Your introduction to coaster porn

Monday, July 28, 2008 11:57 AM
janfrederick's avatar Just wondering how you got into it. What was your first experience like. If you create coaster porn, how did you get into that?

Me? I was 12 and had a crazy idea to write parks and request press kits. I loved the maps, but I also really loved the photos that came with the kits. But the real revolution came when I discovered ACE. I dropped $100 on back issues of RollerCoaster! I checked the mailbox every day until they came. And OH boy was I in heaven!!! I splayed all of them on the floor and went through each over and over. Hedonism at its best.

This was ten years before the internet really took off and just blew the doors open on everything. In fact, my enthusiasm had started to wear off until the internet really piqued my interest again. Now I can get all the coaster porn I need for free.

So...how about you?

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Monday, July 28, 2008 12:12 PM
matt.'s avatar I joined ACE. The magazine was fine but I liked the newsletter better. The newsletter had all the renderings for new coasters being built, although this was back in the day when they were still mostly hand drawn. To this day I love looking at conceptual drawings and renderings and that sort of thing.

And I'm still a map nerd, so anytime I could get maps or glimpses of parks from above, I loved that. Still do. Kinda lead my into my current field of study for which I'm very grateful.

As far as the internet goes, nothing beat those early days of Joyrides.

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Monday, July 28, 2008 12:15 PM
Mamoosh's avatar I got my first ACE Newsletter shortly after joining ACE in 1988. Imagine my embarassment when my mom walked in my bedroom and caught me reading it in bed, under the covers, illuminated by a flashlight! :-)

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Monday, July 28, 2008 12:53 PM
janfrederick's avatar ^ LOL!

Matt, what is your current field of study by the way? Maps are also another passion. In fact, one of my first "real" jobs was working for a map company (got to work with aerial photos which was nice).

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"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
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Monday, July 28, 2008 12:54 PM
What do you feel are the best benefirts to joining ACE? I considered joining, but I heard that it now has so many members that most parks are not too generous with ACE perks because they can't afford to lose all the revenue and because ACE events are so crowded it's not worth the extra ride time.

I'm extremely up close and personal with my coaster porn. Sometimes I will take the long way to the nearest mall so I can stare at Dorney Park's skyline as I drive. Of course, gotta be careful about that because I almost drove off the road a few times. LOL


"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

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Monday, July 28, 2008 1:04 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar I have been in ACE for 19 years and don't find the events any more crowded today. CoasterMania is the only event where ERT has ever been not very "E".

I too prefer ACE News to RollerCoaster mostly because of all the coaster layout drawings and the multitude of short news items. I prefer skimming through that over the long articles.


AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Monday, July 28, 2008 1:52 PM
^ I have also been a member of ACE for 10yrs now and the events arent as crowded as most people think. Speaking of events is anyone attending the preservation conferrence which is this weekend at my home parks, LC,SFNE and Quassy park? I will be there for the ACE Landmark presentations for Wildcat at LC and Thunderbolt at SFNE 2 coasters i have been riding since the 60s.
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Monday, July 28, 2008 2:10 PM
Olsor's avatar My porn collection started with my 7th-grade science fair project on physics. I had to amass as much research as possible, so I scrounged up as many coaster articles in magazines and on microfilm as I could at the library.

A few years later, my mom got me one of the best Christmas presents ever: the 1991 ACE Guide to Ride. That, in turn, gave me the addresses to various parks, which I later mailed, requesting brochures and information. And that was the start of my map/brochure collection.

All the while, I was recording pretty much anything on coasters that ever aired on TV. I've got a bunch of clips up on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/olsor54

(on Firefox... can't make hyperlink) *** Edited 7/28/2008 6:11:38 PM UTC by Olsor***

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Monday, July 28, 2008 3:28 PM
My first BIG coaster...

Ahh, the Yankee Cannonball & the Canobie Corkscew. It was a middle school end-of-year trip and boy did those two work me over. You never forget your first woodie and a steel screw!


Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Monday, July 28, 2008 6:20 PM
Mamoosh's avatar You never forget your first woodie and screw!

I sure haven't! ;)

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Monday, July 28, 2008 8:16 PM
This popped into my mind as soon as I read the title of this thread... http://tinyurl.com/5ufkme
and then this...
http://tinyurl.com/5pkjt8 ;) *** Edited 7/29/2008 12:29:17 AM UTC by P18***
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Monday, July 28, 2008 9:29 PM
matt.'s avatar

janfrederick said:
Matt, what is your current field of study by the way?

I'm an Urban Studies major at UConn, graduating this winter. I hope.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008 12:11 AM
LostKause's avatar Ever since I was 5 years old, I drew maps of fantasy amusement parks. I quit when I was about 15 or 16 because I had made my masterpiece and couldn't top it. It's laminated and in a box containing all kinds of old park brochures and maps from the '80's and '90's under my bed now...

I always loved park and maps of parks, but I didn't really get into coasters until I was 12 when I rode Beast and King Cobra for the first time.

I wish the net existed when I was a kid. I would have been in heaven.


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Tuesday, July 29, 2008 2:24 AM
I got riding coasters seriously in high school, but my limits were very low. Lochness Monster made me feel like I was going to yack, the Laser scared the bejesus out of me, and when the ride attendant on Great American Scream Machine told me how high the lift hill was (I asked, mind you), my girlfriend told me my eyes just about bugged out of my skull. Still, somehow, my obssession (and threshold) grew, and now, I watch every show and read every article and review I can get my hands on. I have pictures of every angle of Talon and Hydra, some GREAT shots of Voodoo in action, the lift hill at Fahrenheit, and even the diving snake roll on Storm Runner all on my phone, and my screensaver on the phone is a coaster in action as well. I have every roller coaster book I could find (not many these days), and I hope to expand to DVD's.

Speaking of which, anyone know where I can get Discovery Channel/Travel Channel/NGEO DVD's of coaster/thrill ride specials? I haven't been able to find them anywhere.


"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008 3:26 AM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar LMAO, Moosh! Isn't that the truth!

Coaster porn.....well I have always been a coaster fan and general amusement park fan but didn't really start collecting stuff (maps, DVD's, tokens, skeeball tickets, shot glasses, etc.) till about 11 years ago when I got internet access for the first time and realized there were people out there as crazy as I was about parks and coasters. Seeing MForce being built via webcam REALLY got me "addicted."

The rest is history. ;)

I still have about 15 tapes of coaster-related shows that's been on the Discovery and Travel channels since they first started showing them. Now THAT is PORN!

The "best" porn, though, was watching a video of me riding Led Zepplin: The Ride the first time. I almost bought the DVD. :)

I do remember my family collecting a few park maps from the 70's and 80's (mostly from Disney World, King's Island, Opryland, and Silver Dollar City) but they are LONG gone. I wish I would of taken them from my parents and hid them!

-Tina

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008 7:23 AM
Well, I rember I was watching one of those Travel Chanel shows and first heard of CP. My dad and i duscussed going there someday. Well, in 2005, I got a job and had the family come out. The rest is history.

As a little side note about CP and coaster porn, if you stand in the right spot along the midway near Coasters, you will see TTD, Power Tower & 'Screw lined up. It looks like the 'Screw is two balls, PT is the wang and TTD is the yellow condom. Actually, TDD is the biggest "erection" in the park... *** Edited 7/29/2008 11:30:15 AM UTC by Hopman***


Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008 9:11 AM
A friend of my father was a long-time member of ACE and loaned me a few of his RollerCoaster! magazines. When I gave them back, I joined the club. I've been regularly receiving coaster porn in the mail since 1990.
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Tuesday, July 29, 2008 12:45 PM
Just so the pages aren't stuck together...

with GRAVY of course! :)

I've been collecting park maps for the past 10-12 years or so, but my coaster porn addiction is almost strictly on-line. And the person I have to thank for that is (drum roll please)............ Gonch!

I've always been into the structures of coasters, especially wooden ones, and I decided I wanted to download a pic of a cool coaster to use as a screen-saver. So I went to Google and typed in "coaster images" and off I went. And once there, I saw a link to a site called Coasterbuzz.

At least my habit isn't costing me 3 grand a month like Christie Brinkley's ex.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008 1:37 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

RatherGoodBear said:
I've been collecting park maps for the past 10-12 years or so, but my coaster porn addiction is almost strictly on-line. And the person I have to thank for that is (drum roll please)............ Gonch!

You have no idea how much that makes me smile.


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Tuesday, July 29, 2008 1:52 PM
janfrederick's avatar I was hoping you would chime in, I was thinking of you when I added:

If you create coaster porn, how did you get into that?

"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
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