Mantis not for tall people

Tuesday, March 20, 2001 10:42 AM
I'm 6' 1" and I can't stand all the way up on Mantis. This stinks! Does anyone one else have trouble standing all the way up?
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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 10:45 AM
Me.Im 6ft.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 11:04 AM
I'm about 6 ft. tall...it doesn't bother me any (I haven't noticed it I guess).

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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 11:08 AM

Im 6'6 and i have no prob., maybe you guys are too weak to lift the harness.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 11:09 AM

I don't know how similar the rides are, but I am 6'6", and I can stand up on Riddler's Revenge. However, I stand up straight, and the shoulder harness is up as high as it can go. One more inch, and I would have to slouch a little. My bro has to slouch just a little bit, and he is 6'11".
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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 11:10 AM
Do you really want to stand up all the way? You might hurt the family jewels.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 11:14 AM
lol sfmman! Yes you DONT want to hurt your jewels
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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 11:27 AM
i'm 4'8". Yes, i a very small, i went on mantis and it was as small as it could go. if i was any smaller my feet would be off the ground and that might hurt...

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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 12:19 PM
I'm 6'9" and Mantis is no prob. Just a little slouching and I'm on the bicycle seat with a great view above everyone else's headrest.

My issue is the other way...most (seated) rolling stock is too small!
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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 12:28 PM
I'm 6'3" and I had no problems on Mantis once the ride-op helped me w/ the harness.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 12:31 PM
I think it has to do with your body shape, mostly. People who are taller and find most of their height below their waist (such as me) have a harder time with the harness design. Those who are tall and have a larger upper body will fit better.

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James Draeger
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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 1:10 PM
My husband is 6', and he doesn't have a problem with the height, just the design of the harness: it really isn't made too well for the broad-chested, broad-shouldered types. But that can be a problem with any OTSR.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 1:20 PM
I'm 6'4 and I had no troubles when I went to CP back in August...however, the ride op shoved the harness down on me, which wasn't very pleasant.

-Raven_Rider

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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 1:33 PM
im also over 6ft tall,and ive never had a problem riding mantis.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 3:39 AM

ACEerCG said:
"I think it has to do with your body shape, mostly. People who are taller and find most of their height below their waist (such as me) have a harder time with the harness design. Those who are tall and have a larger upper body will fit better.

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James Draeger


I think that's the problem.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 4:01 AM
I find that the seat is too wide to fit between my thighs and the space between the seat and the 'armrest' is too narrow. I can compensate for that by putting the seat lower, but because the shoulder bar pivot is attached to the same assembly, that means the top of the shoulder bar is far too low for me. That wasn't a problem because there is a notch in the shoulder bar ratchet that does accommodate me. It puts the front of the bar out forward slightly, but even at that the shoulder bar digs into my shoulders. Trouble is, when the safety belt was added, the strap was left too short to allow for this position, so I now have to put the seat slightly higher and the shoulder bar lower just to get the belt to fasten...so instead of "slightly painful" on the tops of my shoulders, the ride is now "excruciatingly painful" on both the shoulders and thighs. That's before the train even leaves the station and I figure it's not worth it.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 5:09 AM
I'm 6'4" and had no problem with Mantis. I don't know if you guys got in the "compact sized" row or what?
-D
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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 10:20 AM
Since CP added the seat belts, are they / have they added the different size rows? I know that some inverted coasters have different seats in certain rows to accommodate guests of different sizes, I was wondering if they had or will do this. I think it would be a good idea.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 10:24 AM
Is it me, or are the people here (in this forum) very tall? 6'6", 6'9" and 6'11" are some of the listed heights so far.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 10:31 AM
I am 6'7" and I did'nt have any problem with Mantis but Villian on the other hand has no room at all!
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