Safety Harness Questions...

Monday, July 1, 2002 7:25 PM

Hi All. I was hoping that you experts on roller coasters could help me out. I'm taking a trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain this summer, and I have a concern about safety harnesses on the coasters. When I relax, I have a great time, but when I start thinking about those safety harnesses, I freak out!

Just how safe are those harnesses anyway? Exactly how heavy a person can they support? My boyfriend is a pretty big guy, probably 6'2 and weighing in at 250 pounds... are these really going to hold him in? Are there weight restrictions with these? I have yet to come across an article talking about the safety of the harness part of the coasters. Is it possible for the harness to fail and not hold you in, or am I just being paranoid?


I thank you in advance for any of your advice!!

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Monday, July 1, 2002 7:30 PM
Well i guess your being paranoid because your b/f will not... fall out. But he might get very freaked out if he rides DeJa-Vu with the whole vertical reclining thing and all your weight being held by only the OTSR.

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Monday, July 1, 2002 7:33 PM
Neither of you are going anywhere, plus most of the coasters use lapbars anyway.

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Monday, July 1, 2002 8:52 PM
Except Revolution and Flashback they use both lap bars and OTSR's
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Monday, July 1, 2002 8:53 PM

baddboy said:
Except Revolution and Flashback they use both lap bars and OTSR's


I said most NOT all

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Monday, July 1, 2002 8:57 PM

baddboy said:
Except Revolution and Flashback they use both lap bars and OTSR's


Wait so your saying those 2 coasters have lap bars and otsr?

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Im the #1 Canobie Lake Park Fan!!!These are my top 3 coasters:
1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone

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Monday, July 1, 2002 9:53 PM

Coasters are very safe, safer than crossing the street, driving in a car, or attemping to drink an entire keg...

So don't worry, smart engineers and mathimaticians have done an incredible amounts of studies and worrying so we don't have to. These rides are almost virtually idiot-proof, and the safety statistics show.

Remember, there is perceived danger, and actual danger. - Coasters are designed to look & feel dangerous while being actually safe; that is what makes them so fun!

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 12:09 AM

Except for Perilous Plunge!

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 4:10 AM
I guess I am mostly worried that they won't hold a bigger person as well as a smaller person. The only kind of harness that bothers me are the ones on suspended roller coasters, like Batman at SFMM. I seriously don't know how I'm going to go on the X, it scares me to death! :)
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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 7:17 AM

Don't worry about that X coaster Keurigirl... it most likely will be closed due to "technical difficulties"

As for harnesses... even if, for some strange reason the harness pops open, most of the coasters have a seat belt that connects to the harness (or in some cases your waist) as a back-up system. In other words, the harness will, 99.99999 percent of the time, stay closed, but that seat belt is there just for that small chance that it might not.

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*** This post was edited by Zero-G on 7/2/2002. ***

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