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coasters for fearful newbies

lisab

Posted:
8/22/05 at
1:54:46 PM

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hi all,

i am one of those scaredy cats who are afraid of heights but still would like to work my way up to riding coasters.

these sites always have lists of the meanest, fastest, highest coasters, but how about a list of easy to take coasters for newbies -- listed by state -- so we can work our way up to it?

any ideas of easier coasters for the midwest or new england?

Re: coasters for fearful newbies by Goliath at 2/13/06 12:04:51 PM

hmm, i was the same way, but just go on a semi-huge coaster; it'll make you realize that there's nothing to fear. lookup the hulk @ universal studios, florida; that was my first coaster. i was at first nervous, but it was fun.
> hi all,

> i am one of those scaredy cats who are afraid of heights
> but still would like to work my way up to riding coasters.

> these sites always have lists of the meanest, fastest,
> highest coasters, but how about a list of easy to take
> coasters for newbies -- listed by state -- so we can work
> our way up to it?

> any ideas of easier coasters for the midwest or new
> england?

>

Re: coasters for fearful newbies by Ethan Ethan Profile at 7/5/06 2:27:50 PM

> hi all,

> i am one of those scaredy cats who are afraid of heights
> but still would like to work my way up to riding coasters.

> these sites always have lists of the meanest, fastest,
> highest coasters, but how about a list of easy to take
> coasters for newbies -- listed by state -- so we can work
> our way up to it?

> any ideas of easier coasters for the midwest or new
> england?

>
Midwest! Go to CP (Ohio... duh)! Yeah, I know they have huge, gigantic, ridiculus coasters but they have easier ones too. Ride Blue Streak, Cedar Creek Mine Ride, Iron Dragon, Corkscrew, and Wildcat. They are all pretty easy. Corkscrew's good for looping newbies. Then step it up with Gemini and see if you can go higher. Also Geauga Lake has Big Dipper, Double Loop, and Raging Wolf Bobs. They are just fun rides that aren't very tall. Check 'em out!

Ethan

Re: coasters for fearful newbies by Sgtppprs3 Sgtppprs3 Profile at 7/6/06 7:46:44 PM

> hi all,

> i am one of those scaredy cats who are afraid of heights
> but still would like to work my way up to riding coasters.

> these sites always have lists of the meanest, fastest,
> highest coasters, but how about a list of easy to take
> coasters for newbies -- listed by state -- so we can work
> our way up to it?

> any ideas of easier coasters for the midwest or new
> england?

> I live in Indiana and believe that Holiday World is the greatest place on earth. You should go there and give the raven a try it is a coaster that although not high, extremely fast, or long could turn to one of the best decisions of your life

Re: coasters for fearful newbies by TransAmOhioMan TransAmOhioMan Profile at 7/7/06 2:51:31 AM

> hi all,

> i am one of those scaredy cats who are afraid of heights
> but still would like to work my way up to riding coasters.

> these sites always have lists of the meanest, fastest,
> highest coasters, but how about a list of easy to take
> coasters for newbies -- listed by state -- so we can work
> our way up to it?

> any ideas of easier coasters for the midwest or new
> england?

>
> Midwest! Go to CP (Ohio... duh)! Yeah, I know they have
> huge, gigantic, ridiculus coasters but they have easier
> ones too. Ride Blue Streak, Cedar Creek Mine Ride, Iron
> Dragon, Corkscrew, and Wildcat. They are all pretty easy.
> Corkscrew's good for looping newbies. Then step it up with
> Gemini and see if you can go higher. Also Geauga Lake has
> Big Dipper, Double Loop, and Raging Wolf Bobs. They are
> just fun rides that aren't very tall. Check 'em out!

> Ethan

Out of the Ohio ones. My place also,, not saying its the best, just my home. But the way I would do it in any park fist is. Ride a wet drops first. Meaning ride any log flume or big boat drop. Its one drop and over. You may be a little wet, but at least now you sorta get the sensation of the fall.

Wild Mouse Rides are actually a tad intense to me. I would go out on a limb and say that Gemini is easier to ride, and feels safer than even a little wild mouse. Gemini is just fun because it races. But yet its corners are smooth steel track and sorta slow. And the corners give you time to breath and just have fun while preparing for maybe a set of 2 drops before another breather corner.

Now if you already did the one drop on a wet ride, So two in a row you can handle. Because the turns are nothing on that coaster. In till the last one, but by that time you see your goal in sight so that last helix is no big deal. For me the whole coaster is tame. But for someone who wants to start I would say that ride. One its smooth, Two its side by side on the turns and just sorta cruising in a odd way. And its just a fun easy on your body ride.

Only thing that gets me a little still is the head cutter sensation it has mostly more so in one specific area. But That's with hands up so. That's like the dare their is to keep them up. But with hands not up, no big deal I say.

Some may say Blue streak would be better. But Blue Streak is aggressive compared to Gemini. Yea it may not be that big, but Blue Streak is a tad wilder. One time I road that and had a picture I just sat under my legs. Worked on every other ride. But I almost lost it on Blue streak.

And even if I look at Kings Island and Geauga Lake. I would still say Gemini is the easiest to ride. For a real deal sized coaster "no JR or mine trains." And some of those mine rides can be a tad more radical than Gemini in some ways. Gemini is that smooth.

What not to ride first that may seem easy. Umm? Batman floorless over on the east side, Geauga Lake. Man that thing to me was wicked. Plus I road it last time On a hangover from the flats which is not good to try when the gates open. Latter it was not as bad. That's a underrated coaster. That thing will pull some heavy forces. And really has a cool lay out. The Bob one at GL is not bad that may be another one.

I'm trying to think about Kings Island? All their coasters are pretty aggressive. Even the inside Out Limits one Flight of Fear. Fist year that opened it was good, than it now has seemed to get rough. Or im just getting older? And I got to Ride SOB on its first year before they braked "or did something to hill 2." That was insane! Even I got off that and said, man that was nuts! Now it slows way down in that area. But before than it felt like it was gonna fly right over hill 2 before the giant double helix. So that one may be a no for sure. But after a Gemini and a few out old out and backs. The original Beast could be a good first like step up to the bigger named coasters. I don't know thow, I say Wet drop of any kind followed by Gemini. Than go from their.

Re: coasters for fearful newbies by Ethan Ethan Profile at 8/28/06 7:15:06 PM

Gemini was my first big coaster. It's fun and easy. But if you want to get over the fear. You know, the fear when you go up that first big hill, go on Dominator at Geauga Lake. The lift hill is the only scary part of any ride. how intense the rest of the rides are doesn't matter as much as just forcing yourself up that hill. Dominator is magic and will get rid of your fear. Since riding it, I've ridden every coaster at CP.