Deja Vu Height Restriction...

Monday, January 6, 2003 9:59 AM
I was just wondering what the height restriction is, as far as the maximum height, and do they measure, or can they just tell by, the restraint not closing or u not fitting in the seat?

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Monday, January 6, 2003 10:25 AM
I believe the max is 6 feet 4. When I rode the one at SFOG I did not see them checking.

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Monday, January 6, 2003 10:42 AM

They do check at SFGAm. I am around 6ft 3 in. with shoes on and they made me get out of the seat and measure me.

The max height is 6ft 4 in. as visionlandlover stated.

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Monday, January 6, 2003 11:04 AM
"Officially" I am 6'3 & 3/4", which puts me over the posted max height for DV. At SFMM I noticed that on the insides of the load gates, they have a mark at the 75" level and will ask those folks who look near that to stand up, and they'll check that way. I always take off my shoes and slouch when I get near the gates, They have even checked my height once but I have never been denied a ride. I HAVE seen them turn away other folks that were taller than myself, so if you are much taller than 6'4", you may get turned away.

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Monday, January 6, 2003 11:08 AM
Height restrictions really suck, I hate being measured. I know it is all for saftey reason. But it is really disappointing to be told you are too tall for a ride.
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Monday, January 6, 2003 11:14 AM
I feel the same way Vernon....but with me it's always the kiddie coasters...:)
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Monday, January 6, 2003 11:34 AM

I can see why they have them.

I will never understand those trains and their leg crushing possibilities!

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Monday, January 6, 2003 11:49 AM
You're right about no checking at SFoG. I'm 6'6" and I rode it just fine. Not even any close calls with clearance. What's supposed to be the problem with excess height? Didn't feel problematic at all...

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Monday, January 6, 2003 11:52 AM

Long legs could mean getting your feet clipped off. I know my feet come pretty close to some of the supports and especially the new wooden platform that SFGAm constructed in case of another valley.

Its a shame they designed it this way but what can you do.

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Monday, January 6, 2003 12:30 PM

I rode the one at SFGAM and I'm about 6'2" tall. They did go and measure me, and I was still able to ride. I was fine and had no problems. By this summer, I probably won't be able to ride. Oh well, at least I rode it at least 10 times in 2002!

BTW, Do the Dejavu's at SFMM and SGOG have the wooden valley floor as the one at SFGAM does?

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Monday, January 6, 2003 1:11 PM
I don't think the one at SfoG has the wood "deck" under it. I may be wrong, as I've only ridden it 3 times, early in the season. Maybe that's why they don't worry about the height limit?

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Monday, January 6, 2003 1:43 PM
I'm 6'6" and they didn't even measure me......"I too like to live dangerously..."

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Monday, January 6, 2003 4:05 PM

While a height check is important, there ARE other issues that could affect leg clearance.

For instance, one of my best friends and I are the EXACT same height. As in one day, friends put a level on our heads to see if we could determine once and for all who was taller, and the bubble indicated that the level was indeed, well, level.

However, when we sit down, I appear a bit taller than her. Why? Because she has longer legs, but a shorter torso, than I do.

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Monday, January 6, 2003 4:06 PM

Could they have made that valley floor any more bulky and ugly. I just looks bad that they have a "backyard patio" in the middle of the coaster. Maybe they should stick a BBQ grill up there and some lawn chairs, you know incase people get stuck, they can comfort them by serving them fresh hot dogs.

The upper torso thing is one reason, my friend was too tall in that area for the restraints to close on Wicked Twister thus couldn't ride. While my other friend of the same height was able to ride. Thankfully I'm in the right height area to be allowed on all rides, except kiddie rides :-(

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*** This post was edited by BeastFreak on 1/6/2003. ***

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Monday, January 6, 2003 8:19 PM
SFMM does not have a valley floor.
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Monday, January 6, 2003 8:25 PM
I'll never have to worry about that...I'm Mexican!
LOL!

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Monday, January 6, 2003 10:33 PM

Hey! I'm Salvadoran and most of "us" are shorter than your average latino. But I'm 6'2", never height checked. So is my cousin, same goes there.

I heard that it doesn't have to do with leg clearance, instead it's with the length of a person's arms(as one is larger, ones arms are longer as well). On Vekoma SLC's, you can actually touch the running rails if you wanted to. To avoid any liability issues, they just make the height restriction as it is. I've actually tried reaching up(though not during the ride, I'm daring, not stupid) and was able to touch the middle of the bottom upstop wheel. I tried the same thing with B:TR a few ways away, I couldn't.
This would also explain why the restriction is in place for the SLC's and Invertigo's.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 2:22 AM

Im 5'9" and going up the vertical spike on Deja Vu if you look up at the track you will see sensors. Im almost positive someone taller than me could touch them, they even look like I could touch them although I would never try too.

My guess is that this is the reason for the height limit, that and what The SFMM Salvi said about touching the track.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 2:33 AM

An envelop is usually really tight on a Vekoma coaster. So if you exceed the height limit, it is about 90% sure you can reach the track and the supports.

Inverted coasters also have problems with the coaches in front of you. If you try you can reach the coach in front of you on an inverter. I had some leg-banging on Batman la Fuga, and I'm no more than average height.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 5:10 AM

ApolloAndy said:
SFMM does not have a valley floor.
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You must be this dumb to ride Viper. -SFGAdv.


SFMM's Deja Vu has two valley floors...one under the cobra roll and one between the loop and the second lift.

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