•  KevSpins2
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Saturday, April 10, 2004 6:58:31 PM
From my experience It seems to me that these are the best.

Chance - Inverter

Chance - CHAOS

Fabbri - Booster (MY FAVORITE RIDE)

Fabbri - Mega Drop

Fabbri - Hardrock(owned by RCS) man this one hurt but you couldn't get out.




Kamikaze - although this ride looks junky, it is almost impossible to get out of the harness and the cage.

what is everybody's FAVORITE?
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Saturday, April 10, 2004 7:03:10 PM
personaly, I like good old lap bar! [:D]
OTSR are good too. I really don't like the Tango's Restriants. Its a little to small. It would also be much better if it wasn't a Bicycle seat! lol.
BSA Mike
Saturday, April 10, 2004 7:09:04 PM
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Saturday, April 10, 2004 7:22:27 PM
hahaha bsa mike.

I loved the restraints on the tango, didn't catch my balls or anything. the whole idea for that type of harness was pretty clever.

anywho... I like over the shoulder restraints cause they are safer. I've designed a couple of harnesses on autocad and it would be physically impossible to get out.
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  •  KevSpins2
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Saturday, April 10, 2004 7:41:36 PM
whoops.... can't forget

Zamperla - Mixer, Hawk, and Rotoshake.

the harnesses with the double locking pin system. (the accident with the Hawk was 100% operator error)

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Saturday, April 10, 2004 7:41:44 PM
Well, yesterday I rode a ride that has shoulder bars where the shoulder bar is so poorly designed that I could barely get the safety belt to latch because the pivot point is too low. And it's a good thing the safety belt is there, because had I slid forward a little on the seat, I could drop right out from under the bar. Pathetic.

Personally, I think shoulder bars are contraindicated on almost all rides. If a ride is gonna hang me upside down, I'd much prefer a lap bar to a shoulder bar. Take a ride on a Ring of Fire and a Kamikaze and see which one is a more comfortable way to hang upside down.

Anyway, when a secure restraint is called for, as when hanging upside down, I rather like the Eyerly belt-bar. Otherwise, keep it simple. And if the ride feels like it is going to throw you down the midway...well, it's an amusement's SUPPOSED to be a little frightening. So long as it *doesn't* send you sailing down the lot, of course. Ride ops have enough to do without having to chase down their patrons to get those extra tickets...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
  •  KevSpins2
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Saturday, April 10, 2004 9:12:43 PM
well... im not sure i've been on the right ring of fire? the one I went on had over the shoulder restraints. 

anywho, the Kamikaze and the ring of fire were basically the same harness feeling, which caused me no pain.

I think your taking about the old ring of fire, but i haven't been on it, the only ride that goes upside down with a lap bar that I've been on was a High Roller (Larson Crazy Train). I was so disoreiented that I was grabbing the bar as tight as I could.
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  •  Ryan
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Saturday, April 10, 2004 10:07:06 PM
Favroite harness is the tango?? Dude, I am still trying to pry my jewels out from the FSF. I like the round up harnesses, a nice simple chain. 
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Saturday, April 10, 2004 10:12:15 PM
Rainbow Lap Bar, lol only being cos its the most comfortable out of the lot, I can't stand Ali Baba, ya dont get very good airtime
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Sunday, April 11, 2004 7:07:02 AM
Ya I like The Huss Rainbow.

Ryan - I don't understand what everyone is talking about, it didn't smash my balls or my friends, so im not sure?¿?

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Sunday, April 11, 2004 8:49:43 AM
My favorite harness to get off is a bra. What? you mean ride harness? Oh, never mind. [;)]
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Sunday, April 11, 2004 11:54:44 AM


Originally posted by Ryan

I like the round up harnesses, a nice simple chain.

Gotta agree with Ryan on this one...[:D]
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  •  daniel
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Sunday, April 11, 2004 11:59:25 AM
I like all restaraints that keep you in.I defantantly like the, i think you call it buterfly restaraint like the tangos.
Sunday, April 11, 2004 3:01:57 PM
Heck, I dunno...I kinda like that "chain" that goes across you on the Round Up....if that thing were to stop somehow straight up in the air on its end, I imagine that chain would hold me in!