X-flight Restraints

Thursday, April 15, 2004 6:10 PM
Never been to Geauga Lake and I was just wondering if there was a weight limit on X-flight? Like 250 lbs or something? Do they actually weigh people?

Thanks

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Thursday, April 15, 2004 6:12 PM
I don't think there is an actual weight limit as long as you fit safely. My boyfriend weights over 250 and has rode it many times.
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Thursday, April 15, 2004 6:19 PM
Nope, It's the one coaster I would say about anyone smaller than a whale could ride.

Chuck, who has friends bigger than himself who've rode it comfortably.

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Thursday, April 15, 2004 7:04 PM
That's interesting, because The Borg Assimilator was said to have a height and weight limit during its construction. I haven't really followed up on this since the ride has opened though so I don't know if there are sensors that check weight or not. I do know that there are some rides that have an overweight indicator light (Drop Zone @ PC).
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Thursday, April 15, 2004 7:45 PM
Sam can correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure Batwing has a 250 lb weight limit and a 6'5" height limit. I know I'm 6'3" tall and and can begin to feel the strain on my shoulders from pushing into the top of the restraints. I've personally never seen them tell someone that they couldn't ride, but I know they have, or at least had, these limits posted on the regulation signs around the ride. I'm guessing Vekoma has set similar standards for all of their flying coasters, but how strictly the parks follow them, I really don't know.
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Thursday, April 15, 2004 9:05 PM
The restraints are flexible, so they should fit around many body shapes. But as far as a weight limit, I don't know. Personally, they are rather comfortable, but at the same time, don't give that same secure feeling you get on a B&M flyer.
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Thursday, April 15, 2004 9:11 PM
Well according to the Carowinds website under height restrictions page it states

"BORG Assimilator (Riders must be between 54" and 80" tall with a maximum weight of 265 lbs.)".

It does not state any such thing under Drop Zone though.

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Thursday, April 15, 2004 10:16 PM
I was told when I asked that the weight limit is not inforced because the 265 is just 1/4th the maximum a row can withstand, if the row goes over weight sensors on the train wont let it leave. Im over the weight limit, and have seen people heavier then me ride it no problem.
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Thursday, April 15, 2004 11:11 PM
Touchdwon, Is that why once they asked me and my brother to ride alone in a row on X-Flight?

Chuck, who is told that Steath had a little different restraints than X-Flight and also found X-flights restraints clearly could accomidate people much larger than me.

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Friday, April 16, 2004 1:12 AM
Jes, you need a shirt that says: "Working at Themeparks is my life"


DollywoodRideOp

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Friday, April 16, 2004 2:22 AM
My info comes from X-Flight, the only Verkoma Flyer I have ridden; I cannot comment on Borg FKA Stealth. *** Edited 4/16/2004 6:22:38 AM UTC by Touchdown***
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Friday, April 16, 2004 10:49 AM
So what kind of prizes are you giving away this year?

DollywoodRideOp

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Friday, April 16, 2004 11:22 AM
I've seen maintenance have to take people off of Batwing the hard way last season because the seats simply wouldn't come up & it's not an easy process at all.

Correct me if I'm wrong(& no doubt Sam would at any turn) but Batwing has a maximum weight limit of 250 LBS or less to ride & a height limit of between 54 & 80 inches....what is it with vekoma & that 80 inch mark anyhow? they seem to love it because it's also the max height allowed on the SLC's.

As for the invertigo I've yet to see them post a max height limit on that ride but I'm sure they probably will sooner or later.

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Friday, April 16, 2004 1:14 PM

Charles Nungester said:
Nope, It's the one coaster I would say about anyone smaller than a whale could ride.

Chuck, who has friends bigger than himself who've rode it comfortably.


Rob(chucks Brother) and I road in the same row last year at GL.

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Friday, April 16, 2004 11:29 PM
Carowinds mechanics unloaded a full train from 1/3 up the lift on Borg on opening day (or maybe it was the second weekend). They got it done in about 30 minutes.
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Saturday, April 17, 2004 12:21 PM
Unloading a train when it's at a 30 degree angle is one thing(I've seen it done on Batwing countless times) but it's actually more difficult to unload in the station if the seats fail to come up.

You've gotta have maintenance hold the restraints up while you're trrying to pull yourself up from a fully reclined posistion which is no easy feat.

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