Riders being supervised by the operator, mid-ride

  • Original Size 1200 x 800 pixels
  • Date Taken September 23, 2007
  • Aperture f/3.5
  • Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
  • Focal Length 18 mm
  • ISO 200
  • Camera NIKON D80

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16 Responses to “Riders being supervised by the operator, mid-ride”

  1. this is so cool i would like to buy this please thank you

    cman101 - June 21st, 2010 at 8:29 am

  2. it rocked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    wesley - August 13th, 2010 at 7:32 am

  3. 1 Please

    Nick - November 25th, 2010 at 10:46 am

  4. Ah, the gravitron. Loud music, nautious spinning, and an exciting feeling. What more is there to ask?

    mike - April 26th, 2011 at 7:58 am

  5. 1st time and last i was in one of these i felt like i was going to faint, like a blackout and felt almost in panic because of that, I wish to know what happened with me, I even had to make streght with my neck to not leave my head go back, ohterwise I think I would have fainted or worst…

    MC - May 10th, 2011 at 2:24 pm

  6. worlds best ride if you ask me

    chriss - October 1st, 2011 at 12:09 pm

  7. I never really got to like this ride cause the Carny who operated it was a real dick! He kicked my brother and I out cause we where in an upside down position. I see pictures here with people doing the exact same thing! What where we doing wrong?

    Danny Walker - November 13th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

  8. If he was SUPERVISING they wouldn’t be upsidedown or sideways. The book says it in english and BOLD print not to allow any flipping or sitting forward.

    That operator doesn’t care. And that’s how people get hurt. If the brakes are engaged in an emergency the seats will slam down and people who are not prepared to land are injured. It’s common SENSE!!! Something the riders seldom have!

    Justin - January 11th, 2012 at 2:14 am

  9. wat up im john i am A OPERATOR of Northeast Midways gravitron and i would like to one day own one of my own i have wanted to run this ride since i was like 15 when i started working for COLEMAN BROS SHOWS

    john - April 14th, 2012 at 3:52 am

  10. justin i run that gravitron in the photo and have done so for many years no one has ever been hurt by going upside down and you dont just slam on the brakes that would damage the ride and put the riders at risk the breaks are eased on and the beds slowly slide down never do they slam down and allways before you start to slow the ride you get on the mic and ask the ridres to turn right way up

    mick - May 4th, 2012 at 12:31 am

  11. @Justin:

    If the brakes engage, it takes a few seconds to slow it down enough to lower the effect, and the panels with no one on them would slide down first with a loud bang. So once you heard that, and saw and felt the grip letting go, you quickly flip back around ( only takes a second or two). And in worst case scenario…you bump your head on the floor gently, because your not really falling, so much as sliding.

    Besides, kids are resilient. A little bump on the head won’t stop them from having a good time!

    Ryan - August 30th, 2012 at 2:44 am

  12. @Mick

    I doubt you’ll see this, but I always wondered:

    How bad are the G’s in the center? If you leaned too far to any direction, would you lose your balance? If so, how bad would it be?

    Ryan - August 30th, 2012 at 2:47 am

  13. I agree with Mick that I don’t think going upside down is that big a deal. I have done that in this ride many times, and have never had a problem nor have I seen anyone else get hurt really bad from it. I have slid down the wall when the ride was slowing down and have gotten a mild clunk on the floor, but that’s about it. At times when I have been on the ride where they had an operator who would yell at people for every little thing, I’ve been tempted to tell him to chill, but I don’t think that would go over very well.

    Mike Ford - May 5th, 2013 at 4:12 am

  14. Someone claimed that they walked from the wall to the middle while the ride was at full rotation. Do you agree that he is lying?

    S K - September 11th, 2013 at 9:48 am

  15. he could’ve been. but i also half believe him. it would be pretty hard, but not impossible.

    person - October 29th, 2013 at 8:47 am

  16. It was so amazing that I rode Gravitron on Friday, March 9, 2018!

    CTtransit 1758 and CTtransit 490!

    Bianca Hilario - March 18th, 2018 at 11:25 am

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