People leaning too far out were able to hit their hands on the support as the train traveled through the overbanked turn. Speaking from experience, it can still be done but DO NOT TRY IT. It's stupid and it hurts like hell. (in my own defense, I really didn't think you could hit it. I had NO idea that it was even an issue 'till after I had done it.) It stopped my idiotic ways that's for sure!
It's stupid and it hurts like hell. (in my own defense, I really didn't think you could hit it. I had NO idea that it was even an issue 'till after I had done it.) It stopped my idiotic ways that's for sure!
= me + s:ros support. yikes. *** Edited 6/16/2006 12:25:06 AM UTC by SFDL_Dude***
Chuck, who also reminds you to keep your hands inside the car on Beast Helix.
Learned the hard way a few years ago. The absolute worst though was a ride on Chang a few years back...there was an decorative grass just before the last corkscrew on the left side and I smacked it pretty good one way or another. Stung for quite a while.
This is sort of on topic. One time on Dueling Dragons - Fire, just before the vertical loop there was a broken sprinkler head shooting water straight up at riders. It wasn't pleasant at all, but probably didn't hurt as much as a support.
HeyIsntThatRob? said: I know of someone that had a blue hand with red fingertips after hitting that support on purpose. Keep in mind you are going about 50-60 MpH when you're whizzing by that support. Ouch!
After experiencing what rain feels like on MF, I would never dream of trying to hit one of the supports ;).
Also (please take this with a grain of salt) I overheard a ride op on MF bragging to another ride op that he had "touched the tunnel roof" on the ride.
Yeah, that support was replaced for the '01 season. Apparently no-one seemed to think it would be an issue until someone in '00 on "basket day" hit it. After that, the op's had to say "please keep your hands and arms inside the ride at all times" to every guest on each and every train... And yeah, it hurts like hell. Don't do it.
There are a lot of rides that you normally wouldn't expect to hit anything, but they're there.
Unfortunately, when you're tall and ride with your hands up you find out these things pretty easy... Which is a (albeit very small) part of why I don't really put my hands up anymore. *** Edited 6/16/2006 3:46:26 AM UTC by rOLLocOASt***
That was always one of my favorite things to do on MF. Side train right and scare the hell out of the people behind by reaching for the posts in the overbanks and the turn around on the island. I am just an average 5' 10" and i would literally reach for them and never had a problem. I did not think it was possible.
^Since Im tall, if Im riding with my hands up (which is about half the time, I sometimes just let them hang without holding onto anything) any tunnel/headchopper I bend the elbows back so that doesnt happen to me.