Do you think they are dangerous. With how bad Robin shook before the lap bars you would think that would do some serious damage to a child. My brother is 8 and I'm afraid he will get hurt on a Premier or Arrow. What are your thoughts.
Who here rode them at that age? I did. If it truly was dangerous they would not be able to ride, but it may be a good idea to "preview" rides before you take any questionable person on it. ------------- Kara 403 Laps
I could see how Shockwave at SFGAM could not be safe actually for anyone at any age, I rode it last summer for the first time and it was horrible. Once I got off my neck pain was so bad, I could see where somebody would end up with severe neck or back pain. -----------------
My 7 year old brother power rode Shockwave with me. This ride isn't as bad as everyone makes it out to be. Just think of it this way, if SFGAM decided to slap a SBNO at Shockwave, then we'd have a Drachen Fyre Part 2. Enjoy the ride while it lasts. The only really bad part is before the mid course breaks, and thats only in the first couple of rows. I can understand where everyone comes from with the Shockwave and Gasm criticism, but sometimes it can get blown out of proportion. I hope i don't sound mad or anything, it's just way too many people hate these rides. Oh yea, and BTW, my 7 year old brother looks forward to riding it again. ------------- -Defender of Shockwave
*** This post was edited by RagingBullGuy on 10/20/2001. ***
Of course it's dangerous. Look at me, when I was 8, I rode Shockwave @ SFGAm. The same day, that combined with IW really messed me up. I've never been the same since.
I hope you're smart enough to figure out I was sarcastic. They are no more dangerous to kids than they are to adults, in fact, probably more dangerous to adults. If you are (needlessly) worried, keep your bro on Medusa, thats a new B&M, so it's smooth.
----------------- I want my Hay Bayler back! Forget new rides! HAY BAYLER! While they are at it, why not bring back Tidal Wave too?
My son and I go to all the amusement parks together, and this year is the first year that he is over 54 inches, and able to ride every coaster at any park. He love the GASM, and Chiller at SF Gr8 Adv. He also loved the Jokers Jinx at SF America. My son is only 9 years old, and he'll ride any coaster at any park I took him to this season. His favorites are B&M inverted, and Hyper coasters. He loved Magnum, and thats another arrow. His favorite coaster of the season was Nitro, but then again he didn't get to ride Millenium Force yet. Thats next season. He's looking forward to it after riding Superman at SF's America. I agree with the other posts that kids are more durable than adults. I know how I was when I was his age. ;)