How can you 'hate' a coaster?

Wednesday, August 14, 2002 9:07 PM

Honestly... how can somebody hate a coaster? I find it impossible. I've been on coasters that I didn't find exciting (Draggin' Iron, WindJammer) but I wouldn't say that I hate those coasters.

Opinions? Comments?

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Tommy Penner - Variable X
Cedar Point FanBoy since 2001.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 9:20 PM
I gree %100%, especially when people are bashing Maggie, just cause basiclly she is not as tall or fast as the other hypers.

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I'm sitting shiva for CCI.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 9:26 PM
I don't hate any coasters either and I find it pointless to do so. You may think a coaster is rough and boring and "not your style", but what did it do to you?

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Call me SpongeBobAlex.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 9:26 PM
I really don't like it when people say they hate a coaster..like, say, Shockwave at SFGAm. This really bugs me because I try to see the good in all coasters, even if they aren't everyone's favorite. And if I don't see any good in a coaster I don't hate it, I simply don't ride it.
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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 9:27 PM
well, It is hard to like rides that hurt you. There are only a few coasters that I downright hate.
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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 9:37 PM

the only reason i might "hate" a coaster, is if that coaster(IMO)just sucks. if you are meaning to tell me that if you ride a coaster with bad pacing, un-comfortable trains/seats, horrible capacity and rough...that you will still like it?? some of you are making it sound like us enthusiasts have to like every coaster just because we are enthusiasts.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 9:44 PM

I think it can be easy if you have ridden it many times, secretly hoping it will be better the next time. Finally, frustration rears, and you are left feeling, well...........hateful. I used to defend Psyclone at SFMM. Just ask LoadedG....:) Now, after my final ride on it, just a few weeks ago, I can safely say that unless SFMM decides to re-hab the heck out of it, and/or put new trains on, and smooth it out, I will never ride it again.... no way. no how. I hate it. Plain and simple.

See? It's easy to hate a ride;)
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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 9:56 PM
The only way I can see to hate a coaster is if you would've been better off waiting in line for it and walking right past when it was your turn to ride. I have NEVER experienced a ride like that and I doubt I ever will.

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"You can't kill what's stronger than death" - Zakk Wylde

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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 10:32 PM
I have been disapointed by rides, but I don't think I could hate any coaster. Sure, there are some that I wish would get replaced by other coasters, but I don't hate the ride.
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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 10:52 PM

That's an easy question to answer. I can name a company that has only made two coasters that I didn't hate/loath.....………….Drum roll please……………...and our winner is the coaster manufacturing firm know as Vekoma!!!!!!!

X-Flight and Face/Off are the only ones I have enjoyed, the rest beat the hell out of you and cause major migraines. Another reason is when I went to SFOG on July 22 (I think, may have been 23) Deja Vu was un-operational for the day and when it seemed it may open (some time past 6 pm) a nasty storm decided to roll thru till well after the park closed. Needless to say I highly doubt I will be returning to Georgia any time in the foreseeable future.

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“If you give a enthusiast a footer.......He’ll want a coaster!!!"

*** This post was edited by Goku2216 on 8/15/2002. ***

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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 11:13 PM

I hate Shockwave at SFGAm. I cannot find any reason to like that ride, whatsoever.

Whenever I get the courage to ride it again, giving it an endless supply of last chances, I always get off wondering why I was dumb enough to think the ride would be any different. Coasters are supposed to be fun. I don't understand why people want incredibly (almost unridably) intense coasters when said coaster's only real attribute is sheer intensity.

(Intensity for me is directly linked to the pain a ride causes. Headbanging, sustained hi-blackout-g-forces, etc. Everything else is a good 'thrill.')

Shockwave at SFGAm has no real airtime, and the only servicable portion of the ride (if it can even be called that) is the drop, and then, only really from the back few seats.

Other than that, Shockwave is nothing but roughness, headbanging, and insane g-forces. Maybe you're more insane than I am (I take that back. You are... :) ), but I do not enjoy coasters that beat me up and damn nearly black me out.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 11:45 PM
There are rides out there that provide no thrill, excitement, surprise, intensity, fun, or enjoyment. I hate those rides. When a ride has no redeeming qualities or when it's not even worth walking the extra footage to the station, I hate the ride. Ok, so hate is a strong word, but then again who says you have to love every ride just because you're a coaster enthusiast? Are we no longer entitled to your own opinion? I know the original post wasn't headed towards this, but I've met "enthusiasts" (park fanboys) who think you're not allowed to dislike any ride, and just the sheer fact that it's a roller coaster is enough reason that you're supposed to love it. Whoa, end rant mode. :)

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Thursday, August 15, 2002 12:00 AM
I've never hated a ride after I ride it... I do, however, have a tendency to hate rides if I'm unable to ride them :)
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Thursday, August 15, 2002 12:42 AM

*In best Yoda impression* 'dissapointment' leads to 'hate' and hate leads to......'the dark ride'

Seriously though, I don't think there are many grounds for hating a ride! unless your time is REALLY precious. "your ride wasted 2 and a half mins of my life and I want them back" LOL

It can be very dissapointing if you've traveled a long way to ride something that isn't much cop, but ce la vie!

*** This post was edited by BeyondOblivion on 8/15/2002. ***

*** This post was edited by BeyondOblivion on 8/15/2002. ***

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Thursday, August 15, 2002 12:43 AM

It's easy to hate a coaster...just work at goldrusher once and youll be sure to hate it :). Or better yet, you can ride flashback!

"Now, after my final ride on it, just a few weeks ago, I can safely say that unless SFMM decides to re-hab the heck out of it, and/or put new trains on, and smooth it out, I will never ride it again.... "

Just be patient (notice the difference between the first drop and the rest of the ride) ;)

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Thursday, August 15, 2002 2:01 AM

How can you hate a coaster? The same way you hate a movie, or hate a musical group, or hate seafood.

It's really not that difficult at all...

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"Escuse me, can you tell me where the heck the Mystery Lodge is"?

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Thursday, August 15, 2002 3:38 AM

It's not hard to hate a coaster....... I've hated em before. But then I think, think about my ride on it, and then I realize that just because the ride is rough, or a headbanger, doesn't mean that it doesn't have something special...... Something to like.

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Thursday, August 15, 2002 4:58 AM

Life is too short to waste time hating anything.

Make love, not war.

Give peace a chance, or something.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
"Let's stop saying 'don't quote me,' because if no one quotes you, you probably haven't said a thing worth saying." - Dogma, KMFDM

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Thursday, August 15, 2002 5:03 AM
But it's funny because so make no mention on how someone can "love" a ride. It's only the flipside of the same emotion.

Anyway, there are only a few coasters that I hate (and in all honesty The Incredible Hulk Coaster and Raptor are NOT on that list). But those coasters Rolling Thunder-Right, Carolina Goldrusher and a certain upstate New York woodie are all steaming piles of feces that only "thril" their rider by acting as a Spanish Inquision period torture device.

"Slut! I hate her! I wish she were dead!" (any takers on that quote?)
jeremy

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"To get inside this head of mine, would take a monkey-wrench, and a lot of wine" Res How I Do

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Thursday, August 15, 2002 6:02 AM

Well, i'll agree, Carolina Goldrusher is painful, but its 30 years old!! I apprecitate for its history. ;)

But I do hate Vortex. You ride that thing everytime you visit and see what it does to you!

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