thing is outrageous. haven't seen one for a few years but they just set one up literally next door to me. this thing was fucking awesome when i was a kid, let's see if it still does magic.
perhaps nothing tops the gravitron, however. if anyone has been on this, they know what i'm talking about. some kid puked in one and it went over half of the people in the ride. can't wait to step foot in this magnificent UFO again.
micheal jackson had his own Zipper ride. what an asshole. i like the zipper so much that i contemplated getting a tattoo of one. one time my brother and i flipped our cage 39 times while the ride was stopped with us at the bottom, the ride attendant had to wait for us to stop flipping it untill he could let us out. he wasnt happy, but i was so fuck it.
... flying bobs? was the the music express wannabe? or are they the same thing?
one dude at the brockton fair played death metal on the music express. that was nice.. too bad everyone that went to the brockton fair was murdered or raped... they shut it down
better. The "carts" hung freely off of the ground. The guy who played music here always played metal too. Albeit, wasn't DM, but listening to metallica, testament and anthrax while on a ride was definite FTW.
post by aaron_michael at Jul 1,2010 1:38pm edited Jul 1,2010 1:39pm
My hometown has an annual carnival that had the zipper.
One year, one of the carnies didn't lock the cage properly and started it up. The girl inside said cage was thrown out of it at the tippy top, bounced off of the cage below hers, then toppled on top of the unattentive ride attendant.
Rumor has it she broke her collar bone, and arm, while he broke both of his legs. I think Doomkid knows who she is.
The zipper was banned for a few years after that, but I'm sure it's back by now.
Actually, the best thing I've heard is when that guy with MS fell out of the Superman ride at 6 flags. I heard he fell at a very high part of it and got split in half when he landed on the fence. Everyoe supposedly witnessed this and they shut it down for sometime.
Back when it was riverside, one of the rafts on the water ride flipped over and a bunch of people died
hahaha holy shit i remember this ride at the Auburn Mall carnival. i still to this day am a giant vagina and can't handle rides like these. they fuck my whole world up. i can remember all of those horror stories about carts flying off and landing in traffic haha.
post by arilliusbm at Jul 1,2010 3:23pm edited Jul 1,2010 4:17pm
The myth. The LEGEND. THE RIDE.
It returns in 2010.
Seriously, I wouldn't trust my life to having a bunch of teenagers and carnies put together a complex piece of equipment that will hurl my body around at fast speeds. Equipment that's meant to be temporary and mobile.
That all could be hearsay. What I do know is a few years ago some girls feet were severed on the superman ride. Also, someones arm was severed on it about 5 years ago.
The Zipper? All myths and legends. Perfectly safe contraption.
fuk all those rides. the TEA CUPS rule! Seriosly, u grab that wheel in the center and spin it fast enough and u can go back in fukin time. and it feels like trippin balls for 2 minutes. its the SALVIA of carnival rides.
I'm too tall to ride the zipper. I tried to go on it years ago and I had to basically turn my legs to the side so the bar could go over my thighs. They had trouble closing it until I moved and I think everybody watching just thought I was too fat.