Ok first off Brett:
Whats more slippy, steel with ridges in it or flat, smooth, sealed concrete? Think that proves my point!
They are not unreliable has every inverted has them! Its just the current system is flawed.
Secondly the floor errors:
Floor errors only occur rarely and is not such a huge problem if staff actually check the restraints properly in the first place. The floor platten error normally occurs when leg flaps are not all the way back and the system does an aborted send due to the leg flap sensor tripping the ride out.
The station operator then has to lower it back down into the seated position but at the same time trying to keep the rest of the harnesses locked. To do this they have to press the harness unlock and harness lock at the same time. Just before the system tries to unlock the harnesses, the unlock button has to be let go but still keeping the locked button pressed. The problem occurs when they let go of the unlock button too soon and the floor has not fully raised. The system gets confused and the whole floor needs to be reset.
A simple solution would to be get B&M out and to have them replace the current way of doing it with a better way where you can bring it down without having to worry about holding unlock for too long or too short.
The floor platten is a much better and more impressive way of doing it and normally doesnt cause much aggro during normal opperation, so why get rid of it?