S&S's new restraints

Saturday, October 25, 2003 6:04 PM
I don't know really how much the Screaming Squirrel or SWAT feel as compared to the Sky Sling, or "erUPtion" at Frontier City, but all I know is when the shoulder restraints are activated and move down to your body, the way they rest on your body almost suffocates you. I think the new restraints hamper diaphram movement in the body and keep a person from breathing properly. I know I feel uncomfortable and want to get off the ride as soon as possible, and so does everyone else on that ride. My question is how is one supposed to stand a full 60 seconds of that on something like the Screaming Squirrel? Are all the new S&S restraints like that?

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Saturday, October 25, 2003 8:21 PM
I absolutely hated the lapbar portion of Eruption at SFGadv. It was way too tight.
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Did anyone ever bother trying out the seats on the KMG Tango? And if so, were they male?
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Sunday, October 26, 2003 6:58 AM
SWAT's lapbar/shoulder nub setup wasn't to uncomfortable. It's definately something that I wouldn't want to be in for a long time, but for the ride time on SWAT it wasn't to bad.

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Sunday, October 26, 2003 7:02 AM
I was fine while riding Eruption at Six flags great adventure untill all the sudden without any notice the bar came down so tight! I was like damn I dont mind tight, but this is just a toture device.
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Sunday, October 26, 2003 6:59 PM
I think most of the ride designers are looking for something "new" when the most practical harness for their situation is what the industry has been using for years. In turn, we're compromising comfort.

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Monday, October 27, 2003 3:49 AM
I sat in them last year at IAAPA, I think they are a little awkward. Tight on the lapbar, and they sit weird on the shoulders.

Where is the sky swatter located?

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Monday, October 27, 2003 4:34 AM
Its been a while, but from what I remember of Swat (SFAW), for a larger guest like myself, it wasn't the best setup. The bucket seat was a little too reclined, therefore folding me up a little bit. That made trouble for the diaphragm right away. The shoulder restraints weren't too bad when lowerd, but the lab bar portion was just a bit tight. It didn't keep me from enjoying the ride, and I've definitely been in worse restraints (FoF OTSR), but I think it is hard to make a comfortable AND safe restraint for people of all sizes. Someone like me only gets one or two clicks on an Arrow looper because of my height and large shoulders...and therefore, the restraint digs into my collar-bone the whole ride.

The most comfortable restraints? Superman: Ultimate Flight or X-Flight, with a small mod on the lapbar portion (otherwise, the sand-bagish OTSR that are form fitting are a dream!).

Just my $.02

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Monday, October 27, 2003 5:47 AM
It may just be the way you're situated in the seats. I think Mr. doom might have a point and the seats are a bit more recessed than they should be, thus creating breathing problems.

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