Do you like riding coasters backwards??

Tuesday, March 20, 2001 3:30 AM
I don't, yet I ride the Demon (See below) as it's the only operating inverting coaster in Sydney :(. Going forward is sheer bliss, backwards really plays with my head & is not a nice feeling. Only if it went backwards first, then forwards - saving best for last.

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1) The Demon - 1988 Vekoma Boomerang
2) The Bush Beast - 1985 KEC Woodie (Clone of PKD's Grizzly)
3) Beastie - 1985 KEC Junior Woodie
4) More steel coasters please!!! Preferably a B&M Masterpiece!

*** This post was edited by CoasterGod on 3/20/2001. ***
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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 3:43 AM
Going backwards is cool, I really liked it on The Racer.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 4:53 AM
I love riding backwards. It gives you a whole new perspective. Can't wait to ride the Racer at PKI this year.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 6:19 AM
I really like going backwards especially on old Arrow shuttle loopers. It gives a unique feeling.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 6:32 AM
Anyone ridden Face/Off at PKI? Going through the cobra roll (is it called something else?) is an insane feeling.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 6:33 AM
I like riding Thunderation in the backwards facing cars. Fun to watch the faces of younger kids in the forward facing cars. Also the backwards facing cars get a great view of the ozark hills on the lift hill.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 8:38 AM
Personally, I don't like it. It feels unnatural. I just hate boomerangs. I rode the Racer at PKI and that wasn't too bad.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 8:40 AM
It is a very unique sensation. Like watching a video tape in reverse. Rebel yell at PKD

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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 10:49 AM
Riding The Comet at the defunct Crystal Beach was a blast. It was completely different from riding foward as it was riding backwards.

It would be nice if The Great Escape added a little extra thrill and added the backwards element with half of their trains with The Comet like it was when it used to be at Crystal Beach.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 10:50 AM
I LoVe Going backwards. I think they should make full curcuit backwards coasters
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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 11:12 AM

They do, it's called the mediocre Joker's revenge! I personally like going backwards. Boomerangs are fun, I find, and so is Colossus backwards. I went on Mindbender in West Edmonton mall twice, once forwards and once backwards. For that one, I preferred the forwards train.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 11:23 AM
The only time I've rode backwards is on Face Off at PKI. It was realy fun.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 11:36 AM

# 1 coaster fan said:
"I LoVe Going backwards. I think they should make full curcuit backwards coasters"


There are a few racing (full circuit )coasters where they flipped the trains around on one side so you can ride backwards.

eg. Rebel Yell at PKD

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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 11:53 AM

# 1 coaster fan said:
"I LoVe Going backwards. I think they should make full curcuit backwards coasters"


At one time, Judge Roy Sream at SFOT ran backwards.


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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 12:09 PM

I love Backward ride...I've never rode a Backwards Looping before tho...

...Rebel Yell is great!
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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 12:28 PM
Backwards wood coasters are fun, but I don't really enjooy boomerangs too much. I get dizzy going through the cobra rolls :p
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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 12:37 PM
I ride the Big Dipper at SFGL backwards.....really

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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 1:02 PM
My first backwards was a Vekoma Boomerang - Mind Eraser at then Geauga Lake, OH. I must say, no other coaster delivers quite the same thrill! Even if you close your eyes, you still have an idea of what is coming and how far ahead it is, but the backwards element really lets you lose perspective and be totally surprised. They are a little rougher because you can't prepare for the inversions as well, but well worth it for a trade off, in my opinion!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 1:30 PM
I think it's ok...not as good as going forward of course, but cool none the less. Mr. Freeze at my home park of SFStL goes backwards, and is super intense.

-Raven_Rider

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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 4:22 PM
I think Invertigos are the best, but have you ever turned your head around to somwhat experiance the coaster backwards? The Giand Dipper at SCBB rules like that, but it rules anyways
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