Beech Bend Jitter Bug Ride Topples

Sunday, July 26, 2015 4:40 PM
jkpark's avatar

Hopefully everyone is okay. The reason I was never a fan of portable rides.

Sunday, July 26, 2015 5:07 PM
koolcat1101's avatar

I didn't even think this was possible.

(Insert funny signature here.)

Sunday, July 26, 2015 5:20 PM

Did they have the ride heavily weighted on one side?

Monday, July 27, 2015 1:34 AM
LostKause's avatar

It's standard operating procedure to balance even the more permanently installed rides.

Monday, July 27, 2015 9:30 AM
Walk-Off HBP's avatar

Glad everyone is ok.

HUSS should take notes- this is what toppling looks like.

The trick was to surrender to the flow.

Monday, July 27, 2015 11:15 AM

Usually what the cause of an incident like this is the center was not properly blocked and leveled. With a kid ride balancing is not quite as critical as with a ride intended for adults, if the ride has been properly set up. The other issue could be ground subsidence,(which has happened a lot more frequently than you would imagine) although from the photos I've seen doesn't appear to be the issue. I used to know the head ride inspector for Kentucky, he told me stories that all you can do is shake your head.....


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