Launched Inverts - OUCH!

Tuesday, July 9, 2002 10:09 AM

On 3 launched Intamin inverts I've ridden (V2, V:tbc, WT), I always have the same problem on the launch - My legs fly back and slam into the bottom of the seat. Sometimes, like on V:tbc, it isn't too bad because the launch isn't as intense. However, on WT and V2 My legs slammed back and it felt like I cut them (I only had red marks).

This also happens on Vekoma SLC's. Mind Eraser and Great Nor'easter KILLED my legs, because there is no padding. At least B&M restrict the undercarraige.

How much more floorless can they get?

Tuesday, July 9, 2002 10:11 AM
This never happens to me. I love launched inverts. Volcano is one of my favs and I lovede S:ue.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 10:12 AM
So uh ... don't grip your legs under the chair? I've never experienced the launches being that intense on WT that they snap your legs back - I'm only 5'8" though

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 10:13 AM
I had the same problem when i first rode V2. I just put my legs back there when they say clear and then once we're goin i let them go. It works pretty well.
Tuesday, July 9, 2002 10:17 AM
This has happened to me, too. It doesn't hurt enough for me to worry about it though.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 10:19 AM
Hold your legs down straight and you won't have that problem. I didn't have that problem when I 1st rode v2.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 11:22 AM
This never happened to me with Wicked Twister or Superman. One problem I did have though(on WT mainly) was when we were going backwards, the restraint would push down in an uncofortable area. It gave me a not so good feeling, if you know what I mean;).

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 12:40 PM
I saw a kid with a broken leg ride S:UE and he was not at all ready for that launch and with the cast in his leg making his leg heavier and when that train launched his leg wen tflying back so hard it must have really hurt considering his leg was already broke. I've also people that would be talking to the person right next to them and have ther head out and turned and the train launched and the persons head slamed the back of the seat really hard, its almost funny watching this in line, but I know it probaly hurts. Out of the several times ive rode it I have seen this happen. Its really a thing of wether not you have any clue of what going on.

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