Goliath at SFGAm.

Sunday, September 22, 2013 9:59 PM

Or Maverick.

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Monday, September 23, 2013 12:00 PM

Chitown said:

bjames said:

Outlaw Run has an "ankle restraint" too but it looks like its closer to being a shin restraint

Being a tall person, and based on this picture, I would think this would be painful to some degree. Hitting the elements, it seems some bruising would happen on the legs.

I rode OR and my legs were fine - I am 6'3" with a 34" inseam...


--George H

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Monday, September 23, 2013 12:44 PM
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I was only aware of the shin bar when we were sitting still. During the ride, there was enough stuff going on that it either wasn't a problem, or I was too distracted to notice. :)

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Monday, September 23, 2013 3:17 PM

I didn't notice the shin bar, either, although I've heard others complain about it. To me it was like it wasn't even there. Now that I've lost some weight that lap bar might hit me a little closer and the shin bar might be more apparent. I rode OR in the spring and I'm going back to the park the first week of October so we'll see.
I was always under the impression, just through observation, that the shin bar might be there not to further prevent the rider from falling out, but to keep the rider from putting their legs up where they don't belong. When I rode Outlaw Run, and New Texas Giant for that matter, i noticed that the front seat of each trailing car was open in the front and the back seat of the car ahead was awfully close. Also, there's a clear shot from that seat directly to the track below. So i assumed the shin bar exists for rider safety.
I know the trains on the two rides are of different manufacture and the configuration of the lap and shin bar is different on each, but the concept is the same. I found a lot of similarities in the two trains, one kind of reminded me of the other in terms of overall feel and rideability.

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Monday, September 23, 2013 9:41 PM

I don't think the chin bar will cause the problems Arrows shoulder restraints for years have. We will just have to wait until Goliath opens for the real test. I for one am glad this a problem ...so to say, coming to my home park.

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Monday, September 23, 2013 9:56 PM
Vater's avatar

Ron Witrzek said:

I don't think the chin bar will cause the problems

If it's actually how you spelled it, I beg to differ.

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Monday, September 23, 2013 11:00 PM
sws's avatar

Now since most coaster enthusiasts have double chins, will they require two bars??

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Monday, September 23, 2013 11:09 PM
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Some over-the-chin restraints should cover that, but we know those aren't exactly popular with the enthusiast crowd.


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Monday, September 23, 2013 11:39 PM

I'm going for the Lifestyle Lifthill.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 2:11 AM

The Bats radar sent it flying backwards into the mouth of a waiting Viper. Only to be snatched up by an American Eagle who also was heading west in reverse.

But the moral to the story here is not one piece of track was damaged during this story, still being played out 6 miles from the Wisconsin boarder.

Urban Myth: Backwards coasters destroy the track. Oh P.T.C. how the mighty have fallen.

Six Flags bucking the trend last few years in Texas and St. Louis. This year in Gurnee Il. Next year in Valencia CA.

Oh, sorry for any spelling error's spelling Nazi's.

Don't bang you knee after riding Goliath next year.

The worlds steepest drop. Fastest wooden coaster. Featuring elements never tried before on any wooden coaster.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 2:15 AM

The park reopens for Fright Fest Saturday. Then Columbus Day and select Thursdays and Fridays in October.

Little known fact the year Great America began this Halloween Event, all Six Flags went from Fright Nights to Fright Fest. 1991 to be exact.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 9:53 AM
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Times must be tough for Wisconsin if it has to take in boarders.


Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep.
--Fran Lebowitz

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 10:16 AM
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The cheese industry ain't what it used to be.


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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 10:28 AM
Vater's avatar

Y'know, not to bring up Boes again, but when he vomited posts they were at least somewhat legible. I have no idea what this Ron dude is talking about half the time.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 10:42 AM

"Half?"


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 10:51 AM
Vater's avatar

I was feeling generous.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 11:44 AM

bjames said:

Outlaw Run has an "ankle restraint" too but it looks like its closer to being a shin restraint

It's a bit cheeky to link directly to an image file on my server without crediting your source.

Original trip report here:

http://bannister.org/coasters/trips/2013/0530.htm


I develop Retro Games for macOS, iPhone, and iPad when not riding coasters.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 12:40 PM

Ron Witrzek said:

Oh, sorry for any spelling error's spelling Nazi's.

You mean like those?

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 1:16 PM
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Well, to be fair, he was only apologizing for spelling "error's", not grammatical errors....


Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep.
--Fran Lebowitz

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 2:01 PM

Punctuation errors, yes.
I still can't read it- it throws whole new meanings to the sentences. Or maybe more accurately, no meaning at all.

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