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Old 23 September 2009, 13:22   #11
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Get the same feeling when I have been travelling in lifts all day in tall buildings.
I wonder why you are spending all day in lifts in tall buildings ................ not for fun I assume ....or is it .............?
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Old 23 September 2009, 13:46   #12
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I wonder why you are spending all day in lifts in tall buildings ................ not for fun I assume ....or is it .............?
Nah - when I did some IT work at various tower blocks or whenever I have stayed in tall hotels like in Hong Kong.

One of my mates used to think it was funny to jump up and down in the lift to make it bounce - he wasn't very big but he could get even big lifts swaying quite alarmingly - other passengers were terrified!!!
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Nah - when I did some IT work at various tower blocks or whenever I have stayed in tall hotels like in Hong Kong.

One of my mates used to think it was funny to jump up and down in the lift to make it bounce - he wasn't very big but he could get even big lifts swaying quite alarmingly - other passengers were terrified!!!
Lads used to do it offshore to make the lift think it was overloaded and stop between levels, out for some time off eh!
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Old 23 September 2009, 14:21   #14
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never had it in an open boat but if spend time in a cabin not looking out ,chart work ect ,i get it bad at times usually a few of hours after getting off the boat though a lot depends how lumpy the sea is and how tired i am ,,great when you get home sit down and the telly and chairs feel like they are rolling back and forth ,,,,saves on beer , mate of mine said its to do with your equiribliam or some thing ,
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Old 23 September 2009, 16:25   #15
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The sensation does have a fancy name - mal de disembarquement - there are 3 proprioceptors for balance - inner ear, sight and muscles. If one is compromised the body can usually compensate, if 2 are compromised that's when problems occur. So inner ear thinks your still moving because of the constant movement, no sight reference in the darkness = woozy feeling. So don't go for a pee in the dark if you have inner ear problems!
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Old 24 September 2009, 14:57   #16
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Interesting to hear it is more pronounced when in a dark situation. We regularly feel as though the ground is still moving after a long day out, particularly on my parents 32 foot motor boat that wallows and rolls more than the rib. It's not something I find discomfortable... unlike sea sickness.
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thanks guys - I wasn't worried about it but a bit surprised she complained after such a short time in good conditions. However on reflection we were actually doing a lot of high speed turns and she would have been focussing on the controls more than the horizon too... Good to know others have experienced similar...
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Before anyone asks - no alcohol had been consumed.
well that will have been the problem
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Interesting to hear it is more pronounced when in a dark situation.
And for reasons already mentioned including yours,.. this strategy is already emlpoyed by people who design roller coasters

I never suffer from sea sickness .. but I had a ride in a roller coaster on a euro disney park once , and it was designed to be in the dark ,. and as sober as a judge after I got off the damn thing .. good ride as it was .. I could barely walk,.. no sickness but .. the disorientation was what the coaster designers played upon .. and I can tell you .. even for the well grounded .. it was very disorientating .. very funny too .. but oh yes, its a real thing
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well that will have been the problem
Most certainly that was the problem.

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