Just wondering but this summer I want to go on superman & I weight from about 190-210(5'2''), would I have trouble fighting. No tummy really. Big thighs/butt. Because I have heard overweight people being turned away. =[ *** Edited 6/8/2006 11:55:57 PM UTC by 3NiNETEEN***
Difficult to say. You certainly weigh far less than many people who've successfully ridden those rides, but at your height your proportions will be well off the average rider dimensions. Until you check out a test seat, we really don't have any way of knowing.
This is the test for MF so Im not sure about the S:ROS but:
Find a hard bottomed chair, grab a rope or other pliable rope like object, sit on the chair, take the rope and stretch it from end to end over your upper thighs. Measure the length, if its less then 29 inches youre good to go, if its over you might not fit (if your close you may fit.)
From watching people have trouble on Mill Force and Superman, I'd say that if you are worried about the belt, leave a bit of slack and pull tight. If you let all the slack out before you buckle it, it's harder to get some to pull through. Superman is definitely more forgiving than Mill Force though, enjoy it!
I haven't been on SMROS this year, but I had no prob. last year and I weigh 230 lbs, but I could only ride MF once. The second time I tried I couldn't fit. A little help from the ride op would of helped.
*IF* you have any trouble (you won't), all the B&M coasters AFAIK have the "big boy seats" (typically rows 3&6 but that varies alot, ride attendants can tell you right away if there's not signage).
Also, if you come close (not YOU specifically, but for people in general), you *might* be able to have a friend help you in....I've helped get a couple friends into rides that were "tight", LOL, but I've also gotten yelled at for touching the delicate safety equipment... ;)
Enjoy your ride on the greatest piece of steel constructed since SFoT's Shockwave... :)
It all depends on which seat you get. The belts are not all the same length on MF. When I was at Coaster mania for ERT on MF with a buddy he is 250lbs and some seats the belt would have no slack and others it did. Same thing with SROS. You should be more specific there are 3 SROS in the USA
Enjoy your ride on the greatest piece of steel constructed since SFoT's Shockwave...
Indeed! Oh wait...don't you mean Mind Bender?
LOL, had to go to rcdb for some fact-checking. They're both listed as 1978 (MB says 03/31/78, no date listed for Shockwave, but I know it's in an issue of RC! in an article on Antons). Somehow I *will* get to both of their 30th birthday parties, assuming the best.
My first few laps on SFNE's monstrosity, I remember making the comment: "Anton would have LOVED this!" :)