it a try next time on f/o. Im kinda anticapated now about the first banked curve on mf to see what my body is gonna do.
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Thursday, September 25, 2003 4:43 PM
Dehydration is really the biggest cause for me. MF's first overbank has done it on a hot day, as has Goliath's helix.

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Thursday, September 25, 2003 4:49 PM
yea Goliath is a killer at the helix. My sister greyed out on it for the first time, and she had already been on the ride 7 times before.

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Thursday, September 25, 2003 5:38 PM
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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Friday, September 26, 2003 4:20 AM
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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