Tuesday, April 12, 2005 4:11 PM
What i don't understand is what is with the bulky FoF lap bars?
Tuesday, April 12, 2005 4:18 PM
Very nice. I don't think they look that bulky. Maybe the color makes them stand out too much? They probably wouldn't be as noticeable if they were black. Anyway, I'm excited to see some reports of the ride once it opens!
Tuesday, April 12, 2005 4:18 PM
wow. I don't mind the lapbars.
Tuesday, April 12, 2005 4:30 PM
Yeah, they look great.
But there's no way in hell I'm gonna be able to fit in there...oh well, cross another one off.
Tuesday, April 12, 2005 4:35 PM
I think they need to add a steering wheel in front of every seat. And those doors need to open so you can get in.
Tuesday, April 12, 2005 5:13 PM
I'm pretty sure that the doors do open. Did I hear that somewhere, or am I just imagining that?
Tuesday, April 12, 2005 5:27 PM
The doors will automatically open and close when you load and unload.
Tuesday, April 12, 2005 6:45 PM
I really wish they didnt install those stupid toe bars, I seem to remember the Mummy not having them so why not IJST too?
Tuesday, April 12, 2005 7:56 PM
The cars look AMAZING! I was actually surprised at how small they were. I don't know why I was expecting them to be larger.
We got to watch it test Sunday (without the special effects) and it was wild watching it launch "up" into the helix. SWEET!
Tuesday, April 12, 2005 8:12 PM
Ugh, I'm with you Touchdown, what IS with those lap bars?! I am definitely not a fan of them, they are much more uncomfortable than their Mummy counterparts. I hate feeling like I'm in a straight jacket (well, for my legs, at least).
At least the cars look cool though.
Joe "sad times" C.
Tuesday, April 12, 2005 9:01 PM
The trains do look very good. Speaking of the FOF-like lapbars. Does anyone know if FOF's "toe restraints" were adjusted this season? On opening day I had a lot more vertical room than I have ever had before. Before this season I could barely pick my feet off of the ground.
On 4-9, once I pulled the restraint down I almost immediately noticed that I had more room. Perhaps it was the "new" train? I heard that FOF now has all three trains retrofitted with the new style restraints, although I cannot vouch for the validity of this. If that is the case, I wonder if the Italian Job trains will have the same amount of toe room.
Tuesday, April 12, 2005 9:53 PM
In this picture it doesn't look like it has the toe bar like FoF. I am worried about that bar halfway up, it looks like on a tall person it will press on their shins.
Tuesday, April 12, 2005 10:07 PM
That black bar in that picture appears to be where the orange "toe restraint" is attached to the overall restraint. The padding surrounds that bar. That's just how I interpret your link to the one in the initial post. You can see that same black bar running through the orange padding.
Initial Link: http://photos.pkicentral.com/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pos=27
The restraints I am mentioning are propped against the fence. *** Edited 4/13/2005 2:09:14 AM UTC by OHIcOaster***
Tuesday, April 12, 2005 10:12 PM
Damn! Didn't see that the first time. Well, I was hopping that it wouldn't have them. At 6'4" those lap bars are difficult.
Tuesday, April 12, 2005 10:33 PM
Yes, Flight of Fear does have 3 trains mounted on the tracks, although they only run two trains at any given time. On Sunday of season pass weekend, I rode Flight of Fear, when they had the lights on. It was running under two train operation and during the final brake run, you could see the third train sitting on the transfer track. First time I can ever remember seeing a train sitting there!