Accordian Restariants

Thursday, January 16, 2003 1:42 PM
What are accordian restariants? Why are they called accordian restariants? Can I see a picture of one?

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Thursday, January 16, 2003 2:35 PM

pic here, they're an OTSR that 1 or 2 Schwarzkopf coasters use, and they're very uncomfortable, as the G's build up, they go down, and dont go back up putting pressure on the shoulders of taller riders...

I'm not sure its an official term, but they get the name from the accordian like fabric covers that go over the lifting mechanism, the restraints only move vertically up and down (similar to a car seat head rest). After your ride theres a loud noise as the retraints are raised, perhaps someone with more tech knowledge can tell us if its an air or mechanical device?!

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*** This post was edited by colin mcwilliam on 1/16/2003. ***

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Thursday, January 16, 2003 2:51 PM
Aren't these on SFMW's new coaster?
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Thursday, January 16, 2003 2:54 PM

They were the original restraints, but would get VERY tight during the ride proving uncomfortable.

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Thursday, January 16, 2003 3:04 PM

These restraints are also found on the West Edmonton Mall Mindbender. In the past the restraints would continue to get tighter and tighter as the ride progressed due to the intense acceleartion changes (gforces) through out the ride.

Withen the last two months though, the ride restraints system was overhauled, no longer allowing the restraints to continue to rachet down. The ride is now a truly top 10 ride becuase of this fantastic modification.

Here is a photo of mine, from behind the train showing the unique restraints : http://sunrisefoods.hypermart.net/jake/west/DCP_0430.JPG

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*** This post was edited by CoasterMan- on 1/16/2003. ***

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