What did you learn on Discovery shows....

Monday, May 27, 2002 9:08 PM

I *think* I may now be somewhat more ready for X.....anyone who's ridden both S:UF and X, can you give me a comparison of Raven turns vs. pretzel loops....believe me, I anticipate riding X as much as anything out there, including Shiv Timbers....and think it'll surprise me just the same....

anybody see anything that enlightened or intrigued you about our favorite rides - no, not the bumper cars......;)

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Monday, May 27, 2002 9:12 PM
I learned the sausage fest isn't as prevelant in coaster enthusiasts as I always thought. But i guess we only saw a small portion LOL.

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Monday, May 27, 2002 9:13 PM
I have ridden X. Let me tell you, it is one of the most thrilling experiences ever. Flipping at high speeds can scare the crap out of anyone. Hope you enjoy it, and don't yell too much.

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Monday, May 27, 2002 9:14 PM
i learned that i need to quit my job and go ride more roller coasters.

and the whole bit about the sausage fest. That woman on ultimate guide was kinda cute. =)

Can you imagine it - the rollercoaster enthusiast singles bar... LOL.

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Monday, May 27, 2002 9:41 PM
Shivering Timbers.....................Greatness........you'll love it.........................

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Tuesday, May 28, 2002 3:10 AM
I'm with nelson! I learned that there's too many coasters out there I still have to try! Let me at 'em! :)
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Tuesday, May 28, 2002 3:36 AM
the main thing i learned is about that thrill thereapy thing. didnt affect me in the least, but i tried using that info against my brother saying that "riding helps remove stress". he said he didnt want his stress removed, so my quest continues on. i also tried offering money, and to to ride triple spin(im just not too fond of spinning rides)

it obviously didnt work....

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Tuesday, May 28, 2002 4:54 AM

The "Ultimate Guide" was one of the best shows I've seen in years, since it really got into the history, mechanics and effects on the body. Well done.

Though a repeat, that "World's Largest Amusement Park" is a great show too, if for no other reason than it's neat to see "home" on TV.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2002 5:03 AM
I liked the world's largest amusement park, it was nice seeing another advantage to CP besides the coasters.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2002 5:46 AM
I actually found the Ultimate Guide show a little boring, and I enjoyed the "Top 10" show the most.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2002 5:46 AM

MagnumForce said:
"I learned the sausage fest isn't as prevelant in coaster enthusiasts as I always thought"

Actually, it's likely MORE SO than you thought. The reason it didnt look that way in the shows is that the producers specifically SEEK OUT women/families/minorities because a lily-white male dominated show would be incredibly boring.
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Tuesday, May 28, 2002 5:56 AM

Last night was the first time I've seen video of Nitro, and I love the looks of it. Regardless of if it's really a #4 coaster, it looks gorgeous. Same thing goes for Phantom's Revenge.

Anybody else get a little sick of Ghostrider. Now I don't want to take away from the ride in any way, it looks great and everyone seems to love it. But I don't need POVs on just about every program. Like they said, there are over 2,000 operating coasters. I want to see more of them, hell I want to see all of them. Same thing goes for Hulk, lots of airtime (not necessarily the good kind) yet Dueling Dragons gets shafted with just snippets. C'mon Discovery, you know all of these shows are going to be aired close to each other, how about some more variety.

Regardless of that, I had a great time watching coasters for several hours straight.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2002 6:04 AM
Yes! I was definitely sick of Ghostrider. One on ride was enough. It seems like The Discovery Channel would've realized that people would most likely watch all three shows, and that would make them switch things up a little.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2002 6:05 AM

I plopped onto the sofa at 6 pm and stayed until 11. I really enjoyed Ultimate Guide, and watching Ian tackle some of the coasters. I've always maintained that riding coasters is a major source of stress relief.

I learned there are still way too many coasters I need to ride.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2002 6:28 AM

....sick of Ghostrider......man, one day at KBF and I doubt I'll EVER get sick of that......anxiously awaiting my first night rides on what, to me at least, certainly EARNS it ranking in the top-5......I'll grant that it's gotten a LOT of play, though.

....and jeremy, shame for *suggesting* that a variety of featured riders would expand the demographic for the show....after all, the audience for the show probably IS dominated by "lily-white males".....ROFL....

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Tuesday, May 28, 2002 6:35 AM
I missed the top ten show what was were the top ten? I was driving home from Ohio last night.
Thanks jonathan
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Tuesday, May 28, 2002 6:36 AM

Sick of seeing Ghostrider in the shows is what I meant, and although not explicit in nature it's pretty darn implicit. Ghostrider is one of the wooden coasters I most want to ride, second only to Shivering Timbers. It's not that I don't like the coaster, I just don't want to keep seeing it over and over, especially with the POV's. I'd rather see a POV from some other coaster, variety is the spice of life.

*** This post was edited by Incidentalist on 5/28/2002. ***

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Tuesday, May 28, 2002 6:41 AM

I learned my face looks fat on tv ;)

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Tuesday, May 28, 2002 6:47 AM
I actually understand how the train on X works now.
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Tuesday, May 28, 2002 8:08 AM

It was really nice to see a lot more SFOG footage. Previously, I had only seen about 1 second of pre-1997 Mindbender on non-local TV.

Tonight however, there was an entire segment on Acrophobia, and I also noticed Georgia Scorcher a few times, as well as GA Cyclone, GASM, Ninja, and SFOG's Deja Vu. I also liked the interview with John Odom with Acrophobia behind them...Was that on top of Great Gasp (parachutes)?

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