Now, I'm not here to talk about the merits of any particular ride, but I have a problem with hypocracy. Because although those who "bash" a ride before riding are summarily chastised, those who exclimed that a ride will be "awesome" are left to go about their merry way. So my question is this, if positive "first impressions" are well and good, why not negative? I'm sure that most of those who express a negative sentiment towards a ride would be absolutely *thrilled* if their initial opinion turned out to be wrong. But you people seem to what to shun them into silence. This aint a happy-go-lucky world and sometimes people will have not-so-flattering impressions.
Bottom line, either respect these negative impressions or quit talking about any ride before it's ridden period!
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I really can't add anything else... I think Hostyl's preaching to the choir on this one.
Great post, Jeremy! If there's something I've learned in my near-40 years of riding coasters is that you never know how its gonna be UNTIL you ride it.
It's always ok to have an opinion. What cracks me up is when some people have this magical ability to *pre-judge* their experience on the ride. Oh yeah? Well what if the trains don't track correctly? Or a trim is added to the first drop? In number of things can happen between announcement and opening day that may swing your vote completely the other way. *** Edited 9/30/2005 3:21:22 PM UTC by DWeaver***
I like SOB, Many don't. I don't tell them they have to like it.
I know for a fact I won't be able to ride El Toro due to A sucky and IMHO discriminant restraint system. Im intitaled to my opinnion and how dare anyone tell me otherwise.
Chuck, who will have mass fun on Voyage.
How many times do people on here say a coaster is going to be so awesome or fantastic before it is even built, and we seldom challenge them. But the moment someone says something negative about a newly announced coaster, and we jump down their throats and tell them to be quiet and not be so negative since they haven't ridden it yet.
I'm not saying we shouldn't comment one way or the other, there should just be some respect for BOTH kinds of opinions.
I agree whole-heartedly with Moosh, theorize all you want, but you never know until you ride it. (Hmmmm... that could be extended to a lot of things methinks ;) )
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By the way, I've rode GL about 6-8 times now, and I love it. Because of one of my earlier experiences on it I can truly say that coaster scared me the most I've ever been scared on a ride.
I pre-judged it because it was a transplant coaster & because it looked boring, and too short. Just look at what riding it actually did for me.
I really believe that it is just human nature to immediatly judge things (no matter how right or wrong).
When you are thinking about something that you have written, try to offer just thoughts. Save the judgements for after you experienced it.
And what kind of a name is "Jeremy"? I mean, it's so unoriginal. I must have like 15 friends with that name. Why couldn't he have picked something more creative?
The Voyage is too long and the track changes direction too much.
Where is my banana?
Actually, it's been WAYYY too long since jeremy posted a *rant*....but the next one definitely WILL suck... :)
Will his next rant have OTSRs? If it is, too many people won't be able to fit in the rant.
Now, I'm not here to talk about the merits of any particular ride, but I have a problem with hypocracy. Because although those who "bash" a ride before riding are summarily chastised, those who exclimed that a ride will be "awesome" are left to go about their merry way.
Jeremy, you and your SAT words :)
Anyway, the problem I have with pre-ride-bashers is that sometimes (it is so obvious) they are bashing out of envy. Ride X is built at Park Y (which is 2000 miles away and I am too broke to buy a plane ticket) and I can't ride it. Ergo, it sucks.
Worse, if it is built at a competing company's park. . .worse if this competing company is trying to turn itself around. . .worse if this competing company's park has some of the best rides around! You feel me?
Fate is the path of least resistance.
'That looks boring' is one thing. But every time something looks boring, unless it is coming to your park, well, that gets really old.
C'mon. You know you're tired of hearing Batwing Fan. And He doesn't even usually 'bash' a ride, other than to say 'well there goes anything new for the rest of the chain'. When you hear people complain every single time a ride is announced, it does get kind of old.
I've seen some people go "Oh, it looks okay" or "Eh, it might be fun". But they usually aren't the people that do it every single time. They actually have an opinion. They aren't doing it just to be a troll. Having an opinion and displaying it is one thing. I think some people have valid opinions that keep getting stated as well, and thats fine. But I have to wonder if certain parks got a brand new major ride every year at some of these kiddie's parks, would they still say "That is gonna suck!"?
Try living where I do. Going to a park is a major undertaking for me. I can never just go 'oh, I think I'll go to Funderland Today, I'm off work now and don't have anything to do'. So when I see people complain because of new stuff, when they dont' have to travel 300 miles just to ride it, it get really, really, really old.
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