Storm Runner Restraint Question

Wednesday, May 3, 2006 11:03 AM
Before I begin, sorry but the search is down so I cant find a previous thread...

I noticed on pictures that Storm Runner has belts on the OTSRs are these restraints as restrictive (for bigger people) as their inverted counter parts or are they more forgiving?

+0
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 11:09 AM
I think they are way more forgiving.
+0
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 11:11 AM
Storm Runner's OTSR is similar to Kingda Ka's. They are roomy, but keep in mind that the belt has to have an inch of slack.
+0
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 11:33 AM
They are very roomy. Most people should not have a problem riding it unless they are seriously obese.
+0
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 11:39 AM
Not having been on SR *or* on Ka (bad enthusiast, bad)....how similar are they to California Screamin' restraints? On CS, I barely noticed them...
+0
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 12:23 PM
On Storm Runner, it depends on how big you are, and where.

I had no problem getting into Storm Runner, but I'm tall enough (which is odd considering that I am not particularly tall) that I was not able to get the lap bar down into my lap where it belongs, because of the @#$! shoulder bar. I was able to ride, but I didn't exactly appreciate getting dumped out of the seat during the too-slow inversion elements.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

+0
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 1:13 PM
^^^Just curious, which inversions did you find were slow? Maybe its just a difference in the days we were there, but when I was last at Hershey the train was taking all the elements at near frightening, OMG type speeds.
+0
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 1:15 PM
Is there a listing somewhere on height, weight, waistline, and/or knee height restrictions for riders? This kind of a list would be of great beneift to the increasingly taller and wider population.
+0
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 1:16 PM
I'm 5'11" (weight not an issue), and I fit comfortably in the restraints...last time I rode SR, the inversions were still being taken at a wicked fast speed, which is great. Like the others have said, unless you're obese, you'll fit comfortably, with room to spare. If you are obese, or really big boned, you'll still fit. No worries, the ride will be fun!
+0
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 1:20 PM
Bill, they are totally different.
+0
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 1:51 PM
Thanks for all the responces, Im seriously considering heading up there next Sunday and buying a season pass (its so cheap considering the free parking and food discount.)
+0
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 1:57 PM
I am not sure if this will help but last year I was about 295 (with a big gut) and I fit comfortably in the back seat of the train on your right. I thought I would have problems but no problems.

<---now down to about 265 and trying to shed more weight before Coaster Mayhem and Beastbuzz

+0
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 5:46 PM
I'm thinking about the high rollover. It's taken fast, but not fast enough to keep you in the seat. I think it may be the roll rate that is too slow, moreso than the train speed. Kind of the opposite of the rolls on Tomb Raider at Canada's Wonderland, where the ride is moving very slowly, but the roll rate is high enough to keep you firmly attached to the couch.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

+0
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 6:03 PM
^Understood. I remember when the thing was first built and everybody being agast at how funky the shape of the thing was, at least compared to how graceful looking the B&M element is.
+0
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 7:14 PM
im 6-0 240 lbs, big build, big thighs and shoulders, i could not fit on Storm Runner last summer.
+0
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 9:43 PM
I liked it's restraints, no problems with them.
+0
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 10:12 PM
J-Reimer, how is this possible being that im 6'5" 300lbs and fit on Ka with about 4 inches of slack on the belt. I have big bones big shoulders, and thighs, I am not really fat more muscular but I am tall
+0
Thursday, May 4, 2006 12:33 AM

Coasterfreak2 said:
J-Reimer, how is this possible being that im 6'5" 300lbs and fit on Ka with about 4 inches of slack on the belt. I have big bones big shoulders, and thighs, I am not really fat more muscular but I am tall

You make a good comparison to me! I'm 6'4" and 260lbs. I have not been to CP since the seat belt restrictions were put in place, have you been there and can you ride TTD and MF? I hope I don't have to find out the hard way. I was fine in the TTD test seat two years ago. What other coasters are hard for you to fit on, if you don't mind me asking.

+0
Thursday, May 4, 2006 12:42 AM
Coasterb, find a hard chair, cut a piece of rope to be 28 inches, and see if you can stretch it across your thighs and touch both ends of the chair. If you can they youre good to go, if you cant then you may have a problem.

Its a little crude but its very accurate (and youre more likely to get a false failure then false sucess.)
*** Edited 5/4/2006 11:44:05 AM UTC by Touchdown***

+0
Thursday, May 4, 2006 1:57 AM

rollergator said:
Not having been on SR *or* on Ka (bad enthusiast, bad)....how similar are they to California Screamin' restraints? On CS, I barely noticed them...

They are nowhere near the same, unless CS got new restaints and I am just finding out about it. ;-)

Ka's and Storm Runner's restraints are very roomy. I prefer the "freedom" of lapbars only (like Dragster) but the "new" type of OTSR's are the most comfortable. No headbangin for me!

-Tina

+0

You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2018, POP World Media, LLC
Loading...