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Holy sh*t we don't even know if the accident had anything to do with the buckles. We're spending way too much time discussing something that (aside from one or two first hand reports from pervious rides that are almost never reliable) you guys just entirely made up.

(shhhhhhh! This thread is doing wonders for our post count this month!)

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Holy sh*t we don't even know if the accident had anything to do with the buckles. We're spending way too much time discussing something that (aside from one or two first hand reports from pervious rides that are almost never reliable) you guys just entirely made up.

(shhhhhhh! This thread is doing wonders for our post count this month!)

 

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Holy sh*t we don't even know if the accident had anything to do with the buckles. We're spending way too much time discussing something that (aside from one or two first hand reports from pervious rides that are almost never reliable) you guys just entirely made up.

(shhhhhhh! This thread is doing wonders for our post count this month!)

 

 

HAHAHAHAHAAH!

 

you just made my weekend, Robb

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I don't know what's worse.... people on our forum pretending to be engineers posting total crap and expecting other people to discuss their drivel, or articles like this written by people who know ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about the theme park industry trying to convince their readers that they are experts and know more about the subject than the people who built it. I hate articles like this, but they actually make our dumbest posters here look good: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article95562432.html

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I don't know what's worse.... people on our forum pretending to be engineers posting total crap and expecting other people to discuss their drivel, or articles like this written by people who know ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about the theme park industry trying to convince their readers that they are experts and know more about the subject than the people who built it. I hate articles like this, but they actually make our dumbest posters here look good: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article95562432.html

 

My favorite part of the article is the high school physics video, which disregards physics and engineering being two disciplines with two different goals.

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I don't know what's worse.... people on our forum pretending to be engineers posting total crap and expecting other people to discuss their drivel, or articles like this written by people who know ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about the theme park industry trying to convince their readers that they are experts and know more about the subject than the people who built it. I hate articles like this, but they actually make our dumbest posters here look good: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article95562432.html

 

Yeah, this even makes some of my stuff seem intelligent. We really need to wait for a full investigation rather than randomly speculating. We will find out sooner or later what happened, like with the Smiler, we will have to wait but it will at least it will be clear.

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Holy sh*t we don't even know if the accident had anything to do with the buckles. We're spending way too much time discussing something that (aside from one or two first hand reports from pervious rides that are almost never reliable) you guys just entirely made up.

(shhhhhhh! This thread is doing wonders for our post count this month!)

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lmao though, most of the people complaining about the buckles probably haven't ridden this contraption. I know I haven't.

 

I mean like, why must people always play the blame game whenever a tragedy occurs? Let the officials do their job, and wait for an answer. It's not only disrespectful to the park, the engineers, and your post count - but it's also not respectful to the family. They probably are looking for honest and true results to find out what happened and who is at fault, and all these "know-it-all" responses aren't helping anyone out.

 

Just gonna put my two cents in.

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lmao though, most of the people complaining about the buckles probably haven't ridden this contraption. I know I haven't.

 

I mean like, why must people always play the blame game whenever a tragedy occurs? Let the officials do their job, and wait for an answer. It's not only disrespectful to the park, the engineers, and your post count - but it's also not respectful to the family. They probably are looking for honest and true results to find out what happened and who is at fault, and all these "know-it-all" responses aren't helping anyone out.

 

Just gonna put my two cents in.

 

I think one of the favorite things for Americans to do is blame someone.

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^ You are 100% right, Henry - at least we are used to your "interesting" posts and we often find plenty of humor (or humour) in them!

 

Why, here's one right here...

 

we will have to wait but it will at least it will be clear.

Grammar on point there!

(Note to self...stop being dumb)

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Caleb's death was so very tragic and life ended so soon. The only "good" things I see about it - he died while having a fun day, doing something he enjoyed. It also sounds like his death was so instant, that hopefully he did not suffer. Who wouldn't want to die while doing something they enjoy, rather than from disease, abuse, etc.

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People keep talking about the Intamin seat belt connection system, well here is a big shock to you all, the belt is not made by Intamin!

 

I for one, fell out of seat from the shock. That was indeed shocking.

 

Excellent detective work, Watson, please inform the authorities. Once again, tell the receptionist that you're a member of Theme Park Review and while you're aware of their investigation, a bunch of 14-year-olds who've never been to the park on the internet are performing a parallel investigation and they've narrowed it down to the airplane and parachute seatbelts.

 

Feel free to drop in your post count, coaster count and that you have experience building water slides in Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 if they're still skeptical. They'll put you right through to the investigation team and will probably want to set up a conference call.

 

Don't actually call anyone. People are so stupid I feel like I actually need to clarify this.

 

Your response just made me literally LOL Nicely worded

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I don't know what's worse.... people on our forum pretending to be engineers posting total crap and expecting other people to discuss their drivel, or articles like this written by people who know ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about the theme park industry trying to convince their readers that they are experts and know more about the subject than the people who built it. I hate articles like this, but they actually make our dumbest posters here look good: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article95562432.html

 

Yeah, this even makes some of my stuff seem intelligent.

Don't give yourself too much credit.

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I don't know what's worse.... people on our forum pretending to be engineers posting total crap and expecting other people to discuss their drivel, or articles like this written by people who know ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about the theme park industry trying to convince their readers that they are experts and know more about the subject than the people who built it. I hate articles like this, but they actually make our dumbest posters here look good: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article95562432.html

 

Yeah, this even makes some of my stuff seem intelligent.

Don't give yourself too much credit.

Lol

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I'm not super familiar with the ride so forgive this if it's a silly question. Is it a requirement to have 3 riders? I'm asking because if the weights that are reported as being taken at the hospital are correct, the 2 adults would have been 472 lbs by themselves, putting then right about at the middle of the weight range. I'm trying to grasp why they put Caleb on that raft and push it to the upper weight limit.

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I'm not super familiar with the ride.

 

Don't worry. Most of the people performing the "TPR parallel investigation" in this thread aren't familiar with it either but that hasn't stopped them.

 

Anyway, that's not a silly question at all. Actually it's a total reasonable question so it seems a little out-of-place in this thread. The website says 2-3 riders so it doesn't seem like they require 3, but maybe someone who frequents the park can shed some light on how they generally operate it.

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I'm not super familiar with the ride so forgive this if it's a silly question. Is it a requirement to have 3 riders? I'm asking because if the weights that are reported as being taken at the hospital are correct, the 2 adults would have been 472 lbs by themselves, putting then right about at the middle of the weight range. I'm trying to grasp why they put Caleb on that raft and push it to the upper weight limit.

 

 

3 Riders is not a requirement. 2 riders is. However it could have been something as simple as "We have 2 riders, and he is a single rider. We can put him with them, and the weight limit will still be okay, so let's do it." If they had made a reservation, and he were in the "walk up line" they could have paired them up that way they were giving as many people a chance to ride the ride as they could, and all the requirements were still met.

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That makes total sense. Popular attraction that draws enough to make a reservation system necessary. So let's move as many people as we can within the guidelines. I'll be interested to see what if any details they release as to the cause.

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Sounds like the injuries to the ladies who were also in the raft were a little more severe than we (or at least I) first thought.

 

As one of the women's husbands explained, one passenger broke her jaw and had to get eight stitches on her chin, and is still waiting to find out if she will need to get her jaw wired shut or if it will be able to heal properly on its own. The other woman received a fracture on her cheekbone, bruising to her eyeball, and had to get five stitches over her left eye.

 

They are also not yet ready to talk about what they experienced and saw on the ride itself.

 

Source.

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