Sky Coaster fears?

Monday, May 7, 2001 6:17 PM
O.K. so I stand on top of the 120 ft. building where I work and looking over the edge that weird feeling comes over me!!When I go to Lake Compounce in my home town and ride the chair lift to the top of the mountain I get that same panic feeling!!I really want to do a sky coaster.Anybody else afraid of heights that has tried it?

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nooner57
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Monday, May 7, 2001 6:42 PM
Well, I just replied to a different topic about this. I am also a little weary about riding the Skycoaster, although I can do any coaster known. I'll be riding MF in June and that's over 300ft. I have a problem with the hanging by a cable and harness over 150ft. That's my "hangup". Get it, hangup? muwahahahaha! That's funny. ;) Sorry. Anyways, yeah, I have a little problem trying to get up the nerve to ride one, but I will sometime this year. Peace. :)

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Medusa at Marine World: the best coaster in the west!
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Monday, May 7, 2001 7:12 PM
I'm not going to beat around the bush about this one. Skycoaster scared the bejesus out me. Heights on coasters, ski lifts, Power Tower, etc. don't bother me, but it was completely different with Skycoaster. I rode the one at Kennywood with my husband and his cousin and I was shaking so bad when I got off the thing, I could barely walk. Everybody's different though, you may love it.

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Thank you for riding America's Roller Coast
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Monday, May 7, 2001 7:25 PM
As with many people the SkyCoaster scared me to look at. But after looking at it for two years I went on it *this is RipCord at Cedar Point*. I loved it so much I did it again within a week. Now I'm trying to get my girlfriend to go on this with me. Any suggestions? She doesn't like the idea of signing her life away.

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***Why can't all parks have a Millennium Force?***
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Monday, May 7, 2001 7:41 PM
I probably shouldn't say this, but a few years ago a rugby team visited a country in Asia (I forgot which). Three players went on a Skycoaster and as they dropped, the guys on either side of the middle person fell off to their deaths. The operator was found responsible. Skycoasters nowadays use extremely strong cables and double hook harnesses on. As a result, I do feel a bit nervous riding them. You only live once! Live life to the max. (I prefer Coke over Pespi. :))

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The Buzzer formerly known as CoasterG-d
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Monday, May 7, 2001 8:30 PM
Skycoaster rule!

I want to ride the Kissimee Skycoaster
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 2:47 AM
My friend was site controller when I rode the sky coaster in SFNE. I have never been so scared in my life. I had to fly solo as my friend chickened out and I swore at both of them all the way up. The winch stopped and he asked if I was OK (which I wasn't) then he said 'well thats too bad 'cos you're only half way up!' As for pulling the rip cord when I was finally at the top, sweaty palms don't really help! It is definitely worth it though and you'll be so proud of yourself afterwards.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 5:43 AM
I am definitely afraid of heights. I don't even like ferris wheels or those skyrides that just bring you from one part of the park to the other, but I do love rollercoasters. I was talked into doing the skycoaster at Morey's Piers in Wildwood, NJ by my boyfriend last summer. I think the height was only about 120 feet, but it was still scary being hoisted up that high facing the ground. Thankfully I didn't have to pull the ripcord. At first I was terrified, but after the initial freefall it was sheer pleasure. This ride gave me an adrenaline rush like no other ride has. After the ride was over (which was way to short) I was so happy and proud of myself because not only did I do it, but that I liked it. I plan to do it again this summer on a bigger one. It is without a doubt my favorite nonrollercoaster thrill ride.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 7:40 AM
Went on the 300 foot Kississimee Skycoaster and wasn't scared. You wear a body suit that fits tightly around your chest, and then your feet go into a harness. That's why it's not so scarey, you're body is wrapped up, whereas, if you walk up to the ledge of a building, you're looking at death. I get a funny feeling looking over the edge of parking garages at airports, but going up 300 feet is nothing. Why? Because I know I'm safe in the ride. The drop isn't that bad because it's a swing. You don't go straight down but for a second, then it's just like a playground swing. After you get to the bottom and go up the other side, it's over. I wish they'd let people hang at the top longer, instead they give the 3-2-1 fly command right as you reach the top.

Now, the PittFall at Kennywood, that's another story. Those kind of rides literally drop until they hit the brakes, and you're just sitting in a chair, nothing has you wrapped up. To me, this is the most intense drop ride. *** This post was edited by robvia on 5/8/2001. ***
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 12:36 PM
Sky Coasters spook me. I've considered riding them since '96, but only this year am I actually going to ride one, unless I get spooked again. I don't mind going 1000 feet up in a tall building, and I don't mind being hundreds of feet up in a roller coaster, and I ride stuff like Power Tower, but for some reason sky coasters seem worse. I don't know why, but I'll guess it's fear of slamming into those big metal towers... or the cord breaking.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 1:18 PM
i just don't trust cables
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Tuesday, May 8, 2001 1:27 PM
All I can say is take the ride. Who knows there may be a day when you can't take the ride and then you will wish you had.
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