make me a genius!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2003 4:23 AM
hi this might sound like a strange request but im looking for someone who would like a challenge to make me a coaster genius! im trying to prove that i can understand all the terminology and join in discussions with my bf and his friends instead of have them all laugh at me lol!!!

anyway any help would be much appreciated

ta v much

love steph

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 4:27 AM
Steph, the first step would be to read, read, read the various forums. You might also want to check out www.rcdb.com That site can give specific information about roller coasters, their manufacturers, etc.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 5:13 AM
Dave Althoff's site is very technical but has a lot of great info.
http://capital2.capital.edu/admin-staff/dalthoff/


Also, supposedly the 'buzz is compiling a glossary which will help you with acronyms and abbreviations and all kinds of other terminology. But I will second CPLady...the best way to get a real understanding of what's going on is to read these forums.
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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 5:22 AM
i have a huge coaster phyics section.. www.therideguide.co.uk

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http://www.therideguide.co.uk
Also THE FORUMS: http://www.therideguide.co.uk/forum/index.php
The Unofficial Guides To All The Rides!

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 5:26 AM
oh god, she found coasterbuzz as well!! (im the bf incase you didnt understand!)

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 6:07 AM
hahah...you should be happy Laurence...Whenever I start talking about "this new ride" or "that park" that I want to go to, she isn't interested. She just doesn't get into coasters...at least Steph is trying...

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 6:13 AM
relax dude... at least she's interested in understanding something youre interested in ;)

and stephie, if you have any questions feel free to email me @ enfynet@att.net

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 7:01 AM
Geeze, I guess I must be really lucky then. When I talk about roller coasters, my g/f gets majorly turned on.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 7:59 AM
hey thanks guys! and laurence you can shut up for a bit lol!!

i will check out all your sites and stuff (at least they are nice la!!)

only kidding babes

thanks again

love stephie!

xxxxx

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 8:03 AM
Also, while you just missed the Travel Channel's week of parks, you can still catch Discovery Channel's parks marathon during memorial day weekend (if you can wait that long)

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 8:19 AM
when is memorial day? sorry im english and i dont have a clue lol!!

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 9:57 AM
Oh my....... this could be an episode of MTV's becoming.
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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 10:08 AM
The weekend of May 24, 25 and 26 is Memorial Day weekend. So plan to spend your weekend in front of the TV.

And Laurence, you'd be amazed at what we women can accomplish when we put our minds to it. You have one smart lady there if she figured out CBuzz was the place to go to get started in her quest.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 10:44 AM
That's true enough.

I would highly recomend watching the Memorial Day Weekend programing, but be warned: As far as "serious enthusiasts" are concerned, most of it is very superficial. You'll get to know to know the names and stats of a few newer, popular rides and parks, and not a whole lot more. As for really getting into it (and are you sure you know what you're getting into? ;)), reading these forums is one of the best ways to get a handle on things. Some of these conversations simply won't make any sense if you don't comit park abbreviations and element types to memory!! Oh, and I seem to recall a glossary over on rec.rollercoaster, somewhere. It's a little outdated, but it could help a bit.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 11:14 AM
hey you tell em CP lady we girlys rock!!

im sorry i didnt know what memorial weekend was we dont have it over here so i get a bit lost sometimes. i want to learn so i can join in with you guys instead of standing from afar wondering what your on about lol!! so thanks for all your help im going to keep myself busy looking through all the links you have given me and ill watch the thing on discovery.

thanks again loadsa love stephie

xxxxxxxx

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 11:18 AM
Lol.. enjoy them. remember mine (check my sig) hope you find out all you need to no so yes.. you can join our ever lasting coaster topics.

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http://www.therideguide.co.uk
Also THE FORUMS: http://www.therideguide.co.uk/forum/index.php
The Unofficial Guides To All The Rides!

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 11:46 AM
i will do dave dont worry ive been looking at yours just now.thanks for your help and niceness!

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 2:13 PM
The Discovery Channel show called "Ultimate Guide to Roller Coasters" [2002] featuring Elissa White and her friend touring Six Flags Magic Mountain and Knotts Berry Farm was an excellent education about coasters. It explained all the different types of coasters, and also explained the safety devices. In less than an hour you can learn as much as most of us know. Learning all the acronyms that people use takes a much longer time. I still get stumped by some of them sometimes.
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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 2:34 PM
If You have A I M or A O L I'd be more then happy to help you out ...... my screen names are xxgcmikex77xx and xpimpjuicex2x
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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 5:38 PM
One more thought, go to a park with your boyfriend when put in our element all we talk about is coasters (makes for great small talk in long queues) just sit there and listen and maybe your suroundings will inspire you ;)

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