Tuesday, March 26, 2002 3:30 AM
In the history today on the bottom of the coasterbuzz main page, it said that stampeda, cci coaster, had a fatal accident and reopened today in 1997. can anyone provide information on this? it sounds really bad.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 5:27 AM
I believe there was a thread on here once about that... with a link to pics. I cannot seem to locate it now though...

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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 9:41 AM
I thought CCI had the best safety record?
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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 9:50 AM
Well, was this a case cci's fault, or the park's fault? I don't know what happened, but maybe 911 has something on it.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 10:49 AM
I believe this was another case of rider misconduct, but I am not certain. I seem to recall that a person fell out of one of the trains. There was no crash between two trains. I can't seem to find a link about the news item...sorry.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 10:50 AM
If I remember correctly, that was not a crash, but rather a passenger ejection. Large rider tossed from the train. Sound familiar?

Personally, I think it demonstrates that the traditional single-position lap bars are safer than the 6-position ratcheting bars, but what do I know?

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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 11:06 AM

RideMan said:
If I remember correctly, that was not a crash, but rather a passenger ejection. Large rider tossed from the train. Sound familiar?

Personally, I think it demonstrates that the traditional single-position lap bars are safer than the 6-position ratcheting bars, but what do I know?

--Dave Althoff, Jr.



As a larger rider, (Go ahead, make my day :) ) I can comment on this. On some coasters I seem to get more airtime than others and on other coasters I do not seem to get as much.

I also find the Ratchet bar to be inadiquate in the same instance that Intamin drop towers without a belt could allow you to fall out.

It is simple really, If you body straightens out, Then you have the capablility of comming out from under the restraint.

Now on fixed possition lapbars my lap knees, lap or something almost always catches it somehow, On ratchets though I have raised so far that my but actually went over the top of the seat. It may seem hypocritical to say that Ratchets restrict airtime but also allow more on extreme coasters but that has been my experience.

On G trains, My knees and thighs keep me under the bar but on PTC Ratchets I have come up into a straight standing possition on a few occations both of which had seat belts and in a standing possition with belts THE BELTS ARE USELESS.

There may be other ways that are safer, Even though the Intamin restraint has had 2? Ejections, I think that restrain offers the most freedom and the most security. The T-Bar litterally mashes your thighs down if you come too far and the belt because your body is L shaped keeps you secure.

Chuck, who is no engineer but can't figure out why I get more air on some coasters than skinny people and then on other coasters gets no air when they recieve plenty.

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