How to spot a coaster enthusiast:

Gotta entertain ourselves, right?

Rob Ascough said:
Or wearing a really rare coaster shirt? I think coaster enthusiasts are "ranked" by how rare their shirts are ;)

Is a Banshee shirt from CP the top tier?

Probably close to it. I would imagine a shirt from Idora Park or West View Park would be up there as well.
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My guess is it wasn't an enthusiast, as the only thing an enthusiast runs for is the gravy buffet!

Certain victory.

Or the chance to quiz the park's GM.
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MagnumsRevenge said:
A true enthusiast would have corrected you when you said Magnum was 200 feet tall.

But, it's not 200 ft. tall. It's 205 with a 1... oh, I mean, yeah.

I once saw someone flash his ACE card in line for a ride at CP while yelling at someone for standing on the rails or smoking or something. I can't remember the exact offense, but it was truly hilarious.

Did he drop his fanny pack?
Was there a distinct smell of gravy in the air?
Did he explain to you that he could run around to the entrance in 22.2 seconds which was enough time for the Beast to make it 54 feet up the lift hill, but only if it's been greased in the last 48 hours and there hasn't been any rain in the last 24 hours?

Oh wait, yea, what you said was enough :)

--Brett, who is proud to NOT identify himself as a "coaster enthusiast" if anyone asks ...

Brett, Resident Launch Whore Anti-Enthusiast (the undiplomatic one)
Vater's avatar
It was Paul Reuben, the archetype of enthusiastdom.
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If I go boating a lot, I'm known as a boating enthusiast. Why can't I just be known as a guy who likes to boat a lot?

WildThingNative said:
Most Enthusiasts know to take their time during public hours going from ride to ride...


Oh...Wait...the good Lord G reminded me that I don't have to get out of my seat to re-ride for that.

I am SO an Enthusiest! :P Don't be an ACE hater.

Sure I'll go slowly from ride to ride during the day but watch out as it's approaching closing time!

Why bother running down the ramp to try to get back in line? I tend to run for the nearest empty seat that has no one standing at the airgates waitingfor....after all how do you think I managed to snag 15 laps on rebel yell a couple years ago?

It's definitely all about the shirt,you can spot a coaster enthusiast from a mile away if they're wearing any park related material...makes them stick out like a sore thumb.

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How many ACERS does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

Sorry, I don't have a punchline myself, but this is how it works.

1 point - mention of being fat, mention of liking buffets, mention of gravy in any way, shape, or form

2 points - card flashing, GM quizzing, obsessive emailing of park personel

3 points - inclusion of obnoxious onride commentary for a basic cable TV channel, mention of pointless ERT sessions with huge lines, mention of perennially late club publications

Bonus - add one point if you can include at least one item from each point category

Good luck. *** Edited 8/10/2006 10:24:18 PM UTC by matt.***

Wow your description of an enthusiast described me and my friend PERFECTLY when we talk about Raging Bull. Just replace Voyage with Nitro.
5. One to actually screw in the lightbulb. One to tell the history of light bulbs and the many different kinds used on chaser lights through the ages. One to flash all of their ACE cards at any passer-bys just to let them know, and 2 to alternate running back and forth to the nearest buffet to feed them all until the job is done.

(not sure if that makes sense I tried to go into all the catagories lol) *** Edited 8/10/2006 11:07:57 PM UTC by P18***

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matt. said:
How many ACERS does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

Just 2, but how do they get in there in the first place?

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^Oh gee, I had to read it three times...

lol. Wow I'm slow tonight.

haha, same, but I only had to read it twice lol.

coasterb said:

Lord Gonchar said:
Then what's that make someone who doesn't leave their seat for a re-ride...three times in a row?

I'm so NOT an enthusiast.

What about eight? :) Yes, it was a little painfull on my knees, but very enjoyable. *** Edited 8/10/2006 6:53:51 PM UTC by coasterb***

What about 36 times on the Voyage on a regular park day in early May? :) *** Edited 8/11/2006 12:36:59 AM UTC by mudinthevayne***

Ride count on the Voyage: 40 Most consecutive rides on the Voyage: 36 Day after thigh bruises from airtime: Priceless
Im easy to spot> Im the one with the coaster/ ACE tattoo on the left arm and the Dafe tattoo on the right. *** Edited 8/11/2006 12:44:35 AM UTC by BG Nut***

I miss Drachen Fire

That's hot.


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I have a bear claw on my right arm which has multiple meanings for myself - but one of them certainly is coaster related.

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