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

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Bones, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. Bones

    Bones Telefied Ad Free Member

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    You could see all the fraying where it attached to the "chair" on the left side, that's what I though was going to break. Th reaction of the workers is exactly what you would expect..."duuuurrrrrr....?????"
     
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    I don't know if these people are homeless, but I do know a lot of them are past caring if something were to go wrong.

    There's IMO a reverse distillation process, where only the least competent, least sober, least prepared people "make the cut" to do this job. The opposite end of the continuum from the Space Program.

    I'd be worried about a Detached Retina. I like my risks home grown. I kayak where I want; climb where I want and ride mountain bikes where I want and the equipment is mine and I inspect it, and replace it sooner, not later.
     
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    HotRodSteve Friend of Leo's

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    I'll be on the Merry-Go-Round, much safer and good music.
     
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    I had someone say that to me once... it ended up costing me more than $25.
     
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    Insert 'just be careful and not overshoot mars and end up) Uranus joke.
     
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    When I went to buy our new Vacuum cleaner, I was very adamant about wanting a good vacuum for our needs, but not wanting wanting to spend $1k on a vacuum. Ended up with an $1,100.00 Miele.
     
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    10 years ago I’d surely go on it. I’ve bungee jumped, zip lined, and been on some gnarly roller coasters. I would still like to do a free fall (solo not tandem) one day. Just like all of my other hobbies it is expensive.
     
  8. jimilee

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    In the south we have a saying and it goes like this: OH HELL NOOO!


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    beach bob Friend of Leo's

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    They don't always err on the good judgement side... Other Southernisms I've heard are~

    Hey y'all, watch this!

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    That's gonna leave a mark!
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    BTW, Ralph Roddenberry wrote a song called That's Gonna Leave A Mark... my good friend from Georgia calls it the National Anthem of Georgia.
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    The bungee ride? That'd be a no from me. A few months ago I went on the Orlando Eye, a 400ft tall observation wheel ... the pods are glass enclosed, but I still got pretty jittery. Great fun at sundown, and if the weather is clear you can see some of the Kennedy Space Center, about fifty miles away. Florida is a mighty flat state. :)

    Weird how amusement rides are. I love me some rolly coasters. But slow movers like a Ferris wheel freak me out. And the ones that go in circles, like the teacups at Magic Kingdom, I get dizzy / nauseous now... never used to as a kid. Probably a miracle I never got maimed on a county fair ride... the carnies were some sketchy looking dudes for sure, but I hit the midway every year, for years...
     
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  10. ce24

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    Scariest ride I ever had was in a hot air balloon! 6 people in a 4 foot square reed basket held onto the balloon by 4-6”x1” dowels at he corners. Shooting fire into a thin ripstop nylon bag. 1 mile high...view was great but I about shat my pants.
     
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    Not a chance!

    After the video ended, the second video that played was a compilation of close-up video of the riders, showing the sequences of screaming, then passing out, head and arms flopping around like a rag doll, then abruptly waking up and resuming the screaming... for some reason I find that totally hilarious.
    So I’m fine with it as a spectator sport... :D
     
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    This was Kansas City...actually south of KC over in Kansas. They built this ridiculous net over the slide supported by hoops. It would seem that any 12 year old could look at the thing and visualize what would happen if the net were needed to contain an airborne human being.

    And sure enough, it happened. Kid going 25-30 mph raises up out of his seat...what did they THINK was going to happen? To add to the insanity, these butchers got acquitted of all or most of the charges. Kansas...what backward place. Those folks should burn.
     
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    I'm sorry, why did I think Ohio? My mistake

    But yes you look at that design and you just think "Wow who thought that was a reasonable design?" And how did they get acquitted? It was a grossly dangerous design
     
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    Wow-- you could see it was about to snap on the other side.
     
  15. Old Deaf Roadie

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    I'm in. It is inspected daily to the same degree as most aircraft, as are all the rides in every Six Flags, Universal, or Disney park.
     
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    I have catapulted off aircraft carriers, in a COD, where you go from 0 to around 150 to 165 MPH in about 2 seconds. Sitting facing aft I could see the ears of the person in from of me bend forward! I also had to get an ejection seat certificate when I was doing high power turns of the A7E so the ADJ's could do power trims on the engine. Both of these experience were enough learning to tell me I wasn't interested in any amusement rides that would replicate those same "G-Forces" on my body.

    Besides that I don't fancy using the head in public:)
     
  17. Shuster

    Shuster Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Yep, but only one time:confused:

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    I wouldn’t ride for fear it was a bad day at the bungee plant the day those were made.
     
  19. 24 track

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    different reactions to the ride, Ive seen it but nave never been on it




    NOTICE: watch this one at your own risk I claim no responsability if you do

    Preface: a young lady enjoys the ride too much

    I removed it but you can look it up on youtube I dont need another suspension
     
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    I'd ride it. Probably regret it but I'd ride it.
     
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