Tall people cannot ride Delirium!

Sunday, October 12, 2003 8:22 PM
I was at PKI the other day (Trip Report) and I found out that there is a height maximum on Delirium. I don't understand this because at 6'7", I clearly fit into the sample seat that is outside of the ride entrance. I doubt that there is a serious chance of anyon's foot hitting something anywhere because the bottom of the ride appears to extend down farther than the bottom of people's dangling feet. (picture) Maybe I am just whining about not getting to go on, what looked like, a really fun ride, but I really don't see any reason for not allowing me on the ride.

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Sunday, October 12, 2003 8:32 PM
Welcome to the new age of rides and coasters.

Being 6ft 3 in., I was actually surprised that I was measured for Deja-Vu at SFGAm a couple of times. You don't expect on an adult ride to be measured for being to tall.

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Sunday, October 12, 2003 8:37 PM
From what I heard its because if your too tall you may hit your feet on one of the light poles. Also has somthing to do with the lowering floor.

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Sunday, October 12, 2003 9:51 PM
Sure it's not the restraints? When I went to Dorney Park in 2002, I hopped on HangTime, the park's Top Spin. My friend is 6'4" and a ride host at the entrance stopped him and asked his height. When he told him, he said, "Good. If you were 6'5", you wouldn't be able to ride."

So we hopped on the ride and sat together. The lap bars come down then the OTSRs do. They all come down at the same time and are at a fixed position. It is a little uncomfortable, but it's OK. Anyway, they lowered them and raised them three times and then told my friend he was not able to ride. The OTSRs just wouldn't click or lock down. Once he got off, they came down just fine.

It might be a restraint issue. I'm sure they'd give plenty of room for your feet.

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Monday, October 13, 2003 5:35 AM

It is not related to the floor dropping, or your legs possibly hitting the light poles.

It's all relative to the restraint system. Like Drop Zone and other rides with OSTR's, if your upper body is very long then you will not be able to fit in the allotted space between the seat and the top of the OSTR. Your shoulders would be uncomfortably pressed against the upper portion of the restraint, and as the previous poster said, the restraint would not come down properly.


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*** This post was edited by Shaggy 10/13/2003 9:36:38 AM ***

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Monday, October 13, 2003 5:41 AM
I'm 6'3" and have never experienced much of a problem riding anything, but I remember when Morey's Great Nor'easter was built in 1995 and the park stated that people 6'6" and over couldn't ride. Not sure if that rule is still enforced, although I can see height being an issue with inverted coasters.

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Monday, October 13, 2003 6:54 AM
Well I'm 6'4" and didn't have any problems with Delirium when I was at PKI this summer. And when I rode DejaVu @ SFGAm (yes can you believe it was open!) I wasn't measured there either

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Monday, October 13, 2003 10:01 AM
I don't remember being measured for Deja Vu in Georgia, now that I think about it.

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Monday, October 13, 2003 10:15 AM
At 6'6" I have not had any trouble getting onto rides except Top Spin types or Boosters,bearing in mind that in the UK we don't have any rides like Deja Vu yet. However, many rollercoasters have the added fun of being crushed into the seat and adding shoulder bruising, knee lock or any other kinds of injury into the mix. The only ones I have not had problems with are the B and M inverters. My nemesis is the good old crotch bar on the stand up coasters, or one one I rode recently, (Magnum Force - Flamingo land UK) they use a completley pointless 4way seatbelt as well as the lap par. On an ordinary person this is round your chest, on someone my size it fits round your neck- great when the G forces kick in!
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Monday, October 13, 2003 11:19 AM
I think those crotch bars on B&M stand ups are enemies of pretty much all men...

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-Rob
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Monday, October 13, 2003 12:39 PM
Someone actually suggested a stand up floorless coaster in the "Are Stand ups Dead" thread. I think he wanted everyone to rest on those crotch bars.

Anyways, I still don't understand why they would deny me the chance to try to fit on Delirium. If I couldn't fit into the seat, (I could have fit) then they could have asked me to leave. I fit perfectly on drop zone. I'll stop crying about it now. I just really wanted to ride it.

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As Mitch always said, "2-in-1 is a BS term, because 1 is not big enough to hold 2. That's why 2 was created.."
-Tomas

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