Perilous Plunge 4 point harness pic

Friday, May 24, 2002 8:19 PM

I don't know if it's been discussed yet, but here.

http://www.ghostrider.org/temp/

It's attached to the lap bar so now it has a lap bar and harness. Very weird


EDIT, i guess it's seperate upon closer inspection. Still they need both?

*** This post was edited by Joe E. on 5/25/2002. ***

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Friday, May 24, 2002 8:27 PM
What a stupid design. Those "shoulder straps" are perfectly positioned to dig into people's necks. Sigh...

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Friday, May 24, 2002 8:42 PM

those Xcelerator shirts look awesome. they really did a nice job with the logo.

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Friday, May 24, 2002 9:08 PM

OK...now seriously...they are doing way too much. That is some serious restraint just for a ride that's essentially a one trick pony. I mean it's gonna take time for ops to lean all the way over to the middle seats to check these harnesses.

Plus! Its ugly!

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Saturday, May 25, 2002 5:59 AM

That's quite possibly the most ridiculous looking thing I've ever seen! I'm all about safety, but that really is not the way to achieve it.

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Saturday, May 25, 2002 6:16 AM
If they had a seatbelt for your waist and she still fell out how are these seatbelts going to help? I dont think it looks that bad but it is probably better then actually having a shoulder harness...

*** This post was edited by GhettoCoaster on 5/25/2002. ***

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Saturday, May 25, 2002 6:29 AM
That looks horrible. o you know how bad that is going to affect capacity with loading and uloading times...
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Saturday, May 25, 2002 6:40 AM

THANK YOU CAL-OSHA!

Once again proving that stupidity is still alive and well. I know I might sound mean here, but if that woman had of worn the restraints properly AND known her own limitations based on her size, we wouldn't have to worry about extra restraints for the horizontally gifted. I'm sorry, but maybe if a weight limit was strictly enforced that would give some people the added push to loose some pounds.

(oh boy am I going to get flamed for this post)

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Saturday, May 25, 2002 6:45 AM
How stupid and ugly!!!!!!!!!!

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Saturday, May 25, 2002 6:53 AM

Might I propose that those may just be for the dumbies?

That may not be true but could be a possibility.

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Saturday, May 25, 2002 6:54 AM
I agree all with you Swoosh. Even here at my home park the entrances too most the rides state "Larger riders may not be allowed to ride".

Seriously, its her fault, not the parks.

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Saturday, May 25, 2002 7:11 AM
I could see those being just to hold the dummies in. The way they are attatched and they look like a weak peice of rubber.
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Saturday, May 25, 2002 7:14 AM

Yeah, except the press reported that the park said they were for humans. Keep up on your news there, kids.

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Saturday, May 25, 2002 7:49 AM
Next thing you know these straps will probably start showing up on intamin hypers as well,god I hope not.
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Saturday, May 25, 2002 8:05 AM

now thats crap. why all this for something that wasnt even their fault in the first place. now the wait is going to be another 1 1/2 - 2hrs longer. its just too much to check. volcano always has a slow dispatch time(or atleast i think it does)and the seatbelts are easy to reach. these rows are 4 across with seatbelt buckles everywhere. just going to be a pain for the ride-op's......

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Saturday, May 25, 2002 8:12 AM

BATWING FAN SFA said:
Next thing you know these straps will probably start showing up on intamin hypers as well,god I hope not.


If that happened I'd fly over to Europe and protest out side their offices!

Also Jeff, I've never been able to see this press report. I don't know where to find everything and I'm sure you've missed something before too!

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Saturday, May 25, 2002 8:17 AM

Actually, I'm pretty sure that Intamin still maintains that these straps are not necessary.

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Saturday, May 25, 2002 8:42 AM
Wow, those things really are stupid. If the woman followed the rules in the first place, we wouldn't have this problem. Why should the park pay when they have signs and such warning people that they may not fit? This is ridiculous!
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Saturday, May 25, 2002 10:22 AM
For the hundreth time, she DID FIT! That's the problem...
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Saturday, May 25, 2002 11:02 AM

Did she fit? Maybe. But the issue is that the lapbar was considered to be "locked" with her in it, and she still managed to be ejected.

While I do think the it is a bit silly looking, Knotts is just gonna have to what they gotta do, which is to look like they take the situation seriously.

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