Your personal coaster infatuation

Wednesday, February 14, 2001 8:43 PM
So what is it? Do you thrive from airtime,or maybe you thrive from speed, or perhaps you thrive from G forces, or maybe, just maybe, you crave all of the elements. What gives you that all mighty satisfaction in a coaster?

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"SAVING THE WORLD BEFORE BEDTIME" Powerpuff girls
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Wednesday, February 14, 2001 9:02 PM
Do you know what I crave? A little bit of everything! On woodies, I even tend to like roughness! However, I think that sheer speed going through unexpected turns or drops is the best.
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Wednesday, February 14, 2001 10:07 PM
Nothing beats ~~Air~~!
Experiencing White Knuckle Terror and then defeating it is also a great rush!
But nothing beats Air!

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If Lifes a Rollercoaster, I want a Flawless
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Thursday, February 15, 2001 5:19 AM
Now I call myself an 'airtime-whore', but if I really think about it, that's not what I like most about coasters. I really like sudden or unexpected transitions, like you find on Iron Wolf, or Villian. Even though Shivering Timbers looks absolutely fantastic from an air point of view, I am rather intruiged by the mostly hidden nature of Ghostrider and Raven. I guess that unexpected, out of control feeling is why I love wooden twisters so much..you can never really tell where you're going next!
jeremy
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Thursday, February 15, 2001 5:20 AM
Of course I love riding all coasters, can't get enough, but what I am really infatuated with is the engineering and mechanical aspect. I would love to personally watch a coaster being built from start to finish, including the design stages.

When I am not riding them, I like to just stare and watch them. (Do I need to go to Coasters Anonymous?)



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Thursday, February 15, 2001 6:00 AM

The G's, which does include airtime as they are negative G's.;)
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Peace, Love, and Rollercoasters.........we need more of all three.
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Thursday, February 15, 2001 9:49 AM
The more inversions the better. I love airtime too.

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SFNE 2001
Hopefully I'll have all the fun I can STAND!
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Thursday, February 15, 2001 10:40 AM
You can't live without air ;)

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X-Flight @SFWoA!
This flight won't be cancelled!
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Thursday, February 15, 2001 10:50 AM
D. All of the Above
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Thursday, February 15, 2001 11:10 AM
For me, a ride has to have all the right things for it to really blow me away. I like all G forces, really. I really get a kick out of positive G's, but who doesn't love some killer airtime? One thing that really turns me off on a coaster is an excess amount of lateral forces. If I want to get squished into the side of the car for extended periods of time, I'll hop on a spinning flat ride. (And actually, I don't want to get squished, so I don't ride those nothing-but-spin flat rides too often.)

I love high speeds on coasters. That's probably the reason the omission of the inverted camelback on Phantom's Revenge doesn't bother me one bit; I love that long, flat section between the first two drops. Also, steep hills are fantastic. Millennium Force really tears up in that category.

There are a few major factors that come into play on coasters that a lot of us don't even notice. Location, order of elements, layout, surprises, etc. All of those really give coasters their own personality, and I think that's the best quality on any coaster.

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Thursday, February 15, 2001 11:21 AM
I love all aspects of coasters, the engineering, the design, the mechanics, and of course, the g-forces. I'd have to say I love positive g's the most. The feeling of gravity pushing me into my seat and the pressure is what I like in a coaster. Case in point, Goliath's centrifuge BEFORE they trimmed the coaster and made it more tame. When I rode that coaster in July of last year, I couldn't move my arms or head during that spiral. Now, it's so tame by comparison. Anyways, I crave the positive g's most. I love negative g's, but I prefer the positive. ;) Peace. :)

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Medusa at Marine World: the best coaster in the west! *** This post was edited by Coasterman J on 2/15/2001. ***
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Thursday, February 15, 2001 1:59 PM
Pure speed. I absolutely loved flying through the overbanked turns on MF. It's all about speed.
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Thursday, February 15, 2001 3:01 PM
Although I enjoy all aspects of a coaster, I enjoy airtime the most, which is why I love MF and Apollo's Chariot so much. I like fast turns as well, especially at the bottom of 228 foot drops. Lateral G's don't bother me much since I am always the smaller rider and can crush the hell out of the other rider, right Lynch?

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Joe Cernelli
Head Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
kennywood@coasterbuzz.com
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com/
Phantom's Revenge in 2001! *** This post was edited by cernelli on 2/15/2001. ***
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Thursday, February 15, 2001 3:21 PM
hey if it's got wheels and gravity is involved, i love it! my particulars are laterals(helix onthe beast is king) airtime and roughness(to a point) the whole unexpected thing works for me big time

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May the fleas of a 1000 camels infest your armpits for all eternity!!

Steel aint better, WOOD FOREVER!!!
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Thursday, February 15, 2001 3:50 PM
I love the feeling in your stomach when you are flying down a crazy steep drop! I also can get enough air. I think the sensations that coasters give you are so crazt and awesome thats what makes coasters so popular.

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Talon 2001

'Nuff Said
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Thursday, February 15, 2001 4:50 PM
...Right.

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Matt Lynch, who reminds you that size does matter. ;)
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Thursday, February 15, 2001 4:55 PM
Airtime. The more the better. And riding with no shirt.
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I am just a question waiting for my own answer. I know that it will not be good.
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Friday, February 16, 2001 4:14 AM
Gotta have it all. That's why Viper at SFGAm is my favorite.

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"Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious." - Brendan Gill
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Friday, February 16, 2001 11:41 AM
Airtime is the best sensation, but I think it takes a little bit of everything to make a great roller coaster.

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E.J.
Webmaster: Theme Park New England
http://tpne.8m.com
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Friday, February 16, 2001 11:56 AM
You guy's need to get out and do the #1 sport for freefalling, speed and drops skydiving, you cant beat standing at a planes open door ready to make that plunge GERONIMO see you on land. But if you are scared to skydive, rollercoasters does give you a small feeling like your diving and that's why I ride them just for that feeling again.

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Army rangers lead the way *** This post was edited by supermandl on 2/16/2001. ***
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