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Can Kingda Ka's Restraints Be Retrofitted With Skyrush restraints?


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#16 CoasterKrazy804

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:18 AM

The least they can do for Kingda Ka is make the restraints smell a little better. I was on the orange train and the restraints smelt like bad B.O.!!!
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:15 AM

Maybe you just rode ka after someone who didnt wear deoderant :confused0024: lol never rode ka and thought the restraints smelt like BO....
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 08:23 PM

So apparently one of the Sky Rush trains got new restraints.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:44 PM

Well sort of new restraints... They replaced the padding with softer material.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:08 PM

^lol I don't know how much that's going to help.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 01:02 AM

I think it will help A LOT! As I said earlier in thus forum it seemed to me the restraint just needed some give to it and all that probably needs to happen is for the thibg to be wrapped in a foam like material like Nitro's clamshells are. If you notice that is EXACTLY what they did! ....Yea just get me in the industry already please :P
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:29 AM

According to Nadine's twitter, the new restraints made no difference.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 01:15 PM

according to screamscape the feeling was dramatically better
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 10:44 PM

According to Nadine's twitter, the new restraints made no difference.

Is this even a source? lol

I rode Skyrush and it was the most painful thing I have ever experienced in my life. You do NOT want these restraints on Ka. Just keep them the way they are.
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 07:05 PM

Though Skyrush is my #2 favorite coaster, the restraints are TERRIBLE! If Intamin keeps at the restraint design, I'm sure they will improve over time. I think they should keep the restraints on Kingda Ka for a while. I don't really find anything wrong with the current ones. But, that's just me.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 03:27 AM

I rode SkyRush with both the old restraints and the new ones. The extra padding on the restraints makes no difference whatsoever. It is still VERY painful.

I REALLY hope Intamin can revise the design of the entire restraint to create a compromise between the openness it has now and the comfort a larger contact surface area restraint would provide. Skyrush's layout has potential to crack any top 10, the restraints are holding back :(
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 10:18 AM

I cant really describe the feeling as pain but as discomfort. I never felt painful at all but they are definitly not comfortable and it made the airtime feel awkward
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 09:11 PM

This certainly reminds me of last year on how everyone was complaining about why Green Lantern hurt their legs. That didn't effect me, but Skyrush's restraints were just downright painful.
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 09:27 PM

Green Lantern hurt my legs the first time I rode the coaster after my first 2 rides, I don't know if I got used to the forces or it was something else but now it doesn't bother me. I rode the coaster 4 times my last trip to the park and would have gone for more laps but wanted to go to some other coasters.
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 10:34 PM

Sorry to be the kill-joy, but this discussion is starting to drift.
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