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.
------------- Home Park - Wonderland Sydney, Australia, featuring; 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!
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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.
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.
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!
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 ------------- #1 Stealth-PGA #2 Flashback-SFMM #3 Whizzer-RIP PGA #4 Mind Bender-WEM #5 Drachen Fire-BGV I Liked Psyclone the way it was