Coaster Chaser

Wednesday, March 16, 2005 6:05 PM
So this girl I just met said to me, "I hear you're a coaster chaser"...and now that is what they all call me. Apparently some new friends I met knew this other "coaster chaser" and they think it is so cool. Every time we talk, they ask about some new coaster. FYI, if a member of the GP asks about the one that starts with an "H", they are talking about the Hulk. There are about 2 car loads of people that swear they are coming with me to Hades when it opens, but we'll see who the real coaster chasers are when the time comes. Of course the jokes about literally chasing coasters are so funny each and every time they make them.

So what do the GPers in your life think about coaster chasters...errrr....coaster enthusiasts? *** Edited 3/16/2005 11:10:02 PM UTC by RavenTTD***

Wednesday, March 16, 2005 6:14 PM
Well my best friend is a coaster enthusiast and my girlfriend hates them. She doesn't think I'm weird because I build K'nex models and have coaster stuff all around my room, she just thinks I'm a little different.

However, at school when I'm drawing blueprints out for new stuff, I always get some weird looks. I guess it's just usual for us hardcore fans, eh?

Wednesday, March 16, 2005 7:05 PM
Is 'coaster chaser' a derivative of 'chubby chaser?'


Wednesday, March 16, 2005 10:21 PM
Hey Gonch! Thanks to the recent episode of CSI I was thinking the same thing, but like you said...nevermind.
Wednesday, March 16, 2005 10:49 PM
My friends just say that I am obsessed with coasters or a coaster enthusiast.

I remember one time when I had four seperate K'NEX coasters in my room, and all of my friends thought it was pretty cool.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005 11:32 PM
LG, you beat me to it!

You TOP, you. ;)

Thursday, March 17, 2005 11:59 AM
I prefer "coaster nut", "coaster looney", or "Knight of the Round Helix" ;)
Thursday, March 17, 2005 1:06 PM
I've never heard the term coaster chaser. Is it like those tornado chasers like in Twister? That was the first thing I thought of when you said coaster chaser.
Thursday, March 17, 2005 1:21 PM
My friends and family and coworkers are all used to it. They think I am crazy but they love hearing my TR's.

It's always fun whenever you ask off for vacation and your boss is like "So what park are you going to this time?". "You are flying across country just to ride coasters?" "Where is Knoebels?" "You drove all the way to Canada by yourself?" "Have you ever considered therapy?" lol.



*** Edited 3/17/2005 6:22:40 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

Thursday, March 17, 2005 2:39 PM
Why chase a coaster? If you wait about two minutes or so, it comes right back to the same place.
Thursday, March 17, 2005 3:15 PM

Chadley said:
Hey Gonch! Thanks to the recent episode of CSI I was thinking the same thing, but like you said...nevermind.

Ha! You're right. A few weeks back there was a CSI episode on the subject - even had the bearded chick from Carnivale in it. :)

Who knew a big girl fetish could be hazardous to your health?

Thursday, March 17, 2005 3:35 PM
My friend Jamaal has been on my last 2 coaster trips, he's learning the lingo, even calling me a credit whore...

But he isn't really into coasters. He did like X, though, so good for him.

Thursday, March 17, 2005 4:24 PM
I don't really talk about coasters to my friends in school, so i guess most of them probably don't even know that i am so into them. Some friends do know, but they don't talk to me about it all that much. My cousin is really the only hard core coaster enthusiast like me that i go to parks with. My relatives talk to me about it every now and then, like my little cousin was so proud of himself for riding the big bad wolf at BGW.
Thursday, March 17, 2005 6:00 PM
My parents just say "call us when you get there, wherever you are going, to let us know you are safe". lol.

Jamaal is a blast to hang out with, CLint. Maybe you will convince him to join the "dark side" eventually.

My friend Traci is the same. She is not an "enthusiast" but she likes coasters. I took her to Coastermania last year (first time to CP for her) and she LOVED it. She learned the "lingo" as well, and loved hanging with my friends.


*** Edited 3/17/2005 11:01:42 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

Thursday, March 17, 2005 6:05 PM
my friends call me a coaster whore.
Friday, March 18, 2005 12:18 PM
It's kind of like "train spotter" which has been around for awhile.
Friday, March 18, 2005 12:27 PM
So I'm at the bar with one of my friends the other night when he calls this other dude to ask him to come out, and this other dude was watching one of the coaster shows. They were showing Hypersonic so they quizzed me on speed and acceleration and other stuff and seemed to find it quite funny that I knew all the answers. I'm starting think we're weird...or at least I'm weird.
Friday, March 18, 2005 3:19 PM
^^ I'm really pretty sure "Trainspotting" isn't in the lingo of most coaster enthusiasts. I don't think I'd want the 2 terms associated.

In any case, I'm not really all that into coasters like I used to be, I'm more into hanging out at parks with my friends, taking good pictures of everything including scenery and buildings, and locating the park's bars. :)



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