Rider size limits at PKI?

Friday, May 3, 2002 9:45 AM
I'm going to PKI w/ a friend who is 6'2" and about 300 lbs. What won't he be able to ride at PKI?
He was not able to ride Shockwave at SFOT last time he was there because the bar wouldn't latch (in his words). Can PKI give me a max waist size?
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Friday, May 3, 2002 11:14 AM

I can't say for sure what he will or won't be able to ride, but I'd say that the rides in question are:

SOB
Flight of Fear
Tomb Raider

Those are the three that most large people have trouble with, but it depends on the individual.

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Friday, May 3, 2002 11:17 AM

He may also have issues with Beast and Racer because of the odd positioning of the lap bars.

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Friday, May 3, 2002 11:52 AM
My friend could not fit on drop zone and he is 6'1 2, 270lbs
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Friday, May 3, 2002 12:10 PM
No way he's getting on SOB, Drop Zone, and probably not Face/Off or FOF. Obviously not Rugrats or Beastie either. My brother is 6'3, 245, and rode all of them, but with some discomfort on SOB and Drop Zone.

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Friday, May 3, 2002 12:28 PM
So all coasters (and TR:TR) but Top Gun and Vortex have been listed. Bummer.

BTW, if it helps in figuring this out, most of his extra weight is in the belly. Sorry if I'm ignorant on the subject, but how does this prevent lap bars from being able to 'fit'? Don't they just hold in your legs?

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Friday, May 3, 2002 1:10 PM

The Beast and Racer lap bars are positioned at such an angle that the mandatory two clicks situate the bar far lower than other PTCs.

Example: I would usually ride a "normal" PTC with 3 or 4 clicks, and still have some room left over. On Racer or The Beast, the mandatory 2 clicks is snug. Not uncomfortable, just a little too much for my liking.

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"He's blazin' away like the stars in the universe.." A. Vega + M. Rev "Ghostrider"

Someday there will be something here.

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Friday, May 3, 2002 1:15 PM
i've never heard of a waist size limit

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Friday, May 3, 2002 1:37 PM
So it's snug on your legs or abdomen?
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Friday, May 3, 2002 1:46 PM
In the gut.

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"He's blazin' away like the stars in the universe.." A. Vega + M. Rev "Ghostrider"

Someday there will be something here.

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Friday, May 3, 2002 2:09 PM
Yea, the only rides he will probably ever be able to get on is B&M's maybe Intamin's and some Vekoma's, as well as any Arrow with Butterfly restraints.

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Friday, May 3, 2002 2:33 PM
I'm 5'8 and approx. 250 lbs. I had no problems with anything at PKI except Drop Zone and Runaway Reptar. I was able to ride both, but the fit was extremely tight.
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Friday, May 3, 2002 9:23 PM
its hard to say definately yes or no because it depends on the individual dimensions as well as how you sit.

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Sunday, May 5, 2002 7:10 AM
Take your friend and tell him up front he MAY not fit all of the rides but to relax and enjoy what they can. I have friends close to or over 300 pounds and nowhere near 6'2 that have ridden everything they wanted too. It all depends on each individuals proportions!!! I am only 220 pounds and I have trouble with B&M trains like Raging Bull because my thighs are very large!!!

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Thursday, May 9, 2002 10:31 AM
I was hoping to know beforehand how many rides I'd have to wait in line for and ride w/out him. If it was going to be a majority, we probably wouldn't even go.
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Thursday, May 9, 2002 11:27 AM
At PKI, I find that Drop Zone, Racer, The Beast, Son of Beast, and Flight of Fear are the ones I have the most trouble with. I can ride them all, but the fit is more than a little snug. On Drop Zone I have to have assistance to get the safety belt fastened. I have no trouble at all on Top Gun, Face/Off, Adventure Express, Beastie, Rugrats Runaway Reptar Roller Coaster, Scooby Doo's Ghoster Coaster, and Tomb Raider. Among the other rides size is pretty much not an issue, but I have to ride by myself on Flying Eagles and Monster regardless of what the attendant says. The only ride at the park that I absolutely could not ride was King Cobra, but that's gone now.

On Flight of Fear, I suggest that long-legged, "prosperous", or big-footed people will be more comfortable in the even-numbered rows, or in the left-hand seats of the odd-numbered rows. Don't believe the attendants when they try to tell you all the seats are the same because the most certainly are NOT.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Thursday, May 9, 2002 3:03 PM

Lets just say I am of simular weight but not hight, FOr sure he might have trouble with Drop Zone, Reptar and FOF.

SOB is a leg size if he has real long legs then he might not be able to fit, It's definetly not a waist issue.

Racer and Beast are iffy but if he can ride any other PTC train he can ride these. Face off is unusually large for a invert for restraint size and is comparable to just about any vekoma SLC.

Top Gun, No PROBLEM, Vortex NO PROBLEM, Tomb Raider has test seats and if you can fit them, You should be able to do anything except maybe Drop Zone,

Chuck, talking from experience but body shape has alot to do with it and can ride everything except Reptar.

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