Weighth Limit on Flying Dutchmans?

Friday, April 13, 2001 6:23 AM
Someone told me that there was a weight limit on the flying Dutchman coasters. They said that you had to bee no more than 240lbs. to ride one. Is this true? I'm going to SFWoA this summer, and I want to ride X-Flight. But if there's a weight limit for these types of coasters then I'm going to not be a happy camper since I weigh about 270lbs.:(

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Friday, April 13, 2001 6:31 AM
Unless they have a scale just tell them you weigh 240. Unless they bring in one of those guess your weight people you should be fine.
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Friday, April 13, 2001 6:42 AM
240? Are you kidding?

Thank God I just dropped 10 lbs recently...

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Matt Lynch, 239 lbs of rompin', stompin' Pennsylvania romance...
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Friday, April 13, 2001 6:45 AM
Well, if there's a weight limit on the Flying Dutchman's, it's going to be to ensure rider safety. You're not going to want to be dropping out of the harness mid-ride...

Now, I'm sure they're erring VERY MUCH on the side of caution, but still, is it worth risking?



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Friday, April 13, 2001 6:48 AM
I just hope I can "FIT".

I have big legs, but they are squishy, so I can Play-Doah myself into the seat
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Friday, April 13, 2001 6:50 AM
College make me gain weight. At 240 now. Must loose weight fast. Protien Diet Time! (It really works for those doubters).

I thnk Vekoma fails to relize us americans are slighlty larger then Europeans. 240?? I would expect somthing like 300 but, geese. Just makes for more unhappy people since there are a ton of people over 240. THat don't mean we are in bad shape either.
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Friday, April 13, 2001 6:52 AM
I had the same concerns last year when I went to PGA to ride Stealth. Other than the lapbar being a little snug like on FOF, there's nothing to worry about.

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Scott W. Short
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Friday, April 13, 2001 7:01 AM
Seriously, though... is it really 240?

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Matt Lynch
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Friday, April 13, 2001 7:06 AM
I just checked PGAs website...for P:S, the weight limit was 265. See for yourself... http://www.pgathrills.com/attractions_rides_featured.jsp?id=412

Which, I should add, is great news for me because I look about 260#...(I weigh more) but there's no way I could get someone to beleive I am 240#...

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Friday, April 13, 2001 7:42 AM
Wow I'm lucky I only weigh 140-145 LoL. However this meens my dad can't ride *sigh*.

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MF Drops-15
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Friday, April 13, 2001 7:50 AM
I don't now if I'd fit. I way 95 pds.;) I guess I'll just have to wait and see *sigh*.

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Friday, April 13, 2001 8:11 AM
Okay I guess I have to tell you guys. Its totally not true. Its all about proportion I believe. Last summer when I rode Stealth I weighed like 280lbs, and I got to ride. There is no scale or anything it just like Millennium Force. If the Lapbar can go over your lap then you ride. I was like a 43 waist and I was the limit because they slammed the lapbar on me. No children for me.

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Friday, April 13, 2001 12:39 PM
I think companies scale down the wieght drastically. For instance Sky Screamer, a skycoaster here in Vegas has a total 3 person maximum weight of 850lbs. The ride can actually hold a weight of over 1200lbs. This is reduced so as not to compromise the integrity of the carabiner.
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Friday, April 13, 2001 12:45 PM
Its just like the height on some inverted coasters: theres still about 10-12 inches clearance. I am 6`4, and the new reptar coaster has a height limit of 6`2 and I still felt safe in the car.

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Friday, April 13, 2001 2:13 PM
C'mon people... 240 is MORE than enough weight per person. If you weigh more than that... you gotta stop picking up the dozen doughnuts on the way home from work... Cut out dem Twinkies & Snickers bars. 240 is very respectable weight. Anything more, and you're just putting your health at risk! (that is... unless you're 240 & all muscle, but that's a different story)


The point is:
Homer Simpson is only 239 and feelin' fine! So if Homer Simpson can make it onto a flying dutchman coaster, I think you can too!!
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Friday, April 13, 2001 3:02 PM
I believe I speak for all of us 240+ when I say, kiss my ***. I'm 6'4", 280, and I'm not all fat. But, does that mean I won't fit? No it doesn't, but I'm definetely not your average 5'10" 180 lb. man. And, in case you don't realize this, Homer Simpson is a cartoon character, I doubt he's anatomically correct.

~TodD~
"Help! Help! I'm being repressed!"
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Friday, April 13, 2001 5:12 PM
Funny signature Tod D. lol. I understand if your 6'1" plus, that you're in the 250 range, but the guy in front of you that's 5'8", 275 lbs., that's a little excessive. I personally, am only 120 lbs., but then again, I'm only 14.

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I pledge defiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republicans, which I can't stand, one nation, under smog, indespicable, with liberty for just us, not all.
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Friday, April 13, 2001 8:04 PM
Dawg Byte, your comments were straight-up rude, inconsiderate, uncalled for, and above all, wrong. I'd like you to note that I'm 6'2" with a 38" waistline. I don't have a washboard stomach, but I don't have a gut, either.

It's all about proportion, and even then, it's a case-to-case situation. Even though, yes, there are suggested weight ranges for certain heights, they specifically note that everyone's body is different. I, myself, am not only tall but also broad. Such is the reason I really don't have a "gut."

(Note: From here on in, excuse me...)

Besides, if I want to eat twinkies and snickers, it's my life and I'm going to live it how I want to live it. It's not your place to tell me what I should weigh, what I should eat, and what I should and shouldn't put at risk.

Worry about yourself. I'm taking care of myself just fine, thanks.

(Again, I hate to fill these boards with noise, but I think that post needed to be addressed. Sorry.)

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
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Friday, April 13, 2001 8:18 PM

I'm behind you Lynch. You just put it into the perfect flame ;).

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I pledge defiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republicans, which I can't stand, one nation, under smog, indespicable, with liberty for just us, not all.
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Friday, April 13, 2001 9:48 PM
Definitely not meant to be a flame. I just get really annoyed by ignorance, especially when somebody's putting me down in the process.

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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