Headaches By Roller Coasters

Monday, September 24, 2001 5:04 PM
have you ever gotten headaches on roller coasters due to headbanging/rough ride etc.? also what was your worst headache caused by a coaster?
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Alien Ant Farm rules!
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Monday, September 24, 2001 5:09 PM
Yes! 5 words for you my friend...Demon at Paramount's Great America.

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Monday, September 24, 2001 5:16 PM
Wolverine Wildcat. Many of you who have ridden it in the past may believe that it's not that rough, but this year has been killer for this coaster. I think I rode it twice this season, and both times I had to leave early because of a splitting headache. Let's hope this beast gets some work done by CF this off season!
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Kara
403 Laps
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Monday, September 24, 2001 5:22 PM
The worst coaster that I have ridden with extreme head banging is Shockwave at Six Flags Great America. The restraints are painful when your head moves side to side. The loops have a lot of G-force. The boomerang hurts a lot, and my face on the ride taken by the on-ride photo section looks like I'm "out of it" (like I'm going to pass out).

Another head banging coaster is Iron Wolf at Six Flags Great America.

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Current Favorite Coasters:
1)Raging Bull 2)Millennium Force 3)Medusa (SFMW) 4)Vertical Velocity (SFGAm) 5)Dueling Dragons (Ice)

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Monday, September 24, 2001 5:54 PM
The worst head banger for me is Shockwave @ SFGAm. I only have gotten 10 minute headaches from it though. Nothing that lasts a long time.
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Monday, September 24, 2001 5:58 PM
I'm sure there will be a lot of people saying Shockwave at Great America.. I'll add one more to that count!
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Monday, September 24, 2001 5:58 PM
Shockwave and the Flight of Fear (pre-lapbar time).
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Monday, September 24, 2001 6:02 PM
Mind Eraser at SFNE. The OTSRs bang the heck out of you. I don't go on it anymore because I don't enjoy spending the rest of my day with a headache. It's too bad because otherwise it's a great ride.
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Monday, September 24, 2001 6:07 PM
I like The Texas Giant but it always gives me a massive headache! I have finally learned after getting headache after headache from this woodie that I now take about 3 Advils while I am in line, that way it will work full force by the time I ride and exit!! It works Great!! Now I can ride The Giant headache free!!

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We do not live in America ~ America lives in us!!
GOD BLESS THE USA!!!

*** This post was edited by Frizbee1975 on 9/24/2001. ***

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Monday, September 24, 2001 6:33 PM
FoF pre-lapbar, OUCH!
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Monday, September 24, 2001 6:51 PM
Every Arrow looper (except Loch Ness Monster) and Vekoma SLC's!!!!!!
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Monday, September 24, 2001 7:00 PM
I got a mild headache after riding The Legend at night ERT. The shear intensity of this ride is awesome. I rode it three times in pitch blackness. The last 2 times I rode it was sweet. The 2nd to last ride, our train over shot the brakes by at least 20 feet, and so they had to send us back through...it was sweet!

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Monday, September 24, 2001 8:28 PM
I've only got 3 headaches on roller coasters in my life...
1: The Windjammer---that is another level of intensity on a roller coaster (so glad they removed it)
2: Le Monstre at Le Ronde (Montreal)---not a very intense ride, but it got me one of the worse headaches ever...
3:Flight of Fear (PKI)---before the god blessed lap bars...

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*** This post was edited by Mario---MF!!! on 9/25/2001. ***

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Monday, September 24, 2001 8:40 PM
There is WAY too much complaining about "head banging" on this sight!  Why is this?  I mean, roller coasters are supposed to throw you around a little.  Look back to the 1920's and some of the other old school woodies, I'm glad all of us were not around back then! Some of your super sensitive heads might have exploded for God's sake!  Bottom line is if you don't like it, don't ride it. 
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Monday, September 24, 2001 9:25 PM
With the technology they have today there is no excuse for that. The ride is supposed to be enjoyable and thrilling not ruin your whole day with a headache. For the price of admission  rollercoasters need to be worked on more often.
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Monday, September 24, 2001 9:27 PM
The original Steel Phantom @ Kennywood.:(
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Tuesday, September 25, 2001 3:58 AM
Three letters- SLC.  SFWoA's Serial Thriller was quite nasty and gave me a very intense headache. 

Flight Of Fear at PKD when I rode in 1998 also did a number on me, and my poor dad ended up with a bruise on the side of his face! 

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Tuesday, September 25, 2001 4:25 AM
Votex PKI, Mean Streak CP, Corkscrew CP, Shockwave SFA, Demon SFA, Mantis CP, Ninja SFG, and the old Steel Phanthom, just off the top of my head-ache.
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Tuesday, September 25, 2001 2:53 PM

Koppman said:
There is WAY too much complaining about "head banging" on this sight!  Why is this?  I mean, roller coasters are supposed to throw you around a little.  Look back to the 1920's and some of the other old school woodies, I'm glad all of us were not around back then! Some of your super sensitive heads might have exploded for God's sake!  Bottom line is if you don't like it, don't ride it. 

Well said. Steel coaster, well, SLC are meant to have your head back, which I did on Serial Thriller and never got head banged. Woodies are supposed to be wild and do give rough rides. Deal with it. Remember, theese are rollercoasters, the body was never meant to be sent around a half mile track at 80+ mph, plain and simple.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2001 2:57 PM
I have yet to get a head ache on one. Yes ShockWave at SFGAm is bumpy, but I've never got a head ache from it. I've gone on it a lot, you just gotta keep your head back tight against the head rest.
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