Post by mttbrilhart on Jul 30, 2009 0:09:15 GMT -5
:oOkay, so I got on Sooper-Dooper-Looper for the first time today, and I nearly was killed on it, due to my natural instinct to lean forward into the loop to keep my head level with the ground, like on a drop, and the G-forces nearly snapped my back in-half on the way through the inversion...mind you this was my first time on a looping roller coaster, so I had no prior knowledge on how negotiate a loop properly...but then again, Hershey should have better restraints on that thing...over the shoulder restraints would sound smart...mind you they would have prevented me from forcing myself against the G-forces to maintain a instinctive level position, holding me back safely...but they have just a single-lap bar and nothing else. Would it be stupid for me to send the park an E-mail regarding what I believe is a major safety concern on a ride whose reputation is that "A Coaster in which a child or youth can experience their first loop"? Mind you I was lucky...I was sure as Hell that I was about to die from fighting the forces to long into the loop...and it was by instinct...so if some less fortunate kid did this, and died, what would happen?
What do you all think? Is it worth sending them an E-mail, and knowing you may have saved a life, or should I just forget about my near-death experience on Sooper-Dooper-Looper, and wait for someone to meet the same fate I almost got, and live with the guilt, like I'm the reason they died...
Post by mttbrilhart on Jul 30, 2009 12:46:40 GMT -5
If they either took out the loop or added over the shoulder restraints, it would be a great ride...it's the lack of restraints during the loop that killed it...the rest was great...mind you I felt like my back was broken...
Post by mttbrilhart on Jul 31, 2009 20:55:30 GMT -5
Posted by trleft on Today at 5:39pm Let me ask u this,did they say to sit back durring the ride...
If they did say sit back, then it definitely wasn't clear...of all the people in the park that day, I would have been the one to hear it or read the warning sign...but it's not just the fact that they literally gave no sign to riders when any ride was dispatched, but the natural instinct danger factor involved...I really think even if they tried making it clearer that you are supposed to sit back, the over-the-shoulder restraints would still be the only real solution. Face it...watching people at a park has taught me that any rule that isn't enforced to the fullest extent but is in place is bound to be broken; either by accident, or on purpose...What about that dude at Six Flags who got the "Count" treatment for disregarding all rules in place to get his hat? And I didn't disregard any rules, but still, nearly got severely hurt...
I really think over the shoulder restraints should be used...
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