The most terrifying freefall experience ever?

Sunday, September 2, 2001 7:49 PM
G'day. I was reading the Guiness Book of Records 2001 the other night. Since their site won't work for me, here it is;


Survivors & Lifesavers, Longest Lift Fall Survived (page 36.) On 25 Jan 2000 US office workers Shameka Peterson and Joe Mascora fell 40 floors (121m, or 397ft) in four seconds in a lift at the Empire State Building, New York City, USA. The lift stopped just four floors from the ground, thank's to its safety mechanism, and Peterson and Mascora escaped with minor bruising.

Whoa, I wouldn't blame them if they **** their pants. They must have though they were going to die. I would freak out if this happened to me as don't trust lifts 100%, even less for old ones. Looks like the ESB needs to contact Intamin about magnetic brakes! :)

How would YOU feel if this happened to you?

The site - www.guinessworldrecords.com says you need Flash 5. My PC insists it has that, yet many sites say it doesn't! Stupid bugs, I'll get my wiz-cousin to fix it. Is it working for anyone?

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Monday, September 3, 2001 6:56 AM
Oh my goodness, I couldn't handle that. I would have tighty brownies when  I got off. :(
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Ricochet: Bouncing to you in 2002, Only at King's Dominion!
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Monday, September 3, 2001 7:19 AM
Thats why we have Millennium Force...;)

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-Matthew Couts
Rct Recreations (just e-mail me for these)
1.Cedar Point(voted best CP Recreation ever)
2.King's Island (only pki recreation)
3.coming soon... Idlewild

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Monday, September 3, 2001 11:12 AM
Or better yet, Vertigo at CP!
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Monday, September 3, 2001 2:52 PM
I WANNA RIDE IT!!!!!  lol.  When does it open?!  LOL.
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Gone, a sense of confidence, I'm convinced that there's just too much pressure to take! - Linkin Park, Crawling

KoЯn still Яules!

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Monday, September 3, 2001 5:15 PM
That's like dropping off in a metal box without restraints near the approximate height of Superman:The Escape's tower!
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Monday, September 3, 2001 5:19 PM
That would be so cool. It is fun to jump in an elevator when you are going down. I did that in my hotel I stayed at in New York City, and had a blast, since it was a fast elevator.
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Nitro: The Most Explosive Coaster on the Planet explodes at Six Flags Great Adventure in 2001.
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Tuesday, September 4, 2001 2:22 PM
I just got back from Drayton Manor, now I love me coasters but those Giant drop rides really scare me. Its a relatively short drop on Apocolypse, but standing up makes all the difference. On the way up, it leans forward to, as if that were really necessary.......
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Tuesday, September 4, 2001 2:31 PM
Coaster131, vertigo is open!:)

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-Matthew Couts
Rct Recreations (just e-mail me for these)
1.Cedar Point(voted best CP Recreation ever)
2.King's Island (only pki recreation)
3.coming soon... Idlewild

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Tuesday, September 4, 2001 3:23 PM
Elroy...I meant the elevator.  I was just kidding, though.

BTW...ever stay at the Marriott World Center in Orlando?  The elevators in the main tower ride the side of the building, and they are glass.  You get a great view of the Kissimee SkyCoaster from them.  Anyways, they are VERY fast elevators.  Try jumping in those things!  INSANE airtime!

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Gone, a sense of confidence, I'm convinced that there's just too much pressure to take! - Linkin Park, Crawling

KoЯn still Яules!

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