Tuesday, December 25, 2001 9:13 AM

I just thought of something...

Hopefully, they will not just clone X for other parks, as it would be a huge improvement to make it larger and longer. However, when they do decide to make clones, be it of X, or the next generation 4D, they should make variations on the 2nd set of rails (the ones that make it flip).

Most of the stats for construction would remain the same, length, height, # of track pieces, footer locations, etc... But the actual ride experience could be different.

It would be great to look at the ride and think, "This is just a clone, I know exactly what to expect", only to be totally surprised when you ride it, because the flips are different.

I wouldn't think this would take too much effort on Arrow's part. It would offer all the benefits to the manufacturer and the parks that cloning offers, while still benefiting the patrons of the parks by providing a different experience on each "clone".

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Current favorite coasters:
Wooden: 1) Beast 2) Raven 3) Son of Beast 4) The Boss 5) Timber Wolf
Steel: 1) Raging Bull 2) Millennium Force 3) V2 4) Wild Thing 5) Mr. Freeze

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Tuesday, December 25, 2001 1:24 PM
That's a very clever idea but if they changed the rotation they'd have to go back and find the g-forces of the new coaster. This process would take long and slow the amount of 4D's that would go into production. Right now Arrow needs a big design, one that will bring in a lot of money and parks that will want them. I think the 4D is just that but what you propose would get them back off track and slow them down (not the coasters).
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It's his turn to feast, when you ride the Son of Beast.
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Tuesday, December 25, 2001 1:48 PM
Alan from Arrow told myself and a few others that the future versions of the 4D coaster could contain separate 'modes' for each side. .

Could you imagine riding one side and doing some mild flips, while the other side does twice as more flipping?

Talk about possibilities.

-Sean (who is just about to go out to Cali to ride X.....well.....in a month or so)

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Tuesday, December 25, 2001 8:30 PM
that does sound cool. However, I think variations in track design would get more of the coaster obsessed crowd to different parks. There's something about a difference in track layout that sounds more appealing to me.
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Tuesday, December 25, 2001 9:13 PM
what they could do is put the train on backwards. You could get a different ride then.  wouldnt that be a rush.. let me think would that flip you bacwards on the crest of the first hill and  would be going down backwards upside down toward the ground..  boy would that be a totally different experience, i could only imagine the rest of the ride.. wheww!! could be possible to put the train on backwards for a different ride?....
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Ive got X fever and the only cure is to ride it forever.
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Tuesday, December 25, 2001 9:13 PM
what they could do is put the train on backwards. You could get a different ride then.  wouldnt that be a rush.. let me think would that flip you bacwards on the crest of the first hill and  would be going down backwards upside down toward the ground..  boy would that be a totally different experience, i could only imagine the rest of the ride.. wheww!! could be possible to put the train on backwards for a different ride?....
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Ive got X fever and the only cure is to ride it forever.
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