March 30, 2009, 9:57P

Kyle Fobe

I didn't know how to title this any better way, but I'm about 6'0 and 270 pounds...I wear size 40 or 42 and I'm wondering if I will fit on the rollercoasters.

Yes I read the website but I rather get feedback from the public because those things tend to be false sometimes.

Now I'm planning on going to Kings Island and Cedar Point...any foreseen problems for me?

Thanks,

Kyle


Kyle Says: Diamondback was a lot of fun! Made his first time at Kings Island worth it all!

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March 30, 2009, 10:27P

Touchdown

Kyle, have you been on the type of coasters that are at CP/KI? Because they are no different then their kind, when it come to OTSRs:

-Wicked Twister<Raptor (no big boy seats)<Mantis<Delerium/MaxAir<Maverick<Firehawk<Arrows

Lap Bars:
-MF and TTD<Diamondback<Flight of Fear<Skyhawk<Backlot Stunt Coaster<Arrows and PTCs

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March 30, 2009, 10:41P

Kyle Fobe

What does < mean? Sorry I haven't been on here for awhile....Does that mean I won't fit on any of those probably?


How much do I have to lose you think? Like the way I am it's all in my gut, so I'm hoping it would fit under the gut :)

Last edited by Kyle Fobe, March 30, 2009, 10:42P


Kyle Says: Diamondback was a lot of fun! Made his first time at Kings Island worth it all!

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March 30, 2009, 11:06P

Charles Nungester

I'll say this, Other than Drop Zone. Everything at KI is more size accomidating than CP. (WT, MF, Mantis, CCMR, Raptor) all are smaller than man of the same type at other parks or do not have big boy seats. That being said. I think you'll be fine on about everything except possibly MF. My sister in law could ride TTD but not MF. Wonder if them superman new trains have any differences. I rode both before the accident that IMHO wasn't a issue of size but of letting a rider who had no control on and not properly checking restraints.Go, Have fun on what you can ride. The park has a ton to do and test seats at several of them so you won't have to waist your time. I say CCMR because all the bars of the car lock in the same possiton. Has this been changed? I know Hershey changed theirs to individual.

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March 30, 2009, 11:26P

Touchdown

<=less then

The first rides are the most constricting.

Edit-dumb mistake.

Last edited by Touchdown, March 30, 2009, 11:30P

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March 30, 2009, 11:33P

SVLFever

I can tell you that I was 240 last fall, with a 38" waist that was really closer to 40", and BARELY made it into MF. Yes, TTD has just a slightly longer belt.

Try the "test seat" at the front of the ride entrance. It seems to be pretty accurate.

For anyone wondering, I was up to 259, but am down to 250 now, and plan on getting to 230 by time I head to CP this summer.

I wish you luck Kyle.


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March 31, 2009, 12:59A

Kyle Fobe

well KI is coming up in 2 weeks....cedar point is a few months away so maybe I have time to go running a bit more? I just like can't find the will to diet...maybe this is what I need to push me :)

Thanks guys...


Kyle Says: Diamondback was a lot of fun! Made his first time at Kings Island worth it all!

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March 31, 2009, 5:50A

CP Chris

I'm about your size and I've never not been able to fit on a ride. MF was pretty close for a couple of years when the belts were extra short and they had the quarter inch rule, but the belts seem to have gained an inch or two and I think they mostly or totally stopped enforcing the quarter inch thing. Wicked Twister was hard to get into this past summer, but I somehow always got the belt fastened. MF depends more on your butt and thighs since you can run the belt under your gut, but WT depends on the gut, chest and shoulders.


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March 31, 2009, 8:23A

tigellinus

Also, IMO, FOF and BLSC are way more restrictive than D-back for me as someone who's 6'2"

My girlfriend is 6' like you and FOF and BL are also a bit tight due to lack of leg room.

But this category right here:
Lap Bars:
-MF and TTD<Diamondback<Flight of Fear<Skyhawk<Backlot Stunt Coaster<Arrows and PTCs

has a lot of apples and oranges mixed in!

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March 31, 2009, 10:37A

Touchdown

^I know but really how else are you supposed to compare it. If you have long legs be sure to sit in the back row of a car on FoF it for some reason has a slightly longer seat belt.

Add-Kyle if your fat is all in your belly, the lap bars should not be as big a problem for you as the OTSRs will be.

Last edited by Touchdown, March 31, 2009, 10:38A

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March 31, 2009, 12:29P

Charles Nungester

I can tell you that FOF rear seats are much more accomidating. The front seats of the cars the floorboards are higher and it causes you to hunch over more than the back seats. Last year I could fit any backseat on FOF by myself easily while still not being able to ride at all in a front seat.Chuck

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March 31, 2009, 7:17P

Coasterphan

I hit up Cedar Point last year, as part of our Memorial Day Weekend trip, and wish we would've just passed by. The only reason for visiting, was to get the Maverick credit.....Thank God!, for the Plantinum Pass, as it saved us alot of money.

Took one ride on Maverick, Magnum, Raptor, then tried to get on Wicked Twister. Here's where my day was just about over. As stated in another thread around here, my size is in all the wrong areas for Cedar Fair coasters. Couldn't ride WT, so off I went. As I walked by the entrance for Top Thrill, I just laughed at the test seat, knowing that I wouldn't have a chance.

We headed over to Blue Streak, and this was the last ride of the day for us. I bearly got into the seat with that God awful seat divider, that was sheer pain on my sides. For some reason I decided to go on with the ride, but my travel partner, opted out, and waited for me. I never hated any ride, on any coaster, as much as I did on that day. Yeah!, I know, my stupid fault for even staying on, but that's in the past now, along with Cedar Point.


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April 1, 2009, 12:28A

YoshiFan

I don't understand why the Impulse coasters don't have a 3rd buckle like Tornado does:

http://www.rcdb.com/ig1101.htm?picture=6

Impulse coasters are way more restrictive than SLC's and B&M inverts and I saw more people not able to ride Voodoo this past season than any other coaster at Dorney. Even I had trouble getting the restraint buckled and at the time I was able to buckle a regular B&M invert seat easily.

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April 1, 2009, 1:08A

Chitown

^Yeah, the Impulses are very limited when it comes to getting larger people on. I have seen alot of people that aren't even considered fat get refused because that crappy short sidebelt won't buckle.


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April 1, 2009, 2:27A

GoBlueXL200

YoshiFan said:
I don't understand why the Impulse coasters don't have a 3rd buckle like Tornado does:

http://www.rcdb.com/ig1101.htm?picture=6

Don't know how much that third buckle would actually help. It's pretty close to where the front buckle is on WT, maybe an extra inch or so:
http://www.cedarpoint.com/upload/blog/RM02.jpg

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April 1, 2009, 7:47A

Charles Nungester

For me on the Impulses, its my shoulders, not gut. Matter of fact most OTSR rides thats the issue. I can ride all Vekoma inverts but its a tight squeeze on the shoulder (Width) Even when I was in shape they said I had the shoulders of a football player (Played for 15 years :)Chuck

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April 1, 2009, 5:37P

Kyle Fobe

so I should be pretty much ok? Like I've been on all the rollercoasters at CP before except maverick...


Kyle Says: Diamondback was a lot of fun! Made his first time at Kings Island worth it all!

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April 1, 2009, 5:50P

Charles Nungester

yeah, Cept for WT and MF Id say your ok and you might be able to do those. Maverick will be no problem

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April 3, 2009, 1:40A

Touchdown

On the Impulses, I doubt I will ever be able to ride them (but at least I got on S:UE once due to a SF clearly much larger seat belt on one seat) because of my shoulders. My torso is just too long, the top of my sholders is where the pressure is (as opposed to when Im balloon up and my stomach becomes a problem on B&Ms.)

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April 3, 2009, 5:57P

Jim S.

YoshiFan said:

Impulse coasters are way more restrictive than SLC's and B&M inverts and I saw more people not able to ride Voodoo this past season than any other coaster at Dorney. Even I had trouble getting the restraint buckled and at the time I was able to buckle a regular B&M invert seat easily.

That's because it's not a B&M, it's an Intamin. Intamin are way too paranoid with their seat belts -- and the impulses are the loosest of the lot. (Except maybe the woodies.) Someone I know has no problem with Voodoo*, but almost got thrown off of TTD and Millie. With these two coasters, there are two very annoying and unnecessary problems: first, the seat belt will sometimes not fasten even if the lap bar goes down far enough to lock, and second, the staff are forbidden from helping riders to fasten their belts. (You may occasionally find one who will.)

*BTW, unless they change it, the belt on Voodoo's test seat is probably close to three inches shorter than the real thing.

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