Conquering The Fear!

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Conquering The Fear!

Postby Simba » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:30 am

The reason behind this topic "Conquering The Fear" is because it's not uncommon for people to have the fear of rollercoasters especially in an age of extremely thrilling rollercoasters packed full of inversions and launches.

I myself, did have a fear of rollercoasters, but then that fear got reduced to a fear of rollercoasters with inversions, and then after a while I finally bit the bullet and faced my fears, and took on Colossus at Thorpe Park which had 10 inversions, this was a number of years ago. But since then I have also helped two of my friends conquer their fear of rollercoasters with inversions, the first was Doomega back in 2012, and the most recent is my best friend Skittysrule, that I went to Thorpe Park with yesterday for the first time in our friendship. All three of us now really enjoy rollercoasters.

So have you ever helped anyone overcome their fear of rollercoasters?, or have you, yourself been helped by someone to overcome your own fears of rollercoasters?
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Re: Conquering The Fear!

Postby Thekingin64 » Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:04 pm

As was mentioned a while ago, I did have a fear of a coaster but only that one. This was Kumali at Flamingoland. This was a weird fear since I had been on other bigger, better and more extreme rides before Kumali yet I would not go on Kumali.

I wrote a short essay on this a while ago for school. I can share this with you if you want.
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Re: Conquering The Fear!

Postby Doomega » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:47 am

Back before 2012, I there was a time where I wouldn't go on a rollercoaster but on the penultimate day of secondary school I decided (with Simba's help) to conquer each coaster one by one, the first was the fish which was fun though a bit tame as some of you would guess, the second ride I went on was nemesis inferno (bare in mind that was the first rollercoaster I been on that went upside down) I went on the ride and that was the ride that I swore my mouth off I often said s**t and f**k a lot of times whilst riding inferno. I enjoyed it none the less.
the third ride was colossus, I got used to the whole twists and turn quickly and would have been obvious because I didn't swear as much and had enjoyed going through it's 10 loops.
The fourth and final coaster (and my favourite) was the swarm. and I didn't swear at all on that ride and I enjoyed everything about it and that is how my fear of coasters came to an end.
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Re: Conquering The Fear!

Postby Simba » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:55 am

Doomega wrote:The fourth and final coaster (and my favourite) was the swarm. and I didn't swear at all on that ride and I enjoyed everything about it and that is how my fear of coasters came to an end.

:roflmao Sorry Doomega, I still remember you swearing on the inverted drop of The Swarm the first time you rode it, granted it wasn't as much as Nemesis Inferno or Colossus, you did still swear on the inverted drop.
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Re: Conquering The Fear!

Postby Dalek Sec » Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:43 am

I've never actually experienced the fear of rollercoasters, but that's because I've been riding coasters since I was like five years old, so they've always been with me.
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