Thanks for the help!
V2: This is an Intamin restraint and if he has had trouble fitting on coasters before, you can pretty much assume he wont fit on this one
Batman: The Ride: This is the first inverted coaster in the world, and does not have any big boy seats (there is a seat at the enterance to try)
Raging Bull: If your friend has a larger lower body he might have trouble fitting on this ride (there is a trial seat though)
Iron Wolf: May or may not cause problems
Deja Vu: Has a heigh max (cant remember what it is) but dont worry it will probably be closed anyways
Thank you so much for your help!
As for Deja Vu, I was there this past Friday and it was running just fine. I did notice a rather weird sign in the station. The target pph for that ride is 450! If you are planning on riding Vu, make sure you hit it in the morning or late in the evening.
One thing to note is the problems with people fitting on rides @ CP is due to shortening of seat belts on Dragster & Millenium Force. SFGAm has not adjusted their belts or anything on their rides. To my knowledge, the only thing they did do recently (as in the past couple years) is add seat belts to Viper (very, very long ones at that).
V2: If your friend has trouble getting on rides with OTSRs, forget it. Intamin has this lovely way of not being as forgiving on thier coasters as the other designers do, If he/she can belt up on BTR and or anyother OTSR without any issuesthe should be able to ride V2 in rows 11, 6 or 3 on the far side. The seatbelts in those rows are about 1 to 2 inches longer then the others, beleive me, It sounds crazy but I know from personal first hand experience on this subject. V2 has no give in the OTSRs so expect not to ride if your a bigger upper body person.
As for BTR: The best way to get a bigger person on this ride is for you to be in a group of 2+ people, each on either side of the OTSR and press down on the silver hand rails while you press down on the top of the OTSR, now keep in mind this is when the person your trying to get on is bearly missing the belt buckle, and will not work when its more then 2 inches from buckling the seat belt. When you just about have the belt buckled, make sure one of your friends presses down on the area of the OTSR just about where the buckle is. This forces the OTSR down a little more, and it should work, Again,I must stress these techniques are for people that just miss buckling the seat belts themselvers, serious injury can and will happen when someone presses down on your chest.
Iorn Wolf: Like said before, IW is a 1st generation B&M and uses old school restraints. For this ride, Usually bigger people like myself have no issues getting on, Stand straight up and pull down on the top of the OTSR, usually that works to get a few clicks needed to get you to buckle the belt, if not the last 2 rows, specifically the 3rd seat (both trains) usually have a longer seat belt. Usually male ride ops will help you as is the case with BTR. If you are bearly missing it, Press down on the area around where the buckle is again, this should work, again if its too tight and it hurts forget it, you will hurt yourself.
Raging Bull: Its all about the red line, as long as this red like is visible, your good to go. If not, try using both hands, quickly pressing the clamshell down, this is useful if the ride op calls out your seat number. This should get you to ride if your boarderline again.
SUF: You need 3 clicks in order to ride the ride, what I usually do is quickly slam down the OTSR and that usually works well, make sure your legs are all the way back in the restraint before doing this however.
These techniques are what I have used when I needed the extra help... Im not an obese slob either, I have ridden well over 130 coasters including TTD and MF, I just have a beer belly lol.
Hope this helps. *** Edited 6/13/2006 4:57:13 AM UTC by SkyRider7***
Also, today I rode Iron Wolf on the train with the new restraints and they hurt. They are pretty solid, and it feels like someone punched you continuously in both ears after getting off of it, heh. After a few months of continous headbanging by riders they will probably soften up... *** Edited 6/13/2006 5:48:14 AM UTC by Raging_Bull***
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