TKC Blog Community Reconsiders Schlitterbahn Verrückt Weight Problem
This EXCEPTIONAL analysis offers a more thoughtful consideration of recent news of weight issues related to the tragic death of Caleb Schwab.
"Yes it was within weight limits but if they put the two ladies in back it went down like an airplane wing with full flaps. Nearly all the total weight was in back of center which would raise the front out of the water, especially pulling out of that initial drop. It likely caught serious air and launched coming over the second hill, hit the net and pulled poor Caleb out of his seat, even with the straps, while the two lady ballasts sailed under him. I’m guessing the decapitation was a result of the straps holding him at first and eventually failing but not until the net had done its worst.
"Surely this sort of thing had happened before to a lesser degree or in testing and so it would have been policy (or should have been) to put the weight in front to keep the front end down. If so, you likely have some poor employee loading who felt sorry for little Caleb having to ride behind a couple of Weight Watchers poster girls and put him in front.
"I feel sorry for whoever has to live with that decision for the rest of his/her life as well as the Porkette Sisters whose life choices indirectly led to a tragedy for which sadly, they will likely receive a disproportionate reward."
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