Sunday, August 11, 2002 7:35 AM
I have to share with everybody this mass mailing ad I'm sitting here looking at. It came to a friend of mine. The background is a soft focus photo of a big woodie that looks suspiciously like Mean Streak but you can't quite tell. A company called Seirus is offering an item they claim will make roller coaster riding a lot more comfortable. Let me quote the ad.
* Super protection for your butt, tailbone, hips, thighs and knees.
* Breathable, removable, washable pads.
* Thick pads soften impact and protect from bruises, soreness and injuries received from rough coasters.
* For riders of all ability levels.
* Fits under your clothing like long underwear.
* Comfortable waistband with draw cord.
* $ 40.
Skeptic that I am, this looks an awful lot like an item originally designed for maybe skateboarding or snowboarding that they are trying to enlarge the market for.
Any day now I figure we'll see roller coaster helmets being advertised.
Sunday, August 11, 2002 7:38 AM
You are kidding right?
Im the #1 Canobie Lake Park Fan!!!These are my top 3 coasters:
1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone/B:TDK
Sunday, August 11, 2002 7:46 AM
Soften What impact? It makes it seem like they slam us into a brick wall!
Sunday, August 11, 2002 7:48 AM
I don't think they'd look too good if you were wearing shorts! They'd probably make you look like you had a big arse too!
Visits to Knoebels in 2002: 6
Sunday, August 11, 2002 8:03 AM
All ability levels? Since when did riding involve any ability other than sitting down?
Sunday, August 11, 2002 8:07 AM
Ever been on Timbers? ;)
It tastes like burning.
Sunday, August 11, 2002 8:07 AM
personally...it hasnt been any of the following that really hurt me. woodies like meanstreak, and steal coasters like magnum, just hurt my head. occasionally though, i have had some REALLY bad rough ones, such as rebel yell @ PKD(which must have VERY poor maintenence) and again, magnum.
#1-MF #2-S:RoS #3-WT
Sunday, August 11, 2002 8:09 AM
This is such a stupid idea. If you get hurt and bruised on roller coasters, don't ride them! Geez.
BATWING FAN SFA
Sunday, August 11, 2002 4:26 PM
If only they would make something like that for your head because that's where it really counts.
It would sure make a spin on an SLC a whole lot more enjoyable that's for sure.
Sunday, August 11, 2002 6:12 PM
Removable! Well I would sure as hell hope so.
The ice age killed the dinosaurs, we killed ourselves.
Sunday, August 11, 2002 6:28 PM
I never get bruised on coasters. And I'd like to bet that it still won't work for those people who do get bruised. The spots on me that get slammed anywhere are anywhere but where my pants are. Next thing you know they'll start selling shoes, shirts, elbow or knee pads, etc. Besides how often does the average GP go to an amusement park.
Six Flags, the only chain of parks that can manage to have stacking with a one train operation.
Sunday, August 11, 2002 6:35 PM
If anything, they should have padded areas of shirts around your ribcage so you don't get hurt on some woodies!
Sunday, August 11, 2002 6:42 PM
That is the funniest thing I have ever heard! They should make a pillow to fit around your heard so on Arrows you don't get banged. That would be a better idea.
Sunday, August 11, 2002 8:33 PM
I have seen stupid stupid products, and have even bought stupid stupid products. But this has got to be at the top of the list. That is like saying driving a car with certain pants can be more enjoyable. Where do people get this stuff from??? As much as I love coasters, I think the idea of "coaster pants" is wrong. And charging $40, what is wrong with these people.
Sunday, August 11, 2002 8:40 PM
You just answered your own question Ducky. If you buy these stupid products, people are going to continue to sell them.
Ric Flair was hitting on the female host, he told her - "Space Mountain may be the oldest ride in the park, but it has the longest line." WOOOOO!
Monday, August 12, 2002 8:23 AM
Yeah, but this is beyond stupid...I don't think these things will last.
Monday, August 12, 2002 8:49 AM
Monday, August 12, 2002 9:04 AM
For those of you who might be interested in these pants; I have a bridge I'd like to sell. :)
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." - Albert Einstein
Kick The Sky
Monday, August 12, 2002 9:12 AM
I wouldnt mind having a pair of thigh pads when riding Magnum in 1.3 :) I got the bruises to warrant it!
A proud CoasterBuzz Member
"So you think your'e really brave, gonna see the DEMONS cave.
You silly dude, your'e only food, for the DEMON"
Monday, August 12, 2002 9:23 AM
Where's this, bridge;)? If it's got a good location, I might want it(j/k), after all, location IS important.......
But, saying you need these pants is like saying you're going to get tossed around while on the amusement rides. So, therefore, we must say there's NO reason for these pants. Save 'em for Markey.
BTW, though, I do have "coaster pants". I got them from the outdoor/expedition outfitters, a little thing known as outdoor gear. They are quasi-waterproof, many zippered pockets, light material that has a mesh backing so they can be worn in heat, the legs zip up, you get the idea. Nothing gets wet or lost.