Bolliger&Mabillard wrote:Still don't get that Viper...54" height requirement. X...........48". Really?
The restraints on x are much more versatile when factoring rider size in. The restraint system moves up and down AND is put on like a backpack. Viper only has the OTSR, and its quite wide at the top. I agree with those height requirements based purely on their restraint system rather than 'thrill.'
I remember riding Goldrusher right when I hit the 48" mark, and I do remember a couple of little pops, particularly at the back of the train, where I felt that I could have popped up a bit too much for comfort. I was a skinny kid, too. The Goldrusher restraints go down to a set height, so once again I think it may be a safety issue with their system.
Then again I'm not a pro. Ta da!