Would You Go On This, Or Have You Gone On This?

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  1. Bones

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    I just can't help but think that this thing, maintained by and attended to by "carnies", constantly exposed to salty sea spray will eventually fail and unintentionally launch a couple of people to their deaths.

    Aside from those concerns, there's no way in the world I would subject myself to this "ride".
     
  2. TeleTex82

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    I've done one very similar here in San Antonio. It was a thrill but once was enough for a lifetime. My sphincter still hasn't unclenched.

    That was 15 years ago.
     
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  3. Stefanovich

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    I rode one in Singapore. It is terrifying.
     
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    Not on a bet!
     
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    Not one of the bungee cord ones, but same idea. Yes, it was really scary. The anticipation is almost as bad as the ride.

     
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    at 17, I would have ridden it and loved it... rode several types of rides and other such activities that were crazy dangerous and stupid....
     
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  7. Bones

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    and now at 23?
     
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    Yes, 68 and willing.
     
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    Spirit animal age.
     
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    It's like $25 to do that.

    I'd do it but not for $25.
     
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    Yeah, I am just imagining ONE side snapping loose...
     
  12. bgmacaw

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    Nope. I don't do that kind of stuff any more. Rappelling out of perfectly good helicopters when I was in my early 20's gave me a lifetime's worth of thrills.
     
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    You put it in a theme park, I'm in. You have it turn up on the back of a lrry and put up on a playing field, I'm not in.
     
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    I would not. There was a recent documentary about the world's largest waterslide in Ohio, It decapitated a kid very shortly after it was opened. There was little or no, forgive me I know this is a bad phrase in some quarters, "regulatory oversight." All the testing was seat of the pants by the guys rushing to open it. Cowboy operation, hyping danger and recklessness. What a surprise, it was reckless and dangerous.



    Add to that I'm considerably taller and heavier than the norm? No thanks
     
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    From where I'm sitting right now, I'd say, "HECK YEAH!!!".....but if I were standing there in the park, looking up at those towers, I might chicken out. I've never been sky diving, bungee jumping, or cliff diving, but mainly since I've just never had the opportunity. I've ridden a couple of rides at Six Flags that were much milder versions of this kind of thrill.....and it IS a rush! ;)
     
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    Post malfunction.....it is Friday the Thirteenth, after all.
     
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    I'm more likely to parachute out of a plane but that ain't happening either.
     
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    Not a chance. I wouldn't even walk within 300feet of that thing. Chicken? Me? Bawk, Bawk, Bawk!
     
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    At this point probably not, but up to age 40, without hesitation as long as someone else paid for the ride ticket. Carnival/theme park rides have always been a waste of money to me ... even when I was a kid. Too many outdoor sports to do like rock climbing, ice climbing, whitewater canoeing and skiing that can give you thrills all day.
     
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    I like rollercoasters and that’s enough artificial fun for me. Plenty of real deal opportunities out there too, I never really had to seek out amusement park rides. I’m looking at most of this in the rear view mirror though - I’ve paddled out at Sunset Beach for my last time, etc.

    I have a Boxster which gives me g-forces and a lot of endorphins. I said before that it’s an amusement park ride I can take to the store.
     
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