I find somewhat distrubing from both sides of this issue.
It's a sad day in the industry, when a coaster manufacture agrees to meet an unrealistic expectation from an amusement park chain that retalates and causes financhal devastation to the company that doesn't deliver.
What's your thoughts on the X situtation?
A CCI 200ft out and back would rock
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I think in both cases SF did rush the manufacture's to get these prototypes built and operational before they were completly tested and ready.
I can see why X would be having problems due to it's complex design but as for the deja-vu's the main reason why none of them work right is due to SF rushing the design,after all deja-vu is not really that much different from vekoma's regular invertigo design.
hymmmm... anybody remember Son Of Beast?
Did PKI give up on it? Despite lawsuits, shut downs and early negative buzz, the ride is now running fine.
What a short memory we have...
"Escuse me, can you tell me where the heck the Mystery Lodge is"?
AC?, RB?, MF?, DD?, PR? Who can keep track of it all?
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Steel - Millennium Force
Generic, isn't it?
I think most of you are full of crap (and I mean that in a nice way) because not one of you know anything about the terms of any contract between Arrow and Six Flags. The only thing Arrow has said (or has been implied by the press) is that building X cost more than they expected, and sadly they had to eat the cost and, in what I think made strategic sense anyway, shut down their manufacturing operation.
That's all we really know for sure. The rest is speculation. There are no "politics" between the companies, only contracts that spell out the relationship, terms of payment and goods delivered. Unless someone here has that contract in front of them, you don't know what it entails.
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"As far as I can tell it doesn't matter who you are. If you can believe, there's something worth fighting for..." - Garbage, "Parade"
True enough, but I do think that the relationship has changed a bit between what we'll call "suppliers" and "consumers". Manufacturers have lost quite a bit of leverage (IMO) over the past 10-15 years....now that there are fewer companies buying rides, I do think that SF has the upper hand, so to speak, in negotiations.....(not just with Arrow)
Based on the the GIB's and now this Xperience, I think it's possible they've pushed a bit *too hard* to get rides operational before they were fully ready...of course, Jeff is right on when he says we'll NEVER know all the details....
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