Nightfall, does my memory serve be wrong if I can remember something to do with the chassis of the ride cars also. This being one of the reasons the weight limit was set for each car, due to certain stresses on the ride car chassis and the fact the centre pole the car revolves around, was not safe over a certain weight?
I'm not sure about any chaise problems. I’ve heard rumours like what you are telling me but nothing I could say for certain. I am fairly confident though that if there is a problem it hasn’t been the cause of any accidence.
All rides do have weight limits but they are not normally low enough for any regular guest to be concerned about. The question is why the Spinners weight limit is noticeable? It could be because they designed it as a family ride and so didn’t expect 4 adults to ride together. Foolish I know but understandable.
There’s also the issue that stops them running at full capacity in the rain. Again I don’t know much about this and so don’t want to make any assumptions but any ride that requires perfect weather and relaxed H&S to be able to run at full capacity can hard claim to be a great ride design.
And also you're correct it is quite uncharacteristic for German Engineering
Although I will say that their other rides (not sure about their structural division) are up to ze normal German standard
. Not to say they are brilliant rides but at least they are well Engineered