V2 needs taler safety gates!

Sunday, June 3, 2001 8:49 AM
I have been On V2 at SFGAm and When you get into the station the gates for going into the train are low for that kind of coaster.With all that speed going 5 times over the station its dangerous. Someone dumb will try to comite suicide. They jump the gate and will get hit by the trains. So they should make bigger higher gates going to the top. Whose with me!

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Sunday, June 3, 2001 9:35 AM
Well, I have yet to get to the park yet, but tomorrow (Monday) I will let you know. But when I went to Cedar Point for the first time last summer, most of their rides don't have ANY air-gates at all. I think MF was the only one. But I may be wrong.
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Sunday, June 3, 2001 9:41 AM
Your trying to tell me that they need to get taller safety gates because someone might try to commit suicide at GA? Well I don't think anybody who would want to commit suicide would do it at Great America. To get off of that subject, I can see how they MIGHT be dangerous. The wind created from the train passing by is pretty powerful, but I still doubt anybody would get injured just because of the gates. Just my thoughts.

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Sunday, June 3, 2001 9:45 AM
Raptor and Mantis do too...as do several others

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Sunday, June 3, 2001 12:21 PM
You know what, I was at the park on Tuesday some dumb rider stuck out there hand and they had to restart the whole system because of one guy. I was like, what a moron. I think taller gates would be a pretty good idea. Thanks for bringing up this topic.
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Sunday, June 3, 2001 2:36 PM
Thanks Dude ! I called GA and they were so stupid! They had no Idea what I was talking about
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Sunday, June 3, 2001 4:28 PM
Jumping in front of V2 would be a very nice way to die. I can imagine someone doing it. People would be scarred for life, and would have to consult therapists. But, if they really wanted to die, couldn't they just jump off the Sears' Tower, or watch a Carrot Top movie or something?

-Ken, who can't believe he actaully saw 'Chairman of the Board'. :(
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Sunday, June 3, 2001 4:33 PM
most coasters owned by C.F. don't have airgates except for mf and b&m rides! there may be a few more.

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Sunday, June 3, 2001 4:34 PM
I know that S:UE at SFWoA has motion sensors along each side of the train. Never seen what happens when someone steps in front of one while the ride is in motion, though....
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Sunday, June 3, 2001 5:13 PM
Rollcoast, arn't those sensors for the computer to know where the train is? I know they have sensors for that, or is there another set to make sure nothing is in the way?

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Sunday, June 3, 2001 5:15 PM
This may have no significance, but I saw on S:UE an employee run across the track while the ride was going on, but the train was on the vertical spike and nowhere near the station.

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Sunday, June 3, 2001 5:43 PM

kcies13-SFGAm said:
"-Ken, who can't believe he actaully saw 'Chairman of the Board'. :("


Yeah, me too. I can kill myself for doing that. Hey, maybe I'll jump in front of a train on V2.

Well anyways, I'll be there tomorrow, so I can't wait, and maybe I'll get what your talking about.
And about Cedar Point. I remember on Raptor, there were no gates, just a yellow line that no one could cross. I remember how shocked I was, so that's why I specificly remember that CP doesn't have many air-gates.
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Sunday, June 3, 2001 6:04 PM
Once someone went in front of a censor on S;UE and it stopped for an emergancy. So they do have safty controls. plus an emergancy stop on the panel

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Sunday, June 3, 2001 10:49 PM
Higher gates? Come on! Maybe they should give us all chaperones, straight jackets and helmets as well. If someone wants to do something stupid, that's their problem. What about the L train here in Chicago? It's so easy to get pushed right into the tracks. Trust me, I think all our parks have quite enough restraint systems.

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Monday, June 4, 2001 5:24 AM

kcies13-SFGAm said:
"This may have no significance, but I saw on S:UE an employee run across the track while the ride was going on, but the train was on the vertical spike and nowhere near the station."
Wrong. The emergency brakes would drop from the track the and the LIM's in the station would do everything they can to stop the ride. No ride op would be stupid enough to do that.

There are "light curtains" on both sides of the ride that, if broken, will cause the ride to do an E-stop.

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Monday, June 4, 2001 9:40 AM

Jeff said:

There are "light curtains" on both sides of the ride that, if broken, will cause the ride to do an E-stop.

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And, if I remember correctly, the gates are further away from the trains than normal gate positions typically are. (Trying to remember S:UE, it's been awhile since I've ridden it.)

I do agree with the position of having 'door style' gates like most all the Vekoma hanging boomerangs do. I think all Deja Vus will be getting them. It is a bigger deterrent to people than a simple air gate. You never can tell what a patron will do, and I'm dreading the day someone crosses that line on an impulse, regardless of the safety precautions it has.

On a related note:

Are the gate styles the park's responsibility or are they manufactured by the companies responsible for the ride? In other words, does Vekoma distribute that door gate or can any park use that type of gate with any ride? Just curious...


Chris
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Monday, June 4, 2001 5:52 PM
Well today I rode it, and I have no clue what your talking about. They are taller than the average gates, and they even have "chain links" inside them. Well, I didn't have any problem with the gates.

I remember a week ago or so, Chitown posted about how the seatbelt are too short. I have to agree that they are, I saw two people in line have to get off, and I felt really bad for them. And I know a good friend who wants to ride V2 really bad, but I'm concerned that my friend will not fit. My friend fit's in every other ride at the park, but as I asume, so do you Chitown. They should really losen up those buckles, as mine just had a perfect fit. (And I'm nowhere new big)
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