Enthusiasts and Normal People

Monday, May 20, 2002 11:24 AM

When I was in school today, I made some observations. A lot of people went to Six Flags Gre. Adv. as a "day after the prom party". I noticed they talk about the park different than this enthusiast on this Message Bourd. Also not just kids in my school, but at the parks they use different words. Here's what they say as opposed to us.

Normal people--"On the second hill it feels like your floating"

Enthusiast-- "That second hill had a lot of airtime."

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Normal People--" The best ride was The Nitro.

Enthusiast-- "The best ride was Nitro

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Normal people-- "Batman the Ride is like a feet hanging roller coaster"

Enthusiast-- "Batman the Ride is an Inverted Coaster"

What are some other different use of words you notice about Normal people and Enthusiasts?

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Roller Coasters or sports? I guess there are questions nobody can answer!

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Monday, May 20, 2002 11:28 AM

Enthusiast: "Oh man, the airtime was wicked on (insert coaster), it had crazy laterals and awesome headchoppers!"

Normal: "That was a great ride."

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Monday, May 20, 2002 11:31 AM

Normal person: "Some geeky jackass told me a bunch a crap about the ride I don't care about."

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
"As far as I can tell it doesn't matter who you are. If you can believe, there's something worth fighting for..." - Garbage, "Parade"

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Monday, May 20, 2002 11:34 AM

Hahaha. Lol. So true Jeff. So true.

Also

Normal: I had a great day at the park

Enthusiat: The station brake on the kiddie coaster was on too hard. It ruined my day.

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The legend lives!

*** This post was edited by ApolloAndy on 5/20/2002. ***

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Monday, May 20, 2002 11:45 AM

Normal: I heard that the Magnum is sinking!

Enthusiast: Not happening!

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Monday, May 20, 2002 11:47 AM

Normal: Deja Vu isn't running AGAIN?! Piece of s*%t, TAER IT DOWN!

Enthusiass: Deja Vu isn't running AGAIN?! Piece of s*%t, TAER IT DOWN!

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Monday, May 20, 2002 11:48 AM

Normal: I heard that viper was closed because like some guy got hurt and died on it!!!!

Enthusiast: Viper closed for reasons due to roughness..

Why are people so eager to say that someone died on a roller coaster and that is why its closed? I mean, its pretty sick that people like to gossip about that.

Oh and Im talking about Viper at SFGADV. I think I heard this comment sometime in 2000.

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Monday, May 20, 2002 11:51 AM
Why are people real interested that you hear negitive things on the news like murders or robbery, or even the press getting on Iverson about missing another practice. Negitivity is a big topic of interest in our society.

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Roller Coasters or sports? I guess there are questions nobody can answer!

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Monday, May 20, 2002 11:56 AM

Two opinions on the same coaster:

Normal: "The 6th or 7th time we went upside down almost killed me! And going around and around that circle made me soooo dizzy!"

Enthusiast: "It was okay.......but it could be a little more intense....."

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Monday, May 20, 2002 11:58 AM

Normal: O my god, that has so many loop-de-loops! Its wicked!

Enthusiast: That verticle loop into a dive loop was nice and smooth. The zero-gravity roll was one of the best ive been on, and the interlocking corkscrews were smooth.

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Formally known as Millenium Force29, Alpengiest is the best!

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Monday, May 20, 2002 12:04 PM

Flying Dutchman said:

Normal: O my god, that has so many loop-de-loops! Its wicked!

Enthusiast: That verticle loop into a dive loop was nice and smooth. The zero-gravity roll was one of the best ive been on, and the interlocking corkscrews were smooth.

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Formally known as Millenium Force29, Alpengiest is the best!



Are you talking about medusa? Maybe theres others also, but i know thats basically whats Medusa is like.

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Roller Coasters or sports? I guess there are questions nobody can answer!

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Monday, May 20, 2002 12:11 PM
...actually, I was thinking it sounded like most Beemers, LOL......
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Monday, May 20, 2002 12:11 PM
'Normal' Person: That ride was crazy! It was so fast and disorienting!

Enthusiast: Sorry, but there was too much headbanging, so I hate this ride.

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|| Jonathan Hawkins ||
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Monday, May 20, 2002 12:12 PM
That's the layout for B:DK verbatim (sp?). Doesn't mean he's not talking about Medusa, but...

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The legend lives!

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Monday, May 20, 2002 12:51 PM

(on raptor)

GP: And then it goes up and does like, 80 twists in a row!

Enthusiast: The Zero-G-Roll was nice.

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GP:And at the end, it did 20 spirals!

Enthusiast: The ending helix was very intense!

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GP:It crashed, and I was the only one who survived, so they put another cart on.

Enthusiast: It was very annoying when Raptor stopped on the lift. But I was glad they put another train on.

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Why do they report power outages on TV?

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Monday, May 20, 2002 12:58 PM

Does anyone else find themselves sounding like an idiot when they try to "dumb down" the coastertalk to friends?

Yesterday I was trying to explain the new FoF lapbars without sounding like a know-it-all nerd, and I ended up saying, "It has like a ton of loops, but they took out the shoulder bars and now it just has a lap-thingie."

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He let the contents of the bottle do the thinking; can't shake the devil's hand and say you're only kidding.

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Monday, May 20, 2002 1:06 PM
Loop-de loop!So true!!!So true!!In my sig I get sos ick of it too.

Normal:Lets go ride dat dare Steel Pantom!

Me:Shuttup hick!

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At least I dont call a vertical loop a "loopdie-loop"!

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Monday, May 20, 2002 1:09 PM
normal person: i rode THE Millenium at cedar point! its 350 feet tall and goes into a tunnel. its over 100mph.
another normal person:oh my thats wicked i've heard of THE millenium.

coaster nut: uh no

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Monday, May 20, 2002 1:12 PM

Normal Person-Do you get wet on this ride?!??

ummm...........'nuff said....

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Good Times!! Good Times!!
-Patrick

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Monday, May 20, 2002 1:22 PM
I totaly relate Den, this past Saturday i went to PKD and had to do the exact same thing for the exact same reason, My friend didnt want to ride FoF because it " banged dare head" I told them it doesnt have the over the head things, but now has then thingies that come over your knees like the wooden ones.

A am always dumbing down the lingo

I hate saying i came out of my seat so much instead of saying something like the airtime was intense


Enthusiast: woodie
Normal: The roller coasters made out of wood


What totally surprised me was that also at pkd this past SAT after getting of FoF my normal friend said that last corkscrew was awesome

Enthusiast: hangtime
Normal: on the loopDEthing i was like staying out of my seat the whole time

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