Okay, so I know everyone here gets a huge rush out of riding roller coasters. So, I am very curious to know if you enjoy and participate(or would participate if you got the chance) in other things with extreme thrills, such as skydiving, bunjee jumping, etc.?
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Do Ejector Seat Rides & Skycoasters count as other extreme thrills? Probably not as they can be found in parks. Say, are there any parks with Bungee Jumping in them?
Skydiving is at the top of my to-do list. However I'm terrified in case both of my 'chutes fail!
In another thread I asked if anyone's been for a joyride in a Aerobatic plane. That is yet another to-do item. :) Anyone been in one for a ride?
I like extreme Downhill Mountain Bike riding, reach speeds of 40+mph & experience airtime! 60+mph Go-Kart racing is another rush.
Yet another do-to thingy. This is the fastest thrill ride in the world at 116mph in New Zealand. It's basically a prone, wingless aircraft suspended via a cable. Check it out here; http://www.flybywire.co.nz/ The Queenstown one is the biggest & fastest.
RCT Fan, I have done the "Parachute Gliders attached to a Boat", it's called parasailing. It's really alot of fun! But, once your up there, it's very peaceful, and doesn't really seem like an extreme ride. If you ever get the opportunity to do it, definetely jump at it. ------------- I'd Rather Be Riding Rollercoasters
I went (tandem)skydiving once. The freefall was great! And the ride down after the chute deployed was very peaceful. However, I dont think I'd do it again. It was very enjoyable that one time. But I dont think I need to test God again and jump out of another mechanically sound airplane. lata, jeremy
Accually Aquila, this thread is quasi-related (to borrow a phrase) to coasters and amusement parks, and there have been no flames, so I see no reason to close it.
I enjoy jumping off my fellow coaster enthusiast's (IntaminAGfan) garage roof into his pool, and off of his garage roof onto his lawn. I also like to sled and ride my bike down parking structures.
I've always wanted to skydive, but I don't know if I'll ever get around to doing it. I also kinda want to hang glide.
To answer your question about bungee jumping in parks, the only place I can think of that you can do it at, is the West Edmonton mall in Alberta, Canada. I don't know if I'd say that's a park, but I sure as hell wanna ride MindBender.
Mmmmmmm.....Schwarzkopf coasters (drool runs down face).
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Parasailing looks scary but like FloridaCoasterRider said, it's very peaceful. They take you up pretty high (I think it was around 300 feet but they have 600 feet of line). I did it twice in Mexico this spring break.
Skydiving looks fun but they probably would have to push me out of the plane! ;) -------------
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I have done a couple of "other" extreme rides. I spent a couple of weeks in New Zealand and while I was there I went bungy jumping (twice), did the flyby wire (awesome fun) and rode the jet boats through the canyon (those drivers are GOOD). I also went skydiving once, want to do it again sometime too. Parasailing is peaceful and I recommend it for anyone who doesn't want to throw themselves off a bridge or out of a plane. I'm also an avid S.C.U.B.A. diver, I don't consider it extreme but some people do (or at least they're scared to do it). The ejection seat (reverse bunjy) is quite fun and I've done that several times. I know this is getting long but I love adrenaline, hope they don't make it illegal ;)
I have bungee jumped a couple of times. It is great. One of the best adrenaline rushes I have ever experienced. The best though was the SCAD tower. That is where you just fall 150 feet into a net. Nothing is attached to you. You just have a small harness that is similar to a back pack. It was a very scary experience. I usually don't get scared on that kind of stuff but the SCAD tower scared the hell out of me. I also love ejection seats and I am planning on skydiving this summer. But there is no way I would base jump. That is just too dangerous for me.
Okay, so I just get flamed by Hypersonic, and it still remains open?!?!? Makes a lot of sense to me. I only posted what I did because I have seen posts get closed because they have nothing to do with rollercoasters - including a couple of threads I have started myself.
Have at it, guys - it's Jeff's bandwidth, not mine.