To big for wicked twister?

Monday, May 20, 2002 3:28 AM

Has anybody not been able to ride Wicked Twister beacause there to big? I am 5' 10" 290 lbs. and I have been quite snug on some rides before but have never been turned away. Im not getting my hopes up for Wicked Twister. The only promising thing is that Millennium force also made by Intamin was probably the easyist fit I have ever experienced, although Raptor with similer type restraint was the hardest. Dose anybody have any input on this.

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Monday, May 20, 2002 4:13 AM

If Raptor was a close call, I'm sorry to say WT might give you trouble. No way to know for sure until you try. WT is worse with big shoulders than it is with pot bellies...

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-Matt
2001 Magnum Crew

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Monday, May 20, 2002 4:40 AM
Chris--

You say you ride Raptor? HOW is it snug? If you have plenty of room in the shoulders, Wicked Twister should be no problem. If your shoulders are tight on Raptor, forget Wicked Twister.

Best advice: Try the test seat.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Monday, May 20, 2002 5:25 AM

If Wicked Twisters restraints are identical to its sister coasters V2 and S:UE, you are most likely going to have problems. I wish you luck though. I was in that situation and got turned away from V2 the beginning of last year.

I can fit now with no problem. :)

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Monday, May 20, 2002 5:26 AM

My husband, at 6'5", 260 lbs can ride Raptor, but not WT. Not a weight issue, but the fact he's tall and has broad shoulders, something he just can't do anything about. He says that Raptor just "borders on being uncomfortable in the shoulders, but not abusive".

Although the seat for WT felt like he wedged his bum into it, the biggest problem is the restraint would not allow the shoulder room. He actually had space between the bottom and his stomach, but the restraint, squishing his shoulder, left 2 inches between the seatbelt and the latch.

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Monday, May 20, 2002 5:46 AM
I have to say what is being said gives me a bit more confidence that I will be able to ride the impulses this year. My entire problem is my belly not my shoulders. I had a really tight fit on batman yesterday where a ride up had to help me buckle the harness down. I am starting Atkins today because of that. I am not a broad shoulder type guy.

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Bob Hansen

A proud CoasterBuzz Member

"So you think your'e really brave, gonna see the DEMONS cave.
You silly dude, your'e only food, for the DEMON"

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Monday, May 20, 2002 9:40 AM
I have no idea because I am 5' 10'' and 112 pounds. I am pretty skiny so I have no clue. But I do say good luck to you!

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Monday, May 20, 2002 10:02 AM

Well, I rode Wicked Twister and I am about 6', 264#. I just barely fit into WT. One tip the attendant working the test seat gave me was when you hop up into the seat, let the operator fasten the safety belt, while they are doing that, put your hands up on the very top of the sholder bar, pressing down. This will actually lower those sholder blades about a half inch, but it may make all the difference. (As in my case).

The downside is that the bar will be very snug. More advice would be to wear a light T-shirt. You want to remove as much bulk from your sholders as possible.

In other news: I had no problems with Raptor, and I usually have trouble getting the belt fastened on B&M's.

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Monday, May 20, 2002 10:08 AM

....thinking generally that OTSR's are more of a problem for folks with broad shoulders....weight overall isn't the main issue from what I've seen, but a "thick" upper torso seems to cause problems sometimes.

BobH., good luck, and exercise will help more than dieting...

bill, thinking that C'ville Dave is not only the Mayor, but perhaps also the head bouncer.....

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Monday, May 20, 2002 10:09 AM
I'm sorry to say you probably won't make it. Saturday at WT was the first time I was turned away for my size. I'm 6'0, 255 lbs. It was cold and raining on Saturday, so with the hooded sweatshirt I was wearing, I didn't make it. However Sunday I tried without any jacket and just fit (I had to suck it up and pull the harness down hard to get the belt to click)
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Monday, May 20, 2002 10:23 AM

rollergator said:

....thinking generally that OTSR's are more of a problem for folks with broad shoulders....weight overall isn't the main issue from what I've seen, but a "thick" upper torso seems to cause problems sometimes.

BobH., good luck, and exercise will help more than dieting...

bill, thinking that C'ville Dave is not only the Mayor, but perhaps also the head bouncer.....



And I swear I worked off at least ten pounds at SFStl over the weekend with all the hills there and the long queue lines. You would swear they would have some kind of short cuts in their queues. Seriously though, I want to start running again. I havent jogged since I was in the military and I really need to work to the point were I can job again. That will shed some inches off hopefully. When you work at a computer all day it is tough not to get a spare tire! :)

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Bob Hansen

A proud CoasterBuzz Member

"So you think your'e really brave, gonna see the DEMONS cave.
You silly dude, your'e only food, for the DEMON"

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Monday, May 20, 2002 10:41 AM

Chris,

I was turned away from V2 because of my size I am 6'10" and 300 lbs. I was able to ride Batman, Iron Wolf, and a million other coasters (not made my Intaimn) but I can't fit into V2's haress so there is no telling.

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Monday, May 20, 2002 10:44 AM
I actually saw someone turned away when i was there last tuesday (5/14/02). The attendant was trying his hardest to get the seat belt in, but he couldnt. This guy was probably about 6' and i dont know how many pounds. Im 6'2", 165 lbs. I thought that i might have had trouble with the restraints jamming my shoulders in but, I was fine.

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Monday, May 20, 2002 10:57 AM
I am 6'3" and 220#.

I rode Wicked Twister last Friday and fit great. In fact, that was probablt the best fiiting restraint in the park for me.

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I fool so feelish....

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Monday, May 20, 2002 11:09 AM

mikerose2 said:

Chris,

I was turned away from V2 because of my size I am 6'10" and 300 lbs. I was able to ride Batman, Iron Wolf, and a million other coasters (not made my Intaimn) but I can't fit into V2's haress so there is no telling.



Just your height alone is going to give you problems I would think. You said you fit on Iron Wolf without a problem? I am 6ft 2'" and 235 lbs and I was pretty cramped in the IW restraints and most of that was from height since they installed the seatbelt attached to the bottom of the OTSR. I am really surprised you were able to get on Iron Wolf at all.

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""To be the man, WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!, You got to beat the man""!!!

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Monday, May 20, 2002 11:19 AM
I noticed that SFWOA has a "big Boy Belt" on S:UE
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Monday, May 20, 2002 12:17 PM

The real problem is whether you are tall and have broad shoulders. However, if your gut is extremely large you may not fit either. My biggest problem with OTSR's is lack of shoulder room on a lot of rides. It is not my weight. I am 6'6" with large shoulders and weigh about 290. However, my shoulders stop me a lot of times. Chitown by the way, I rode Iron Wolf at SFGrAm without a problem. I know I will not fit Wicked Twister, but I do fit S:UE. Good luck!

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Joey
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CATHERINE ROCKS! WHEN BIGGER BABEES ATTACK!

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Monday, May 20, 2002 3:50 PM

RideMan said:

Best advice: Try the test seat.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.



Yes, but don't have any one push down the seat for you. I found out the hard way the ride-ops will not help you push down on the seat, they will only guide the buckle in while you push (which does little good by the way). The attendant by the Test Seat told me this is because if they jam someone in there its liable to pop open under force. Of course I don't believe a word of that I've been jammed into S:UE 50 or so times. Just CP being cautious, I guess.

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Monday, May 20, 2002 3:59 PM

How broad do your shoulders have to be? Would anyone care to share a suit size or dress shirt neck size?

I think I'll fit, but I'm curious.

-'Playa

(6'1", 220#, 42-44L suit, 16 neck, 34-36" waist depending on the cut of the pants)

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Tuesday, May 21, 2002 1:55 PM

Chitown said:

mikerose2 said:

Chris,

I was turned away from V2 because of my size I am 6'10" and 300 lbs. I was able to ride Batman, Iron Wolf, and a million other coasters (not made my Intaimn) but I can't fit into V2's haress so there is no telling.


Just your height alone is going to give you problems I would think. You said you fit on Iron Wolf without a problem? I am 6ft 2'" and 235 lbs and I was pretty cramped in the IW restraints and most of that was from height since they installed the seatbelt attached to the bottom of the OTSR. I am really surprised you were able to get on Iron Wolf at all.

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""To be the man, WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!, You got to beat the man""!!!



I just jumped right onto Iron Wolf. After not getting to ride V2 I walked to Batman, and jumped on it, then went to Iron Wolf without problems. Just that one coaster gave me problems.

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Of course that's just my opinion I could be wrong~Dennis Miller

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