S:UF at SFoG Seats

Saturday, April 5, 2003 6:51 AM
I think this has been discussed before, but the search function isn't working...strange...anyways

I'm sure many people have heard the rumor/news that SFoG's Superman got larger seats. Can anyone verify this?

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Saturday, April 5, 2003 8:33 AM
I rode it last year. And I rode it 2 weeks ago. I didn't notice any change in the seats. I thought they were comfortable both times.
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Saturday, April 5, 2003 8:43 AM
The seats are different, the rumor going around is that Mr. Story wanted to ride the original S:UF while he was anticipating the clones, he didn't fit and he ordered a seat redesign that could add some extra room, all they did was to replace the old seat backs with thiner ones. I have always been able to just fit on S:UF, now this year I was able to get the restraint down another click, I don't think I have lost weight from last year and a reliable source has confirmed the seat change to me. By the way...looks like the clones may have a reduced G force in that pretzel....

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Wayne Grant
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Saturday, April 5, 2003 9:18 AM
I bet it isn't noticable. They just made the drop longer into a trench. It has a little extra speed because of the extra car so thats a reason why it been changed. It isn't even really changed.
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Saturday, April 5, 2003 12:56 PM
The park map says that it has new larger seating. I'll trust the park map in this case.
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Saturday, April 5, 2003 1:17 PM
Unless there was are a few special seats, which I don't think there is, there aren't any modifications done to the seats. I rode it two times last week and there was nothing different on the seats in the back row. Also, it would be nearly impossible to modify the seats to be larger. This is kinda hard to describe without a close up picture, but the positioning of the seats on the B&M flyer cars are so precise, and were designed to make use of nearly all the frame they sit on, that there is practically no way to add any extra room to the seats.

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*** This post was edited by IOArules 4/5/2003 6:20:04 PM ***

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