Tuesday, October 30, 2001 12:43 PM
Did anyone see that sign on DeJa Vou? I saw a pic of it...where is it? On the seat in front of you?
One speed Doesn't Fit All!
Tuesday, October 30, 2001 1:05 PM
Ya its in between the back row of each car and the front of the next on a metal panel. I guess they dont want feet there because at certain parts of the ride the cars come very close to each other and if your feet were there I'd cause your legs to go *snap*, *crackle*, oh and um... *pop*
Unless, its a move by SFMM to keep these metal plates clean? doubt it
Wednesday, October 31, 2001 2:27 PM
No, but I've seen a similar sign on the wheel well covers for Arrow trains. I've always wondered what would happen if I were to step ever so lightly on it.
Wednesday, October 31, 2001 3:25 PM
Not the exact same thing.
Wednesday, October 31, 2001 4:29 PM
I seen them on the covers on the Phantom as well, No Step. I guess that they dont want anyone to get injured?
Kennywood is my home park!!!
Wednesday, October 31, 2001 7:23 PM
The "NO STEP" signs on the Arrow looping coaster fenders are because said fenders are made of Fiberglas and will break if you stand on them. :)
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
Thursday, November 1, 2001 2:58 PM
The wheel covers are.....hmmmmm.... wheel covers. j/k Naw, but for reals they are there to protect people from the wheels while entering or exiting the train as well as ops while checking restraints and the like.
The metal plates on Vekoma, I GUESS (dont know exactly), are there to prevent the legs of the riders in the next car from kicking the riders in the back seat of the car in front. Thats a guess. For all we know they could be used as a flotation device in the case of a water landing. hmmmmm
"ok everyone go ahead and pull down on your shoulder restraint so you feel nice and stuck!"
Thursday, November 1, 2001 3:33 PM
Actually, I'll bet they are more likely to deter ride ops from stepping on them while zealously checking restraints.
And why use a sign to protect people from hurting their legs...strap 'em in with duct tape say I!!! ;)
Thursday, November 1, 2001 4:09 PM
That would suck to get your feet smashed in there, OUCH!!!!!!
Thursday, November 1, 2001 4:33 PM
It probably has to do with the articulation of the trains. When you are going back up the vertical tower at the end of the ride cycle, the train would bend and theoretically, your legs could be pushed closer together. Probably over analyzing, but you never know.
"The sum of the intelligence on the planet is a constant. However, the population is growing"
Friday, November 2, 2001 10:19 AM
Arrow Coasters are fiberglass it seems