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.:(
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.
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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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.
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!!
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.
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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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.)