B and M safety belts

Friday, September 22, 2000 1:40 PM
Do all B and M's have saftey belts on their OTSR'S? I didn't see any on the riddlers revenge on the discovery channel?
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Friday, September 22, 2000 2:20 PM
Riddlers does indeed have them.

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Friday, September 22, 2000 2:23 PM
Every B&M I've ridden has em. Except Apollo but that doesn't have the OTSR's.

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Friday, September 22, 2000 6:20 PM
From what I remember, I don't think Kumba at BGT had any seat belts. I could be mistaken though, that was about 3 years ago, and I wasn't as "in to" coasters back then.
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Friday, September 22, 2000 6:41 PM
No, Kumba does have them, on some of the seats anyway. I guess some riders started ripping at them and more and more people ripped until the belts came off and somebody when home with a new addition to their collection.
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Saturday, September 23, 2000 6:10 AM
Stand ups just started getting them. Kumba used to have them but they removed most of them.
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Saturday, September 23, 2000 9:44 AM
I thought Kumba only had the belts on selected inside 'fat boy' seats...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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Saturday, September 23, 2000 10:45 AM
At one time it had them on all the seats, you can see where they once were.
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Saturday, September 23, 2000 6:47 PM
You can see where they were ripped off, and if you fell below the seat you can feel where the belts came from. I guess after the buckle was tron off they took off the belt. Although RideMan could be right.
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Monday, September 25, 2000 7:52 AM
I noticed that on Batman at SF:O, some of the seats had one belt while some of the inside seats had two belts. Are the two belt seats the ‘Fat Boy’ seats?

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Monday, September 25, 2000 11:56 AM
Yes they are.
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Tuesday, September 26, 2000 8:57 AM
Thank God B&M is nice enough to incorporate 'fat boy' seats. Anyway, B&M is still the most accomodating manufacturer in that area, followed by Intamin. Curse PTC and those damn Gerstlauers.
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Wednesday, September 27, 2000 7:03 PM
I know its been talked about before, but what seats are the 'fat boy' seats and are they on all B&M coasters (in the same location/row)?

Also, does anyone know if Wildfire will have belts on the OTSR when it opens next spring?

MambaMatt

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Thursday, September 28, 2000 12:08 PM
I'm sure Wildfire will be standard B&M looping trains, so, they will have belts on their OTSRs. The newer B&M's usually have two 'fat boy' seats, but usually in different places on the train. For instance, Incredible Hulk (whose trains are just like Wildfire's), has their 'fat boy' seats on rows 3 and 6, while something like Batman Knight Flight has them in 4 and 5 (or 5 and 6, not sure which). I have yet to see one with row 1 and/or 8 'fat boy' seats. They are always near the middle of the train for some reason. Secondly, only trains from somewhere around 1994-5 on have these seats on most trains. Raptop at CP doesn't have FBSs, for instance, and a lot of the Batman clones don't, but, Dueling Dragons do, and Montu does....(all just examples..although I would like to get a list of all the B&Ms w/'fat boy' seats).

Anyway, as to the original Q, Wildfire will probably have them....

CR *** This post was edited by Chris Rettig on 9/29/2000. ***
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