1 Dead, 7 Injured After Ride Malfunctions At Ohio State Fair
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:18 pm    Post subject: 1 Dead, 7 Injured After Ride Malfunctions At Ohio State Fair

Holy Bleep! Total nightmare. NSFWish
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:28 pm    Post subject:

I never trusted those rinky dink carnival rides. Wonder how often they get inspected versus the rides at say Disneyland or Magic Mountain?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:33 pm    Post subject:

Condolences for those poor people.
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Mother fuuuu
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:03 pm    Post subject:

Can you imagine the nightmares those other riders have right now?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:12 pm    Post subject:

They have one of those at Cedar Point. A bit safer, perhaps, since it's emplaced. Still didn't want to get on it because of how terrifying it looks.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:24 pm    Post subject:

How can you have the thrill of cheating death with out an occasional death to keep it real. Imma hold it down.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:43 pm    Post subject:

Dang, praying for those familes
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:42 pm    Post subject:

lakersken80 wrote:
I never trusted those rinky dink carnival rides. Wonder how often they get inspected versus the rides at say Disneyland or Magic Mountain?

my mentality as well. I'll get on anything at 6 flags but I wont get on some erector set fair ride that takes me far off the ground
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:28 am    Post subject:

Jesus that's some Final Destination type (bleep).

What did it hit!?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:59 am    Post subject:

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Jesus that's some Final Destination type (bleep).

What did it hit!?


I couldn't tell if it hit something or the cars just detached and the force of the swing just tore it off.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:17 am    Post subject:

lakersken80 wrote:
I never trusted those rinky dink carnival rides. Wonder how often they get inspected versus the rides at say Disneyland or Magic Mountain?
i just saw another report on it this morning. and they said that specific ride was inspected multiple times in the past few days and it passed inspection every time.

from watching the video and listening to the sound. it sure looked like that one car was hanging a bit too low and actually came in contact with part of the rides base. at least from that angle and the sound it seemed like thats why it broke into pieces. but i could be wrong.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:18 am    Post subject:

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How can you have the thrill of cheating death with out an occasional death to keep it real. Imma hold it down.
too soon... but this may be the realest thing you've ever written.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:04 am    Post subject:

splashmtn wrote:
lakersken80 wrote:
I never trusted those rinky dink carnival rides. Wonder how often they get inspected versus the rides at say Disneyland or Magic Mountain?
i just saw another report on it this morning. and they said that specific ride was inspected multiple times in the past few days and it passed inspection every time.

from watching the video and listening to the sound. it sure looked like that one car was hanging a bit too low and actually came in contact with part of the rides base. at least from that angle and the sound it seemed like thats why it broke into pieces. but i could be wrong.


I watched the video but it was pretty blurry and inconclusive....couldn't tell if it hit something or if that was the sound of the metal just giving out and the entire thing caving away.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:17 am    Post subject:

I took my son to one of those carnival rides, called Freak Out. It's very similar to the Fireball ride, and actually a bit more dangerous. I could feel the base of the structural frame tipping off the ground during the ride's violent pendular motion (just like Fireball). I have no idea how that ride ever passed inspection, I doubt that the state regulators know what to look for, other than the flip-down shoulder restraints.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:16 pm    Post subject:

I will stick to drinking my Fireball.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:58 pm    Post subject:

I'm from the Cbus area and sick of seeing everyone so comfortable to post this. Praying for the families and those traumatized by it. Wish these "first" people would go back to doing their ice bucket challenges to praise themselves and just post the article if you want people to be aware, I've seen like 25 or so today.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:26 pm    Post subject:

Yeah that was a pretty nasty vid. Not too thrilled I watched it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:50 pm    Post subject:

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I took my son to one of those carnival rides, called Freak Out. It's very similar to the Fireball ride, and actually a bit more dangerous. I could feel the base of the structural frame tipping off the ground during the ride's violent pendular motion (just like Fireball). I have no idea how that ride ever passed inspection, I doubt that the state regulators know what to look for, other than the flip-down shoulder restraints.


And that's the point that needs to be taken away from this. The fact that there were reportedly multiple inspections of this ride and it still failed so catastrophically indicates there's a flaw in the system.

Rides such as this go under tremendous wear and tear even as permanent installations. You can set a "norm" for rides that are permanent - same ride, same place, nothing has been dismantled and re-installed, and no human factor in that process. But when these types of rides are disassembled and move around to new locations on a repeated basis, the failure factor increases tremendously. Carnival rides are something where there's no baseline for a standard.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:08 pm    Post subject:

My opinion is that the current safety inspections were probably not going to catch a malfunction. There was probably metal fatigue somewhere on the ride that was too small to catch using the current procedures, but stressed enough caused a catastrophic failure.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:18 pm    Post subject:

Carnys aren't known for being the most detail oriented guys either. Those rides have always held an element of fear for me, my brother and I rode them all like Madmen as kids though...any UCLA Mardi Gras veterans here from back in the day?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:23 pm    Post subject:

LakerLanny wrote:
...any UCLA Mardi Gras veterans here from back in the day?


I'm a UES kid . . . Went every year from the mid-70's to the mid-80's.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:03 am    Post subject:

I love rollercoasters but have never trusted carnival rides. my gf always tries to convince me to get on them and she was successful one time. we went on this medium-sized roller coaster and I knew it was the last time she would convince me when they tied up my "seatbelt" (a piece of rope) and had to push our car to get the ride started.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:28 pm    Post subject:

splashmtn wrote:
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too soon... but this may be the realest thing you've ever written.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:59 pm    Post subject:

LakerLanny wrote:
Carnys aren't known for being the most detail oriented guys either. Those rides have always held an element of fear for me, my brother and I rode them all like Madmen as kids though...any UCLA Mardi Gras veterans here from back in the day?
my wife was like the same rides we road as kids could be the same ones they are still riding. you ever see how old those rides look when you get up close. most of them look like they've been around the block 10 too many times.
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