I was just joking but it could actually work. There's a few problems to think about such as restraint style, moving floor, height of train etc but I think this idea has potential
Good idea, but impossible to implement. On a B&M floorless coaster you are sitting well above the track due to the construction of the train, so it would need to be an impossibly long-legged person who could get their feet anywhere near the track (i.e. it would not happen).
Wooden coaster trains run much closer to the track & there is a good risk that someone with very long legs could easily get their feet too close to the track on a floorless wooden train. After the incident on The Smiler, this is something that Merlin & their Public Liability Insurers would simply never allow.
That said, I am really looking forward to SW8. I've ridden White Lightning at FunSpot Orlando. This is a junior GCI woodie and it's simply great fun to ride - could ride it for ages. Yes, you get jolted round a little in the element transitions, but it is just a "good fun all round" ride. Probably exactly the sort of ride Alton needs to help with it's recovery from The Smiler incident - attract a wider customer base than thrill-seeking teenagers. I would not be surprised if SW8 has a 1.2m height restriction too (Gold Striker is 48" which is a shade over 1.2m) - this will help Alton even more.
I look forward to March / April next year!