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CastleOSullivan said:
I know Sheikra is a Dive Machine, and quite different, but that had a floor originally. What made that different in regards to the heartline?
SheiKra was actually designed to be converted to floorless.
 

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Fur Dozy said:
NO. It doesn't matter that much, it won't destroy the ride, and the sit-down vs. floorless arguement is bollocks.

it's in no limits but it shows side by side how these rides compare. a stand up coaster is not the same as a floorless. If the heatline location was such a big deal, then how can someone who is 56" tall and someone who is 78" tall ride a stand-up coaster? I'f anyone wants real physical examples I can produce them but this was easy and I think shows very well.
I don't want to restart this debate, but I thought the differences in people's heights was one of the essential problems with stand-ups?
 
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I think that's why they stick the elements with minimal lateral g's and avoid zero-g rolls.
 

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Nicole said:
I don't want to restart this debate, but I thought the differences in people's heights was one of the essential problems with stand-ups?
I have to agree. The riders' hearts are going to be all over the place on those things. I imagine the center of gravity is aimed for somewhere around the upper middle of the "seat" backs.
 
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I heard it had to do with structural integrity, but I really don't know. I'm wondering why the standard sit-down model was chosen over a floorless model. Maybe that was already discussed. I actually know a few people who won't ride coasters where their feet dangle, but I don't think that would be their reasoning.
 

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it is possible to launch a floor-less.  See Volcano. Yes I am aware that Hulk is B&M not Intimin.

I suspect heartlining prevents them from even considering changing to floor-less. Besides, what would be gained?
 
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Zimmy said:
it is possible to launch a floor-less.  See Volcano. Yes I am aware that Hulk is B&M not Intimin.

I suspect heartlining prevents them from even considering changing to floor-less.  Besides, what would be gained?
We already covered heartline, it's not an issue. And volcano is an invert.
 

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An invert with no floor. Which proves a Floorless model B&M could be launched. (Pretty sure this is Zimmy's point here)
 

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Fur Dozy said:
Zimmy said:
it is possible to launch a floor-less.  See Volcano. Yes I am aware that Hulk is B&M not Intimin.

I suspect heartlining prevents them from even considering changing to floor-less.  Besides, what would be gained?
We already covered heartline, it's not an issue. And volcano is an invert.
I'm not sure that everyone agreed that heartlining isn't an issue.
 
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So any word on the launcher? Still a bunch of tires on motors? Or was it converted to LIM technologies since B&M has moved over to that realm now?
 
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