King Cobra Discussion
Posted 25 July 2012 - 06:53 PM
Here is the B-Roll from media day:
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 08:24 PM
"Apparently it has something to do with the other major problem with the slide… there is apparently a strict 200 pound weight limit. Since there is virtually no chance of having a pair of adults go for a spin and still weigh under 200 total pounds, it was just easier to eliminate the double tubes entirely from the attraction. The fault apparently lies in a grey area somewhere between Polin’s attraction engineering and the much stricter building codes in the US compared to Polin’s native land of Turkey.
Time to wait and see if Polin and Six Flags can perhaps fix this problem, or if this will go down as Polin’s one and only installation in the United States."
The original sign said 200 pound weight limit for a single rider, 400 pound weight limit for 2 riders so I wonder if that was the problem which also delayed the opening of the ride.
Posted 25 July 2012 - 08:34 PM
"Six Flags Great Adventure: Size discrimination in a growing population"
After the construction schedule they've had this year, with just about a month left to HH's season, I'm sure they were desperate to get it open by any means. My question is, how do they actually quantify someone's weight? Surely they don't make them step on a scale, what about people who might augment their actual weight to get on a ride? Even though i'm 230, most people pin me for 180-190. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out.
Posted 25 July 2012 - 08:39 PM
Posted 25 July 2012 - 08:53 PM
As for the size thing: 200 pounds is simply a very low number for an average sized adult male. It's not even a question of fitness or being out of shape. It's simply an unrealistic weight expectation. For perspective, I'm in the gym a good deal, and bench double that with relative ease. The only way I could conceivably make the weight limit, would for me to literally stop lifting weights and packing on muscle. This almost turns the ride into a combination Kiddie/Woman's ride....
and if a woman can't ride it... I hope she's wearing a one piece....
Posted 26 July 2012 - 08:27 AM
Posted 26 July 2012 - 06:11 PM
A few years back I went on a diet, wore 34" jeans and still weighed 205 lbs. Of course now i'm slightly more but the weight limit seems alittle low.
I'm a 32' Waist, and fluctuate between 215-230 pounds, depending on the time of year, what I'm training, etc.. etc..
Posted 26 July 2012 - 08:08 PM
Posted 29 July 2012 - 09:30 PM
Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:39 PM
Cons: Long lines can be expected, and the 200lb weight limit must be addressed, there is a scale right at the entrance that you must step on to make sure you aren't over the 200lb mark...me being a smaller sized person I didn't even have to step on! xD Overall I give King Cobra a 8 out of 10.
They should put a camera near that scale. The footage of women arguing over weight issues could be a reality show....
Employee: "Excuse me Ma'am, but you need to step on the scale before you ride. There's a 200 pound weight limit."
Angry Fattie: "YOU CALLING ME FAT?!?! You Saying I look over 200 pounds?!?!"
Employee: "Err umm no.. But you see it's policy, everyone has to step on it."
Angry Fattie: "Oh yeah, (points at size 2 thin chick) SHE didn't have to step on it? You think I'm fat? You calling me fat? You sayin I look over 200 pounds!!!????"
Angry Fattie's Husband: "YOU CALLING MY WIFE FAT? Say it again ---hole, and we're gonna have problems!"
Employee: "Err ummmm you see... uhh.. F*ck it.. I quit." (Applies for a job on the boardwalk)
Hell, I'm debating canceling cable, buying a season pass and just parking a beach chair next to the scale. Has to be more amusing then most of whats on TV....
Posted 19 August 2012 - 09:43 AM
2012 Six Flags Great Adventure Coaster Count
ET- 13, KK- 11, B- 10, RT- 4, GL- 12, SUF- 6, N- 10, BTR- 9, TDK- 11, SM- 13, RMT- 1, BLTT- 1, RRR- 0
2012 Six Flags Great Adventure Visits- 17
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