Although, I agree someone should not ride if they have a pre-existing condition, I wouldn't think twice about riding a B&M invert even if I did have toothpick legs. The forces on your legs are so minimal it's hard to picture a B&M being able to break legs...
DawgByte, I wouldn't even try to read into the ASO's rating system. Following up the 'article' with "This attraction received an approval rating of 2 1/2 out of 4 from ASO," is kind of like saying "Little Susie Schwartz from Mud Lick, Kentucky, thinks that puppies are cute."
Geeze poeple, so what if he had a pre-existing condition. He went on the coaster to have fun just like everyone else. If he broke his legs in the process, it's because god wanted it, and we should accept this. You shouldn't get in the way of what's meant to be.
[/end extremist joke from goliath thread] *** Edited 8/12/2006 5:28:22 PM UTC by P18***
Femur fractures are serious... not a big suprise he was flown out. I can't quite understand how one would break even a weakened femur on the ride, though, unless it would have broken if he just stood upright on it.