Stomach Feeling

Sunday, April 15, 2001 1:17 PM
What is that weird feeling that you get in the pit of your stomach? I could never find out what it was.
Sunday, April 15, 2001 1:49 PM
Well, could you be a little more descriptive? If you're referring to the feeling you get when you're freefalling, I'm not sure what it is. But I sure do love it.:)


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Sunday, April 15, 2001 2:01 PM
I think it's called adrenoline.
Sunday, April 15, 2001 2:15 PM
It's whenever you go down a drop on a rollercoaster. I'm not sure if it's adrenaline. If it was adrenaline i think the feeling would affect the whole body.
Sunday, April 15, 2001 2:25 PM
Well, it's a shot in the dark.

I thought it's more concentrated in the area of the body needed most.

If it's the feeling I'm thinking... I'd think adrenaline is that natural rush of excitement you get (not jitters, that's a different feeling) when you drop...

Unless it's those that catch you by surprise like those drops in a dark tunnel on your first ride. Then I think it's called "Your lunch on top of your stomach"... because it catches you by surprise, and whatever you have left in your stomach is, instead of resting peacefully on the bottom, is now whipped to the top!

(but er... that's... that's just a guess!)
Sunday, April 15, 2001 3:13 PM
Yes, i get those feelings on the Magnum tunnels. But sometimes I get a feeling near the really bottom of my stomach. It's really close to my groin. I remember getting those on the first drops of every rollercoaster i've ridden.
Sunday, April 15, 2001 3:22 PM
Here's how I explain it: Your body is used to going straight(horizontally) and then when you drop, your body thinks it is still going horizontally, hence you get the 'stomach in the throat' feeling.

Distance runners do it longer.***This post was edited because of a misspelled word*** *** This post was edited by APForce on 4/15/2001. ***
Sunday, April 15, 2001 3:33 PM
Maybe you swallowed a bug on the way down the first hill - ?

Sunday, April 15, 2001 6:32 PM
I know what it is, it's something that feels cool. Does that solve the question?

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Sunday, April 15, 2001 6:57 PM
We always referred to it as butterflies in your stomach.

Sunday, April 15, 2001 7:39 PM
Over at GTTP we refer to as the "losing your stomach" feeling. It is epsecially felt the moment you drop on a turbo drop or a free-fall ride.

I think has to do with anticipation, surprise, the action of your organs (and body) going down so suddenly, and adrenaline. All of these are wrapped into one big butterfly filled, nerve wrecking mess. Or in other words, losing you stomach.

I know that it wasn't the most scientific explanation, but I hope it helped. :) *** This post was edited by CPgenius on 4/15/2001. ***
Monday, April 16, 2001 9:28 PM
The effect is caused more by your psychology than anything else. That is actually your nerves. If you relax on the ride then you will not experience the sensation. I usually don't feel that anymore. That is probably why I don't get sick on rides too. It is my understanding that those "butterflies" are nervousness about falling 300 feet.

That is what I was told in physics class at least.
Tuesday, April 17, 2001 6:22 AM
It almost has to be psychological because I haven't felt it in ages... :(

Y'know, they do those TV shows where they hook people up to heart rate monitors and put them on a coaster to show how the coaster gets the heart pounding, right? Invariably they use someone who has never ridden that ride before. I want to see them do the same thing with someone who rides that ride *a lot* and see how the results compare.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 10:19 AM

I've always called it "loosing your stomach." I believe adrenaline is a chemical in you body or brain that takes effect when one believes they are in danger. Correct me if I'm wrong...

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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 10:31 AM
Adrenalin gets produced in your Kidneys - whenever your brain thinks it's in a state of needing to be alert and/or ready... And if you produce loads of it, you end up 'buzzing'...

As for the stomach in throat feeling, it is indeed your guts moving up inside you! (I asked a biologist this a while ago, so I think it's right!)
Tuesday, April 17, 2001 6:34 PM
Isn't what everyone is reffering to airtime?

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Tuesday, April 17, 2001 6:39 PM
No, not air-time...
Just the natural rush that you get when falling at a high rate of speed... a great sensation.

If it's something that catches you off guard, I can see it being your blood pumping & nerves reacting, causing a sort of adrenaline.

Maybe it's the brain releasing a surge of seratonin... that, like adrenaline, is a natural high that makes you feel like you're ready, your pumped, and you will tackle that coaster drop 1000 more times with the same feelin'!!!

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