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Rita - Shorter Straps HELP!

Sun May 08, 2011 10:41 pm

It appears that some of the straps which you buckle up on Rita have been changed, and the new ones are REALLY short. So short in fact, that I was pinned in today when I have been riding Rita for many years with no problem - in fact on other seats I had loads of room.

I am unsure if it's a mistake but they are going to have lots of unhappy guests. I would describe myself as average/stocky but certainly nothing out of the ordinary.

It's really not good...!

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Re: Rita - Shorter Straps HELP!

Sun May 08, 2011 10:45 pm

Oh no! I can only just about get in to Rita as it is. I went on Desert Race at Heide park with no problem at all.

Does anyone know why they have been changed?! :(
 
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Re: Rita - Shorter Straps HELP!

Sun May 08, 2011 10:49 pm

](*,)

Another thing to add to the growing list of rants, eh?
 
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Re: Rita - Shorter Straps HELP!

Sun May 08, 2011 10:56 pm

"Hmm, we've not spent any money on Rita in a while, and it's the least comfortable of all our big coasters, so any ideas what we can do with it?"
"Make it less comfortable?"
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Re: Rita - Shorter Straps HELP!

Mon May 09, 2011 12:00 am

If it ain't broke, don't fix it, basically.

I wonder whose bright idea this was?
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Re: Rita - Shorter Straps HELP!

Mon May 09, 2011 12:01 am

"Don't_Look_Down" wrote:
If it ain't broke, don't fix it, basically.


Alton Towers is broke and no one is fixing that?

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Re: Rita - Shorter Straps HELP!

Mon May 09, 2011 12:03 am

".Will""][quote=""Don't_Look_Down" wrote:
If it ain't broke, don't fix it, basically.


Alton Towers is broke and no one is fixing that?

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That would be too easy :cry:
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Re: Rita - Shorter Straps HELP!

Mon May 09, 2011 10:31 am

My guess from knowing how that places works, someone probably ordered the wrong size, and instead of sending them back and getting the correct ones, they used the usual view of: "Meh! That'll do"

"That'll do!" seems to be their new motto!
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Re: Rita - Shorter Straps HELP!

Mon May 09, 2011 10:51 am

Alton Towers Resort - Where the that'll do's never end!
 
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Re: Rita - Shorter Straps HELP!

Mon May 09, 2011 11:01 am

To be honest, I expect this to be an honest mistake, hopefully they can put it right!

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Re: Rita - Shorter Straps HELP!

Mon May 09, 2011 11:12 am

Hasn't the same thing happened once before on RITA, with the straps being too short? IT seemingly rings a bell anyway.
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Re: Rita - Shorter Straps HELP!

Mon May 09, 2011 1:02 pm

i went in april and i can just fit on. it took 4 people to try and get me to clip in. i was in so much pain it was un real. They locked me in then just ran off. At the end of the ride i could not breath right and i was in pain. Like what Astro Dan say. lets hope they do fix it
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Re: Rita - Shorter Straps HELP!

Mon May 09, 2011 1:08 pm

My guess is that they've ordered the wrong parts but have had to put the shorter straps on the ride as a temporary measure until the right parts are ordered and delivered.

I can't see how they would change the straps as a permanent thing as it just seems quite odd to be honest. Unless Intamin have told them to do it for some reason.
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Re: Rita - Shorter Straps HELP!

Mon May 09, 2011 1:08 pm

I thought the park was family friendly? Catering for all types/sizes of person? Doesn't seem too fair to be honest if they're shortening the straps.

Let's just hope it is a mistake and not deliberate.
 
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Re: Rita - Shorter Straps HELP!

Mon May 09, 2011 2:30 pm

Oh great, there goes my chances of getting back on Rita comfortably then!

Suppose that's another 20lb I'll have to add to my weight loss now :(
 
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Re: Rita - Shorter Straps HELP!

Mon May 09, 2011 2:54 pm

A recent meeting in the parks HQ:

"rita is costing a fortune to run everyday. What can we do to cut costs?"

"errrrm stop letting bigger people on to make the trains not as heavy?"

"how will we do that?"

"shorter straps!"

"great, get it done! back to counting our profits!"
 
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Re: Rita - Shorter Straps HELP!

Mon May 09, 2011 3:29 pm

There was me thinking I had put a lot of weight on, I was pinned and crushed in this year. It was not pleasent. :evil:
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Rita - Shorter Straps HELP!

Mon May 09, 2011 4:16 pm

It's a bad move, but the people saying the park did this to seemingly spite us is just stupid... I mean why would Merlin of all businesses waste money on that?

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Re: Rita - Shorter Straps HELP!

Mon May 09, 2011 5:02 pm

Went on Rita yesterday and i thought the straps were smaller. My shoulders were crushed too - was so uncomfortable! :no: When I went last year they were no where near as tight!
 
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Re: Rita - Shorter Straps HELP!

Mon May 09, 2011 5:25 pm

ahh this sucks.

Man if alton keeps going for this "that'le do" approach i hate to think what this new ride will turn out like.

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