Discussion in 'General Discussions & Opinions' started by Sandman, May 12, 2016.
Log flume drops.
There's just something about plunging down a steep drop in a small boat with no seatbelt or harness that always makes me a bit jittery when going over the edge.
Waterslides. There’s something unpredictable and dangerous about them to me. Don’t mind tube slides, but body slides freak me out. I need some kind of vehicle or restraint!
Dragon Riders at Legendia.
Genuinely feared I was going to puke and/or fall out. Definitely not one on my re-ride list.
I was more scared the stranger sat opposite me was going to puke on this one. The lap bar didn't feel that secure either, you could feel your body moving round with each rotation though you could argue that's part of the fun. Definitely a one and done.
My last ride on Valhalla the floor of the boat was 4-5 inches deep in water as they weren't vacuuming them. So I spent half the ride lifting my feet up.
All I can say is absolutely do not lift your feet up going down that second drop without holding on to something - there's a strong possibility you won't be returning to the station!
That reminds me: Waterfall at Oakwood. You can't be embarrassed and inconvenienced riding a coaster. But Waterfall...
Only extreme heights. The last time I felt actual fear was on the Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas. Those rides had me holding on TIGHT! Of course, 1000ft in the air will scare most folks.
Thr scariest ride I’ve done is Derby Racer at BPB. That ride really does fly round. Sitting high up on a horse with no restraint, clinging on for dear life not to fall off, I hated every second of it.
I'm not scared from any B&M dive.
For me they're fun.(cuz my home park has 63m dive coaster)
But I hate drop towers... feels different from coaster drops...
And I'm a bit scared of Intamin's cable lift
ON El Toro and T Express, it goes up so quickly that I can't prepare myself for the drops.
Oh I'm definitely still scared of Drop Towers. Ive tried shot towers and loved them it's a slow thing I'm getting over. I echo Derby Racer as well it feels like you're going to fall off.
Only had 2 real scares this year: riding Intimidator 305 and Alpengeist at night. Both have massive lifts with large descents. Alpengeist at night was especially exhilarating and terrifying; a giant string of inversions and positive g-force that you swear will throw you right into the river. I was surprised, honestly, that Steel Vengeance is not more nerve racking - while it has a large lift, it doesn't feel as isolated as I originally hypothesized.
It is interesting.. I, too, used to be scared of drop towers.. only in the last year have I come to love them.
If I ever got to ride, say, Tower of Terror (https://rcdb.com/1481.htm), it might be a bit scary.. 6.3 gees?! And I suppose TTD/KK when I eventually ride, just because they’re so tall.
Oh, and, most State Fair rides scare me for a good reason.
Eclipse at Gronalund. I am 100% with heights but 400 feet in the air being suspended by a very thin looking chain with the sea breeze causing the chains to spin? Nope.
Not one from me, but having just listened to the latest Drunk Riders podcast, @Snoo might have a good response to this. Would be good to share on the forums too, bud.
I second this but I'll add Ikaros as well as it is pure terror climbing to the top and then being tilted forward - although I'm not always 100% with heights.
Damn.. just put me on blast like that.
Well for those who haven't listened to the podcast.. the 300ft SkyCoaster at Fun Spot in Kissemmee made me damn near pee my pants. There is nothing like your head going over your feet while your looking straight down swinging by a cable.. lol
I’ve listened to your podcast, Snoo, but I don’t think you use enough sexual expressions to describe coaster experiences. Have you considered incorporating this in some way?
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