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Alton Towers Bans Tight Trunks

Graeme Graeme Profile

Posted:
8/11/09 at
9:33:32 AM

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If you go to Splash Landings, you can't wear tight trunks. Spoilsports, eh? People are getting very sensitive to this sort of thing.

Now don't get me wrong, I wear swimming shorts myself, but surely trunks are better for going down the flumes?

Pervy Trunks Ban

Re: Alton Towers Bans Tight Trunks by junebugg junebugg Profile at 8/12/09 11:59:51 AM

That's funny!

I expect parks to do that here in the US, not Europe! LOL

Re: Alton Towers Bans Tight Trunks by TrickTrack TrickTrack Profile at 8/12/09 3:32:47 PM

Very strange, prudish and dare I say: a step backwards!

Here in Germany there is currently the OPPOSITE reaction from baths and water-parks: They are banning the ultra-long trunks that are fashionable with the kids. They claim that the longer trunks are a safety risk on many waterslides as the cloth can get caught in weldings or other protruding places.

Furthermore they are deemed to be a health/hygienic risk. It seems that many people are using the pools and slides with trunks they are wearing during the day in the summer. They just walk in from the streets and hop into the water without changing.

And the best part: The long, heavy cloth is unfriendly to the environmyent (and the watercosts of the bath). They showed on TV that long, cotton trousers are soaking up large amounts of water, which actually decimates the waterlevel considerably when hundreds of people with these trunks exit the pool!

StellaVista

Re: Alton Towers Bans Tight Trunks by Graeme Graeme Profile at 8/12/09 6:10:26 PM

junebugg:
> That's funny!

> I expect parks to do that here in the US, not Europe! LOL

Well, the UK is not really Europe - it's the 51st State of America, but without the coasters! ;)

TrickTrack:
> Very strange, prudish and dare I say: a step backwards!

> Here in Germany there is currently the OPPOSITE reaction
> from baths and water-parks: They are banning the ultra-long
> trunks that are fashionable with the kids. They claim that
> the longer trunks are a safety risk on many waterslides as
> the cloth can get caught in weldings or other protruding
> places.

That's what I thought.

I'd like to point out my shorts are very small and lightweight. I bought them in France! :)

Re: Alton Towers Bans Tight Trunks by the_winged_beast the_winged_beast Profile at 8/14/09 2:59:54 AM

i wouldn't take it too seriously, its all just a shameless marketing ploy to get people in the press taking about the water park (aka the puddle) in the school holidays

in other news . . i support the aqualibi speedo policy purely for hygine reasons alone . . honestly ;)

here's JaiB modelling the infamous sign User Submitted Picture

Re: Alton Towers Bans Tight Trunks by Graeme Graeme Profile at 8/14/09 11:29:35 AM

> i wouldn't take it too seriously, its all just a shameless
> marketing ploy to get people in the press taking about the
> water park (aka the puddle) in the school holidays

Hmm, I suspected this soon after I posted it - I think they do a "silly story" every year, don't they? I could kick myself for helping them with their marketing, but it's an amusing story anyway.

> in other news . . i support the aqualibi speedo policy
> purely for hygine reasons alone . . honestly ;)

> here's JaiB modelling the infamous sign

My problem with that sign is that it only shows the two extremes. Are Daniel Craig "Casino Royale" style trunks allowed, for instance?

Re: Alton Towers Bans Tight Trunks by d_n_s_u at 8/14/09 1:26:40 PM

I had already crossed off "A pair of Budgie Smugglers" from my Christmas wish list as well. :-)

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Re: Alton Towers Bans Tight Trunks by britcitchris britcitchris Profile at 8/15/09 11:54:04 AM

Damn, and i was planning on showing off my tight new speedos....

Chris.

Re: Alton Towers Bans Tight Trunks by Graeme Graeme Profile at 8/16/09 12:04:05 PM

> I had already crossed off "A pair of Budgie
> Smugglers" from my Christmas wish list as well. :-)
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I'm utterly compelled to quote "Sugar Lumps" by my favourite band, Flight of the Conchords:

I see you girls checkin' out my trunks
I see you girls checkin' out the front of my trunks

The rest is a little bit too rude to put here, but check it out on YouTube!

Re: Alton Towers Bans Tight Trunks by junebugg junebugg Profile at 8/17/09 10:57:06 PM

> i wouldn't take it too seriously, its all just a shameless
> marketing ploy to get people in the press taking about the
> water park (aka the puddle) in the school holidays

> in other news . . i support the aqualibi speedo policy
> purely for hygine reasons alone . . honestly ;)

> here's JaiB modelling the infamous sign

That pic is hilarious!

Especially since I myself could never wear a Speedo. It's too small and looks too much like panties. The guys might as well wear Victoria's Secret undergarments to the water parks there since they aren't much different from Speedo when it comes to being skimpy! :P :D

Re: Alton Towers Bans Tight Trunks by hatt at 8/18/09 10:02:37 AM

This one is in the same context, I guess?

This MUST be a joke

Re: Alton Towers Bans Tight Trunks by Graeme Graeme Profile at 8/18/09 10:20:24 AM

junebugg:
> Especially since I myself could never wear a Speedo. It's
> too small and looks too much like panties. The guys might
> as well wear Victoria's Secret undergarments to the water
> parks there since they aren't much different from Speedo
> when it comes to being skimpy! :P :D

Brilliant, just brilliant!

One the one hand, you've given me a laugh. On the other, you've ruined my appreciation of Victoria's Secret. ;)

hatt:
> This one is in the same context, I guess?

Yeah, that one's even sillier.

Re: Alton Towers Bans Tight Trunks by junebugg junebugg Profile at 8/19/09 4:53:07 AM

> This one is in the same context, I guess?

They should sell those little travel-sized deodorants in machines at the entrance for each ride.

Re: Alton Towers Bans Tight Trunks by Corkscrew_Foley Corkscrew_Foley Profile at 9/22/09 2:38:22 PM

Oh here I am, all buffed and ripped, and I can't wear a bloody Speedo... lol!

Grazza, your Conchords ref reminded me of an old SNL skit with Steve Martin (and can't think of the other) doing the whole 'we are wild and crazy guys. we wear tight pants so the ladies can see our bulges...' Or that last bit might be the Family Guy spoof.