Is Nemesis killing me?

blasterboy6500's avatar

I'm starting to worry that one of my favorite roller coasters might actually be physically harming me. No other invert other than Nemesis just drained the blood from my face, not Alpengeist, Montu, or Batman. In fact, I never felt this way on even Intimidator 305 or Top Thrill Dragster. That helix right after the drop just murders me. On every single on-ride photo, I'm just screaming like a girl. It makes me feel like a gorilla's sitting on my chest and some immense gut-wrenching force is tugging on my body both up and down. It sort of feels like I'm getting ripped apart. In fact the last time I rode it 3 times in a row, I started to feel worn-out and distressed. Is this normal? Has anyone else felt this way? Thanks, I really hope I can find a way to keep riding Nemesis.

Vater's avatar

I hope not. I wouldn't want the recent rash of insightful topics to stop.

LostKause's avatar

Dr. Krause always says, "If it hurts, don't do it."

bjames's avatar

Nemesis is physically less intense than several of the other coasters you listed. My theory is that you've gone mad.

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Yes. Stop riding it.

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LostKause's avatar

Diagnosis? After extensive research, I have determined that you have Nemesitis, which is a rare form of Idiotitis. Nemesitis disease in which one ride on Nemesis drains just enough blood from your brain to cause you to make the poor decision to ride it over and over, until you finally feel like the ride is murdering you and ripping you apart. It fits your description of your problem exactly.

Dr. Krause wants you to calculate how much time you have spent riding Nemesis, and then stand on your head for exactly that long. The earths gravity will pull the blood back into your brain. This will give you something we call in the medical profession as "Common Sense". It will prevent you from making the decision to repeat an action over and over that makes you feel like you are being ripped apart.

Sometimes Idiotitis will go away on it's own, but it can take years.

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Thanks for your advice. The headstand was a great medicine. You have now treated my Idiotisis.

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delan's avatar

Blasterboy, I hope not to offend, but maybe you're just getting *old* I find that as a kid I was able to ride hellatious rides like the Gravitron...over and over and over. Now, after one spin I'm ready to find the nearest park bench and sip on some tea. Its a sad reality, but it's the cycle of life.

blasterboy6500's avatar


I was afraid someone would say that... But I guess it's true. Thanks.

sirloindude's avatar

In the grand scheme of things, it's not so bad, though. I've experienced this heavily this summer, but if you don't power-ride everything, there is really a lot more to parks that you are then able to experience.

I think the best example would be Canada's Wonderland. For a park with so much to ride, so few of the rides are actually any good. I'd venture that I could entertain myself just with Backlot Stunt Coaster, Behemoth, Leviathan, Vortex, and WindSeeker. In my day and a half at the park, I got 2 laps on the hypers and 1 on the other 3 I mentioned (in addition to a horde of other coasters). Now, had I not had a coaster count goal I was going for this year, I could've probably spent a lot more time appreciating the park itself. One of my favorite memories from that trip was sitting in the grass field in the center of the park and just people-watching and ride-watching. It was a whole new aspect to park-going that I'd never before experienced, and I dare say more satisfying.

Basically, if you can't ride Nemesis a hundred times over, no sweat. You'd be amazed at what you'll miss when all you do is ride, ride, ride.

That said, I don't regret my 21-lap Afterburn marathon a couple weeks ago, but there were extenuating circumstances, lol.

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James Whitmore's avatar

Keep riding it. I see no better way to leave this world than on a roller coaster.

blasterboy6500's avatar

Have you looked into Euthanasia, that death coaster or something. If only it was real...

^That's a clown question, bro.

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I clicked on this thread expecting it to be the latest marketing campaign from Merlin.

The trick was to surrender to the flow.

I think the entire original post is code for sex. Replace "riding Nemesis" with "having sex" and read the post again.

blasterboy, I suggest you stop looking at on-ride photos, and stop after 2 laps.

I would slow down on the riding of Nemesis then, honestly. My chest actually hurts during flying coasters from B&M, and at this point, I will rarely if ever ride them (not to mention that Superman just does absolutely nothing for me). Same with Gravitron...I CAN ride it, but I choose not to because of the discomfort. Thunderhawk only on non-wheel seats in the middle. Stuff like that.

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