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Postby EZ Rhino » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:07 am

I wanted to create a youtube link thread but I felt I needed something spectacular and neat to start with. I think I found it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74mhQyuyELQ

Timelapse from the space station. Enjoy!
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Postby EZ Rhino » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:37 am

I've got a thing about heights:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RVuXjf_PJo
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Postby ScottDBetson » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:38 pm

EZ Rhino are you I assume afraid of heights? Well you are not the only one I am too
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Postby dreab trawets » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:59 pm

I get sea sick...

Puddles, ponds, you name it..

Surprised I survived the ferry ride from Vancouver to Victoria..

And even watching this does my head in..

www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMDK09ee7vU

And this is just wrong.. Roller Coasters... hate them..
Choice between cutting my arm off and this...
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Postby jellybelly » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:46 am

http://youtu.be/HH8kD1ofF_Q

There's one for you dreab, i have only been on it once, never again :P
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Postby Mbwun » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:02 pm

Those roller coasters need corkscrews.

This is the roller coaster we have here in Vancouver - it's an old-fashioned wooden roller coaster, that is considered to be one of the top 10 wooden roller coasters in North America.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXaJgsMAuGI

It's the first one I ever rode on. There's always a quandary though ... do you try to get in the front seat, where there are no heads in the way impeding your view, or do you try to get in the back seat, which, because there is no seat behind you to anchor the back of the car down, flies around a bit more?

Decisions, decisions ...
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Postby Slade » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:59 pm

Mbwun,

I've been riding Vancouver's roller-coaster since its beginning (getting on was determined by height, and I was a very tall kid):

http://www.nowpublic.com/culture/happy- ... en-coaster

I've also been on super-fast, corkscrewing, zipping backward coasters at Knott's Berry Farm, the Edmonton Mall, etc., and there's no comparison. Sure, they're fast, but they don't creak, groan, wobble, and feel like they're about to fall apart and launch you into space before crashing in a pile of fractured bones.

It's fear, not excitement, that really gets the adrenaline pumping.

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Postby dreab trawets » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:26 pm

MAD..
BOTH MAD..

Mr Slade..
Don't you get enough adrenaline laying down the killer argument to win the jury back to your side...

You want to know adrenaline?
170 tonnes of made in 1969 underground train..
1000 passengers..
40 mph..
metal wheels on metal rails..
No ABS..
And hit a large patch of grease.
speedo goes to zero, wheels slide, and electro pneumatic brake fails..
Thats enough adrenaline for me..
And a new pair of boxer shorts..

Mbwun...
So the choice is..
See yourself falling over the track to your doom..
or the other doomed people before you shuffle off to which ever deity you believe..
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Postby Mbwun » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:22 pm

You're just a big chicken DT! :lol:


Slade,

I've been on the Scream Machine they had at Expo. I've also been on the Corkscrew at Knott's Berry Farm. There's too much of a feel of the cars being anchored solidly to the track with that type of coaster.

We never got to Magic Mountain when we were in Southern California years ago, but we did get to Disneyland, and I went on the Matterhorn. At that time Space Mountain was still under construction. The Matterhorn was really tame compared to our Coaster.
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Postby Luna » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:34 pm

I don't scare easily but roller coasters scare the crap outta me! Never had any desire to try, was always afraid - but in the 80's I was at Disneyland with my then boyfriend who convinced me to try The Matterhorn. I thought - how bad can it really be? I had my eyes shut the entire time and promptly threw up when we got off :lol: . I'm OK with heights - it's the speed and sudden drops I can't handle (and I don't particularly care for vomiting either :wink: ).
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Postby Slade » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:53 pm

The tail really whips around, but for me, it's the dread in sitting up front for the loooog, sloooow climb to the first crest, and then the sharp perpendicular drop once you get there.

No turning back!

The problem with modern coasters is they clamp you in with shoulder braces and other safety features, while the Vancouver coaster puts a flimsy hollow rail across your waist.

The fun is to raise your arms in the air, NOT hold on for dear life, and let that sucker plunge.

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Postby krista in ma » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:52 am

I'm not a huge roller coaster fan. My idea of a fun coaster is disney's space mountain or big thunder mountain (which I think is a fashioned on a wooden style ride, but with no huge drops). I like wooden ones too, but there aren't many close by. I don't go on the coasters that go upside down, corkscrew, too high, or two fast. I'm pretty much a chicken :shock:

One of the scariest rides I have ever watched (with my stomach dropping just standing closeby) is this little ride at the Stratosphere in Las Vegas:

http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri= ... 0HISqDVGjk

Just the thought of a fake "hey you're going to fall" makes me queezy. I would stay off this ride Scott and EZ if you don't like heights!

It seems silly, but another ride I won't go anywhere near:

http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri= ... rM9z3yHCOY
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Postby raasnio » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:27 am

krista in ma wrote:I'm not a huge roller coaster fan. My idea of a fun coaster is disney's space mountain or big thunder mountain (which I think is a fashioned on a wooden style ride, but with no huge drops). I like wooden ones too, but there aren't many close by. I don't go on the coasters that go upside down, corkscrew, too high, or two fast. I'm pretty much a chicken :shock:

One of the scariest rides I have ever watched (with my stomach dropping just standing closeby) is this little ride at the Stratosphere in Las Vegas:

http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri= ... 0HISqDVGjk

Just the thought of a fake "hey you're going to fall" makes me queezy. I would stay off this ride Scott and EZ if you don't like heights!

It seems silly, but another ride I won't go anywhere near:

http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri= ... rM9z3yHCOY


My feelings about roller coasters are the same as yours. Corkscrew ones just make me ill and super tall ones freak me out. I love Space Mountain...
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Re: Youtube links

Postby EZ Rhino » Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:52 am

My muscles and leg tendons ache just watching these athletes. Incredible.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrLlZBIZwmw&feature=share
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