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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby DBru » Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:44 pm

kingsdominionlvr wrote:Here is a side by side comparison, as you can see there is a bit of a difference between I305, Maverick, and Fahrenheit's restraints particularly in the way the actual restraints are connected to the seats.


Can you point out the differences in the way the restraints are connected to the seats? Just curious. (I'm not a very good observer. ;))

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby kingsdominionlvr » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:09 pm

^ I'll post a few larger images of I305's restraints and Fahrenheit's restraints. Notice the areas on the restraints I circled. On Fahrenheit, the restraint does not directly connect to the train, but sort of curves to connect with the head rest. On I305 it appears the restraint directly connects to the head rest rather than making a curved shape.
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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby pkdcoaster » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:23 pm

That thick bar part is still there. it is just hidden by the angle.

the only difference I see is the enlarged "ear" pads

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby alpengeist04 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:44 am

To some people, it's not important. To me, it's very important. Not on some obscure principle, but in terms of whether or not the ride experience is an enjoyable one. For me, with my body type or whatever, those restraints completely suck.


I have to kind of agree with you there.

Maverick would have easily been my #2 steel coaster, if it wasn't for the restraints. Though it's still #10 on my list, which isn't half bad. Anyway, I consider myself average in size at 5'10" 200 lbs and these restraints are not fun at all. Now I did ride Maverick 9 times over a 2 day span, so some soreness was to be expected. ...But to have bruises around my neck/collar bone area for a week afterwards is definitely not something Intamin should be striving for with their guests. I just hope the extra padding near the ear area helps.

Again, I think it's a bad combination having these restraints on a coaster with this kind of speed and layout.

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby kingsdominionlvr » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:50 am

pkdcoaster wrote:That thick bar part is still there. it is just hidden by the angle.

the only difference I see is the enlarged "ear" pads

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If you look at the seat directly behind the one I circled in the I305 picture, it does not appear to have the thick bar part.

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby dougstanton » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:56 am

kingsdominionlvr wrote:
pkdcoaster wrote:That thick bar part is still there. it is just hidden by the angle.

the only difference I see is the enlarged "ear" pads

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If you look at the seat directly behind the one I circled in the I305 picture, it does not appear to have the thick bar part.

If you look at the train in the concept art, it still has the thick bars for both seats in between the seats, like on Fahrenheit.

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby TheI305Guy » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:18 pm

Anybody know whether the ride plaza for I305 is complete or not...? I had been keeping up with it on the webcam, but it is an old screenshot they're showing... =)

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby kdman76 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:29 pm

Is anyone here going to the tailgate get together? I was thinking about going but I'm not sure it's still going to happen. It would be nice to hang out and meet new people, but I really don't think it's needed. I don't think KD will have too much of a turn out on a Friday. As stated, a hang out would be cool.

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:46 pm

Just saw the picture for the first time now...

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I don't understand what the big deal is. These are "more or less" the same OTSR restraints Intamin has been using for years. I can think of a lot of other restraints that are FAR worse.

And the fact that a website closed down over this? That's just amazingly stupid. Actually, it's what Darwin called "Natural Selection."

Personally, I think everything about this ride looks like it's going to be the BIG WIN of 2010. No complaints here.

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby PKI Jizzman » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:56 pm

Oooooo I like the trains. They remind me of Top Thrill's trains, they look very...speed enhanced like streamlined or something. Love the black and grey on red.

The restraints? I don't have a problem with Maverick. I do feel like they press down pretty tight on your thighs because of the very strong positive and negative forces, I feel I305 will be the same. I wish they were grooved to fit your thighs, not just a bar. I haven't had a problem withe headbashing, I'd just lean forward a bit. I think I305 will be the same there.

Hopefully it doesn't have a HUGE line in the station for the front seat like MF and TTD had. I've never had the chance to grab a frontseat ride because it will be another 35-45 minutes to wait! Diamondback's isn't bad, but it's hardly ever full because of the seat assigning. It's not that bad! Most don't care unless they want the front, back or middle...and that doesn't happen much. I wish CF used this at their other parks, it helps out with the capacity!

And as with Robb, there are other restraints not nearly as nice as Intamin's!
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