Tired of Vekoma (it's not what you think...read)

Wednesday, June 27, 2001 10:00 AM
Well, it's official: I can't ride Deja Vu. It has just been announced that you have to be under 6'4" to ride deja vu. I am too tall. This company never fails to piss me off. I am so stinking tired of rides that tall people can't ride. It's flat out ridiculous. It is really getting old, and you'd think that in an era where people are taller, companies would strive to build rides everyone can ride. My brother can't ride anything Vekoma makes anymore (SLC, Deja Vu, flying coasters...) It is just plain stupid. At least X doesn't have a maximum height restricition. (for now ) *** This post was edited by saviourmachine on 6/27/2001. ***
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 10:05 AM
How do you know for certain theres a Maximum height requirement. Where did you get your info from?
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Dayuum, Your HOT!
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 10:09 AM

http://www.sixflags.com/parks/magicmountain/rides/dejavu.html

This is the first I've seen of this. Up until now, it only said you had to be taller than 54 inches. Then they add this 6'4" nonsense. *sigh* I was REALLY looking forward to riding this one.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 10:16 AM
You would think Vekoma would try to make a coaster for tall people to ride. I'm scared that I'll be too tall to ride X-Flight when I go this summer.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 10:17 AM
Hmmm, interesting. Only reason why I think they made a maximum height requirement was because the loop is over the station house, I think.
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Dayuum, Your HOT!
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 11:09 AM
Is this height requirement the same for all the Deja Vu's?
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 11:16 AM
I've heard riding as a taller than reccommended height person on an invert is pretty scary, I was looking at that Anaconda(pics) one day(South Africa) and it looks like it would be a guatanteed amputation if you were too tall, although I thought too tall was rare, I know now it's not. That's sad, maybe in the future they can have inserts or something to the seats, kind of like with the extra belts on Volcano for larger guests, kind of raise your clearance, so to speak.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 11:18 AM
Yep.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 11:24 AM
I swear that if you are too tall, your head would be chopped off in the tunnel on the Grizzly.

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Woohoo, woohoo!
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 11:25 AM
6'4" is not really that tall. European coaster companies should be thinking about the shapes of people in which the majority of their coasters end up.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 11:27 AM


I totally agree. I'm 6 foot 2, and there are many ride that I am very uncomfortable on. If there are regulations for handicap access, what makes tall people any different? (I'm not saying that tall people are handicapped, just that everyone should be able to ride)

I can hear it now:
"Sorry, this coaster is not made for you. Everyone else, but not you."
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 11:43 AM
Fat and Tall people are always discriminated against on certain rides...

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Mindbender...Can you hear the Riddler chuckling?
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 11:47 AM
X-FLight and Batwing do not have maximum height requirments anymore, just minimum

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HurricaneGeauga- Just in case
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 11:56 AM
That really sucks saviourmachine, 6'4" is really not that tall.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 12:01 PM
i guess you tall people ate to many vegs as kids. I am glad I am only 5'8 and to think all the times my parents said eat your vegs.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 12:06 PM
V2 at SFGAM does not list the MAX height on their website but it is 6'8" according to the park signs. I seriously doubt a 6'5" person would be comfortable in that harness.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 12:12 PM
If it matters at all, we tall people can blame it on the short people. This is because if it wasnt for short people, us tall people wouldnt know we were tall!

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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 12:43 PM
Yeah, that's how you should look at the situation...NOT!
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 1:20 PM
Hey S:ROS at SFA has a max height limit too because of the first helix. Hey you might not be able to ride some roller coasters, but you can play basketball!:) (If someone asks you as a tall person if you play basketball, just say "No, do you play minature golf?)
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 2:32 PM
SCREW VEKOMA AND THEIR ANTI-TALL WAYS!

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Mindbender...Can you hear the Riddler chuckling?
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