Odd coaster riding habits?

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 10:41 PM

I have one new habit that I forgot: I buy LED gloves at PPP and ride Phoenix at night with my hands up, gloves blinking away. Hee hee...I am going to make it a tradition, actually.


"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012 11:18 PM
LostKause's avatar

Do you mean like the black raver gloves with the LED lights on the tips of the fingers? Those would be way cool to ride coasters with. lol


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Wednesday, December 26, 2012 11:40 PM

Why yes I do mean the rave gloves! They were so much fun! Although one guy complained I blinded him for his whole ride. Oops.


"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

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Thursday, December 27, 2012 1:43 AM

Now, Bunky. Please keep your hands to yourself and refrain from poking the boy's eyes out on the rides.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012 4:10 AM

Aw, I assure you everyone still has their eyes...they just might have permanent damage from staring at the LED lights for too long. Or from being such monumental party poopers. Hee hee


"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

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Sunday, December 30, 2012 10:03 AM

-Im a mainly back seat rider.

-On PTC trains I have found that if I use the hand rails to keep my back off the backrest I get a smoother ride and do not wrench my back.

-There is a coaster that will always be my "last ride" of the night at parks I frequent often, examples: Magnum, The Beast, Lockness Monster, Soopordooperlooper.

-Hands go up on airtime filled rides with the exception of PTC trained wooden coasters that are not out and backs (rare for coaster enthusiasts.)

-On B&M hypers if no one is sitting next to me on either side Ill make the airplane hands on a turn. On Magnum Ill also do this on the third hill while experiencing airtime.

-On my last ride of the night I usually try and think of the next coaster I will ride and when that will be.


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Monday, January 7, 2013 10:04 PM
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I have one quirk that bugs me. I can't stop riding crappy coasters. You know the logic. "Maybe if I sit in the middle it won't be so bad." Then I walk down the exit, and pay for it, holding my back all day. I am also a procrastinator. I will get in line for a coaster, and wonder if I am wasting my time in a long line, when there is better stuff to do, and have left a line after waiting 30 minutes, because I get bored. (Usually in a 2 hour plus line) I am also picky about where I want to sit. I NEVER ride in the back on a wooden coaster. I will hold out for the first or second car. On Steel coasters I like to ride multiple times, and check to see which is best, particularly if the ride is new. I like to ride in the front an inverts and stand-ups, though the very back seat on Batman the ride is pretty sweet. I also like riding at night, front seat or nothing.


I didn't do it! I swear!!

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013 8:40 AM
Jeff's avatar

Timber-Rider said:
I have one quirk that bugs me. I can't stop riding crappy coasters.

Well, look at your home park.

Softball = too easy.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Monday, January 14, 2013 1:06 AM
Timber-Rider's avatar

ZZZZZ Jeff. Always giving me a jab. Nice.Here's some past crappy coasters for you. Geauga lake. Raging Wolf Bobs, Double Loop, headspin and the Villain. Probably one of the reasons they are no longer operating. But, I still rode them all. I think Raging Wolf Bobs is probably the worst wooden coaster I ever rode. Only rode it once, and there was no line at all. Only 10 people in the station, while other rides had an hour wait.


I didn't do it! I swear!!

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Monday, January 14, 2013 1:49 AM
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I very much liked Villain. I think it is a "coastragedy" that it was not moved to another park. Double loop didn't suck. It was old fashioned, I suppose. That park just plain sucked.

In addition to biting my toenails while riding coasters, I also like to gamble while riding coasters, especially Mantis. I seem to lose a lot because I can't tap the right spot on my iPhone very well through the loops. Another terrible bad habit while riding coasters is eating junk food. It's becomes very difficult depending on what kinds of junk food. Snow cones, for example, while riding TTD, is very difficult, but a very hard habit to break. Eating a corn dog on Mean Streak can be challenging, especially if you are still squeezing the mustard out of the package after the lift hill. I've ruined a lot of coaster nerd t-shirts that way by getting mustard stains on them.


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Monday, January 14, 2013 9:31 AM
Jeff's avatar

Was I supposed to be troubled by jabs at Geauga Lake?


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Monday, January 14, 2013 9:44 AM

Why the hate on the Double Loop? I thought it was pretty smooth considering the age of the ride and I always enjoyed riding it. Sure, it got bested by much newer rides but it was still a pretty good coaster, particularly for younger people just cutting their teeth.

And, while the Wolf Bobs didn't turn out to be the coaster Funtime was hoping for I still think it was a pretty decent coaster...and by far one of the most attractive coasters I've ever ridden considering it's place on the lake amongst the trees. I rather ride the Bobs than Mean Streak or Gwazi any day of the week. And, while it wasn't a force it was a much better ride at night than during the day.

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Monday, January 14, 2013 10:41 AM

Count me among those who liked RWB. I only rode it twice...the day it died. It felt a bit "off" that morning..shaky. But I enjoyed it. It was not operating on my first visit, IIRC.


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

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Friday, January 25, 2013 1:32 PM
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Whenever I ride Phoenix, I always tend to sit in the third row fron the front. I always have a ball with the ejector air. I think I have uttered the phrase "O my God "or others with expletives in them too. Giga and hypers I try to sit in the front row if it's my first time riding that particular coaster.

El Toro always has me sitting in the last row.

And if I am at a park during the evening hours, I make it a point to get some night rides in on any wooden or hyper/giga coasters.

I also tend to always look back at the lift hill on hypers and I tend to comment on the scenery at the top of the life hill before the drop if I am riding with a ride lol. Stupid but its a whole different view up there =)


Sky's the limit.

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Friday, January 25, 2013 1:36 PM
LostKause's avatar

LOL! Bad language is a bad habit that can be triggered by riding roller coasters.


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Friday, January 25, 2013 6:54 PM

Why yes it is and yes it can be. Couldn't even tell you the string of impressive expletives that spewed forth from my mouth the first time I rode Toro. It was kinda like the episode of South Park where Cartman gets an anal probe and Kyle geeks out on the aliens so bad that every other word is bleeped out (I have an excellently dangerous drinking game we made up just for that episode).


"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

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Friday, January 25, 2013 7:27 PM
LostKause's avatar

Ahhh... The Pilot episode. The very first episode that I ever viewed when I was a youngster. It's great!

Edited to remove a lot of 'A's and add some 'h's.

Last edited by LostKause, Friday, January 25, 2013 8:55 PM
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Friday, January 25, 2013 8:43 PM
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The origins of the Cartman song - Owl Jolson.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj1FifK3bbg

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Friday, January 25, 2013 10:11 PM

Gator, I saw that randomly in my college days while under the influence and was like "wwwwhhhaaattt??" *sheepish giggle*


"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

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Friday, January 25, 2013 11:04 PM
rollergator's avatar

I think if you looked back in the archives thru Gonch's wayback machine, you'd find that we commented on that cartoon when the South Park episode first aired. Some might say that it's only fitting we watch those cartoons from the 20s and 30s while "under the influence", because that was the condition of many of the creative people back then who made those classics. "Jazz" and all... ;~)

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