i hear alot of people say that stand up coasters are bad cause they have alot of head banging. i have never been on a stand up coaster before so i wouldn't know. why are they so unliked. even magor theme park seem to shy away from building one in there parks
I love stand-ups. Mantis at CP is one of my all-time favorite rides. I experience no headbanging, and being in the stand up position makes it so much more intense. The turns are the best part, they're so quick and smooth...I wish there were more B&M stand ups around!
I have only been on one Stand-Up Coaster. That would be the Georgia Scorcher. When it first opened, it was the smoothest coaster I had ever been on. But this year, something was different. It was still smooth, but it was becoming shakier the farther back you sat in the train. It's the weirdest thing. But it still provides an intense and sweet ride. The standing up is cool, but sitting down isn't really much different. The line isn't worth it though. But, you should ride it, it's there, why the heck not?
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StealthF5m3, Why exactly don't you like standing up on roller coasters? Saying "I don't like stand-ups because I don't like standing up on coasters" is not a valid reason for dis-liking the coaster. What is so bad about standing up, it's a totally different experience then sitting down. Try to actually make a valid and common sense filled response then your childish and stupid response. (I'm not directing this comment at you as a person but your response that you made.)
I think that stand-ups are great. I feel so much more vulnerable when my legs are exposed to the air. I think that is one reason why I love inverts, because my feet dangle and are free. Air can get to my legs on stand-ups and inverts. I am a small person and whenever I go up a hill on a stand-up, my legs fly straight up and I get massive amounts of airtime. The only thing that holds me into the car is the OSTR.
I absolutely love Mantis. The turns are smooth and quick. Whenever the train rapidly changes direction on one part of the Mantis, my legs shake and the ride feels much more exciting. The loop is also great, but I wish CP took the trim brake off the first drop.
Stand-ups are so much fun, I wish parks made more of them. Except, I hate all Togo stand-ups, such as Shockwave at PKD and King Cobra at PKI. They should all be burned to pieces.
*** This post was edited by ACE15 on 8/7/2001. ***
Chang is an awsome coaster, its one of my favorites. Stand ups are great coasters it gives you a different feeling than other coasters do. i noticed on chang though that it made me a little nautious. Why would it do that though because it was such a fun ride. Anyways i don't think anyone should tyalk bad about stand ups.
IMO, people who say "standups hurt my legs" just don't know how to ride a stand up properly. As I said before, ride ops (like at CP's Mantis) used to tell each person how to ride. There used to be a tape you had to keep your feet behind. Now they don't do it. I don't think Mantis bangs you up what-so-ever. If it does, then I guess I don't notice it because I'm having too much fun! ;)
Okay, I really don't mean to be a moderator or anything, but ACE that was very uncalled for. He said he didn't like stand up roller coasters because he doesn't like standing up on rides. Everyone isn't going to like a ride just because you do. I could see if he had said, "I don't like stand ups just cause." But he gave a reason. That was not even cool for you to say and if I am totally out of line then edit my post.
As for head banging. I don't know what roller coaster everyone else is riding but I have ridden 2 stand ups and those are Vortex (PGA) and Mantis. Mantis is a head banger because of the transitions alone. Same with Vortex. The roller coaster can be smooth as you want it to be but if its got bad transition then there will be head banging. Also I don't like that Bicycle seat either. But I still enjoy them.
I don't think they hurt your legs at all, I dunno why people say that.
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Ive ridden two stand ups. Riddler's revenge and BAtman the escape. I experienced little or no head banging on both. the only head banging was on the Riddler when it went through the corkscrews, but thats usual for a lot of rides with corkscrews. Corect me if im wrong, but I think that a lot of people don't like stand ups because they are different from most other rides. sit downs and inverted coasters have become the norm for loopers, and stand ups are pretty rare. As with most things n life, people are afraid of what is different. Anyway, thats just what I think. I for one, love stand ups. Riddler was my favorite ride at MM
If Batman The escape is the one that spent it's begining years at SFgadv then,i've ridden it and frankly,I was dissapointed they removed it.I thought it was a very cool experience but,I am also a sucker for new and differant things,lol.