Flashback---Why???

Wednesday, February 5, 2003 3:34 PM
Just back from S. California and while I loved SFMM, I don't understand why Flashback has the horse collar restraints on it?!? Can anyone explain why they are needed on a non-inversion coaster?

Oh, and thanks Mamoosh for the discount coupons for Knott's--we loved that park too :)

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Wednesday, February 5, 2003 4:37 PM
I thought Flashback had inversions. I think you turn semi upside on the dives. Also it has been said before that some supports are very close to the head and without OTSR it might be possible for someone with their hands up to hit one.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2003 4:39 PM
Yer welcome, Catherine!

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Sunday, May 11, 2003 9:41 AM
RCDB says there's none. But it does look like it.

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Sunday, May 11, 2003 10:02 AM
Flashback has very steep banked turns. I don't think you could call them inversions. The SFMM brochure calls Flashback "the world's only hairpin drop rollercoaster".

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Sunday, May 11, 2003 10:05 AM
Frankly, if Revolution has OTSRs, though it was not designed for them, (despite having a loop), I guess pretty much any ride that comes close can.

Someone help me out here - When Flashback was Z-Force at GAm, did it run with the same type of restraints?

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Sunday, May 11, 2003 10:07 AM
Yes, I believe so. It had them when I rode it in Georgia in '91.
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Sunday, May 11, 2003 11:07 AM
So Catherine, what did you think about Flashback? :)

-Danny

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Sunday, May 11, 2003 2:42 PM
It's got them because of the tight clearances, too. If it didn't have those restraints, people would be hitting supports and stuff.

RCDB says there's none. But it does look like it.

RCDB doesn't specifically say there are none. It doesn't have any restraints listed. There are OTSRs and a lap bar on Flashback.

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Sunday, May 11, 2003 3:08 PM
haux -

That's the same case with Zonga (Thriller, Texas Tornado). The restraints are very bulky and restrictive, which is the point - as clearances are so tight on that Schwarzkopf that if any rider had the opportunity to raise their arms, there would be bloody stumps coming off the coaster...

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Sunday, May 11, 2003 8:33 PM
Z-Force @ SFGAm = same horse collars
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Sunday, May 11, 2003 9:17 PM
Horse collars? I believe you mean nipple clamping restraints of doom.

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Sunday, May 11, 2003 10:12 PM
nah, you only find them on super SLC's lol
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Monday, May 12, 2003 3:20 AM
It's pretty simple. If they didn't have OTSR, then it may become a popular ride, and Six Flags couldn't justify letting it rot like it has been.

I've got nothing terribly important to say, I just figured this would be a good opportunity to thank Mr Moosh too, for giving my brother the Knott's vouchers, and so in turn he's also indirectly responsible for my Knott's Gallery. :)

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Monday, May 12, 2003 4:28 AM
You hang through those drops pretty slow, and Six Flags wants to try to kill you on Flashback so it will get removed.
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Monday, May 12, 2003 3:41 PM

X Somebody said:
RCDB says there's none. But it does look like it.


RCDB doesn't say anything about the OTSRs getting removed from Poltergeist either.

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Monday, May 12, 2003 5:33 PM
Revolution----why??? :(

Forget Flashback, this is the *real* crime!

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Monday, May 12, 2003 6:38 PM
Why???

Same reason as the 4-point harness' on Perilous Plunge.......LIABILITY.

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