Also - you are going to catch hell for that awful grammar and spelling, just warning 'ya. *** Edited 5/28/2008 6:31:29 AM UTC by Willh51***
Chuck, saying my brother rode MF at that weight but it was close.
On the topic of fitting into rides... I have ridden several of the Chance/KMG Afterburners. Hershey and Dorney have the same model, and Reithoffers has a smaller portable ride. How come I can fit fine in any seat on Herhsey anr Reithoffers, but can't ride the "big boy" seat at Dorney?? That was the straw that broke the weight loss camels back for me!
As someone who last year lost weight for the sole purpose of riding ET, at about 205-210 and a 38" waist I made it with flying colors and had TONS of room to spare!! I was formerly also at about 230 with a 40" waist and thought that I probably still could have made it at that size as well!!
However, I am 6'2" and height does matter. I'd say as long as this friend is at least 5'8", wears a 40" size very comfortably, and is proportioned (i.e. there's no 40 lbs. beer belly here), he will be fine.
I've always heard the test seat is not true to form from the actual trains (I wish I would have tried it) and more strict than reality, but I've also heard if you are bigger you do get stapled a lot more so than regular people who can "fake" being larger on the restraint check to allow for more room after being dispatched.
So good luck as ET is without question my favorite coaster, which I rode about 100 times in my four visits last year!