Height requirement for Arrow loopers.

Sunday, August 31, 2003 5:36 PM
This had me wondering.

Demon at SFGAm has a height requirement of 42". Every other small Arrow looper that I have encountered has a 48" requirement.

Did Arrow put the recommended minimum at 42" but most parks decided it was wise to make it 48"?

I am glad SFGAm has it set at 42" because it gives smaller kids an option to ride a coaster that inverts (4 times even). I am just wondering what the deal is with the others.

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*** This post was edited by Chitown 8/31/2003 9:36:38 PM ***

Sunday, August 31, 2003 8:44 PM
What is strange to me is SFMM's Viper has a 54" height requirement. Now I know that isn't a small looping coaster like Demon, but 54 inches seems a bit excessive to me for the ride type and restraints.

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Sunday, August 31, 2003 10:02 PM
They should also warn tall people that if you're taller than 6'3, that thing's gonna hurt!
-- i'm 6'4, and I don't fit into Vekoma/Arrow trains.
*** This post was edited by superman 9/1/2003 2:03:02 AM ***
Monday, September 1, 2003 12:19 AM
Ride in the front row. . . .Im 6'7 and rarely have problems fitting into rides.

As Mitch always said, "If you had a freind who was a tightrope walker and he fell down just walking down the street, that would be completely unacceptable."

Monday, September 1, 2003 4:32 AM

Word said:
Ride in the front row. . . .Im 6'7 and rarely have problems fitting into rides.

I guess it also depends how tall your upper body is in relation to overall body size. I guess I have rather short legs and tall upper body...
But what I definitely know is that riding in front won't help in my case (I've tried it) :(

Monday, September 1, 2003 5:04 AM
It seems to me that Demon had espically designed seats, because they're much lower than Shockwave's, and because all other arrow loopers are >48". I also remember last year that they had very different restraints- the OSTR had a very large, and heavy block section on your legs, but they took those out and put normal ones in this year (which cause less headbanging) but, still have the 42" height requirement. I really don't get it either, with both woodies having 48". But, it is a big coaster for little kids, and I'm glad that Great America is keeping it that way.

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