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Diamondback gave 1,861,093 rides last year which represents the most rides given in one year on the tallest and fastest roller coaster at Kings Island.

I think one of these buckles would be appropriate. Picture from here: http://www.mustangdepot.com/OnLineCatalog/Interior/images/SB-BK-H.jpg Found on Google Images. I wonder how many members have

There are a lot of members I miss like tombraiderty and standbyme.

I know one member of this forum who would be qualified to answer that, and he may or may not want to divulge that at this time if it is true.

I will say, though, that I don't know exactly how they would do that with its seat design.

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If you believe the rumors, Intimidator 232 has as well.

Edit: Will be receiving them this week actually, which seems odd considering the park already opened without them.

I was going to point out that it didn't have them on Saturday... so yeah, that IS odd. Why the (possible) change, I wonder?

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If Intimidator 305 opened this past weekend without seat belts, it would seem odd to add them now after the park has opened. Not to mention, that KI installed seat belts on the ride formerly known as Flight Deck, then ended up removing them last season or the season before.

I do not know of any B&M hyper coaster that has a seat belt on it. I have not heard such a rumor about Diamondback getting seat belts.

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If Intimidator 305 opened this past weekend without seat belts, it would seem odd to add them now after the park has opened. Not to mention, that KI installed seat belts on the ride formerly known as Flight Deck, then ended up removing them last season or the season before.

I do not know of any B&M hyper coaster that has a seat belt on it. I have not heard such a rumor about Diamondback getting seat belts.

I think you mean the other Intimidator. Or I'm losing my mind.

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If the seatbelts are similar to the cables on Nitro, I could see them being relatively non-intrusive as long as you fit on the ride. As it stands, Diamondback is one of the more "fluffy friendly" of the major rides in the park. That could be impacted. It isn't a problem for me, as I'm nearly as thin as they come, but I could see that keeping people away who could once ride the coaster.

Hasn't it been established that Diamondback could technically be run safely with no restraints at all as long as the person in the seat was sitting calmly?

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I understand the heightened sense of safety restraints. Just wonder why they weren`t able to implement such a solution earlier so that it could have been included as part of the off season maintenance on the trains, if this rumor is indeed true.

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I doubt they would feel the need to add a seat belt anyway.

If seatbelts were added, it'd most likely be the result of a manufacturer recommendation... which, in the state of Ohio, is a requirement.

If Intimidator 305 opened this past weekend without seat belts, it would seem odd to add them now after the park has opened.

As TTD-120-420 stated, I believe you mean Carowinds' Intimidator.

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After the Six Flags SFOT incident, emphasis on restraints is heightened...

I may be in the minority on this issue, but if this is true, then great. We should be able to ride a ride without the worry that a restraint will fail. I understand that the extra restraint on DB (as told to me in previous thread) that the seats are designed to keep you from flying out. However, if by adding a belt it can help limit the damages if something fails, then great!

I like Diamondback, but one of my big worries is a restraint failure (on any ride, really). I know the odds of that happenings is minuscule, but I go to a park to enjoy the rides, get freaked out, then be escorted safely back to the station.

If I get too big for a ride, I have two options, lose the weight for it (which I am doing for Disney, I want no surprises there) or not ride it.

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There were people on this forum who claimed that Diamondback's restraint "went up" by one "click" last season. Even though the issue was (presumably) investigated and determined not to be a failure of the redundant restraint system, seatbelts would provide reassurance to any guests who experience it.

Then there's the issue of amputees and guests under 54", who the primary/secondary restraint is not designed for, sneaking onto the ride.

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Then there's the issue of amputees and guests under 54", who the primary/secondary restraint is not designed for, sneaking onto the ride.

IF that is one of the park's concerns, and IF the rumor is true, then I would assume we would see belts more akin to Steel Dragon 2000 than Nitro.

Also, if the rumors are true, then Intimidator will tell the tale next weekend. I'd happily do some investigative reporting if anyone wants to buy me a plane ticket to Charlotte for this weekend. I'd go to the park and ride the ride, and I'd be happy to report back to you :P

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I do not see why Diamondback would need seat-belts. To my knowledge, B&M's HyperCoaster restraints have a perfect safety record, dating back to their first HyperCoaster, Apollo's Chariot in 1999.

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I do not see why Diamondback would need seat-belts. To my knowledge, B&M's HyperCoaster restraints have a perfect safety record, dating back to their first HyperCoaster, Apollo's Chariot in 1999.

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Tell that to Fabio. I hear he didn't have the best of times on that ride.

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If they equipped seat belts, given the recent safety issues at other parks it wouldn't surprise me.

However I will say for what I understand of DB's restraint system is that it has redundancy on top of redundancy. I for what I know understand it has two hydraulic pistons along with a ratcheting mechanism.

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He may have had a bloody ride, but at least his restraint never malfunctioned!

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I missed the part of your post where you specified restraint-related issues. My bad. Nothing to see here...

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