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What Are The Best Bits Of The Big One?

Posted: 5/23/00 at 4:52:09 PM
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The Big One provides a great visual journey. Here are my highlights:

1st drop
Blasting through Big Dipper
Photo-tunnel drop at end

Graeme.

Re: What Are The Best Bits Of The Big One? by Cal at 5/24/00 6:30:28 AM

> The Big One provides a great visual journey. Here
> are my highlights:

> 1st drop
> Blasting through Big Dipper
> Photo-tunnel drop at end

> Graeme.

Definitely the first drop. And there's a little bit before you go under Big Dipper where if you're sat on the right at or near the front, you get a bit of airtime.

Cal

Re: What Are The Best Bits Of The Big One? by Fraser Fraser Profile at 5/25/00 4:37:49 AM

Best bit - watching it valley on windy days.
Worst bit- realising you could have had two trips on the Grand National for the price of one on the Big One.
> Definitely the first drop. And there's a little
> bit before you go under Big Dipper where if
> you're sat on the right at or near the front, you
> get a bit of airtime.

> Cal

Re: What Are The Best Bits Of The Big One? by Cal at 5/25/00 6:58:52 AM

> Best bit - watching it valley on windy days.
> Worst bit- realising you could have had two trips
> on the Grand National for the price of one on the
> Big One.

Ha ha! Well you don't have to worry about that with the wristbands...

Cal

Re: What Are The Best Bits Of The Big One? by Graeme Graeme Profile at 5/25/00 1:39:43 PM

Exactly. I wouldn't pay to go on the Big One. Actually, I wouldn't pay individually for any BPB coasters. They don't have the "wow" factor of Nemesis.

I mainly like the indulgence and history at Blackpool.

Graeme.

> Ha ha! Well you don't have to worry about that
> with the wristbands...

> Cal

Boulder Dash

Re: What Are The Best Bits Of The Big One? by Cal at 5/26/00 6:15:03 AM

> Exactly. I wouldn't pay to go on the Big One.
> Actually, I wouldn't pay individually for any BPB
> coasters. They don't have the "wow"
> factor of Nemesis.

> I mainly like the indulgence and history at
> Blackpool.

> Graeme.

I'll happily pay for the mouse. Now that's a great ride!

Cal

Re: The Blackpool Mouse by Graeme Graeme Profile at 5/26/00 1:44:12 PM

No-one could ask for more from a Mouse, but sharp drops and un-banked corners aren't ideal for me.

I prefer the type of movements on Roller Coaster, Big Dipper and Grand National. I know I've complained that the latter rode rough for me, but I'm just giving an idea of scale and movement.

Graeme.

> I'll happily pay for the mouse. Now that's a
> great ride!

> Cal

Boulder Dash

Re: The Blackpool Mouse by Cal at 5/30/00 5:46:16 AM

It can be a bit painful, I'll grant you, but I still think it's the most exciting ride there.

Cal

Amusement Link One

Re: The Blackpool Mouse by Graeme Graeme Profile at 5/31/00 1:25:07 PM

I don't find it painful, more like "uncomfortable". But it's fine, a great asset for the park.

I have to say, my favourite BPB ride is probably the Big One. It takes a lot of courage to board the train, so people expect more thrills, but a 200ft drop can't be boring! Add to that tunneling through Big Dipper and Roller Coaster!

Graeme.

> It can be a bit painful, I'll grant you, but I
> still think it's the most exciting ride there.

> Cal

Re: The Blackpool Mouse by tricktrack tricktrack Profile at 6/19/00 5:47:33 AM

> I don't find it painful, more like
> "uncomfortable". But it's fine, a great
> asset for the park.

> I have to say, my favourite BPB ride is probably
> the Big One. It takes a lot of courage to board
> the train, so people expect more thrills, but a
> 200ft drop can't be boring! Add to that tunneling
> through Big Dipper and Roller Coaster!

> Graeme.

the blackpool mouse is by far the best there is. Last time i was there was 1993 and it looked like it was falling to pieces any second. The fun starts when two grown up men try to board the cars, hilarious. You really get thrown around during the ride, which is what a wild mouse should do. There used to be a mobile wooden mouse travelling german funfairs. Its gone since 95. When you first see it you think its a kiddie coaster. Until the ride begins. It just shows you that an old wooden structure can be far more frightening than a hypercoaster.

Re: The Blackpool Mouse by Graeme Graeme Profile at 6/19/00 1:34:36 PM

I don't think so. No woodie has ever looked scary to me. Not like a 200ft hyper!

Graeme.

>It just shows you that an old wooden structure can >be far more frightening than a hypercoaster.

Re: The Blackpool Mouse by tricktrack tricktrack Profile at 6/20/00 2:01:27 PM

> I don't think so. No woodie has ever looked scary
> to me. Not like a 200ft hyper!

> Graeme.

Well, on the Big One i never thought about the train jumping off track.On the Blackpool mouse I did!!!
Greetings

Re: The Blackpool Mouse by Graeme Graeme Profile at 6/20/00 2:12:23 PM

Are you Jakob?

Graeme.

> Well, on the Big One i never thought about the
> train jumping off track.On the Blackpool mouse I
> did!!!
> Greetings

Re: The Blackpool Mouse by tricktrack tricktrack Profile at 6/20/00 2:37:58 PM

> Are you Jakob?

> Graeme.

NO!
Just started o read the forums a few days ago. Usually i just compile information on the net and dont do that much talking. But i happened to have some time, so thats why im giving my nutty comments to everything i know something about.
Oh, and who is Jakob???
greatings, Trick

Re: The Blackpool Mouse by Graeme Graeme Profile at 6/20/00 4:47:47 PM

I thought you might have been Jakob (a valuable regular poster) because you end your messages with "greetings".

I now realise quite a lot of you do this. Sorry.

Thanks for posting. You are helping to keep the board going.

Graeme.

> NO!
> Just started o read the forums a few days ago.
> Usually i just compile information on the net and
> dont do that much talking. But i happened to have
> some time, so thats why im giving my nutty
> comments to everything i know something about.
> Oh, and who is Jakob???
> greatings, Trick

Re: The Blackpool Mouse by tricktrack tricktrack Profile at 6/21/00 6:50:26 AM

> I thought you might have been Jakob (a valuable
> regular poster) because you end your messages
> with "greetings".

> I now realise quite a lot of you do this. Sorry.

> Thanks for posting. You are helping to keep the
> board going.

> Graeme.

Hi, one of the funny things about the internet is that even the most abstract interests could be shared with other people who otherwise must think that they are alone with their obsessions. Im sure all of you know that feeling to be the only person in the world to have that certain interest, and by reading the forums you see that other people are as obsessed by rollercoasters as you are. But WHY are we so mad about it? Riding coasters and having fun is one thing, but why do we spend so much time on watcjing pictures, collecting information bout coasters in Taiwan, etc.
You know what i mean?! I should be at Cedar point right now, not in a hot office. So its all about escapism! SO WHAT?!
greetings and inversions :)

Re: The Blackpool Mouse by Cal at 6/22/00 8:05:00 AM

> Well, on the Big One i never thought about the
> train jumping off track.On the Blackpool mouse I
> did!!!
> Greetings

Me too, when I rode it last year in the wet. It was mad! Until that moment I'd been scared on coasters but I'd never actually believed I was in any real danger. The way the Blackpool mouse cars lean is really disconcerting!

Cal

Re: The Blackpool Mouse by Graeme Graeme Profile at 6/22/00 1:13:02 PM

Funny that. It really didn't occur to me that the ride was scary. Heights are the main thing that scare me.

The mouse was brilliant, but definitely not scarier or more wild than I expected.

Graeme.

> Me too, when I rode it last year in the wet. It
> was mad! Until that moment I'd been scared on
> coasters but I'd never actually believed I was in
> any real danger. The way the Blackpool mouse cars
> lean is really disconcerting!

> Cal

Re: The Blackpool Mouse by Cal at 6/23/00 6:04:20 AM

> Funny that. It really didn't occur to me that the
> ride was scary. Heights are the main thing that
> scare me.

> The mouse was brilliant, but definitely not
> scarier or more wild than I expected.

> Graeme.

Well I only started having doubts when I rode it in the rain, and it was flying! I've always enjoyed it though.

Cal

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