On Ride Videos

Thursday, September 6, 2007 3:27 PM
Because I rarely come across them (I think I've seen three in person) and when I do, there are usually more interesting things to do, like smash my head against a brick wall.

I dislike traveling backwards on a roller coaster.

I'm not a fan of inversions.

I take great pride in not being a credit whore.

I like being a coaster enthusiast who has never ridden a boomerang. I also like being a member of the human race who has never sent a text message or IM.

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Thursday, September 6, 2007 3:29 PM
Because I rarely come across them (I think I've seen three in person) and when I do, there are usually more interesting things to do, like smash my head against a brick wall.

I would have paid to see you do that on Sunday.

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Thursday, September 6, 2007 3:36 PM
Didn't you see it? I rode Thunderhawk! I figure that's close enough.
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Friday, September 7, 2007 1:51 AM
Ride of Steel's avatar People seemed to get a real kick out of the videos when I worked at Raptor for two weeks this past summer. As far as the front row goes, yes when I was there for a few days there was no camera because repairs were being made to the "frame" but it's back :)

It's a great idea as long as we remembered to plug them in to be charged each night after we transfered off :P

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Friday, September 7, 2007 3:14 PM
^^Hey, what was up with that female Raptor op claiming, "We're gonna take you up really, really high...and drop you down really, really low..."

I'd almost perfer an electronic Talon voice than that garbage!

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Saturday, September 8, 2007 2:10 AM
Tony Hawk's Big Spin has this too. They are a blast! Tony Hawk is one of those rides that for some reason I can't control my hysterical laughing. So watching myself on the video is pretty nifty.

I also think that the Volcano TBC has them now, or did have them... This was my first time visiting KD and it looked like they had cameras watching you ride, but after we finished riding we didn't see anywhere to buy them.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007 1:12 AM
This reminded me of a park that offered quality on-ride videos.

Playland in Vancouver, BC, had a video system set up for Coaster. This was back in 1994.

I believe it cost $35 to have a video of you and your partner taped.

I remember watching the videos on a screen that was located near the entrance. You would see each rider from the top of the lift hill to the end of the ride.

It was pretty funny watching how many different reactions came from each rider. And many of these folks were not seasoned coaster enthusiats. Some were giddy others were clentched in the face and white knuckling it.

Needless to say it was very entertaining to watch.

I'm not sure how long Playland offered this service. When I revisited the park in 1999 for a regional ACE event, they had a photo booth set up and the screen was gone to view the videos. It must have been a faze in which patrons quickly lost interest in. But what a great Coaster to have yourself filmed on.


Roller Coasters of The Pacific Northwest http://www.rollercoastersofthepacificnw.com
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