NO relative height or weight restrictions on X-Fli

Friday, June 22, 2001 11:30 AM
Yesterday at work we received this email from Vekoma stating that there are NO relative height and weight restrictions for the ride. Except for the 54" minimum. This meaning if we can lock the lap bar down you can ride. Although it might not be very comfortable. The previous restrictions where under 80" and 270lbs.

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Don't mess with the X in 01
X-Flight team member 2001!
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Friday, June 22, 2001 11:31 AM
Does anyone know if the same goes for Batwing? I sure hope so, because then my brother can ride this summer :)
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Friday, June 22, 2001 1:27 PM
I dunno, I think there is a lot of discrimination against Fat People ( I can say that cuz I'm fat) In roller coasters. Sometimes, either the seat dividers are too tight or weight restrictions. The same goes for tall! I'm almost 6'2" and there are on some rides Height maximums! I really don't think it is fair. I realize it is for saftey purposes, but ANY person should be able to ride roller coasters and have a good time.

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Mindbender...Can you hear the Riddler chuckling?
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Friday, June 22, 2001 1:30 PM
I'm 6'5" and never had a height restriction problem....

And you have to remember.. these rides are designed for safety as stated, but also for the ability to make them for the average person. When seats are designed (and trains for that matter) they tend to go a tad above what is average.. It would cost too much and also be a nightmare to have to redesign trains depending on guest requirements..

Bottom line.. no one said life was fair.. adn if they did.. they lied to you..

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June 11th, 2001 - Gemini 100 *** This post was edited by Red Garter Rob on 6/22/2001. ***
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Friday, June 22, 2001 1:48 PM
Good. Now if we could get some definite information about H:XLC. Is there anyone out there who was not allowed to ride it that would like to speak up?
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Friday, June 22, 2001 1:54 PM
I'm 5'10" 250 lbs I rode X Flight with no problem
I seen other " HUSKY " people get on it also.
( Some bigger than me ! Imagine that....)
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Friday, June 22, 2001 2:06 PM
Well I'm 6'1" and WAS 300 (down 20 lbs from that already thank you) when I rode X-Flight the first time. The lower restraint clicked into the THIRD notch and still was very comfy! Maybe there are alot of fat Dutch people because Vekoma sure took care of us on this ride.
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Friday, June 22, 2001 2:40 PM

G-Money said:
"Well I'm 6'1" and WAS 300 (down 20 lbs from that already thank you) when I rode X-Flight the first time. The lower restraint clicked into the THIRD notch and still was very comfy! Maybe there are alot of fat Dutch people because Vekoma sure took care of us on this ride."


LOL! All companies need to take a lesson from the Dutch then. :) It makes me happy when I see fellow coaster riders who are fat ( I am) enjoy a good ride without having to worry about restraints.


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Mindbender...Can you hear the Riddler chuckling?
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Friday, June 22, 2001 6:38 PM
Well hopefully i won't be fat coaster rider much longer! The only ride i could't ride at SFWoA was S:UE but I finally fit into yesterday. :-)
B&M takes care of us with the big boy seats, at least on BKF, i don't know how many other B&M's have those though.
I know what you mean though, while other peeps in the queue were nervous about laying down on a coaster, all I was worried about was getting onto the darn thing.
grant
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