How will X ride?

Wednesday, February 21, 2001 10:18 AM
Everybody is psyched for Arrow's comeback with X at Magic Mountain. Is this coaster going to be a rough ride, or a smooth journey? Will X age bad? Seeing the video, I still notice that classic Arrow track design. Do these signs spell trouble, or will X be an ushering in of new, smooth Arrow design? Your thoughts?

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Coasters- a little slice of heaven
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 10:23 AM
If they haven't been buildin something for this long they had to have been up to some good. I think it will be a big hit(smooth).

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You can't run and you can't hide...The Beasts at PKI
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 10:31 AM
I hear nothing but good things about Tennessee Tornado. TT is a rescent ('99) Arrow, and anyone who has ridden it reports a completely smooth ride.

Arrow's designers have been watching the B&M and Intamin coasters surpass their own rides in popularity over the years. They know their old coasters are rough. I 'm pretty sure the lessons have been learned and the 4D will be as smooth as anything!

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"X" marks the spot in 2001!
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 11:20 AM
Soggy hit it right on the mark!! As I understand it, Arrow just recently started bending their own track when they completed TT. This pretty much puts an end to those nasty "Arrow transitions" which is where most of the head-banging occurs on the older coasters. This is one of the reasons why I'm so excited about X. Should be a smooth and enjoyable (and hopefully a little frightening!) flight!

Neil, who has to wait until December to ride X......
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 11:25 AM
I think that the new shoulder harnesses are gonna be very nice and comfy. Too bad I will probably never ride it!

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Coasters- a little slice of heaven *** This post was edited by Craig the Coaster Freak on 2/21/2001. ***
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 11:27 AM
I think X will be a smooth ride because it is a newer coaster and will probably remain smooth. Anyone know when Deja Vu and X are opening?
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 12:03 PM
I am looking for it to be alot smoother than the older Arrow coasters. As far as it being on par with B&M, Intamin, or Morgan reamins to be seen. Time will tell.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 1:08 PM
Deja Vu will open in early April. X late May to early June
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 1:28 PM
I know I do this every time Arrow and smoothness are mentioned but I have to put in a good word for Tennessee Tornado. I don't know what they changed from the earlier Arrows, but TT rides like a dream. If X is built like TT, your only worries will be upchucking, not headaches.

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Is it just me or does Hypersonic look like one of those coasters you would see on Looney Toons?
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 1:38 PM
Is there a site where I could see the video?
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 2:35 PM
I think X will be a vast improvement over the Arrow coasters of the past. Eventually Arrow has got to get it right, especially after B&M and Intamin have shown the rest of the industry how it's done. But I admit I'm still a little unsure about X, and I know the first time I ride it I will be bracing for another one of those Arrow rides...
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 4:20 PM
I think people are way too concerned about roughness. Personally, it doesn't bother me at all. In fact, I like a little shaking, shifting, jerking, and banging to make sure I'm awake. I rode SFMM Psyclone once and I loved it. It was the most out of control amazing woodie I had been on. The rougher the better if you ask me. Give me a roller coaster headache anyday.

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aIrtIme'S ovErRaTed..
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 4:40 PM
well u have to remember when most of the arrow coasters were built that are so rough. it is now the computer age and drafting as become so much more complex along with the computer models which lower the banging and such. i think arrow will regain there glory. and i am a huge B&M fan. i just hope we can see one of these monstors at SFGA in 2002. well we can hope
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 6:00 PM
Goober, go to SFMM's webiste
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Thursday, February 22, 2001 4:03 PM
Yes, computers+coaster_design=smooth ride I'm glad Arrow isn't fading away. I'm just surprised they didn't, or weren't able to jump on the coaster building craze earlier. Bending their own track now? Cool! I can't wait. I've always wondered how someone could cross a roller coaster with a carnival ride. The animation (on SFMM's site) sends chills down my neck each time I watch it! I can't wait!
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