There are dozens of coasters that perform inversions with just lap bars. Some forwards, some backwards, single inversions, multiple inversion of all kinds.....and so on. Here is one quick example: http://www.coastergallery.com/2000/hp35.html ------------- - Peabody
www.rcdb.com is the website. The 2nd time it was posted it didn't work because of the comma after the link. I think all looping Schwarzkopf's originally had only lap bars, but a few have been refit to have harnesses also. I'm almost 100% sure that all Schwarzkopf shuttle loops do not have a harness, I know that SFoG's Viper, and PGA's Greezed Lightin' (Tidal Wave) only have lap bars.
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Listen, if you can't get out of a seat with a lapbar, then it's no different if you go upside down. Anyways, on most coasters you would still stay in without any restraint because of the centrifugal forces.
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The Shockwave at Six Flags Over Texas has two loops one right after the other and it only has lap bars. When I go around the loops I stay put. I do get a bunch of airtime on the hills though!!I love that!! Here is the pic of The Shockwave on The SFOT sight, no pics of the loops though, but it does have it's specs. www.sixflags.com/parks/overtexas/Rides/shockwave.html
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*** This post was edited by Frizbee1975 on 7/30/2001. ***
Find a Rock-O-Plane and take a ride. If you can, make sure the belt is tight because it is more comfortable to have your weight against 3" of seat belt than against 1" of steel lap bar. The Rock-O-Plane tub is fully enclosed, but unless you are tall, you shouldn't bump your head on the ceiling. Now, when the ride starts, pull back on the control handle and hold it there. When you get to the top, you should be fully inverted, held safely in place by only a lap restraint. :)