Look around or straight ahead?

Tuesday, February 13, 2001 12:31 PM
When you are on a coaster(especially on hypers/gigas) do you look around and check out the view, or do you just look ahead at the track? I just look at the track, no need to look around for me.

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Talon is going to rock, roll, and take its toll!
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Tuesday, February 13, 2001 12:34 PM
Depends on which coaster, and where it's at. Millenium Force: looking around. When I can. Raging Bull: Looking around. SFGAm Shockwave: look at track, not the parking lot. The Boss: spent most of the ride looking at my legs, trying to avoid any more pain. Batman Knight Flight: a little of both.

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LIfe is something that happens when you can't get to sleep.
--Fran Lebowitz
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Tuesday, February 13, 2001 12:37 PM
Both:)
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Tuesday, February 13, 2001 1:04 PM
BGW is a good place to look around while riding. Although I've got to say the smaller parks with the woodies are the best for looking around, especially if you have flat rides to check out.
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Tuesday, February 13, 2001 1:05 PM
Both. Anybody ever turn your head to the side during a vertical loop? It looks really cool to see the horizon flip over.
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Tuesday, February 13, 2001 1:06 PM
Hey Camel I've did that it's pretty freakin cool!

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Talon is going to rock, roll, and take its toll!
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Tuesday, February 13, 2001 1:15 PM
I tend to look at the track except if Im upside down, then i like to look down at the ground.
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Tuesday, February 13, 2001 1:18 PM
On BKF it really didn't occure to me to look at the track. I was having too much fun.
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Tuesday, February 13, 2001 1:18 PM
Normally, I look ahead at where I'm going, especially on first-time rides. The exception, though, is the lift hill. I always look around while headed up the chain lift... sadly, it's harder on coasters with OTSR's.

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Matt Lynch, who can't wait to see Kennywood with an unobstructed view on PR...
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Tuesday, February 13, 2001 2:47 PM
I ALWAYS look around. Especially on MF, and Magnum. I try to gather in all of the view I can before the drop. My friend, on the other hand, looks straight ahead since he is rather scared of heights.
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Tuesday, February 13, 2001 3:09 PM
Because I live so close to Cedar Point I am used to the remarkable views that many of the coasters provide (Magnum, MF, Blue Streak and Mean Streak). Like I always say, Cedar Point fans are spoiled!
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Wednesday, February 14, 2001 3:30 PM
I find myself subconsciously looking straight ahead. The only time I tend to look around is on the lift hill, or if I specifically concentrate on doing so. The track kind of zones me out when I'm on a coaster.

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E.J.
Webmaster: Theme Park New England
http://tpne.8m.com
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Wednesday, February 14, 2001 4:07 PM
I love looking off to the side on the Scream Weaver enterprise at Carowinds. The Hurler sits there right beside you spinning upside down over and over hehe.

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"I traded my soul for a ride on Millennium Force"
www.starcoasters.com
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Wednesday, February 14, 2001 4:34 PM
my favorite thing is to count the guy wires in the center of the helices on SoB. problem is that i lose count after one...(damn g-forces) but i usually do both looking around and focusing on the track

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Steel aint better, wood forever!!
SRM VII: May 11.....be there, or be ... well, not there.

Americana RIP: 1922-1999
Always in our hearts.....
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Wednesday, February 14, 2001 5:12 PM
I usually only look around on the lift hill, I used to look out to the side on the Steel Phantom's inversions sometimes.

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Joe Cernelli
Head Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
kennywood@coasterbuzz.com
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com/
Phantom's Revenge in 2001!
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Wednesday, February 14, 2001 5:29 PM
I look around on the lift and straight ahead for the rest.
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Wednesday, February 14, 2001 5:41 PM
BOTH!!!
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Wednesday, February 14, 2001 7:05 PM
Both. I always look to the side on loops because like Camel said the 360 of the landscape rocks. I look around more on coasters I'm used to because I kinda know what elements are coming anyway.

Looking to the side on MF is great -- nothing like flying right by stuff at those speeds.
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Wednesday, February 14, 2001 8:41 PM
If you can stand the pain, my favorite thing to do during the corkscrew on Viper at sfmm is to turn my head to the side, put my hands out and my feet up. It totally feels like you're flying!
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Thursday, February 15, 2001 2:16 AM
First ride on a new coaster, I look straight ahead then look around on the next ride. Done the sideways thing. Done some upwards looking as well. Do so on a Sit-Down Zero-G Roll like that on Kumba, it's a doozy! Done the downwards thing on Inverted Coasters for obvious reasons, warning, this is a pain in the neck - literally! :-)

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Home Park - Wonderland Sydney, Australia.
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