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Author Im scared of Kinda Ka
Posts: 69
Registered: 4/17/2002

Rank: Senior Critic
4/12/2007 7:03:03 PM
Hey everyone I'm actually scared of KA what should I do? Is it that bad? I thought I wasn't scared of any roller coaster. I'm actually going to SFGAdv (home park0 next weekend to ride it. But I just can't imagine shaking down the track at 128 mph. I've been out of the coaster scene for the past two seasons and I'm so feeling it again. I think I'm more scared of intamin than the actual speed and height. What to do? I want to ride but boy do I feel like a b****
Message updated 4/12/2007 7:04:26 PM by ruffryder
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Posts: 282
Registered: 8/12/2002

Rank: Silver Critic
4/12/2007 8:26:06 PM
Not living up to your name are you? LoL. Umm I say go on it. No one has ever died on it, as far as I know. It is extremely safe. What doesnt kill you only makes you stronger.
Posts: 5394
Registered: 5/14/2003

Rank: Platinum Critic
4/12/2007 8:28:33 PM
I don't think what you're feeling is that uncommon, ruffryder. I know that I was pretty apprehensive about riding MF and TTD, but both were great rides and I am glad that I rode both of them. In fact, years ago, I used to be scared of all coasters, no matter how big they were. I was absolutely terrified the first time I rode Hulk, but I did it, and it was such a great feeling to have ridden and faced that fear,, that I have essentially been hooked on coasters ever since...that was the turning point, if you will.

Apprehension is normal, but you can do it...you will be perfectly safe, and, more than likely, have a great time in the process. Good luck.
Posts: 1055
Registered: 10/4/2003

Rank: Platinum Critic
4/12/2007 8:39:02 PM
Ruff, you're lucky to even get to ride it. I'd do anything to ride Kingda Ka. The soonest possable time could possibly be at Great Adventure is 2009; If I'm lucky

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Message updated 4/12/2007 8:39:30 PM by Axman
Posts: 845
Registered: 9/21/2004

Rank: Gold Critic
4/12/2007 10:27:00 PM
Ruffryder, just enjoy the experience of being afraid of a roller coaster and overcoming that fear. It's one of those priceless feelings like having a crush on a girl or getting a buzz from a cup of coffee that gets harder and harder to recapture as you gain more experience. What's particularly great about Kingda Ka is that it's one of those rare roller coasters that's still capable of being intimidating after the first ride. That said, you're practically guaranteed to be more amped than traumatized.
Message updated 4/12/2007 10:28:07 PM by Timberman
Posts: 1270
Registered: 7/16/2005

Rank: Platinum Critic
4/12/2007 10:58:51 PM
i haven't been on KK yet. i'm definitely scared to ride it.
Posts: 1180
Registered: 12/23/2004

Rank: Platinum Critic
4/13/2007 8:17:54 AM
I haven't been on Kingda Ka & my gameplan's to ride it sometime this summer since SFGAD is my destination park, but for what I can tell you about overcoming your fears, you won't really know how something is until you attempt to ride it at least once. When I rode the Great Bear back in 2000, two years after its debut, I was scared to death of coasters at the time. If you don't want to see what's happening, just cover your eyes. Even though you won't remember what you've seen, you'll always remember how the experience felt.
Posts: 4860
Registered: 8/16/2002

Rank: Extragalactic Invader
4/13/2007 12:50:27 PM
When I was on KK, I wasn't nervous until the train stopped in preperation for the launch. The wait at that point is the worst part about KK. After that the ride is over before you kow it. Just give it a spin; you'll definately be glad you did in the end.


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Posts: 2328
Registered: 4/8/2004

Rank: Snow Rider
4/15/2007 2:02:41 PM
You should definitely go for it.

Like Horizons, I wasn't nervous at all until the preparation for the launch, but thats only one part, and after that it is amazing. The launch is so intense, you have to experience it.

You'll be so glad you rode it after you got off.
Posts: 1055
Registered: 10/4/2003

Rank: Platinum Critic
4/15/2007 4:23:13 PM
I can't remeber the last time I was afraid to ride a coaster. I think it may have been Ninja at SFOG, because I knew how painfull it was! But never from the sheer hight of speed of a coaster. Maybe I'll finally know what it's like to be afraid of a coaster if I go to SFGAd.

However, the first time I rode GA's Drop Zone, I was in a state of panic through the whole line. I knew I still wanted to ride it, though. The ride itself was the best thing I had ever experienced, so I know that facing any sort of fear only adds to the awsomeness of the ride itself.
Message updated 4/15/2007 4:27:30 PM by Axman
Posts: 818
Registered: 11/1/2006

Rank: Gold Critic
4/15/2007 4:51:28 PM
I remember the last time I was scared of a coaster, it was Great Bear, it was also my first invert. I was really scared but I want on anyway, totally worth it. Then I want in Storm Runner
Posts: 1055
Registered: 10/4/2003

Rank: Platinum Critic
4/15/2007 7:21:32 PM
My first invert was Dueling Dragons Fire. I was barely 8, and I almost wasn't tall enough to ride. erlier that day, they wouldn't let me on Hulk and I cried and nearly threw a sh1tfit. DD was awsome though; I had to spike my hair and wear elevator sandals to meet the hight reqirement!
Posts: 69
Registered: 4/17/2002

Rank: Senior Critic
4/15/2007 8:50:31 PM
I'm gonna give it a shot but boy am I nervous and this is so uncommon for me. I've been out of the coaster game for tooooo long!
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Registered: 6/4/2003

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4/15/2007 10:23:25 PM
Just do it, kiddo. Hop on, and just try to leash the power in the launch. It is a SERIOUS rush - you'll never forget it.
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