Just wondering what everyone thinks is the most painful ride. For me, 3 come to mind:
1)Viper at Great Adventure - this has pain written all over it. It slams you left and right, and then u go flying into the last turn and slam into the brakes. I dont think it has a smooth part on it
2)Hercules at Dorney Park - That first drop into the banked turn is nuts.
3)Nightwing at Six Flags New England - I believe its called the human waffle iron. It just crushed me when i got in and I could hardly breathe throughout the entire ride. i couldn't wait for it to be over.
Haven't ridden all that many coasters, but Mind Eraser at SFNE stands out as being painful. Ears are usually red from banging those ribbed restraints for the whole ride. Also banged my head a bunch of times on GASM at SFGAdv.
Speaking of SFNE, Cyclone has always been rough, yet always been great. Last year, I did the normal hands up, first drop, back seat. Mistake! I actually pulled a chest muscle (it hindered me for two weeks!). If you don't know, that first drop is short and violent with a real lateral kick. That kick swung my hands left-right so fast something gave. And it wasn't the coaster! Luckily, it was the last ride of the day anyway. I actually like Cyclone's roughnes, or I did, 'cause even then it had been made tame IMO, and now I hear that the first drop issue is moot because of reprofiling (again). They have other issues with that ride (ever see empty trains go 'round and 'round and 'round while folks wait in line!). That's for another day... ------------- oh well a touch of grey kind of suits you anyway
The single most painful ride I ever had was on Thunderbolt at Kennywood. I was hurt so bad that I will never ride this coaster again. I still don't understand the enthusiasm for this coaster.
Shockwave & Iron Wolf at SFGAm consistently hurt. I avoid these rides and only ride if the people I'm with have never ridden them.
Unfortunately, with the change to SoB, I now have a problem with this ride. I really liked SoB last year but now I cannot ride more than once or twice a day because the lapbar digs into my thighs so bad it hurts to move. For those who don't know, they added some type of block underneath your feet that elevates your legs about 3-4 inches. Don't know why this was added.
------------- "I'm going off the rails on a crazy train." - Ozzie Osbourne
Yeah, Shockwave was bad for me too, and I also really liked Iron Wolf. The Son of Beast is really mean if you ride in the back seat -- I had bruises on my legs for the next couple of weeks after riding. But it was worth it because the SoB ROCKS and leg "wounds" are easy to deal with. Also, the Magnum really did a number on me with those last hills with the tunnels. I felt like my back and neck were going to break on the next drop, and I was recovering from a headache the rest of the day.
------------- Home Park: Silver Dollar City, Branson, MO
There are a lot of coasters I only ride once, but the WORST experiences I ever had were media day for both Mr. Freeze and Outer Limits. After 3 or 4 rides for the TV remotes on Mr. Freeze, they gave all of us (about 50 hard core enthusiasts) the option to take a break, or keep riding. NO ONE took another ride. That should tell you how bad it was! On Outer Limiits media day, it was so bad the guy next to me was bleeding from his mouth from getting banged around so.
There are some "uncomfortable" rides: The Arrow mine trains come to mind (e.g. Carolina Goldrusher)
Then there are "temporarily paininducing" rides, that hurt when you are on them, but once you get off you forget all about it. A lot of woodies fall in this catagory. Notables: Screamin' Eagle @ SFStL and RWB @ SFWoA (note, I usually like coasters like this, call me a masochist ;))
After that comes just plain "painful" where you get off, but the pain doesnt go away, often leaving you with a headache of some sort. Examples: OL:FOF (with OTSR), Shockwave @ SFGAm (but only when the midcourse brake is on hard and you get that sudden BANG stop), Shockwave @ PKD.
Finally, there is "brusing" where once you get off, you not only still feel pain, you have a visual reminder of your pain. A reminder that will stick with you for days! So far, only Villian and BOSS have fallen in that catagory for me. Hmmmm, I wonder why? lata, jeremy --Volcano, #1 HOT RIDE!
Ahhhh, Glad someone else agrees with me about the ME at Ny Ny in Vegas. $10 a ride, what a ripoff. I don't care if they give coupons, or lowered the price, the damage is already done. Plus there's alot of head smashing at the end.
You'll be glad to know, I'll be visiting Vegas in September, probably staying at Ny Ny, and I won't ride ME.
My god!!! I don't know where to begin!!! I don't want this post to be really super long, so I will just say any Arrow looper (except Loch Ness Monster at BGW). Then, there is Viper (SFGAdv). That is the worst steel coaster I have ever been on. I was just there about two weeks ago and it wasn't even running. That ride has to go. The head banging on that is tremendous!!!! As far as linear induction goes, those flight of fear coasters at PKI and PKD are headbangers, as well as Batman and Robin the Chiller (SFGAdv). Have the advil handy for those. Those Vekoma SLC's (SFA and SFNE) are also strictly headbangers. Then also, there are the woodies like: (1) Hercules (Dorney Park)- this one is a killer especially going down the first hill and hitting the banked turn. (2) Son of Beast (PKI)- now eventhough I did like the ride, the safest place to be on it is the front car. It doesn't bruise your theighs up like other parts of the trains. (3) Cyclone (SFNE)- I thought that this one was rougher than Beast and Son of Beast put together. I should have made this one second! (4) Thunderbolt (Kennywood)- nice pacing, but very ragedy and rough. My sides still ache this very day from that coaster!!! I'm sure that there are more, but I don't want to be sitting here typing for an hour, so I will just end it here!!!!!!!!!!!!