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revolt
05-03-2001, 10:33 AM
im going to alton towers but im to scared to go on the nemesis and oblivion, can any one give me some advice on how to build up currage so i can take the nemesis and oblivion on?
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Coasterboy
05-03-2001, 10:41 AM
UH, I've never been to Alton Towers, but I can just assure you that roller coasters are incredibly safe!
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<BR>Ride 'em or you'll be sorry one day, just relax and enjoy the ride!
<BR>Nothing can happen to you dude!

VorTeX
05-03-2001, 10:41 AM
I suggest meditation and building up to it with smaller rides.

Taipan
05-03-2001, 10:44 AM
Work your way up from the least thrilling rides - kiddie, to them. Don't you have a Corkscrew coaster? Or just take the plunge (literally - Oblivion <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif">)& ride them. You won't regret it! <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_razz.gif">

Ghostrider
05-03-2001, 10:53 AM
I would suggest watching the old 1970's classic film "Roller Coaster" which is a movie about a terrorist who sets off bombs at different parks and kills people riding roller coasters....
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<BR>No wait, nevermind, that might not be a good idea.
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<BR>Seriously though, the only real way to do it is to get on them and ride! That's what I had to do my first time on a major coaster. I guarantee you'll be glad you did. If you instead try to "build up" to those rides by riding others, one of two things will happen:
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<BR>1) you'll still be scared to ride them, because they are more "intense" than the "build up" rides you've been on
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<BR>2) you'll ride them at the end of the day, realize they are great, and wish you would have done it earlier so you could have re-ridden them over and over again.
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<BR>Good luck, you'll have a blast, I'm sure!

CoasterACE
05-04-2001, 08:56 PM
By the way Ghostrider, i love that movie! best coaster thriller ever made (most likely the only one. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif">

robotman4
05-04-2001, 09:55 PM
Just get on and have fun.

Rctman
05-04-2001, 09:59 PM
ive been on both and they are fun the only part that bugs me is the stomach tickling. Dont be afraid they're harmless

Nick D
05-04-2001, 10:07 PM
Just get on and you'll love em for the rest of your life.