my other question that has to do with inverteds is why do people swing their legs? I've noticed that I do this. I get in the seat, pull down the restraint, and start swinging away. I have to actually force myself to not swing. I also sometimes do this on hypers and I've noticed others that do it also. what's up with that?
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I wrap a single leg around the pole in a different fashion. I put one leg under the pole, to hold up the restraint, so the positive Gs don't make it tighten. This way I have maximum airtime over the hills.
As for swinging your legs on inverts...normally, when you sit down on a regular chair, it is impossible to swing your legs. I think that it is just normal to swing your legs when you have the ability to...human nature, ya know ?
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As for wrapping my legs around the pole, well quite simply, I dont feel safe in the B&M hyper trains. I think that the bar could pop open anytime and if you had your hands up you'd be assed out LITERALLY, since there is no secondary restraint. I like to keep my hands up so I wrap my legs around the pole. Maybe it doesnt make much of a real difference, but I would not be able to enjoy the ride otherwise. Especially on NITRO.
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B&M+SFGAm=3 excellent coasters.
As for wrapping my legs around the pole, well quite simply, I dont feel safe in the B&M hyper trains. I think that the bar could pop open anytime and if you had your hands up you'd be assed out LITERALLY, since there is no secondary restraint. I like to keep my hands up so I wrap my legs around the pole
I know what you mean about the feeling, but it is acutally quite safe. While there is no seat belt, there are three stages of engagement on the lap bar that must be satisfied before a B&M hyper train can be dispatched. Personally I usually just ride with my hands down.
For example, I'm an aerospace engineer so I understand all the complexities of aircraft and realize that *mechanically* they are very safe, but that doesnt prevent my irrational fear from welling up in me. Same on the B&M hypers. As safe as they (probably) are, I know that spit happens and without a back up...suffice to say it just eases my mind :)
--who hates his irrational fear of heights
also, raging bull is amazing in the back.. hands down amazing..
but you gotta do front + back to get the whole experience..
As for inverts, it's natural for me to stick my legs straight out, never tried swinging them during the ride, but when you first sit, you've got to scoot your butt into the comfy little B&M groove, the swinging comes natural.
As for knowing things are safe, I for one CANNOT get on airplanes. There's an uncontrollable sensation of anxiety, there's probaly no way to get me on one. Serious pain in the chest and screaming, I've lost out because of planes. It has nothing to do with recent events, either. I'm scared of the heights, but coasters seem to evade my fear.
One of the reasons I love coasters so dearly is that when I'm ascending the lift hill, I remind myself that I am trapped, and that it's an impossibility to get off! No matter how much I'd ever need to get off! I recommend this for anyone who is getting apathetic at all about coasters.
Kind of like a reverse psych out, I guess. Works for me!
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...but on Raging Bulls drop it feels awesome just to have your legs straight out in the back car as you get whipped down that first drop.
Amen to that! Hands up, legs out....God, I love those seats!
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