Ever had a "grey out" on a roller coaster?

RicketyCricket

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Taron
I used to get it on Nemesis on the back row but not for a good few years now.

Intimidator 305 sounds like it would be weird *not* to grey out. Apparently it always has a short queue as it's so intense.

Also that coaster in the OP is like something you'd design on RCT to torture people. The drops too tall for the size of the loop!
 

Ethan

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Is it weird that I grey out on Th13teen more than any other coaster? I do get it the odd time after the helix on Nemesis but I seem to always get it on that upwards helix on Th13teen. It's bizarre, clearly it's helix's that affect me
 

Matt N

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Mako (SeaWorld Orlando)
Is it weird that I grey out on Th13teen more than any other coaster? I do get it the odd time after the helix on Nemesis but I seem to always get it on that upwards helix on Th13teen. It's bizarre, clearly it's helix's that affect me
That first helix is more forceful than I’d remembered, in fairness, especially towards the back; I didn’t quite grey out, but I was starting to see subtle little spots at the edge of my vision by the end of the element.

In terms of Towers coasters, the only one that has ever made me properly grey out is Nemesis; if it’s running particularly intense, the helix can remove my vision for seconds at a time, and make my head and legs go a little bit woozy. I’ll admit it’s not a sensation I find horribly pleasant myself, but I know some people love it!

I’ve greyed out or started to get loss of vision on a few coasters, though; off the top of my head, Swarm’s helicopter helix makes me grey out to almost the same extent as Nemesis’ helix, although it doesn’t seem to make me quite as woozy, Revolution’s loop is quite a strong grey out moment, and bizarrely, even the Big One made me grey out once, on the first drop! (Only once, though; the ride I had later in the day was fine!)

Most bizarrely of all, Olympia Looping (a notoriously intense coaster) didn’t even make me see stars, let alone fully grey out, but the raw intensity was definitely felt by my body; that one made me feel somewhat nauseous, more so than any permanent UK coaster!

I think I might have had my vision start to go on Nemesis Inferno a few times, but it hasn’t happened lately.

But in general; greying/blacking out gets a no from me. It’s not something I find especially pleasant.
 

JAperson

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Is it weird that I grey out on Th13teen more than any other coaster? I do get it the odd time after the helix on Nemesis but I seem to always get it on that upwards helix on Th13teen. It's bizarre, clearly it's helix's that affect me
Think I've only ever greyed out on nemesis once. As for thirteen I've never greyed out on it.
 

Jonathan

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Helix <3
I've only come close to greying out once or twice, and it was Nemmy-induced. Course, it was nothing to do with the fact @Poisson and I were abusing the SRQ when it still existed and we were into double figures within an hour... :p
 

rob666

TS Member
What is this greying out?
Only time I have suffered is half a dozen rides on the Big One on an ert.
Mixed seats from back to front, felt so beaten up I simply couldn't do a seventh.
 

John_P

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Lech at Legendia, that initial sequence from the first drop to the station fly through is ridiculous!
 
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