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Would Anyone Here Be Crazy Enough To Ride This?  
User currently offlineKiwiNanday From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2625 times:

No, its not some sex machine or fat chick  Wink

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...0311/ids_photos_en/r3026477621.jpg

Edit: That is up here:


[Edited 2005-03-11 21:46:46]

53 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2615 times:

Didn't work homeslice...


Go big or go home
User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4130 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2597 times:

here it is...part of the Stratosphere Tower in LAS



Hell no I would never ride on that. I already have a little fear of heights when I'm not in an enclosed space.



"Look Lois, the two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change."
User currently offlineKiwiNanday From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2595 times:

Quoting Mdsh00 (Reply 2):
here it is...part of the Stratosphere Tower in LAS

Thank you, Mdsh


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2590 times:

Hell yeah I would, looks like fun.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2577 times:

Not a snowballs chance in hell . . . . . no flippin' way.

I think my TRUCK is too high off the ground, ain't no way I'm getting on that thing.

EDIT: I'm getting sick just looking at the pictures . . . . no, heeeelllllll no!

[Edited 2005-03-11 21:59:20]

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2577 times:

Yes, I would do it!

Check the Strathosphere website for more information.

Patrick

Edit: The last picture looks also very cool Big grin:



Unfortunately it wasn't available when I was in Vegas some years ago.

[Edited 2005-03-11 21:53:05]

[Edited 2005-03-11 21:53:39]

User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4130 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2564 times:

Quoting KiwiNanday (Reply 3):

Thank you, Mdsh

no prob KiwiNanday

A description from The Stratosphere website:

"Insanity-The Ride consists of an arm that extends out 64 feet over the edge of the Tower and will spin passengers at up to three 'G's.' As the ride spins faster and faster, the riders are propelled up to an angle of 70 degrees. Riders will experience the thrill of being flung over the edge of the Tower and literally facing downward at the City of Las Vegas below. The ride is programmable with various ride options. An unobstructed view of historic downtown Las Vegas rewards those riders brave enough to experience three 'G's' at a height of more than 900 feet."
 eyepopping   ill 

http://www.stratospherehotel.com/las_vegas_stratosphere_ride.html



"Look Lois, the two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change."
User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2562 times:

ooooh bloody hell... i got vertigo from looking at the picture, i bet vomit could do some damage if it landed on you from a few hundred feet  vomit 

User currently offlineBRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2561 times:

I agree with ANCFlyer. That looks too damn scary. I would be scared that the handlebar brakes off or something. Smile

User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8765 posts, RR: 42
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2556 times:

absolutely no chance in hell

I like a little adrenaline every now and then, but that thing would probably kill me right there.



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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2544 times:

Now I want to go to Vegas again.  Smile

I'm a roller coaster freak, and would love to go on that. I am just as happy, though, to have the highest and fastest coaster being built right here in NJBig grin

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2535 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 11):
I'm a roller coaster freak

Me too, I couldn't get enough of Magic Mountain, rollercoaster and similar stuff is real fun for me!

Patrick


User currently offlineTriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2518 times:

I'd ride it, but I'd warn anyone walking BELOW it!!!!


If you don't stand for SOMETHING, you'll fall for ANYTHING.
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2494 times:

Quoting TriStarEnvy (Reply 13):
I'd ride it, but I'd warn anyone walking BELOW it!!!!

How considerate of you to think of the poor bastard on the ground that gets to experience a guy coming hurtling towards him from above...  Smile

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineJake056 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2477 times:

ooooh bloody hell... i got vertigo from looking at the picture


HAHA!! couldn't have said it better!! Weird, but the older I get the more I don't like heights, except in an a/c.

Was in SAF at the Westin St. Regis and they had exterior glass elevators. I was on the 26th floor and I thought I would pass out every time I had to get on the damn thing.


User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3645 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2465 times:

That looks crazy!! I'd probably give it a go if it didn't spin around too quickly. I hate getting dizzy.

User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2462 times:

I get nauseous just going through a turnstyle. No freakin' way.

Logan


User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2439 times:

Well... I will be in Vegas next month, so who knows!  Wink I am a rollercoaster freak as well, and I will definately be visiting SF Magic Mountain during my stay in California.


Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineAirKas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 4028 posts, RR: 55
Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2381 times:

Aaaaahhh no way I'm riding that one!

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2381 times:

Come September, I'm going to ride it! Hell no on ever riding the Big Shot again, I hate rides where I don't know when the ride is going to launch or drop you. Which is why I hate Acrophobia, Freefall and Deja Vu @ SFOG. I love riding coasters but hate rides that consist of a straight down drop.

User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2362 times:

Hell yeah! As soon as I get enough spare cash to fly/drive to LV!  Big grin


LY744.



Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13198 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2314 times:

I don't think so...Although I have done an 43 meter/143 Ft. Bungee jump in New Zealand, danglinging from my ankles, and I survived it.

User currently offlineNdebelebev From Sudan, joined Apr 2004, 877 posts, RR: 44
Reply 23, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2313 times:

I went on the Big Shot at Stratosphere Tower when I stayed there last year but there is no way I'd do the others!!!!

That one was bad enough.

Bev xx



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User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 24, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2308 times:

F***k that for a game of soldiers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I like extreme rides - up to a point, and thats the point!!!!!!!!!!!

lol

Andy



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
25 Post contains images GOCAPS16 : WUSSIES!!!! I love roller coasters, so therefore, I would love to ride on it. Talk about pulling some G's. Kevin
26 Dan-air : I've done the Bigshot and the rollercoaster at Stratosphere a couple of times - the roller coaster is kinda lame, but the Bigshot is something else. H
27 Sprout5199 : Oh come on, doesnt look that bad. Try steep turns in a 152 after your door poped open on take-off. now thats scary.(not really, was having too much fu
28 Cptkrell : Last cuppla trips to Vegas found me having a drink looking UP at that stuff and looking DOWN at the sightseeing helicopters. Precisely the way I want
29 Post contains images Springbok747 : Hell yeah, that ride looks sweet, and I love such crazy rides
30 Adam : HELL YEAH! Unfortunately cedar point doesn't have one, and I don't plan on being in vegas any time soon.
31 Post contains images Iowaman : And the best part is that ride that hangs over the edge has only failed once.
32 Post contains images MD-90 : I'd also be worried about the local meteorogical effect known as urine rain. I might ride it, though. But I'd rather go to the Star Trek exhibit in V
33 Post contains links GulfstreamGuy : Oh HELL Yes!!! Next time I'm in Vegas baby, that's where I'm headin"!! Sweeeet! I can't wait! GulfstreamGuy{
34 Airlinerfreak : I would so do that its unbelieveable. Thats what we live for in my opinion.
35 Post contains images Newark777 : At this ride at Dorney Park, it can be quite unnerving waiting on line, because the ride operators are all wearing hard hats. Harry
36 KiwiNanday : Is that Six Flags New England?
37 Newark777 : You mean my post? It's actually Dorney Park, in Allentown, PA. Similar rides can be found at other parks, though, so I wouldn't be surprised if they
38 Funflyer : I would definatly get on that ride in Vegas, any day of the week.
39 AA777 : I think not. That looks.... frightening to say the least. There is no way i'd do that. On some rollercoasters, if there is an accident, you still migh
40 SlamClick : Hell no! I didn't even want to be this tall! Well, maybe once.
41 Allstarflyer : I'd ride it. I used to fear roller coasters when I was a lot younger, but then after I started trying them out, they were a blast. Other different rid
42 Post contains links Aeri28 : I had no idea the Stratosphere in Vegas had those rides.. Incredible. There's movies of them on the stratospheres website.. http://www.stratospherehot
43 Lekohawk : I'd ride it. Yeah... real easy for me to say sitting in my comfy desk chair in the suburbs of Minneapolis. I'd get there and it'd be "No way in hell".
44 Post contains images Pilotaydin : are u friggin nuts?! knowing my luck, as soon as i got on the thing, it would malfunction and id be a science experiment with a lotta velocity.... may
45 707CMF : Oh yeah, definitely I would Cheers, 707
46 Post contains images FRAspotter : HELL YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would gladly do it!!! I'm gonna be in Las Vegas this next summer and I could try it than. The lines would have to be long i
47 Post contains images Aviationmaster : "Would Anyone Here Be Crazy Enough To Ride This?" Yes, me! That ride looks like a lot of fun!
48 MD-90 : You know, it'd be a problem if it broke down, even if there wasn't a catastrophic failure. Imagine being stuck in the seat hanging 40 feet out from th
49 Post contains images Cactus739 : Oh Hell no.... I was on the observation deck of the Stratosphere in September at night when the Big Shot was running...I think my words to that one we
50 An-225 : I'd go on it in a heartbeat. Alex.
51 Jfkaua : id go on that thing for sure... but is there any kind of net below to catch falling glasses/cell phones/coins/cameras.. I know all of the parks around
52 Post contains images DL021 : I will the next time I'm in LAS......I try to share the seat with either my wife or whatever available female I can substitute as my wife just said "H
53 SATL382G : Keep in mind if you spill your guts at 3 G, it won't splat on the poor folks below -- it will come straight back at you!!!
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