Inversions on X

Monday, August 19, 2002 5:21 AM
I just downloaded a POV video from Badnitrus of X. I watched it and counted the inversions, and after watching it three times, I have only counted four inversions. On RCDB, it says that X has six inversions. Where are the other two inversions?

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Monday, August 19, 2002 5:54 AM
Who knows! After riding it I couldn't figure out what the hell had just happened to me.

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Monday, August 19, 2002 6:11 AM
Maybe on the two lateral flips. Train inverts itself from below the track to on top of it. At the same time the seats do a half flip, sort of like two inversions at once.
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Monday, August 19, 2002 7:42 AM
1 - First Drop, seats flip
2 - First Raven Turn, track flips 180 degrees.
3 - Camelback, seats flip
4 - Camelback flip after the turnaround, track flips.
5 - Second Raven Turn, track flips 180 degrees.
6 - Right before the break run, track flips 180 degrees.

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-Kyle Brylczyk
KoRn - Untouchables, June 11th, 2002

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Monday, August 19, 2002 8:25 AM

Er, what Kyle? Have you ridden X? You are never inverted for #2, or #5 of your description. The other descriptions seem accurate.

However, there are some people I know who think you're upsidedown only twice...the first drop and the back flip. I say the two "half twists" you are inverted. Anyone agree or disagree?

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Monday, August 19, 2002 11:04 AM
Your actually upside down twice, first drop and bunny hop. However, you invert four times. First drop, bunny hop, camelback flip, heartline spin into the breaks.

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Monday, August 19, 2002 11:56 AM

Maybe on rcdb they count the number of times the track flips and the number of times you actually go upside down. You actually go upside down twice, but don't forget the two raven turns (4 inversions) and the two "heartline" spins (6 inversions). Make sense now? I said "heartline" because there is no real heartline on a 4D.

Oh, that Badnitrus animation is a little funny. The flips in the front are a little too fast, especially down the drop and in the bunny hop. And has anyone noticed there's no Viper in it? Keith decided to leave Viper out of the picture for some reason. :)

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*** This post was edited by haux on 8/19/2002. ***

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Monday, August 19, 2002 3:35 PM

Legendary said:

Er, what Kyle? Have you ridden X? You are never inverted for #2, or #5 of your description. The other descriptions seem accurate.



I'm speaking in terms of track flipping. Technically, it's inverting. So, if the track goes from facing up to facing down, it's an inversion. It does that in both raven turns.

No, I haven't ridden the ride. I'm stuck here in Jersey, but those are what are counted as inversions on X.

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-Kyle Brylczyk
KoRn - Untouchables, June 11th, 2002

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Monday, August 19, 2002 3:52 PM

haux said:

Oh, that Badnitrus animation is a little funny. The flips in the front are a little too fast, especially down the drop and in the bunny hop. And has anyone noticed there's no Viper in it? Keith decided to leave Viper out of the picture for some reason.



Yeah, now Keith sucks cause he spent all that time and didn't get it 100% perfect. I downloaded it JUST to see Viper in the background.

I'm just thankful he does what he does. I'm not being a smartazz for any other reason than to let you know if you criticize, you should at least thank him for what he DOES put in there.

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Monday, August 19, 2002 4:43 PM
I did not say Keith sucks nor did I even imply that. I LOVE their work, and X is an amazing one. Sure Viper's left out, but KEITH is the one who told me that in an email. Maybe I'm the only one who emails them after they get something done to congratulate them on another job well done. I know that it's even harder to get things totally accurate when you haven't ridden it, but for what it's worth, this X animation is one of the best I've seen!

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Monday, August 19, 2002 5:52 PM

Rock on Homey G. ;)

First of all, I find it hilarious that an animation I made is being used to represent fact, as in how many times X actually inverts!! I'm very aware the seats rotate a little too fast at points, but I reserve my right to be lazy and not correct minor and retarded details for something I do completely in my spare time for fun :)!! Plus I am the biggest procrastinator ever and decided to just post the movie already before another few months rolled by.

Back to the topic, Legendary and I have argued this and I still stand by my opinion that X only truly inverts twice. But I haven't ridden it or even seen it running in person so my opinion means nothing.

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-Keith "Badnitrus" McVeen

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Monday, August 19, 2002 6:00 PM

Badnitrus said:

But I haven't ridden it or even seen it running in person so my opinion means nothing.



Truer words have never been spoken. Ahem.

Coaster131, I see what you meant now. I thought the original poster wanted to know how many times your body actually inverted, to which I say four.

Joe "I've been on X seven times!" C :)

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Monday, August 19, 2002 6:03 PM
Two :o

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-Keith "Badnitrus" McVeen

*** This post was edited by Badnitrus on 8/19/2002. ***

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Tuesday, August 20, 2002 7:01 AM

Haux, if you email him to thank him, that's one thing. But nobody knows that here. I have no personal beef with you, but your comment came off a little critical to me is all. Everyone says that the best steelie around is SFNE's S:ROS, but I never understood why until I saw Keith's representation of it in comparision to the other S:ROSs. You can almost feel the airtime just watching it! I force all my friends to watch his videos on my computer... even the ones who aren't coaster lovers. That's required viewing at my house.

Thanks again, Keith.

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