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Kingda Ka's restraints

Six Flags Great Adventure: questioning the over the shoulder restraints in KK

From Jenn Lubanko
Posted July 5, 2006 at 9:58 PM
I noticed that when I went on KK this year it seemed to be more bumpy and stuff- I got black and blues from the restraints hitting up against my arms on the way down. I think that the ride would be alot better if they did take of the OTSR's like TTD. It would also add to the expierence.


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From Jake Countiss
Posted July 6, 2006 at 11:47 AM
It is different because of that added camelback hill near the end. It would be to dangerous I think with the TTD restairants going through a air time hill. Just what I think.

From Jenna V
Posted December 31, 2006 at 4:34 PM
I agree, yet it's not that bad. It is faster and higher, and you are correct as well, the added Camel Hump on the end gives a lot of air time at immense speed - you can probably loose a small passanger with out it, in my opinion.

From steve lee
Posted January 1, 2007 at 11:07 AM
Well, here's a random thought on that (based in my lack of knowledge, so bear with me). Larger guests can't ride TTD because of the restraints. Do the OTSRs allow more people to ride?

From Dave Chariot
Posted January 1, 2007 at 2:24 PM
Nope because the have lap bars as well attached to the OSTRs to they have to fall perfectly on your thighs. Also I dont even fell the OSTRs.

From Jenna V
Posted January 2, 2007 at 5:43 PM
I think that larger people still CAN'T ride. Tall people to. There is a hieght restraint (I think it is 6"4, but I'm not sure) because their shoulders will push up against the OTSR'S, so it's worse for taller people. I still believe larger people can not ride, though, that's why they have tester seats. Also, I NEVER feel the OTSR'S either. Maybe your just a little on the tall side? I'm kinda tiny, but it never occured to me that they were even there while riding. (To be honest with you, I feel safer with OTSR'S than just a lap bar such as on TTD. Everytime I go to CP I'm afraid of falling out Dragster, lol.

From Dustin Kern
Posted January 2, 2007 at 6:10 PM
The lap bars alone are plenty of restriant. If you've ever ridden an Intamin with only the lap restraint (i.e. Millenium Force or Top Thrill Dragster) you would know this. I think the whole idea of having the OTSR was just to make it look safer, capitolize in the 'tallest in the world' ads, invite more people to ride it. That's just my take on it so I could be wrong.

From Jenna V
Posted January 2, 2007 at 6:13 PM
I know they're plenty of restraint, but I'm kinda tiny and I just feel as if I'm going to fall out because your so free, which I enjoy, though. It gives you that great airborn sensation, expecially in the front. Yes, KK would most likely look unsafe with out the OTSR'S - I love your reply. I totally agree with you. It also seems to kinda add to the suspense like "Wow, this is going to be crazy, look at all those seat belts!" or something like that.

From Jenna V
Posted January 2, 2007 at 6:13 PM
I know they're plenty of restraint, but I'm kinda tiny and I just feel as if I'm going to fall out because your so free, which I enjoy, though. It gives you that great airborn sensation, expecially in the front. Yes, KK would most likely look unsafe with out the OTSR'S - I love your reply. I totally agree with you. It also seems to kinda add to the suspense like "Wow, this is going to be crazy, look at all those seat belts!" or something like that.

From Chris Tobin
Posted April 27, 2007 at 5:08 PM
ive got the same feelings as dustin

From John Melillo
Posted April 28, 2007 at 12:43 PM
They should just put more cushion on them. And by the way which ride is TTD

From Iris Hernandez
Posted April 28, 2007 at 1:43 PM
TTD....Top Thrill Dragster

From Dave Chariot
Posted May 3, 2007 at 5:40 PM
^ I hate people that always say TTD is better. Maybe he doesn't want to drive out all the way to Ohio just to ride a fricken roller coaster.

From Dan Keppel
Posted May 7, 2007 at 7:11 PM
^^dave, although this is a wee bit off topic, you don't go to CP just to ride TTD. I think it is an awesome ride(granted I have never ridden KK) but it is really short to ride and long to wait. You go to a park for lots of great coasters, not just one.

From jordan howey
Posted May 30, 2007 at 9:46 PM
going to sfga if i fit on sros what are the odds i will fit on kingda ka

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