S.O.B. New restraints?

Monday, March 24, 2003 6:53 PM
Any idea what these are and how much nicer they may be?

Cause the old ones suck

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Monday, March 24, 2003 6:56 PM
yea, they should have new ones, hey maybe ones they come down from the side like PR at KW. This way you legs won't bang into the restraints and it would make it more enjoyable.
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Monday, March 24, 2003 7:47 PM
I honestly have no idea.

But that won't keep me from guessing. My guess:

a) Remove the floorboard angle plates installed a couple of years ago

b) Switch to a FoF style lap bar with an ankle-bar.

Question: are they smart enough to improve the back and side padding?

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Monday, March 24, 2003 8:09 PM
I dont know what they are but I ask for only two things:

1. Remove the angle floorboard plates and if possible allow for those of us with long legs to have our feet slide under the seat in front of us

2. Change the lap bars, either go to a one sided floor attachment or a side loading one (that is of course only if seatbelts are considered too unsafe ;) )


Im sure if those two things were done sonny would shoot up in my ratings allmost as much as FOF did after it installed lapbars.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 1:42 AM
Like Rideman said, I have no Idea what they really are but I think they just added a ankle pad to the existing lapbar and removed the floorboard blocks.

Chuck

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Charles Nungester.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 6:11 AM
Hopefully Dave and Chuck are right, I have always wondered why Premire didn't follow the restraint design of FOF a little more closley with the Sonny trains.

Well, I'll just have to see what they have come up with on the 11th!

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 8:10 AM
Uhm, because they did the Son of Beast trains BEFORE they did they FOF redesign.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 8:35 AM
FP I realize that, one would also think that both designs were *on the drawing board* at about the same time. It would have just made sense to me to provide a *roomier* design..

but that's just me

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 9:47 AM
No matter what they do, you're still going to bounce around until you get a headache.

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Goccvp1

I sure do miss the Idora Wiildcat & Jackrabbit.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 10:14 AM
Well, that's true no matter what they do *to the restraints*. There are other changes they could make that would fix the shuffle, but the changes are major enough that I don't think they're ready to throw away three expensive trains just yet...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 11:03 AM
While I do not know EXACTLY what the restraints will look like, I have spoken to Jeffrey Siebert about them. He said they will offer much more leg room, a slightly different position that should make the ride more comfortable, along with more padding for your legs so they don't get the crap beaten out of them like they used to with the bare steel poles. He also noted that there are no restraints in the park like the new ones that will be on SOB this year... so I guess that cancels out any ideas about SOB getting FOF-like restraints.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 3:58 PM
Hmmm.... Could it possibly be a clamshell?

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 7:58 PM
Will they be finished installing them by opening day?
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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 8:05 PM
I would love for them to also get rid of or move them handle bars that my knees keep banging into. Also there is a "box like" thing on the floor of the train that I could do without.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 8:30 PM
I think the "box like" think on the floor is the floorboard protrusion I was referring to and others have also complained about. I think that has got to be history regardless of what they have done to it.

Good point about the handlebars. If the handlebars were mounted at headrest level, they might be useful...but with the tall lap bars, where the handlebars have been mounted, most of us can't even reach them 'cause the lap bar is in the way. Correction. We can't grab them with our hands. Our knees can reach them very easily. Ow!

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
Now posting from Camino instead of Safari...

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 9:47 PM
New restraints? Just one; my wife restraining me from going back on ;)
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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 8:42 AM
The "boxlike" thing on the floor may be the wheel wells. Don't forget, the front wheels are set back on the train, so in essence you have two rear seats. Only the middle seat is wheel free (unlike most coasters where the front wheels are set ahead of the rider). All of Magnum XL200's third seats have a box on the floor where they cover the wheel.

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Goccvp1

I sure do miss the Idora Wiildcat & Jackrabbit.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 8:52 AM
On Son of Beast, the wheels are outboard of the wheel well, under the 'sill' on the side of the car. You don't have wheel wells invading your foot space because the wheel is outboard of the seat and behind the 'door' opening.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 8:55 AM
Maybe they're installing OTSRs....... LOLOLO!!!!@@!@!!@@!1111one

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 9:12 AM
goccvp1,

The box like thing is in all the rows...even the middle ones...from what I understood from the group of people I was with at CBCon2002, they were not originally there and that it was added a year or two after it opened to put the legs un a "more secure" position...

Whatever you want to call the position of the legs, I'll just call it crippling. Ask Brent, Dave, Lumpy, Chris and Elizabeth...I was limping for 45 minutes after riding....

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