Who here has been asked (or reccomended) by a ride op to remove their shoes because they seemed really loose ?
On Great White in SWSA almost every one would take off their shoes. Mostly because there were a lot of misters along the layout, and it would feal nice and cool with the wind in your feet with the misters.
I wear flip-flops 90% of the time, and will take them off on a coaster where they might end off coming off anyway, like a suspended one. But, if I'm in a regular train, they stay on.
Then came SFEG & Halfpipe - and now I'm thinking of going on a rant about it.
Wear shoes, keep them on...thanks! :)
coastin' since 1985
You have disturbed the forbidden temple, now-you-will-pay!!!
With all the other crap that people have to take over to the bins, I hardly think that shoes are the biggest culprit for slowing down the ops.
I think this is a problem of inconsiderate people vs. those of us that realize what we need to do before we're required to do it.
When I'm getting ready to ride an invert or floorless, I make sure that I'm the first in my party through the gates and I move briskly over to the holding area and then briskly return to my seat. I can't really think of any time where a op was waiting for ME to return to my seat because I was removing my sandals.
Those that don't care if they are holding up the group will do so regardless if they are removing shoes, bags/purses, oversized stuffed animals, sunglasses, etc...
If the parks institue a sneaker only policy, I will oblige. Until then I just gotta ask, "Why you hatin'?"
Here's To Shorter Lines & Longer Trip Reports!
And to those that would suggest that I bring a change of shoes, I only own one pair of shoes that aren't either dress shoes or clunky hiking boots. I've got a couple of pair of sandals though. ;)
I even take off my sandals to dance barefoot on the grass at concerts. Hell yeah I'm a hippy.
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