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How to deal with roller coaster drops

ayride

Posted:
7/13/07 at
11:47:55 PM

i love coasters but it seems my stomach can not handle the drops. some people like that feeling, i can not imagine why. i hate it. what can i do to not feel it so much in my stomach. other than that i love to ride. but the fear at the top of the lift hill ruins it cause i know whats coming. what can i do or take.

Re: How to deal with roller coaster drops by Ethan Ethan Profile at 7/14/07 12:24:05 AM

> i love coasters but it seems my stomach can not handle the
> drops. some people like that feeling, i can not imagine
> why. i hate it. what can i do to not feel it so much in my
> stomach. other than that i love to ride. but the fear at
> the top of the lift hill ruins it cause i know whats
> coming. what can i do or take.

That's weird.

I mean, I love coasters, but I can't imagine loving them nearly as much as I do when without the drops. That is the best part in my opinion, that first dig drop (on tall coasters at least, not so much coasters with inversions).

Frankly, I don't know how to help you. I don't get what could be wrong. Why would it hurt your stomach? Hmmn. That's just weird. No other way to say it really.

Well, the only way I can understand it better is if you tell me how you ride, if you understand what I mean, during the drops. Are you too tense or in a bad position during them? Maybe if you let loose it will help more. It may also depend on the coasters you are riding. But I can't really help you, so sorry. I guess I wrote a lot for nothing, but this is a weird situation I've never heard of before.

-Ethan-

Burnstien Productions: My Brother's Website!

Re: How to deal with roller coaster drops by ayride at 7/14/07 1:09:07 AM

i just mean my stomach gets weak when i do the drops, it doesnt hurt. i just dont like the feeling cause if it is too steep i feel like i cant breathe.

> i love coasters but it seems my stomach can not handle the
> drops. some people like that feeling, i can not imagine
> why. i hate it. what can i do to not feel it so much in my
> stomach. other than that i love to ride. but the fear at
> the top of the lift hill ruins it cause i know whats
> coming. what can i do or take.

Re: How to deal with roller coaster drops by junebugg junebugg Profile at 7/14/07 2:16:44 AM

> i love coasters but it seems my stomach can not handle the
> drops. some people like that feeling, i can not imagine
> why. i hate it. what can i do to not feel it so much in my
> stomach.

There really isn't much you can do. Either your body can or can't handle that feeling. Personally I don't get that feeling in my stomach anymore. I guess after riding for so many years my body just got used to the drops.

Re: How to deal with roller coaster drops by rollercoasteroflove at 7/14/07 3:57:14 AM

> i love coasters but it seems my stomach can not handle the
> drops. some people like that feeling, i can not imagine
> why. i hate it. what can i do to not feel it so much in my
> stomach. other than that i love to ride. but the fear at
> the top of the lift hill ruins it cause i know whats
> coming. what can i do or take.

I understand. All you need is non-drowsy dramamine. I personally take phenagran. But I would not recomend it. I am adapt to taking it, it would make most people tired. And it's a RX so it is harder to get. Just start by taking one about a hour before you start riding. If that doesn't do it you might have to take another. They have both the normal and non-drowsy so be sure you get the non you don't want to be sleepy at a park.

RCOL

Re: How to deal with roller coaster drops by Ethan Ethan Profile at 7/14/07 9:08:05 AM

I thought it was a lot more intense when I was younger, but teh drops never really hurt, I guess I'm the only one that doesn't see where your coming from lol.

-Ethan-

Burnstien Productions: My Brother's Website!

Re: How to deal with roller coaster drops by beastmaster beastmaster Profile at 7/14/07 9:23:50 AM

> i just mean my stomach gets weak when i do the drops, it
> doesnt hurt. i just dont like the feeling cause if it is
> too steep i feel like i cant breathe.

> >
If you "feel like you can't breathe" that sure doesn't sound like you're getting much pleasure out of riding...I only get THAT feeling when the restraint...whether OTSR's, lap bar, or seat belt..is too tight!

Re: How to deal with roller coaster drops by Mikey_Mad Mikey_Mad Profile at 7/14/07 11:31:09 AM

> i love coasters but it seems my stomach can not handle the
> drops. some people like that feeling, i can not imagine
> why. i hate it. what can i do to not feel it so much in my
> stomach. other than that i love to ride. but the fear at
> the top of the lift hill ruins it cause i know whats
> coming. what can i do or take.

**S C R E A M! !**

Re: How to deal with roller coaster drops by Rollercoaster_freak220 Rollercoaster_freak220 Profile at 7/14/07 12:40:12 PM

> i love coasters but it seems my stomach can not handle the
> drops. some people like that feeling, i can not imagine
> why. i hate it. what can i do to not feel it so much in my
> stomach. other than that i love to ride. but the fear at
> the top of the lift hill ruins it cause i know whats
> coming. what can i do or take.

> **S C R E A M! !**

Do that, and another thing I found helpful during my first coaster, was to make like your pushing the car down the hill. I don't know why, but it seemed to help. Just don't get so tense also.

-Josh

Re: How to deal with roller coaster drops by Corkscrew_Foley Corkscrew_Foley Profile at 7/14/07 9:50:22 PM

> i love coasters but it seems my stomach can not handle the
> drops. some people like that feeling, i can not imagine
> why. i hate it. what can i do to not feel it so much in my
> stomach. other than that i love to ride. but the fear at
> the top of the lift hill ruins it cause i know whats
> coming. what can i do or take.

Ayride, it almost sounds like you're getting the butterflies in the stomach, which is common on steep drops, or even drops that provide air time when you're not really expecting it. I get it from time to time, but it doesn't bother me.

All you can do is just relax, and scream your head off.

Tim.

Re: How to deal with roller coaster drops by ladyphat85 at 8/6/07 7:39:46 PM

I know exactly whats ur talking bout cuz i feel that same feeling when im on a rollercoaster and it drops which is why im so scared of them. One time i went on a ride and was pressured into it so i went on just to shut my boyfriend up and get him outta my hair. When i went on the ride it wasn't as bad as i thought. When u get on right before u drop 1st thing u have to remember is "it'll be over and it's meant to be fun not scary" keep repeating that to urself everytime i feel ur about to get tense. 2nd thing u need to do is lossen up ur mucscles if u feel tense, 3rd thing is hold the rail tight and pretend ur pushing forward with the ride so u feel more in control as it drops, then lastly 4th thing SCREAM! I found that screaming when u drop helps u remember to breath and u dont feel that feeling in ur stomach as bad as if u were to keep ur mouth shut. Scream like ur holding onto dear life and just have fun with it. Trust me it works.

Re: How to deal with roller coaster drops by Cal at 8/7/07 8:11:35 AM

Actually, I was like you when I first started. I was terrified of them and it used to make me tense up, which made the sensation worse.
Repeated riding generally helps you get used to it. :)