Does Kumba have seat belts?

Monday, July 26, 2004 9:28 PM
I can't tell from photos. Does Kumba have the standard B&M seatbelts yet? If not, is there a reason there are seatbelts on Hulk and Wildfire, and Kumba does not?
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Monday, July 26, 2004 9:33 PM
Nope, no seat belts on Kumba. I think it is the only B&M without them, I am not sure...
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Monday, July 26, 2004 10:04 PM
No seat belts. Nitro doesn't have seatbelts either.
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Monday, July 26, 2004 10:10 PM
Ah, I forgot about Nitro. I don't think Apollo's Chariot has them either, at least not when I was there...
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Monday, July 26, 2004 10:12 PM
Add Raging Bull to that list, and the Superman Ultimate Flight's.
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Monday, July 26, 2004 10:36 PM
Does Goliath have seatbelts. They may have, I was just wondering.
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Monday, July 26, 2004 10:42 PM
Goliath and Titan from Giovanola do not have seatbelts.

Goliath from Intamin does have seatbelts.

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Monday, July 26, 2004 11:04 PM
IIRC, the "big boy seats" on Kumba DO in fact have seat bealts...

The Beemer hypers *definitely* don't...

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Tuesday, July 27, 2004 12:45 AM
Every seat in Kumba is a big boy seat I seem to recall. There is no seat belts anywhere on the train.
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Tuesday, July 27, 2004 2:06 AM
I didn't think Beemer Hypers needed seatbelts, I thought there was a failsafe system in the train that if a restraint came undone, so there was no need for the secondary seatbelt restraint.
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Tuesday, July 27, 2004 10:36 AM
NITRO *used to* have a seatbelt *of sorts*. If I recall correctly, it was not much more than a piece of cabling which connected seat to lap bar. Again trusting my recollection, I believe they were removed because A: they were more hassle than they were worth and B: they were causing injuries to riders and operators alike.

I dont recal hearing about these cables on Silver Star, Apollo's Chariot, or Raging Bull though...

lata, jeremy

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Tuesday, July 27, 2004 10:40 AM

Touchdown said:
Every seat in Kumba is a big boy seat I seem to recall. There is no seat belts anywhere on the train.

Kumba does have a special "big-boy" seat, and it has a seatbelt attached to it. I think it is in row three or four. It is the only seat with a seatbelt.

*** Edited 7/27/2004 2:41:35 PM UTC by Jeffrey Seifert***

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Tuesday, July 27, 2004 12:48 PM
jeremy,

Silver Star does (did?) have those cables you are talking about. You're right, Nitro had them, but they were gone within a month, I believe.

It was weird, the ride ops on Silver Star didn't even physically check the restraints most of the time, the just made sure the cable was locked (visually).

Although there was this one *really* smokin' guy who took pleasure stapleing everyone in...though he never got to do it to me....sigh. ;)

Joe "Germans are *hot*!" C.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2004 1:40 PM
Kumba don't have belts in any seat excpet their Big Boy seats. There are two seats per train that have a single belt for larger riders.

Chuck, just happy to be able to ride such a awesome coaster as I usually don't care much for Beemers.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2004 2:04 PM
This may be a stupid question, but why would there be a belt for larger guests? I thought the whole problem with B&M carriages were the belts, and how larger guests can't get them latched.

This is a little off topic, but it kinda upset me...
I was getting on Dominator at Geauga Lake with a friend who is pretty freakin big, and this female operator named "Tree" started telling at him, telling him that he has to latch the belt himself, she's not allowed to touch it. And then another crew member came over, hardly touched it, and it was buckled. Even in on the PA accouncement, they say; "If you need help, a ride attendent will be around to assist you." Yet Tree claims she's not allowed to touch it? She then unbuckled it, and made him get off the ride. Sad really, but he got on later. B&M seats are so stupid.

Edited Spelling. *** Edited 7/27/2004 6:05:25 PM UTC by DS***

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Tuesday, July 27, 2004 2:33 PM
Or maybe "Tree" needs to be pruned!
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Tuesday, July 27, 2004 2:49 PM
Thanks Chuck, I thought I remembered that correctly....even though I normally ride Kumba in Row 8. :)

The "big boys" are normally rows 3 and 6 for those Beemers that HAVE them....and for those that have *normal seats* with ONE seatbelt, the big boys have TWO of them. (Montu and Hulk, for example)....

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Tuesday, July 27, 2004 3:38 PM
DS. Kumba is not a floorless and not a hyper style.

The whole purpose of the belt I believe is to allow them to safely let a rider ride with one less click than they let the normal seats go. It's just a secondary messure.

Truthfully I have problems from one big boy seat to the next. One coaster I can latch myself no problem (Kumba, Montu, Dueling Dragons and Hulk) and others I have a tough time of it. (Dominator, Great Bear)

In reallity It's not my gut thats the problem. It's my shoulder size. They always said I'd be a linebacker and I was :)

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Tuesday, July 27, 2004 3:43 PM
Thanks Charles. I'm planning a trip to Flordia, and I want my friend to go with me, but I don't even want to plan on going somewhere if he's going to need to take the walk of shame down the exit platform.
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Tuesday, July 27, 2004 3:51 PM
Kumba used to have seatbelts years ago. You can see on the OSTR's where they used to be.

Sue

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