That support scared the crap out of me the first time i rode MF back in 00, I'm 6'2", and i had my hands all the way up, I saw that support coming, my hands went down in a heart beat.
On Dominator at GL, I was able to hit those weeds in that turn and helix after the second corkscrew with out even tring to. I know i can touch the railing in that same turn, but i rather not try to. lol
In all honesty, that stencil probably doesn't allow for idiots, such as myself, who lean *WAY TOO FAR* out of the train. I'm just glad it was as simple as my hand smacking that support and not having it ripped completely off. I'll NEVER do that again as long as I live.
Touchdown said: ^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.
I literally duck for the head chopper on Gemini and the tunnel on the Beast. Anyone know how much room is available between the seat and the wood on either of those? How tall are you touchdown? Im 6'4" which on me is 54" from seat to fingertips, and I don't remember having a problem with MF tunnels.
6 ft 3 here. Im sure there is plenty of space on MF's tunnels, it just certainly doesnt look like it as Im careening towards it at 80+mph and it is just a reflex for me at this point.
As for actually ducking, Ive never done that (despite having a tall torso) I think mainly because I allmost allways sit in the back of the train (and thus see plently of shorter people go through without losing their hands) and I have faith that the designers, who may not account for my tall arm span, dont want to decapitate tall guests have made sure I have head clearence.
The only thing I've ever tried to touch on a ride is that one tiny branch that sticks up if you are on the far right side of the Raptor train. After the MCBR there is like this one tiny branch that sticks up and if you really reach for it you can grab it.