Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by drippy, Jun 11, 2007.
I thought it was funny that fark's tagline for this link was "help me!" written upside down.
Exactly why I never ride roller-coasters...
...Sounds like fun to me. But then I love roller coasters and all that entails.
"One X-Coaster passenger, Jay Plummer, 37, was taken to St. Joseph Mercy Medical Center in Hot Springs after complaining of neck pain and a headache."
He'll be calling a lawyer.
I'm glad I've never been on one.
they must have big headaches all the blood just going to the brain.
I still love rollercoasters.
Funny that they wouldn't have an emergency back up for the power...
Or some kind of release so they could just let the carts roll to the bottom.
now that would be fun.
I remember one of my friends once worked in the top Gun roller coaster at wonderland.(a theme park in Canada) and said most roller coasters wouldn't stop unless emergency brakes hit. In order to avoid people on the loop stuck.-though he said that before the release on the first uphill that be a completely different story.-
that being said I'm still sorta afraid of them , though the trill makes it totally worthy.
Looks kinda like fun! They do have rides where the entire point is just to hang you upside down for a few minutes. This is just like that..only a little longer.
Unless you've read the tiny tiny small print on the back of the ticket. With the way it's written I believe you give them power of attorney while you are in their park.
And as far as the article goes, I'm wondering how they got stuck upside down, as I think that'd be a bad place to put brakes in case of such an instance.
That's what a roller coaster is by definition. If it's powered by anything other than gravity, it's not a roller coaster.
Therefore this was not a roller coaster, it was an inverted rail train ride.
At least the passengers are safely strapped in, preventing them from falling out - kinda like riding in that boat ride that turns cartwheels.
I still adore roller coasters and can't get enough of them; in fact I'm getting a bit bored with some lately!
This reminds me of a time I was at Six Flags over Georgia probably about 10 years ago.
My little brother and I were riding one of those rides that do complete 360s and during the ride it would stay upside down for a couple of seconds (it was a space shuttle ride of some sort). While it was upside down, my brother's safety harness came undone. Scared the shit out of me. I was trying to hold on to him as much as I could. When the ride was over I was furious and let the employees know exactly how I felt. The response I got was "we'll look into it" while seating the next group of people. That was the last time I ever went to Six Flags.
I thought that the only part of a rollercoaster that required electricity was the chains that assisted the coaster to go up, and the rest of the coaster's power was from momentum. *shrug*
If you haven't been to Cedar Point, I highly recommend it if you love rollercoasters.
After going there, everything else is a complete knock off. The regularly have three or more of their coasters ranked in the top ten.
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