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The article basically puts everybody in a complete no win situation. We can't look at the fat person. We can't notice the fat person. We can't even try to help the fat person because it's somehow dubious and unhelpful. So I guess we're supposed to high five the fat person and lie to them by saying all is totally cool with their health?

 

I'm 6'2" and I used to weigh almost 300 pounds. I had a 50+" waist at one point in my life. Then I realized I was being a moron with my food choices. Between changing those and about eight months of serious exercise, I dropped under 200. While I'm not saying this is what all fat people should look to do, a fat person should recognize not being able to fit into most public seating areas like roller coasters, banging into people, etc as a problem that can be solved. Moreover, they should not lash out at someone who legitimately cares about their well-being enough to warn of the coming dangers, or worse provides suggestions that would help.

 

If society can no longer recognize problems because people are so oversensitive to the point where any and all messengers of unhappy news are shot on sight, society is flat out doomed beyond all hope.

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It's very true that people are downright mean to overweight people. The jokes, the stares, the pointing, the snickers, very inhumane. That being said, fitness is (for able bodied people) one of the few things we have complete control of. Rather than wallow in self-pity why not take control of your life and happiness??

 

True some people are content with themselves being overweight and I applaud that because freedom from expectation is one to be cherished. However the writer of this article is not content

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^ So this is really interesting, that's two people now who have said Backwards Batman isn't that intense at SFMM, yet at SFGam people were saying it was almost TOO intense! What gives?

 

I thought it was less intense backwards. Probably due to the fact it seems you aren't being shoved back into a hard surface - or you aren't in contact with as much seat; it seemed you were in a more neutral position. Strange huh? The front seat backwards (formerly the back seat) was great fun I thought. Great Anton-shuttle like tummy tickles in the vertical loops. But there were some people getting smashed once you hit the corks (I figure most of us know where the *snaps* are before we ride it backwards?)

 

Are people from Chicago just wusses

 

For the most part, yes.

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^I rode backwards once in the front and twice in the last row at SFGAm. I thought the front was less intense than the front is forwards, but the last row was more intense than it normally is. I didn't find it rough- smooth as glass- or too intense, though. Not even close, in fact. It was a great experience backwards. I hope I can do it again some time!

 

I do have to agree, most Chicagoans ARE wussies!! Then again, you are talking about the same people that think Raging Bull and S:UF are the greatest coasters ever built

 

Has anyone ridden the SFMM namtaB in the last row yet? Curious as to your thoughts.

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Has anyone ridden the SFMM namtaB in the last row yet? Curious as to your thoughts.

 

I have. Very smooth and not intense at all.

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Soooooooo... ...that dude being fat and wallowing in his pre-concieved misery is my problem how?

 

Because Americans can't take resposibility for their own actions and they have to blame others.

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I do have to agree, most Chicagoans ARE wussies!! Then again, you are talking about the same people that think Raging Bull and S:UF are the greatest coasters ever built

 

It's at least partly satisfying to know that Goliath with take "most popular" spot soon. (I'll still be a Whizzer/Eagle guy, though! ... ok, maybe Goliath/Whizzer/Eagle.)

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Soooooooo... ...that dude being fat and wallowing in his pre-concieved misery is my problem how?

 

Because Americans can't take resposibility for their own actions and they have to blame others.

 

This whole thing kinda reminds me of when people were suing McDonalds for giving them health problems.

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^That actually reminds me of something else. If I'm not mistaken, Nutella once had to pay quite a few people for stating in an advert that eating nutella at breakfast is a healthy way to start your day. Seriously: nobody is allowed to believe that.

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^ So this is really interesting, that's two people now who have said Backwards Batman isn't that intense at SFMM, yet at SFGam people were saying it was almost TOO intense! What gives?

 

SFGAm's Batman was built just slightly differently than all the other ones that came after it, and maybe when it was running backwards that intensity was amplified?

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^ So this is really interesting, that's two people now who have said Backwards Batman isn't that intense at SFMM, yet at SFGam people were saying it was almost TOO intense! What gives?

 

SFGAm's Batman was built just slightly differently than all the other ones that came after it, and maybe when it was running backwards that intensity was amplified?

 

 

How is it different? Earthquake safety?

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^ So this is really interesting, that's two people now who have said Backwards Batman isn't that intense at SFMM, yet at SFGam people were saying it was almost TOO intense! What gives?

 

SFGAm's Batman was built just slightly differently than all the other ones that came after it, and maybe when it was running backwards that intensity was amplified?

 

The other ones are taller (by 5ft), so you would think that SFMM's would actually be more forceful?

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Can somebody tell me what flashback was? I know it was a space dive but did it have inversions?

 

I can remember it like it was yesterday, the part at 0:07 was the headbang of death. This wouldn't have been a bad ride at all without the unnecessary OTSRs

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Ahhh -- the much unloved Space Diver. The original otsrs on the ride (when it opened at SFGAm in '85) were much better than the later ones. The originals were a much softer (and probably not as durable) material than the now-standard, hard-plastic orange monsters they use today.

 

I'm not sure when the change was made but I believe it was done once the ride got to SFMM. I'm almost certain the trains and restraints were the same at SFOG as they were at SFGAm. But it's been a long time.

 

A shot of the originals is below. Notice the pivot point of the restraint relative to the headrest on this shot and compare it to later ones of the trains at SFMM. The pivot point is higher (middle of the headrest) on the SFMM trains, which means it's higher on the head and closer to the ears.

 

 

You can also clearly see the lower position in this video from 1985:

 

 

The ostrs are no where near the head.

 

The Space Diver was one of my personal faves and was a great, unique ride. It was actually pretty smooth in its early years. It's a shame how Six Flags let the ride deteriorate. I last rode it in 1996 at SFMM and it just looked and felt neglected. It's too bad they weren't willing to invest a few bucks to restore and save this one of kind ride from the scrap heap.

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^^^--- I was there for the opening and I remember it being relatively smooth. Then. Fast forward 10 years later and it was unbearable

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