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Postby TheArchfiend » Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:02 pm

Why do you need restraints on any coaster but not on this ride?

I mean seriously... what is the logic to put it on any and all coasters but not this? You would get hurt just as bad if you got up or were "forced" up during this ride or a small to mid sized coaster. I know this ride isn't going to have ejector air but you run a chance of someone getting paniced all of a sudden and trying to get off out of stupidity.
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Postby waterviper » Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:05 pm

Well no incidences were reported by the already watercoasters we have now so I guess there isn't a need for restraints for this aswell.
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Postby Scaparri » Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:05 pm

^^Uhh, I'm not sure where to begin.

1. Its a water slide.

2. These things don't crest the hills very fast at all.

3. They aren't that big.

4. Its a water slide.

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Postby TheArchfiend » Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:12 pm

Scaparri wrote:^^Uhh, I'm not sure where to begin.

1. Its a water slide.

2. These things don't crest the hills very fast at all.

3. They aren't that big.

4. Its a water slide.


So the potential of falling out of a open air (mostly) water slide with a height that is 3-4 stories tall is less of a concern than falling out a kiddie coaster going 12 mph and a maximum height of 15 feet?

That makes sense to you?
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Postby pierced_b0i » Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:24 pm

Someone fell out of the one slide at Waldameer last time I was there. It was a body slide though and the helixes are hit pretty fast. The one time it flipped me onto my stomach. I haven't been on it since. It freaked me out. I think this is a bit off topic....Anyways looks like a blast. I wonder if you hear the magnets engage? Err I think thats the word?

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Postby Scaparri » Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:28 pm

TheArchfiend wrote:So the potential of falling out of a open air (mostly) water slide with a height that is 3-4 stories tall is less of a concern than falling out a kiddie coaster going 12 mph and a maximum height of 15 feet?

That makes sense to you?


Yeah, it does. It's a really weak comparison. If you jump out of the train on a coaster, you plummet to the ground. If you jump out of the boat/tube on this water slide, you're still in the water slide. Again, its a water slide. There's no logic for a restraint.

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Postby Stitch » Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:37 pm

Hey come on now, this is a happy occasion for Kentucky Kingdom ... not a reason to debate water slide safety ;)
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Postby saxman47 » Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:39 pm

Here's a great video that shows one in action!

www.proslide.com/sub.php?mainRideID=4&rideID=10

just click on the video section and select your format

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Postby Canobie Fan » Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:41 pm

FYI - Everyone...
you know the ride ISNT going to be all open like in the video..

SFNE also has a proslide "bootleg blaster" (but a non-lim kind)
And it has NETS around the full slide.... Im guess they just didnt put it in the video.. Just like how they were not in SFNEs video..

So you cant like "jump off" it ::roll::

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Postby TheArchfiend » Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:42 pm

Scaparri wrote:
TheArchfiend wrote:So the potential of falling out of a open air (mostly) water slide with a height that is 3-4 stories tall is less of a concern than falling out a kiddie coaster going 12 mph and a maximum height of 15 feet?

That makes sense to you?


Yeah, it does. It's a really weak comparison. If you jump out of the train on a coaster, you plummet to the ground. If you jump out of the boat/tube on this water slide, you're still in the water slide. Again, its a water slide. There's no logic for a restraint.


I'm sorry but I fail to see what sense you're making here at all.

If you jump out of this slide/innertube you're still in water? Last I checked on the video there was solid ground underneath and a two foot tall (if that) wall seperating your innertube from a pretty sizable plummet to the ground. That is absolute logic for a resraint. I wouldnt want to fall from that height. Would you?

But I think Waterviper hit the nail on the head with the lack of many incidences yet on water rides such as this being the reason for lack or implementation of restraint.
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