arby Posted January 28, 2014 Share Posted January 28, 2014 (edited) I like to observe people. Over the past few years I have been 'observing' coaster enthusiasts, including myself, and have discovered six general categories of enthusiasts. While we generally fit into all of these categories, there is usually one category that predominantly describes each one of us. What primary type of enthusiast are you based on my humorous observations and generalizations? Coaster Engineer - For you it's all about gravity. Positive G forces, negative G forces, and lateral G forces are terms that you frequently use. You can name the amount of G forces on all of your favorite coasters and never fail to bring that up in a conversation any time you can. You regularly use an accelerometer app. Sir Isaac Newton is your idol and the namesake for your first born. Coaster Designer - For you it's all about the look. A coaster is a beautiful creation and the colors and setting should reflect this beauty. A lack of theming nearly rules out any reason for a coaster to exist. You've been overheard saying something like 'OMG, Becky. Did you see the awful colors on that coaster?' Martha Stewart follows you on Twitter. Coaster Creator - For you it's all about the elements and pacing. You know the order and duration of each of the elements on your favorite coasters and even announce them live for the 'enjoyment' of other riders. Nearly everything in life can be correlated to a coaster element. You have a pet named Immelmann, Top Hat, or Corkscrew and set up a shortcut key on your computer to load No Limits. Walter Bolliger follows you on Twitter. Coaster Rider - For you, it's all about the ride. It really doesn't matter what it looks like or what forces it has, what's important is the ride experience. You continue to reride subpar coasters hoping to find one seat with a good experience. You are hoping to be reborn as a water dummy and have even created a facebook water dummy group. You have an army of water dummies in your basement who answer to you and are your primary followers on Twitter. Coaster Whore - For you, it's all about riding as many coasters as you can. It doesn't matter that you've ridden 8 different caterpillars, you HAVE to get the credit on a different caterpillar. You are actively working on a new patent for anti-platform shoes that will decrease your height to 48" so you can pick up every kiddie credit without having to rent a kid. You have a tattoo of your favorite Miner Mike. You don't have time for Twitter because you're on your way to a family fun center. Coaster Programmer - For you, it's all about controls. Big red buttons, knobs, and flashing lights excite you. You are fabricating an industrial all weather control panel that will control your house and everything on your property. Before leaving the house you have to do a visual scan. Consign follows you on twitter. NOTE: This is all in fun and the descriptions are tongue-in-cheek. If any of these descriptions fit you exactly, PM me because I'd like to write an article about you. Edited January 29, 2014 by arby Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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