9.04.2006

Fun In The Sun


Well, my old roommate Alex was back for the long weekend... so a group of us decided to head out to Six Flags Magic Mountain for a long day of riding roller coasters.






It was definitely warm out in Santa Clarita... if you consider 102 F to be warm! :o) I still haven't figured out if it was the heat or the rides that were making us all dizzy.








They have this new ride there that is the craziest thing I've seen when it comes to roller coasters. You can see from the picture that it isn't exactly the normal sit down and throw your hands up type of ride.

Check out this video from the loading area... crazy!





It's called Tatsu and the ride itself was like no other coaster I've been on either. There is an inverted loop that takes you in head first from the top. You end up lying on your back and facing back up toward the sky!! Insane!












Here's a picture I took of Brita on the Ninja. I had spilled my drink in the bottom of the ride right before we took off and hadn't had a chance to put my camera away. So since it was in my hand I just pointed it her direction and pushed the button. I was shocked at what a sweet shot I got... I guess I'd rather be lucky than good!! :o)















After the sun went down the weather was actually pretty nice and we got to really enjoy the huge drops on Colossus and Goliath! None of that crazy flipping upside down and stuff... just good ol' fashion drops and pops to make your stomach go crazy!!



Here's a picture of Alex and Kirsten here on the left. Kirsten wasn't exactly the most fond of big drops... but she handled all the rides like a trooper! Even if she was a little "nervous" it didn't really seem like it... as you can see by the hang loose on the way to the highes point in the park!













Here's another video of us on the Colossus. It's an older wooden ride... built back in 1978. It's one of my favorite rides at the park... but we got a little shaken up you might say.




6 Comments:

Anonymous David said...

Nice shirt yo..... Go Seawolves

That new ride is intense.. by far the best one yet

9/04/2006 10:11 PM  
Blogger Brett Austin said...

Pacifica!! What what!! The Seawolves are only like my favorite team on the west coast!!

Tatsu was pretty sick... it made me feel like I knew what Superman felt like flying through the sky!

9/05/2006 8:06 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Well, Since I just found out that I have a BLOG I thought I would at least comment with it! :-) Thanks for putting up the pics and videos of our day at MM.... I am already ready to go back (on a not so busy day!)

9/05/2006 7:36 PM  
Anonymous ole said...

awesome video brett. what camera were u using?

9/05/2006 9:34 PM  
Blogger Brett Austin said...

Hey Ole. Glad you liked it. I didn't really want to carry around a big camera at the park all day... so that is just my point and shoot Canon camera.

9/05/2006 9:43 PM  
Blogger Sara France Photography said...

Looks like so much fun! Love the videos!

9/08/2006 5:24 PM  

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