B&M restraints

Thursday, June 12, 2003 5:15 PM
I am going to take my daughter on the larger B&M coasters in Orlando this summer and am unsure about something.

Is she going to be able to get a super tight fit being 9 years old? What I mean is do the OTSR's keep clicking into the body until a certain point or do they keep clicking to accomodate any rider with a really snug fit?. I just don't want her to have any wiggle room in front of her torso.

Thanks

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Thursday, June 12, 2003 5:18 PM
Some of them are a bit different. Although im not sure the harness will go past a 90* angle, im sure there wont be too much space.

When i first got back to the US(my dad is military), i was 12yrs old and very small for my age. As i went to a few of the parks around me, i wasnt very sure about riding considering how much space there was inside the harness, but i was still fine anyway.

Basically, as long as she meets the height requirement, she will be perfectly fine.

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Thursday, June 12, 2003 5:25 PM
She'll be fine. B&M's restraints are very snug.
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Thursday, June 12, 2003 6:30 PM
You have nothing to worry about. My daughter is about 65-70 lbs., 55" tall, and she is 8 years old.

She has gotten on 4 B&M's (all of which are at SFGAm). The restraints on all of them held her in just fine. Even the clamshell restraints on RB pressed down to her small lap. Whats funny is that the OTSR's on B&M coasters swallow her. I look over and cant even see her head unless she leans forward.

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Thursday, June 12, 2003 8:04 PM
B&M OTSRs will pull down and nearly lock against the seat.

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Thursday, June 12, 2003 8:24 PM
If it helps, I know that Hulk and double dragons have seat belts and I know that kumba does not but im not sure about montu(I think has seat belts but not sure) and kraken.
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Friday, June 13, 2003 8:32 AM
I had never really thought about it until now but the restraints did look like they locked down really far because I have been on Kraken and Hulk with no one sitting next to me. When the OTSR was closed it looked like it closed almost to the point of touching the backrest.

Thanks for the replies.

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Friday, June 13, 2003 6:06 PM
This doesn't answer your question but, why do all (I think its on most B&M's with seat belts to clip down the restraint), why do all the buckles say "For Marine Use Only"? You hear so many kids read that and complain. Its kinda funny, but I wonder why they do that.

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Friday, June 13, 2003 6:11 PM
^I think they just get those things from a company who makes them for the military at a cheap price. Anything from Schwarzakopf's,s PTC's, Arrow's if they have seatbelts, and B&M's have them, but not Intamin's......

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Saturday, June 14, 2003 8:24 AM
That type of seatbelt must have been patented by a company that developed them for use on boats, as retaining straps and seatbelts. Hence, the 'marine use only'. Ride companies must choose them because they hold up extremely well under harsh conditions and extended use, and they are easy to operate. I don't believe it has anything to do with the military.

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Saturday, June 14, 2003 9:24 AM
If she meets the height requirement, then she'll be fine. That's why the height requirement rule was created.

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