Monday, May 16, 2011

Explore your adrenaline rush!!!



      What could be the 'hieghts' of insanity when it comes to roller coaster rides ?Could you imagine hanging on air at 1000 feet or almost having a feeling of being thrown and then being held back?Yes ,this is what happens at 'The Stratosphere'hotel (Ls Vegas) top of the building rides which leaves us nerve shattered.Insanity has seats tethered to an arm that swings out beyond the tower leaving riders dangling 1000 feet in the air. As the ride begins its circular motion at a speed of 45mph, the seats rise and tilt downward to the Strip .Is there anything more  insane ??


      X Scream is another ride which is  definitely the ride of a lifetime. The open vehicle which resembles a see saw ,sits on a 69-foot-long roller coaster track, which is mounted to the base of the Stratosphere Tower's pod. But unlike the typical roller coaster track that takes you back to the ground, this one stops in midair at a 30-degree angle. For those who want the most daring experience, the front seat definitely delivers the best view. Riders feel like they're about to fly into the ground 900 feet below!

          Big shot is a   ride where we would  take off so fast that we feel like we are aboard  the rocket itself. The Big Shot whisks you 160 feet in the air in an astounding 2.5 seconds. You'll then drop to shocking one negative Gravity.
          Human mind and body is super designed and crafted by the creator to deal with   dangerous and toughest situations with a phenomenal element in the body called 'Arenaline'.Adrenaline rush is a natural defensive response of the body,where a  defensive neurotransmitter/harmone named 'Adrenaline/epinephrine is released and helps us fight with the stress/fear or flight.It is called a 'flight/fright response.It suddenly boosts up all your systems -  increased muscle strength,increased heart rate ,palpitations,constricts blood vessels leading to increased blood flow , increased respiratory rate, increased flushing ...so on-all these are responsive events to cope up with the danger /fear.The body shows up a physical response in an exxagerated manner for a short outburst of time.That's when you feel the nerve tickling sensation,a chilling experience where you feel like some bug or rat is running around all around  your body,  your heart beat felt thumping so obviously ,an unexplained sense of excitement,exhilaration,fear and all sorts of mixed emotions experienced.

    Saying that ,I remember my recent trip to the six flags discovery kingdom at San Francisco ,which is an amusement park.I kept gazing at the incredible heights at which the roller coaster stood .One of the rides the 'boomerand coaster' had an elevation of 12 stories and had 2 inversions where people are inverted upside down and are hanging at that height downwards .All this happens within a span of 1 minute 25 seconds!Then came another amazing ride named 'vertical velocity' where people are shot up vertically forward at a speed of 70 mph at an inclination of 45degree tower and kept still there for  a second and then ,as they pant for their breath,they again   shoot back downwards at 90 degree inclination at the same speed.This ride would make us feel completely weightless. This was only the worst I have experienced so far .Reading about Las Vegas Stratosphere ,I had my hairs standing erect and a chilling sensation within.So experiencing that phenomenon and exploring my adrenaline phenomenon would be way behind!:))      


                 

28 comments:

NRIGirl said...

No way! I am not coming on any of these rides... !! My favorite is Merry go Rounds and that too riding on the "pony".

Nice to be the first to read and comment!

rama said...

Nice information about various rides. The rides in the US get crazier by the minute, with new more frightening rides coming up every day, to be ahead in the field of excitement. Thanks for sharing.

IRFANUDDIN said...

Thanks fir this interesting information....but they seems too scary....isn't it....

chitra said...

I am not cut for these rides. I will be dead if I sit on one of those.

Rachna said...

Hey, you give such good information in your posts! I am dead scared of these rides. My husband would be the daring one, and I prefer to just look at him :).

raji said...

Hm..hephsibah even I love the pony:)))lol

@Rama my hubby calls all the people trying these rides as 'crazy and he tells that these people have no better work than creating all such crazy rides.but I am neutral :)

@irfan thanks

@chitra yes they really are almost like equivalent to heart attack

@ rachna thanks .u have a daring hubby:)

Bikramjit said...

I want to do that.. I am all for it yesssssssssssss..

I jsut read what your hubby says whyyyyyyyyy... no no

I did a sky dive .. and my next target it doing it again SOLO.
Bring it onn.. I have to visit this theme park I guess ...

Bikram's

dr.antony said...

I have a phobia about these rides.The only time I got in to a giant wheel,I yelled and shouted and got them to stop it ,and somehow got out intact !

raji said...

@ bikram 8 know you are very daring .I can do these rides too but with some company ..its alwYs fun with someone .my hubby has a phobia for these rides,that,s why he tells tht.


@ dr antony ok so giant wheel made you yell so much ,so I can imagine you sitting on these rides.:)

A said...

I am scared of heights.

raji said...

@A so what do u think about these rides.?:)

A said...

@Raji,

I am scared to even look at the pictures. Haha - especially the first one...it is scary.

These are nice shots - capturing clearly what is in store...but it is not my cup of tea.

raji said...

@A ok hehe..The first 2 pics are not mine ..only the last one was my capture.Even I had goose bumps seeing the videos of these rides in youtube.May be will try any one when i go there..

....Petty Witter said...

Urgh. Let me off, I feel ill.

raji said...

@Petty ..:)))

Spicy Sweet said...

Wow! This ride will surely give me a high! Longing to visit this place.
Nice and informative write-up Raji :)

The madrasi said...

wow...I am so frightened after reading this post..leave alone experiencing them...

Tia said...

Very scary indeed... Very well put up info Raji

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raji said...

@spicy sweet seems like you love all the thrills !go ahead and visit las vegas at the earliest :)

@madrasi :))yea..

@Tia thanks for visiting.

Now Serving said...

just seeing those pictures has knotted my stomach plenty! Cannot fathom why this is such a big thrill!

raji said...

@now serving..thanks for visiting.and yes ..sight itself was quite satisfactory:))

Onkar said...

very interesting

vineet said...

i love dese rides bt i hate nerry go round, feel like puking, roller coaster is pretty awesome..will definitely fgrap ny opp to go thru dese places..nice style of writng :)

deekay said...

wow...getting goose bumps seeing the snaps and reading ur posts.....once got on a giant merry go round at a local fair as a kid, never have had the opportunity to repeat it....:D

Varshu said...

Hi raji...
Great post on these rides...
Am waitin to experience :)

And the question you asked abt strawberry shake was true raji...
My strawberries were not fresh when i made this time, and i saw the curding in it..
I figured it is because, the strawberry has lost its taste and so its vit c becomes dominant to cause curdling..

kavita said...

Hi Raji :)
i was very fond of rides but after the birth of my kids i developed a fear of rides.I am less adventurous now because of a silly thought which keeps crossing my mind -who will look after my kids if something goes wrong.
Hugs :)

raji said...

@onkar thanks.
@vineet yes merry go rounds are always like 'puking effect'.:)

@varshu thanks

@kavita .yes true .I had this feling once when my kid also sat along with me on a ride.:)

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/Ashwini said...

Las vegas :) been there and done that - Insanity, Xscream and big shot... a life time experience for sure. Wanna do it again...