The top 3 all time cobrarolls.
2)Deja Vu's (times 3)
3)Batman Knight Flight's
"I make it a rule never to get involved with possessed people. Well, it's more of a guideline than a rule." - Dr. Pete Venkman/Bill Murray
I also heard about X's seats now scraping the floor when they come in the station.
That is why they added a little guide wheel so that would not happen anymore. They also added some proxy sensors to the seats so they know exactly when a certain row is bending down too much.
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I *certainly* wouldn't use the word "unsafe". Might consider the theory that there are *still* some bugs that might need to be worked out before S&S rolls out any more of these suckers, but I sure do look forward to more of them, the sooner the better. Hopeful for '04, but I think '05 may be a bit more realistic before we see another 4D....
When you consider the *enormous* leap undertaken with this particular ride, it's not really surprising that the bugs were pretty considerable...;). Still, now that S&S has the 4D technology...good things are on the horizon! Stan won't let us thrillseekers down, he's *one of us*....:)
Because it's only one person. Why would Six Flags want to stop operation of a revolutionary ride for one person?
Don't get me wrong jammie, that sounds pretty scary and does sound unsafe, but unless you complain with a lawsuit, Six Flags will do nothing.
By the way, is X's lines still brutal?
*** This post was edited by astrofreak on 12/22/2002. ***
I waited about 1hour and a half Sunday, That is not bad and was well worth it. They only had two cars- the third one was tore apart at the station.
As for the word "unsafe" I would use it, I can't sue them because no harm was done. I know the problem would be solved with a simple strap between the legs just like most of this type of straping - Don't get Me wrong- I loved the ride I just think about someone who has limited mobility of the lower half of their body and couldn't support themselves. This has happened a lot to cause injury or death on rides. I just hope someone who has some influence reads this posting. The employees at the park - (after showing them my leg easily slipped over the hump) didn't seam to care. I would love to see these coasters all over, but I believe that this one has a simple problem with the restraints.
By the way X is not running 7 days a week, they are only open on the weekends and X is only running occasionally - It was down most of the day Sat.
It doesn't make the ride "unsafe". But it does demonstrate why the shoulder bar may not be as effective as it appears on some of these rides. My suggestion to the engineer when I saw the restraint for the first time was that they should chop off the top of the shoulder bar, just above the safety belt. That way on any rider, the bottom of the bar will always lay against the thighs, and the front of the bar will support the upper body. Unfortunately, I don't think he realized I was serious. :)
I should point out, though, that on X, if you were to slip into the gap between the seat and the bar, the only way you could come all the way out would be if you also slipped your arms through both of the shoulder loops, something which is quite unlikely to happen by accident. So I wouldn't worry about it if I were you. :)
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
I'm 6'4" and I was getting tossed around in the outside seats near the back of the train. It totally scared the crap out of me so I made use of the short lines and rode it 4 times in one day.
My first ride on X was my best roller coaster experience yet.
Scott W. Short
I'd never noticed this before Sunday, though this Sunday was the first time I ever got up the nerve to ride the ride with my hands up, not hanging onto the restraints for dear life. Coming through those half-flip-twists gave some nice airtime in both cases, and both times I lifted high enough to get my right leg over the hump in the middle of the seat. I didn't settle down that way, I was able to push my right leg back over to the right spot while still floating, but it would *definitely* be possible for me to end up with both legs on one side.
That being said, I *never* felt like I was in any danger of coming out of the ride, and until I read this topic, the safety thought never would have crossed my mind. My biggest concerns still apply to the trains, the design just seems like it would lend itself to the trains tearing themselves to pieces. Speaking of, on the left side of the train (facing towards the back when boarding) has a neat little effect before the first half-flip-twist, I'd never realized that the train leans there, making it feel like those seats are sagging off the train. Scared the hell out of me!
Anyway, I rode it 5 times on Sunday, and 3 times I was lifted out enough to get my leg over. It was much more likely on the element right before the final brake run, I think it happened once on the one before the second raven turn.
I had never waited less than an hour and a half for X, so 20-25 minute waits made safety concerns come a distant second to getting as many rides as I could. I probably would have gone more, but I was freezing my hands & face off :)
Nothing... NOTHING... can prepare you for... the Fourth Dimension!
*** This post was edited by Soggy on 12/23/2002. ***
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