Can inverts have lapbars?

Saturday, June 30, 2001 9:00 PM
It seems to me that inverts could do lapbars only. If you have a deep seat with high sides and a between the legs bar, it could be possible, I think.

The freedom of the new FOF restraints is nothing compared to what we would see with an invert. Is it possible?

Steve Lindrey
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Saturday, June 30, 2001 9:01 PM
Don't the Setpoint Swing Things have lapbars?

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Saturday, June 30, 2001 9:06 PM
That would be cool.
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Saturday, June 30, 2001 9:09 PM
I'm talking about looping inverts. The Setpoint Swing Thing is more of a suspended coaster.

Steve Lindrey
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Keep Your Eyes Open
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Saturday, June 30, 2001 10:21 PM
I dont think I would be comfortable with just a lap bar on an invert. Especially an invert as intense as Batman:TR.
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Chitowns 6 year old daughter says "Daddy, Dippin Dots are nasty!!" I must say that I agree!!
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Saturday, June 30, 2001 10:39 PM
If it had a floor
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Saturday, June 30, 2001 10:45 PM
If you made the lapbar have to pivot points, one where it connected with the seat, and one just under the front of the seat, then you could do it.
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Saturday, June 30, 2001 10:52 PM
Sounds to me like it could work. Alot of people said that a corkscrew couldn't be done with a lapbar, but they always figure it out sooner or later.

Jacob
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Saturday, June 30, 2001 10:52 PM
I agree, inverts like Batman are one ride where I'm glad they have over the shoulders... Strong laterals would not be too fun on a coaster with a lapbar and no sides.

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.:| Brandon Rodriguez |:.
http://www.coasters2k.com
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Saturday, June 30, 2001 11:26 PM

Jacob said:
"Sounds to me like it could work. Alot of people said that a corkscrew couldn't be done with a lapbar, but they always figure it out sooner or later.

Jacob"


Yeah, an Arrow corkscrew wouldnt be that much of a problem because it usually doesnt whip through it, but with the corkscrews on B&M and especially the Zero G-Roll, I dont think a simple lap bar would be a good thing.

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Chitowns 6 year old daughter says "Daddy, Dippin Dots are nasty!!" I must say that I agree!!
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Sunday, July 1, 2001 10:32 AM
Wonder what RideMan has to say about this.

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Matt Lynch, who notes he's usually one of the first to jump into OTSR's vs. Lapbars threads... ;)
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Sunday, July 1, 2001 8:54 PM
Give me time, Lynch...remember I usually spend my summer weekends riding coasters instead of talking about them...!

To me, the most obvious way to do a lap bar on an inverted coaster is to attach it to the back of the seat using the same kind of pivot arrangement as with the ubiquitous shoulder bar. It's just that the uprights on the bar would be further apart so that the lap bar sort of forms a wraparound armrest. Then hook a safety strap to the front of it. What's so difficult about that?? :)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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Sunday, July 1, 2001 9:02 PM
Damn RideMan. I would never have thought of that.

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Chitowns 6 year old daughter says "Daddy, Dippin Dots are nasty!!" I must say that I agree!!
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