How to go about riding a coaster to set a record for time on one?

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 2:03 AM
I want pki to let me marathon the SoB for i can set a guiness record. It would be good publicity for the park as well. Do i just contact the park?
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Wednesday, April 13, 2005 2:09 AM
Two was my limit.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2005 2:13 AM
Though I've never ridden Son of Beat I think that what you are proposing is a bad idea in 5 different ways:

1. The world record currently is an ungoddly amount of time now, I think you'd have to be riding Son of Beast for a couple months pretty straight, with only the occasional break.

2. In general a lot of wooden coasters are just to damn demanding, even with the padding out the wazooafter a couple of days you'll be hurting pretty bad.

3. Even if your number one coaster is SOB, and you want to ride it an ungodly amount of times take into the effect that riding might do, you probably wil lnot be able to sleep on the ride since it is so big and so fast, meaning after several days you could possibly go into exhaustion.....

4. It would be costly for the park to run the coaster for you so long. With the world records keep in mind that a lot of the times once the park is closed, you are still riding.....

5. Personally I couldn't ever dream of riding my favorite coaster over and over and over for a straight month, that is just overkill.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2005 2:17 AM
I'd try to get in touch with Richard Rodriguez (I think that's his name). This guys done a whole bunch of marathon records. I rode with him when he was doing a record on the Boss. He had foam pads all around him, and I don't blame him. Anyway he apparantly knows how to arrange these things, although he might not want the competition. ;)

Kudos for sticking up for SOB in this somewhat hostile environment. But seriously, how many laps do you think you could do continuously? I know the guy above would ride for days on end with only a few short breaks each day for the bathroom and snacks.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2005 2:24 AM
My friend rode with the guy marathoning the Boss. I think he was sitting in the front. I don't know WHY you'd want to marathon the Boss OR SoB.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2005 2:27 AM
I couldn't even imagine marathoning anything forceful. I love a lot of forceful coasters, but over the course of a single day they will start to get to you, I couldn't imagine what riding one for days on end would do. I'd have to take something like BS at CP or HH at IB. But I'd rather not even do that.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2005 2:31 AM

Incidentalist said:
I couldn't even imagine marathoning anything forceful. I love a lot of forceful coasters, but over the course of a single day they will start to get to you, I couldn't imagine what riding one for days on end would do. I'd have to take something like BS at CP or HH at IB. But I'd rather not even do that.

My thinking exactly, Hoosier Hurricane would be a perfect one to do, hardly forceful at all but a lot of fun.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2005 3:43 AM
Beast Tamer,

Not to burst your bubble but Paramount Parks in general aren't big fans of coaster marathons. I noticed that PKI was enforcing the "2 rides in a row " limit last Sunday. This is something passed down from corporate if I am not mistaken.


-Sean

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Wednesday, April 13, 2005 4:41 AM
Another thing they figured out for Rodriguez' record on EGF was how to integrate an on-ride toilet into the intamin hyper train.
(no joke).
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Wednesday, April 13, 2005 9:01 AM
I was part of the Blue Streak Challenge last year for Conneaut Lake Park. We had to ride that coaster from 10am to 10pm. We ended up getting in 301 laps which beat their record of 300 laps the previous year. I had to take off of work for about a week because of the pain. Don't get me wrong - it was fun and I'm gonna try to do it again this year(I say try because they put all these new rules along with it this year :(), but I'm gonna make sure I bring a pillow or something for my rear-end!
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Wednesday, April 13, 2005 10:24 AM
Sean,

Can you elaborate more on this '2 ride' policy? I have not heard of this one before. Does this mean ride after ride without getting off?

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Wednesday, April 13, 2005 10:28 AM
Can anybody explain what the big deal is about records? They're only interesting if it is a record that wasn't intended - tallest tree, largest flower, stupidest way to spend a summer, etc.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2005 10:39 AM
Millrace, don't discourage him...it's a great way to have a BT-free summer on the buzz.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2005 10:40 AM
Dangit Woody...you beat me to the joke ;)
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Wednesday, April 13, 2005 10:40 AM
Actually, I think he should go for it. I thought about it myself and then realized I could spend my time doing something more constructive. But, I'd like to see anyone marathon SOB.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2005 12:10 PM
Truthfully, I don't think it can be done for two weeks, let alone a month. The physical beating alone would cause anyone's spinal cord to crumble. I really don't think SoB can be marathoned for that period of time. No way.

Woody~who wanted to extend Moosh's dangitness.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2005 12:12 PM
Beast Tamer - I'm pretty sure you have to be over 18 to attempt this so why not wait another 5 years until you're old enough?
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Wednesday, April 13, 2005 12:18 PM
Guinness endurance records are stupid - ALL of them. The reason is that you get BREAKS. How is that endurance if you get breaks to use the restroom and rest?

Not to mention, if your life is so pathetic that you could spend three months doing the same thing over and over 24/7, and no one would miss you, and no responsibilities would go overlooked, well, that's just sad.

The Simpsons made fun of this pretty well:

HOMER: What's the record for longest time doing this? (jumps around while screaming gibberish)
GUINNESS OFFICIAL: Three weeks.
HOMER: What's the longest time for playing a banjo with a cobra?
GUINNESS OFFICIAL: Four years.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2005 12:29 PM
Den~WAY too funny! Great example.

Moosh~Hilarious! And I know you did what I did and were astonished when you did it......(he's frickin' 27?!?!) Sheesh. But, I still don't think a month on SoB can be done. No way.

Nothing like free advertising, too: But...the last two months of your calendar are incredible. Great photos. *** Edited 4/13/2005 4:30:43 PM UTC by Woody***

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Wednesday, April 13, 2005 12:55 PM
For whoever asked, the Paramount Parks have been limiting re-rides. Even if the station is empty, you can only ride twice consecutively. After that, they make you go all the way around, which is still better than the policy of some parks (Dorney for example) which apparently dont let you take a second ride even if you were the only person in the park.

http://rcdb.com/ig977.htm?picture=47
Richard Rodriguez is the guy to talk to...

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