This is their 8th proudly-present project since 1968. As mention in their website, they have intention to break Guiness record with ride facts as follow:
- Total loop/turn: 14 times
- Length ride: 1,153m
- Top height: 76m (+/- 15 floor building)
- Max speed: 126km/hr
- Duration ride: 2 minutes
- Capacity: 20 people
- Total construction: 3,600,000,000 yen
Anyone in Japan already? ^ o ^ *** Edited 6/7/2006 2:26:55 PM UTC by arachelle***
Link to RCDB of Eejanaika
It looks like Arrow is is making an X 2.0
Yes, it's an S&S/Arrow 4D. Yes, it's the 2nd one ever. Yes, it's in Japan. Yes, it's at Fuji-Q.
Here's an animation.
http://www.eejanaika.jp/cg1/coaster.html *** Edited 6/7/2006 7:51:42 PM UTC by gomez***
Never seen one of these on X.
For those not keeping score, that is the much anticpated, long rumored "full full" element.
Lee Grant said:
I don't care what new 4-D coasters they build. Nothing will ever beat the original!
And...really? Not even in 10? 20? 30 years?
Does that first statistic translate to 14 inversions?
They must be counting all the flips and whatnot. Remember when Stealth opened and PGA decided that it had eight inversions?
Still looks pretty wild.
Then again my 63 year old mother does too, so perhaps its a genetic thing.
I can with stand the roughness and dissyness.
But the statistics are not. All we had before was a construction worker saying 80 meters tall. Now we have real numbers. Converting from metric:
Height: 249.3 ft
Length: 3782.8 ft
Speed: 78.2 mph
They got Guinness to certify it as the coaster with the most inversions (14). Some people will probably question that figure, but who cares :)
Interesting that the trains are only 5 rows long, vs X's 7. That's ONE way to get the weight of the train down...
An old news? Well, it is new thing for some people. And new ride for Fujikyu itself. Their official mailing list just arrived 6.6.2006. So, I just forward the info.
Oh yea, I'd always wanna ride new RCs. Why not? ^o^
Thanks for the link of Eejanaika construction photos! *** Edited 6/8/2006 6:02:05 AM UTC by arachelle***
Here's an animation.
:P That animation is madnessss!
BTW, the flash presesntation at http://www.eejanaika.jp
is all in japanese but there are some almost-glimpses of the layout if you click around aimlessly for a moment :o)
*** Edited 6/8/2006 4:11:49 PM UTC by superman***
So if they have it running by September this coaster is gonna be the best bonus coaster ride on a trip ever!
Oh yeah i love X. *** Edited 6/11/2006 5:19:34 AM UTC by therooboy***
I don't think that 14 inversion thing is accurate. At least, not in the track configuration. But you never know on a 4d. In the brake run they could just flip you around 14 times and then you got the inversion world record.
Nevertheless, looks fun.
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