Question RE: Restraint Changes to S:ROS

Wednesday, September 15, 2004 8:37 PM
I rode S:ROS two weeks ago at SFA and was pleased to find out that I was able to fit in the restaints - although not by much. I had heard that in the wake of the tragedy earlier this year on a S:ROS in New England that the restraints had been changed.

My question is what was changed and were all the S:ROS rides (RCDB lists three in U.S.) modified?

I've ridden MF at CP, which had a similar restraint system to the one I saw at SFA, except there was an extra seat belt-type belt attached to the handle of the lap bar that connected to the seat frame, is this what was added?


Wednesday, September 15, 2004 9:03 PM
The restraints systems on all three S:ROS coasters are identical. The extra seat belt you mentioned (and the "shin pads") were added this year to all three rides.


Wednesday, September 15, 2004 9:32 PM
Also the rails that run down the side of the lap bar was added.

All of the S:ROS had t-bar restraints, with no sidebars, shin pads or extra safety buckle which I think is just a double check to make sure you fit safely in the ride.


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