Ever done this on Nitro or any other B&M Hyper?

Friday, August 16, 2002 7:59 PM
I was at SFGAdv and enjoyed every ride there of course. I wanted to get the full effect of Nitro when I was there so I put my hands up, put my legs up like a reclining chair over the T-bar that holds you in, and I closed my eyes. It was amazing. You feel everything double because you don't know what's coming up or anything. I enjoyed the nice smoothe ride even more. If you want a great experience I would try this. It's fun.

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TOP 5
1. Alpengeist, 2. Magnum XL-200, 3. Superman: Ride of Steel (SFNE), 4. Nitro, 5. Volcano: The Blast Coaster
Close Calls 1. Apollo's Chariot, 2. Grizzly (PKD), 3. Medusa (SFGAdv)

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Friday, August 16, 2002 8:04 PM

seasupersonic said:You feel everything double because you don't know what's coming up or anything.


Does that mean you actually feel -.002 G's on Nitro instead of the usual -.001 G's? :) Just jokin around, I have never actually ridden it, but I have heard it is weak.

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Friday, August 16, 2002 8:04 PM
I'm a little bit confused. Did you actually put your legs over the lap bar? As in you were unrestrained? If you did that, then no I haven't done it, and I strongly discourage it, it's stupid, and it's how people get hurt at parks (and then sue the park), but don't worry, I'm not that quick to come to conclusions. Are you saying that you just put your legs out? If that's the case, then yeah, I've done that, it gives you a great feeling of flying if your eyes are open and you're in the front, and if your eyes are closed, then you're right, everything feels double, it's cool.

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Friday, August 16, 2002 8:22 PM
Sorry let me clear that up. I stretched my legs out and put my feet on top of the black bar attached to the yellow restraint giving the sensation of "putting your feet up."

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TOP 5
1. Alpengeist, 2. Magnum XL-200, 3. Superman: Ride of Steel (SFNE), 4. Nitro, 5. Volcano: The Blast Coaster
Close Calls 1. Apollo's Chariot, 2. Grizzly (PKD), 3. Medusa (SFGAdv)

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Friday, August 16, 2002 9:46 PM
Can't say I'd recommend doing that

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Friday, August 16, 2002 9:54 PM
I think closing your eyes makes the ride different. You know what elements are coming, but you don't know when.

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Friday, August 16, 2002 10:27 PM
Valley Fair Fan... Would you please explain why you wouldn't recommend doing what is described? There is absolutely nothing unsafe, or illegal to ride with your legs in that position as long as the lapbar is down near your waste, or atleast at the 3 click minimum. I too have enjoyed Nitro and Bull in this manner, and it really does seem to enhance the feel of the ride. Although honestly, I'd rather just ride with my eyes open and get to see the surroundings. You wouldnt' believe the awesome views you get on Nitro from just turning around on certian spots (like the hammerhead), or leaning to the left or right (the fan turns are godly!).

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*** This post was edited by rOLLocOASt on 8/17/2002. ***

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Saturday, August 17, 2002 5:00 AM

Yea, I think people are confused. I do this on coasters like Nitro and Apollo, and also inverteds like Raptor, Talon, Batman, etc. Your thighs are still under the "pillow" as it really isn't possible to get them out. What he's talking about is basically just putting your feet straight out toward the seat in front of you. On the inverteds, if you have really long legs, you can touch the seat in front of you at certain point like the top of the lift.

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2001 Magnum Crew

*** This post was edited by MDOmnis on 8/17/2002. ***

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Saturday, August 17, 2002 9:15 AM
Actually, only *once* when riding a B&M hyper did I NOT cross my legs over the bar. I dunno, since there is not seat belt (or secondary restraint at all) I feel TOTALLY UNCOMFORTABLE riding with out holding on in some manner. In this case, I 'scissor' the bar with my legs so I can raise my hands. On my last ride on Bull, I did NOT 'scissor' the bar and felt like I was surely gonna leave the train.

BTW: I notice a whole lot of people riding like this. I just feels "right".
jeremy
--who finds it funny that rides are scarier with your eyes closed..but people who are scared of rides close their eyes..

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Saturday, August 17, 2002 10:28 AM
I have done this as well on Nitro (except for closing the eyes). I loved the feeling of getting the "stand up" out of your seat air without actually standing on anything :).
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Saturday, August 17, 2002 12:15 PM

For me, personally, I find it best when I have plenty of room, I cross the legs UNDER the bar and push upwards (so that I don't have to keep my hands on the bar or sacrifice the room) and throw my hands in the air. It definitely makes for a better all-around experience.

As for the closing the eyes thing: I did try it once, but it didn't work as well because quite frankly I'd memorized the whole layout and knew when everything was coming! It was quite unique though.

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Saturday, August 17, 2002 12:21 PM
SFGA2001, who said NITRO was weak! NITRO is a power packed jamfest of thrill for 3 minutes! Don't listen to what other people say until you've been on the coaster yourself.
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Saturday, August 17, 2002 3:05 PM

I have... I found Nitro to be very weak airtime wise (good helix though) with an espescially dull ending (I guess I am just used to Superman's ending). Apollo is much better IMO. (Yes, I have ridden both many times).

Closing my eyes only makes coasters with compact layouts more exciting. Joker's Jinx is much better as is Roar. Out and Backs or stretched out coasters do not benefit as much. (It also works great on waters slides though!)

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Saturday, August 17, 2002 7:40 PM

I've kept my eyes open on Nitro the first 3 times and I agree with the nice scenery near the turnaround. I didn't memorize the ride by then that's why closing my eyes was an amazing experience. Believe it or not I enjoyed Skull Mountain when I went on it because I love not knowing what's coming next. Making Nitro a "dark ride" by closing my eyes was awesome.

Back at my homepark SFNE I tried closing my eyes on B: TDK but it didn't really do anything because I memorized the ride. So yeah as long as you don't know how the ride goes it's good.

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Saturday, August 17, 2002 8:12 PM

I did this on Mantis, believe it or not. I put my foot up over the bar in front of the restraint, and put my other foot on top of it. It was like riding a sitdown coaster, but their was more head banging because I couldn't anchor myself.

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