Tomb Raider Injury?

Thursday, July 4, 2002 11:03 PM

I don't really care much for Tomb Raider:The Ride, as it seems to be nothing more to me than a very painful (yet well themed) couple of minutes. I would compare it to a standup rollercoaster. Anyway, I notice after I ride I get bloody looking scratches on my shoulders and arms. This only happens with Tomb Raider...no other rides at PKI do this. Anybody else have the same problem?

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Friday, July 5, 2002 5:13 AM

My husband, who is very tall (especially in the body), got those pressure point marks on his shoulders as well after riding Tomb Raider. The OSTR's were very snug on him, and are the likely cause. They weren't painful, though, and the marks went away after a couple days.

I didn't have any marks from Tomb Raider.

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Friday, July 5, 2002 7:12 AM

Painful? Here's a hint: orient your body correctly. Shoulders forward, butt backward. It eliminates most of the pain in certain areas.

As for the ride, it gets better if you ride it again. I thought that it would get worse, but it actually got a LOT better. Perhaps it's because the park raised our expectations a little too high as to the trill part of it, but it really is a lot of fun and this is drowned out by the expectation of more intensity the first time.

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Friday, July 5, 2002 9:17 AM
Yep, its because EVERYONE had too high expectations. Its a good ride I like it, and I never have encountered pain onit.

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Can we change the name of Top Gun to your mom so no one wants to ride your mom?

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Friday, July 5, 2002 5:29 PM

Maybe it is because I'm tall (about 6'3''). The marks didn't hurt, just the ride. I think its the forward flips that really hurt, and the backflips are actually kinda nice. It might be the other way around though.

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Friday, July 5, 2002 6:58 PM
I still love the ride no matter what, it'll always be a good ride as long as KI keeps the theming in tact.

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Can we change the name of Top Gun to your mom so no one wants to ride your mom?

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Friday, July 5, 2002 10:59 PM
I spent two days at CP this year and the night after the final day I had the bloody looking scratches on my lower shoulders. Nothing major, I didn't even feel it or notice it until after I left the park, and even then it was only a visual problem -- no pain. I am tall (6'4") so maybe that has something to do with it. It went away in a few days with no trouble.

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Saturday, July 6, 2002 5:10 AM

I wouldn't let that stop me from riding a couple coasters

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Can we change the name of Top Gun to your mom so no one wants to ride your mom?

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Sunday, July 7, 2002 4:21 PM
I am 6'3" and have fairly broad shoulders and have ridden tomb Raider 3 times.

No pain, no marks..

Thats just me

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Sunday, July 7, 2002 4:28 PM
Only pain I have gtten from riding it is all the blood rushing to my head, and I have rode the thing 7 times now. BLows me away everytime I ride, and I still swear it's different everytime I rode when I know for a fact it isn't.

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Sunday, July 7, 2002 4:31 PM
I've always found Top-SPins to be very uncomfortable.

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