Once, I went on Storm Runner, a roller coaster at Hershey Park. If you don't know already, it has a boost that takes you from 0 to 60 mph in one or two seconds.. During that time, I had this really weird feeling in my chest, and it felt a little ticklish. Is that normal? Usually, I'm fine whenever it comes to drops in roller coasters, and speed never hurts me, but is the quick change in speed affecting me? Maybe it's because I get really, really anxious before riding roller coasters, but I wanted to get some feedback on this to make sure of what's really going on.
I'm sorry if this thread is out of place and the like, but I'm new here..
I have trouble with those rides that speed you up as well.. yet on others I'm fine (haven't been on that ride yet.. been years since I've been to Hershey Park! ) For me it gets me real light headed so I don't like to go on them. It probably affects each person differently.
I think that weird feeling in the chest is what most people pay for when they take a roller coaster ride.
I've been on the Hershey Park coaster, it's a good one.
If that one bothers you, pleases NEVER, NEVER go on the CYCLONE at Coney Island...it will knock your socks off .
The Cyclone is the BEST roller coaster ever!! But yeah, it may be a bit rough for you. I think your problem is the quick change in speed, it's startling and a shock to your system. The Cyclone is a VERY old roller coaster (very great one, too), so there is no 0 to 60 in 2 seconds, it's old, rackety, wooden, and wonderful.
Acceleration is defined as the rate of change of velocity. Velocity is directionally dependent and the "secret" of the CYCLONE are those nearly instantaneous 90 degree turns. Your body, and it's ORGANS, are wrenched into a different direction at a "velocity" that probably exceeds that acceleration of 30 mph/sec.... and accelerated SIDEWAYS to boot.
I once shared a car with someone (never again) and I was on the inside. With every turn my lower body was accelerated into his so hard that he was black and blue from waist to ankle after one go-round. Acctually dangerously so.
i guess i thought right.. the weird feeling in my chest was probably caused by the sudden change in speed. in this case, i might want to try storm runner again and see how i feel before even thinking about riding top thrill dragster at cedar point (that thing looks amazing)
I know that there's acceleration I meant that there's not that g-force like there is in the new roller coaster the first poster was talking about.
The Cyclone does beat you up, but it's worth it
Last edited by ITrustMySoulNYC; 05-17-2006 at 03:49 PM.