Hands up!....?

Sunday, May 5, 2002 6:36 AM
Yesterday I was on BKF with my hands up and was wondering, why do we put our hands up?

Is it because we show no fear?

Or is it that we like to smack the people enxt to you in the face?lolj/k

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Sunday, May 5, 2002 6:45 AM

hmm...good question. i guess i just like to keep my hands up...not really sure why lol maybe because it seems give us a great ride experience...instead of holding on we just let ourselves be free!

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Sunday, May 5, 2002 8:04 AM
On rides such as Millie, or any other hyper with a good drop, I ride with my hands up to maximize the airtime I get. I never put my hands up on a looper with horsecollars because, well, I see no point to it.

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Sunday, May 5, 2002 8:07 AM
I let go on coasters to get air like Ozzyhead said and I also raise my feet up on the drops and keep my restraints kinda loose.

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Sunday, May 5, 2002 8:12 AM
i agree with ozzyhead. i have my hands up the whole time to maximize airtime and the thrill of the ride on any ride with only a lapbar. but if theres a horsecollar, i dont see any point in it unless theres a spot of airtime comin up. then i put my hands out right in front of me and stick my legs out. its so hard to put your hands up on a horsecollar, you just hurt the people next to you and you make the ride less enjoyable atleast to me.

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Sunday, May 5, 2002 9:12 AM
I like putting my hands up in order to feel more of the effect of flying along the track. Also, as does most everyone, to feel more airtime!

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Sunday, May 5, 2002 10:23 AM
I have to agree that the main reason I put my hands up is to maximize airtime. Although, another reason many people put their hands up is to show that they are not intimidated by the ride.
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Sunday, May 5, 2002 2:35 PM
I do it because it makes me feel like I am unsafe, that is not the best way to put it but I do it for the thrill. If you hold on it is still fun but not worth a hour wait...

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Sunday, May 5, 2002 3:45 PM
I do it because it's fun! Plain and simple!

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Sunday, May 5, 2002 11:28 PM
No Fear!

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Sunday, May 5, 2002 11:34 PM
I do love the no fear quality. I like being able to go on Goliath and X and being one of few or one of none who can do it. Usually if it's a horsecollar ride I just put my hands out like a zombie walking. But I would have to agree that the best reason is airtime.

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*** This post was edited by lbwmobster on 5/6/2002. ***

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Monday, May 6, 2002 2:45 AM

a couple reasons....

1.)im not scared

2.)it gives a sense of more open space around me

3.)its much easier to just throw your hands in the air anyway(learned that on s:ros)

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Monday, May 6, 2002 4:25 AM
I think the history of the hands ups is this. Dare devils did it back on early coasters. U know those rides only had a grab and like no belts no nothing. So if u did it you were a 3l337 person.
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Monday, May 6, 2002 4:52 AM
Raising your hands up actually has no benefits. It increases air resistance. Makes sense.

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*** This post was edited by rcthemepark36 on 5/6/2002. ***

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