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...
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.
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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 :)
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.