So anyway, why didn't you ride Magnum a couple of times while there?? I mean, the line's not usually long, and I generally treat Magnum like a good brie...I go to it often and it's a good way to warm up my coaster "palate" so to speak! ;)
Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."
Most of my rides on Mean Streak didn't bother me at all, as a wooden coaster enthusiast, except that it would've been better without the brakes. But on my last ride I had horrible pounding, the worst I've ever experienced anywhere, for no apparent reason whatsoever.
Mantis was the only coaster I've ever been grateful for trim brakes on. But I keep seeing people say it's better when they don't use them! I can't figure that one out.
Going to Great Adventure used to be my dream too a long time ago before I really rode a lot. It just sounded so wonderful. I didn't even hear of Cedar Point until I was in....college?
Aah, I'm watching footage of Millie right now. :) I miss it already.
Okay, next time I go to Cedar Point, I PROMISE all of you that I will get back on Magnum in a non-wheel seat and keep that restraint nice and loose. If I like it more (which I would imagine would not be too difficult), I'll eat my hat. Okay?
Jim S., I noticed no braking before the helix on Gemini. I noticed some braking at other points in the ride, or it kind of seemed like it, but we went what felt like absolutely full speed into the helix. Mantis I noticed the trim brake, but I didn't know that that was a brake at the time. I just remember a really loud clangy noise, and it startled the heck out of me.
"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band
Here's one "secret" I use to make the 'ejector seat' a lot more comfy for me and L (cuz let's face it...the lap bars when we ride are so high up we could stand up and swan dive outta them!!...but I usually don't wear my seat belt that loose)
But basically after the first two drops (with hands up!), for each ejector air bunny hill we grip the bottom of the lap bar, palms up...that way, our legs/thighs are hitting the backs of our hands instead of the bar and with our palms as shock absorbers, and it's actually a pretty decent way to go!!
It works, I rode Magnum 15 times in a row without getting off during CM this year, didnt feel any ill effects until the next morning, which I attribute not only to me riding Magnum but to being at the park for 16 hours. My thighs were mush but no black and blue marks.
2020 Trips: Canceled by Corona
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