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THIS FALL, RUSSIAN MEMBERS OF ASTM COMMITTEE F24 ON AMUSEMENT RIDES traveled to San Diego to report on the effect of G-forces on the human body to fellow members of an F24 task group on World Standards for Design and Manufacture of Amusement Rides. Pictured (l. to r.) are: Jim Seay, Premier Amusement Rides, Md., chair of F24.24 on Design and Manufacture; Giampiero Manara, Zamperla Rides, Italy; Ben Shelton, Universal Studios, Fla.; Anna Novikova, Russian interpreter; Professor Boris Rabinovitch, vice president, Russian Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (RAAPA); and Professor Vladimir Barychev, vice chair of Technical Committee 427 on Amusement Rides and Devices of the Russian Gosstandard. Task group members from Canada, Germany, and the Netherlands also attended. The group is collecting input from around the world as they develop standards that can be applied internationally to the design and manufacture of amusement rides. //

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