Wednesday, May 25, 2005 8:39 PM
I am going to PKI on the 2 and CP on the 3 for CoasterMania, and i was wondering: do TR:TR and Delirium (also MaxAir-same thing) cause a lot of nausea? I have never ridden a top spin, and I rode disko at IAAPA, which I heard is similar (somewhat) to Delirium, so I was just wondering your imput-because I certainly don't want my trip ruined from Nausea, but I also don't want it ruined from not riding these rides. Also comes to mind Wicked Twister-V2 got me a little dizzy, so any tips????
Ride of Steel
Wednesday, May 25, 2005 8:43 PM
Top Spins generally aren't too bad, because you aren't being spun in a circle, you are just being flipped upsidedown.
Never been on maXair or Delirium, but from what I've heard from reviews, the spinning isn't that fast to make you sick. I rode Tomahawk at SFNE which is smaller, but is also a Huss and has the seats facing inwards and they spin like crazy. I got a little sick but it was a great ride.
If you don't want to get sick, make sure you drink alot of liquids and even just keep your eyes closed the entire ride.
Wednesday, May 25, 2005 8:46 PM
I don't like spinny rides, and Delerium does not spin fast enough to induce nausea to me.
I can't imagine MaXair being any different, even though it spins the opposite way. :)
Wednesday, May 25, 2005 8:55 PM
I've never experienced any type of sickness from either the top spins or the giant frisbees. My mom (one who does not tolerate spinning) rode maXair and loved it.
Wednesday, May 25, 2005 8:56 PM
Delirium does not really give you the feeling of spinning. If it ride it once, you should be fine.
On media day last year, I made the mistake of riding it 4 times in a row. I wasn't really nauseous but... I just didn't feel right.
Delirium is pretty intense. To me, it's not the spinning that is intense though, it's the rocking. Much more of a looping coaster feel than a traditional spin and puke.
Honestly, I feel great after riding Delirium once. A scrambler though can mess me up.
Wednesday, May 25, 2005 9:33 PM
never experienced nasua on Delerium. but I have heard of people expereincing nasua on the Huss versions that face inward.
Wednesday, May 25, 2005 9:34 PM
maXair made me really sick, and I'm not too susceptible to motion sickness.
Wednesday, May 25, 2005 11:44 PM
I find the giant frisbees to be incredibly soothing rides. They are a bit tame compared to a standard frisbee. More about visuals, I think.
Top spins that are running the program Tomb Raider was running last time I was there pull so many g's it feels like your eyes are going to pop out. Nausea? Nope. Headache? Possibly. Fun? Absolutley!
Wednesday, May 25, 2005 11:50 PM
Ive rode em both, to be honest Delirium seemed like a shorter ride. It wasnt bad on my stomach at least but ill pretty much ride anything. The thing to worry about might be eating before getting on.
The thing to do is probably test yourself on Delirium first since youll be at PKI and then if your not bad on that try maXair if you want to ride anther ride that in evry way is like Delirium. Its all your decision though, but you will miss out on some fun rides.
Wednesday, May 25, 2005 11:50 PM
I get pretty sick on rides like scramblers, spiders, and wave swingers, but Tomb Raider nor Delirium bother me at all. They are both a blast.
Wednesday, May 25, 2005 11:51 PM
Go to Wal-Mart and buy some Ginger Pills. Trust me, you won't get sick. I was starting to get motion sick on everything, but eating less greasy foods and taking Ginger and drinking plenty of water has cured me enough to enjoy flats again, including topspins and delirium type rides.
Wednesday, May 25, 2005 11:53 PM
I rode Delirium 11 times in a row without getting off during AZ Gold pass day last year without getting sick. Delirium will not make you dizzy. It is very smooth. I have gotten dizzy riding Raptor, Montu and Silver Bullet though.
Wednesday, May 25, 2005 11:58 PM
Homey G- maXair spins the same direction as Delirium.
Thursday, May 26, 2005 12:45 PM
If you wanna ride, and don't want to risk the nasea, why not take some Dramamine/Bonine? Hydrating, as others mentioned, is surely helpful too.
1 ride on Delirium doesn't make me sick, though after the 3rd time in a row at BeastBuzz '03, I started getting queasy. And as quiet as everyone suddenly got then, I don't think I was alone feeling that way.
Also, I'm more inclined to get queasy in the morning and less so at night.
Thursday, May 26, 2005 1:08 PM
^^Perhaps you're right, but I know for a fact that they asked Keith to almost completely redo his animation because he was under the impression it would spin the same way as Delerium, and animated it that way.
Again, you may be right because I haven't been to the Po!nt yet this year, but I'd bet cash on it. Not much, but some.
Thursday, May 26, 2005 3:34 PM
never experienced nasua on Delirium. but I have heard of people expereincing nasua on the Huss versions that face inward.
This is exactly the same for me. I can ride Delirium with no problems and I expect I will be fine on MaxAir tomorrow as well.
But Revolution (facing inward) at SFGAm made me extremely ill. I will never even attempt to ride that or any similar rides again.
I am the number one avoider of spin and pukes. I survived a tilt-a-whirl at MiA last summer, but really have no need to do it again for at least another few years.
Thursday, May 26, 2005 4:02 PM
As we grow older we are more susceptible to motion sickness. The reason? We don't excercise our inner ear as much as when we are young.
As children, we are doing summersaults, cartwheels, swinging, hanging upside down from the monkey bars, etc. When we get older we are more sedentary and our inner ear gets out of practice...like any muscle would.
The cure? Medications aside...one thing you can do is jump back to your childhood. Get on a swing on a regular basis and swing for 1/2 hour a day. This is often recommended for people who fly.
Interestingly enough, I feel the motion sickness more at the beginning of a season than I do at the end. In all likelihood that is due to my inner ear becomong accustomed to the movement again through the course of the summer.
Back to your regularly scheduled program.
Friday, May 27, 2005 3:13 PM
^ Funny mental picture of a large coaster enthusiast swingning on a tiny swing while stuffing his face with greasy buffet food...
I know... I'm horrible.
Friday, May 27, 2005 3:18 PM
ive heard people say that CP's version has more complete swings, and has a more powerful swinging motion than PKI's. ive riden both, and the only difference i noticed was swining over midway compared to just regular ground. does anyone know if that is true?
Friday, May 27, 2005 5:18 PM
Homey G. said:^^Perhaps you're right...
I'm pretty certain I am right, unless I remember Delirium incorrectly.
On maXair the ride rotates so that I spin to my left. The same is true on Delirium. *** Edited 5/27/2005 9:21:10 PM UTC by Michael Darling***