Tired of being an enthusaist?How 'bout a new name!

Monday, November 26, 2001 6:54 PM
Let's face it. It's a pretty lousy moniker. Coming from some recent posts I've read,  we need a better term for what we are. I mean, to have "enthusiasm" for a roller coaster isn't all that hard. We're not all "Acers" anyway.

What I'm asking for is simple; name what we are. Coaster nerd? Rail Jockey? I don't know, but just about anything would be better than "enthusiast".

Let's have your best ideas. I'm sure someone out there can pick a title that we would all be proud to call ourselves without sounding like you have a lisp every time you say it. 

Without the chaindog, you'd never get up the lifthill...

Monday, November 26, 2001 7:37 PM
How about 'Gravity Groupie' or 'Coaster Connoisseur'?   
Monday, November 26, 2001 9:37 PM
Frick I never was an enthusaist.. I,m sorry but the way I see a lot of people act.. That title can be quite embarrasing at times.... I enjoy coasters, and parks an thats it..
Tuesday, November 27, 2001 2:15 AM
Adrenaline Junkie
Tuesday, November 27, 2001 2:16 AM

Well, thats what I'm called by some people.
"It's always great for us to put the newest and the best rides into the roller coaster capitol of the world" Sandor Kernacs 11/20/01

Tuesday, November 27, 2001 4:19 AM

Synonyms: bigot, bug, fanatic, fiend, freak, maniac, nut, zealot

Related Words: addict, aficionado, buff, bum, devotee, fan, habitué, lover, votary; partisan, supporter; bear, extremist

How bout Coaster aficionados =)

*** This post was edited by Chiller1472 on 11/27/2001. ***

Tuesday, November 27, 2001 4:25 AM
Rail Junkie!!!
Scott W. Short
Tuesday, November 27, 2001 4:35 AM
Let people talk, I don't care what I am called. It doesn't change the fact that I love my rollercoasters!
Tuesday, November 27, 2001 4:37 AM
"coaster geeks"
"you're better off talkin bout your wack puma sneakers." -KRS ONE
Tuesday, November 27, 2001 4:51 AM
Freak and connosseur and words I hear used to describe coaster lovers a lot. I like coaster freak personally.
"It looks like they just decided to hang up wheat all over the park" - my friend Steve, describing the FearFest decorating at Kings Island.
Tuesday, November 27, 2001 6:08 AM
Gravitationally-enhanced humanoids RULE!  Seriously, I'm an alliteration freak, so I'll go with Rail-Riders, Speed-seekers, Airtime-airheads, and, for the kids, Woodie- wuvvers!
the buzzer formerly known as gatorwoodie
Son of Drop Zone - PKI CoasterCamp I Champions!!!
Tuesday, November 27, 2001 6:28 AM
I'm a PO!NTER.  God I hate that  E word and the A word more than anything.  Then again I help but enthusiasm back in enthusiast!
Daniel Haverlock
magnum count :2166
Tuesday, November 27, 2001 6:39 AM
Well I refer to myself as a PARK enthusiast since I love all rides and appreciate a park's environment, too.  So perhaps I am an APE [American Park Enthusiast]?  LOL!
Tuesday, November 27, 2001 6:57 AM
Rail Junkie
So...you can't handle a rollercoaster huh? Well...you ARE the Weakest Link! Goodbye!

Number 1 Batwing Fan!

Tuesday, November 27, 2001 6:59 AM
How about "Rail Riders"
Tuesday, November 27, 2001 7:13 AM

Justin said:
"Frick I never was an enthusaist.. I,m sorry but the way I see a lot of people act.. That title can be quite embarrasing at times.... I enjoy coasters, and parks an thats it.."

I agree 100%. Never used that term for myself... always just considered my self someone who likes coasters and parks.

"I wasn't always this cynical, but then I started kindergarden..."

Tuesday, November 27, 2001 8:21 AM
Well I *am* a coaster enthusiast and proud of it. But I'm also very self defined, it's not a matter of what clubs I belong to, how many people in the "industry" I know or how many zillions of coaster I've ridden. It's more of a personal thing for me, although I have met some wonderful people through this hobby. I try to be careful not to totally base my opinions on what I read on the internet, if you did you might think all "enthusiasts" are arrogant, bragging, territorial, spoiled and obssessed.

It's a misrepresentation of the word as the internet tends to draw people who seek attention(like me), which has *nothing* to do with coasters. There *are* people out there who love to ride coasters who could care less about yelling about it on a coaster website. They usually lurk for information but don't care for all the yelling, chest thumping and politics. They are warm, funny and insightful. *They* are the people who most represent the word "enthusiast" IMO.

Work like you've just gotten paid, Love like you've never been hurt, and dance like no one's watching!

Tuesday, November 27, 2001 8:52 AM
Actually, I'm a Disney Freak. Coasters are just sort of there..
--Illinois in the Sugar? Gators in the Rose? Sounds GREAT to me! GO ORANGE AND BLUE!!!
Tuesday, November 27, 2001 4:55 PM
coaster bigot!!!  that is hilarious!!  my friends call me the Coaster Nerd...so ive gotten kind of stuck on that, hehe :)
Tuesday, November 27, 2001 4:58 PM
Coaster freeks
Ohio - Coaster capital of the world

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