MF Altered Support pics

Friday, June 16, 2006 4:45 AM
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

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Friday, June 16, 2006 5:31 AM
There is another picture:
http://www.rcdb.com/ig594.htm?picture=22
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Friday, June 16, 2006 7:38 AM
Gah, I'm not the only person who has hit that thing on Chang! Wow. You hear that you stupid shrubbery?? If you're reading this right now, get a haircut! Gah! *shakes fist*
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Friday, June 16, 2006 9:04 AM
It really makes one wonder how on earth they managed to get the stencil past that thing during the pull-through.
*** Edited 6/16/2006 7:05:55 PM UTC by superman***
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Friday, June 16, 2006 10:38 AM
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.
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Friday, June 16, 2006 11:04 AM
How do you guys physically get your arms up when in a B&M clamshell? When Im in one I cant raise my upper arm above 90 degrees.
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Friday, June 16, 2006 11:32 AM

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.

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Friday, June 16, 2006 11:52 AM
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.

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Friday, June 16, 2006 12:11 PM
I'm 6'2" and I never came close to hitting the tunnels on MF or the supports on Gemini when I have my hands up.
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Friday, June 16, 2006 12:16 PM

Touchdown said:
How do you guys physically get your arms up when in a B&M clamshell? When Im in one I cant raise my upper arm above 90 degrees.

Well on a B&M standup like chang, It's probably a more arms to the sides issue.

That shrubbage is litterally only a foot or so from the track so it don't take much.

Chuck

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Friday, June 16, 2006 1:44 PM
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.
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Friday, June 16, 2006 4:56 PM
If my memory serves me well, someone had their hand severely injured after they had put their hands up on Viper, at SFGAm.
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Friday, June 16, 2006 6:56 PM
Chang doesn't have clamshells. They're otsrs.
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Friday, June 16, 2006 7:19 PM
Clamshells=B&M's OTSRs mudinthevayne.
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Friday, June 16, 2006 7:39 PM
Actually, clamshells = B&M lap bars.

The OTSR's are just that, OTSR's. ;)

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Friday, June 16, 2006 7:51 PM
^Oops, my mistake, thought I heard them refered to as clamshells on NGC's Supercoasters.

I allways thought the thing looked like a bovine (dare I say bull) hoof though.

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Saturday, June 17, 2006 1:20 PM
Which overbank is that?
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Saturday, June 17, 2006 1:37 PM
^Hill 2 (right after the drop.)
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