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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby anonymouscactus » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:13 pm

^ still hurt my shoulders a LOT when I rode. Plus they are extra floppy so they kept hitting me during the ride. No bueno.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:19 pm

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cfc wrote:I was wondering if they did the same thing to other versions of this ride.

Either way, the comfort collars are useless. :lol:


Agreed that they are useless, but do they now at least not hurt? I wasn't planning on even riding Tigris based on my Tempesto ride last summer with those stupid, painful collars, but if there's been a change I'll at least give it a courtesy ride.


Didn't hurt me at all last week.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:14 pm

Yo I saw that swing be testin' yo!


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Postby bert425 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:18 pm

looks great!
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby masterdmc232 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:19 pm

^you beat me to it. I'm here now watching this thing test. And the crowd its drawing is INSANE. People are blocking the bridge taking pictures. Pictures comming soon

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:36 pm

Who needs a drone? Just put a guy up in the Sky Ride with a camera and let him brave the high winds. :lol:

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:32 pm

anonymouscactus wrote:^ still hurt my shoulders a LOT when I rode. Plus they are extra floppy so they kept hitting me during the ride. No bueno.


Bummer to hear that, but somewhat expected.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:51 am

Hearing everyone complain makes me thankful that I didn't even know vest restraint pain existed. Emily and I have never experienced discomfort from any vest restraint.

coasterbill wrote:Who needs a drone? Just put a guy up in the Sky Ride with a camera and let him brave the high winds. :lol:


You'd love to be that guy, wouldn't you?

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby i305isdaddy » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:55 am

I love people who defend the useless, cosmetic-only restraints by saying "well they've never HURT me!" Ok great, high bar there! My friend thought they loosened a tooth after the Tempesto buckle smacked them in the face during the first week of operation there.

"They don't hurt" isn't the point and it's a disingenuous point to try to make anyways. We know these rides operate safely without the straps (that for some reason now feature carabiners hanging in your face) so I don't get why people really feel a need to defend them, especially with the low bar of "if they don't injure me they must be fine."

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby BDD27 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:13 am

At least we are starting to see a trend away from over the shoulder and collar type restraints. A few years ago I could have never imagined an RMC style ride with the lap bar restraints they have, so at least we can look forward to the future where the industry seems to be pushing for more comfortable, less restrictive restraints. Along with that the idea that lap bars are "less safe" or whatever issue parks have with them will be a thing of the past. :)

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