more 4D's are coming including launched!

Monday, February 17, 2003 6:02 AM
there is an interview Alan Shilke with on thrillride, hes the main guy behind X and he has confirmed that S&S Arrow are in talks with a customer about installing a new 4D coaster. he also talks about launched versions of the 4D and a new 8 seat train design. should be very interesting to see these new rides!

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Monday, February 17, 2003 6:03 AM
sorry, i forgot to include the URL http://www.thrillride.com/X/x.html

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Monday, February 17, 2003 6:12 AM
Good Interview. That is good news.
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Monday, February 17, 2003 6:16 AM
Piece of TAPE??? LMAO!!!

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Monday, February 17, 2003 6:44 AM
That's all find and dandy, and great that they can imagine such things, but it sure seems like an up-hill battle to try and sell a combination of two products that, to this point, have proved unreliable.

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Monday, February 17, 2003 6:51 AM
Unfortunately Dragster may be up the same creek though too. Xcelerator has done little to prove the system.

Someone is going to always see these rides and how amzing they can possibly be and atake a chance, thats just my opinion.


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Monday, February 17, 2003 7:01 AM
BRENT! You're not allowed to say that, LOL. I was thinking basically the same thing....after Xcel, I certainly wouldn't consider the Intamin hydraulic launch to be a *proven system*. But, you've got the word's tallest coaster, and even if it is a bit *buggy*, that won't make it any slower or shorter...;).

Instead of trying to launch a 4-d, perhaps time would be better spent working out the kinks so we could build a few "working models"...

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Monday, February 17, 2003 7:03 AM
But what I don't understand is if SFMM has a say so over corporate and they did indeed tell Arrow to go big on X, b/c they only add big rides.........Why in the hell are they adding a 150 foot mirror clone for 2003 if the only go big lol.

Also how is X a short twister, at what point onX does it twist over itself to be considered a twister,or am I missing something? To my knownledge isn't X a double out n back ? Lift, drop, takes you out, then the first Raven turn brings you back in, Then the turnaround takes you back out, then the second Raven turn bring you back in. That's a double out n back right.

Anyways I hope the park Alan is talking about is CP and they get the huge one he's talking about with the full/full and the one and a half/half flips. Imo they're the only park (other then the park that already has one) that spend big big money on extreme rides like 4ds. I can see other more normal lol parks getting the tamer versions Alan speak of .

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Monday, February 17, 2003 7:26 AM
From what I understand, Dondonpa has proven to be fairly reliable. They probably learned things from Hypersonic and incorporated it into the Dondonpa. I expect Top Thrill Dragster to be reliable for the same reasons. Things were learned from Xcelerator, which I'm sure will be incorporated into TTD.
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Monday, February 17, 2003 7:33 AM
But Pete, from what I understand, Hypersonic IS running reliably right now, while the Intamin product that is *operating* is still experiencing significant downtime...if they've learned so much from Xcel, why not use that knowledge to get Xcel all the way to *reasonable reliability*....
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Monday, February 17, 2003 7:42 AM
It's all true! Chris Godsey told me about a launched 4D inside a volcano!
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Monday, February 17, 2003 8:06 AM
Chris Godsey doesn't know anything. Nothing that he has said EVER had been proven.

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Monday, February 17, 2003 8:06 AM
What does Xcelerator or Dragster have to do with 4D's and Hypersonic?

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Monday, February 17, 2003 8:19 AM
i think they are trying to say that it also has many flaws
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Monday, February 17, 2003 8:23 AM
We really need a 4D on the east coast,perhaps at PKD maybe?

I'd say they need to work out the problems with X first & then build one of the other two layouts that were shown,one I believe is called quantum,the other delerium.

I believe they shouldn't even begin to think about creating a launched version yet because they're still having trouble for the most part with X's trains & of course it isn't launched.

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Monday, February 17, 2003 8:26 AM

colincsl said:
i think they are trying to say that it also has many flaws

Nah, there's a big difference between combining two finicky rides, and improving a second gneration of one.

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Monday, February 17, 2003 8:29 AM
rollergator said:

But Pete, from what I understand, Hypersonic IS running reliably right now, while the Intamin product that is *operating* is still experiencing significant downtime

I could be wrong, but I believe that when Hypersonic was less than a year old, it was still experiencing problems, too. Give Xcelerator some time.

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Monday, February 17, 2003 8:37 AM
That was a really good interview. I didn't even know Thrillride was back up with content. That is great to see. I have always really enjoyed that site.

Good news about the 4th Dimension too. I don't understand how enthusiests can be so negative about such a revolutionary ride system. Its seems that people are jealous just because "X" isn't at their home park. Its really a shame. With the combination of S&S and Arrow the possbilities are endless. I think that match is going to be a really good thing as far all products from both companies. A launched 4D would be incredible.

I haven't ridden X, but of all the coasters I have yet to ride that is on the top of my list. I live in PA, and making it out to CA isn't exactly a priority. I will make it there sometime. I am hoping a 4D is installed a park close by. I am sure even if one is intalled in my region it won't be as big and thrilling as X.

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Monday, February 17, 2003 9:30 AM
Jeff it has nothing to do with it other then the fact that parks install big cutting edge rides even if their technology has not proven itself.

Surely you see the connection.

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Monday, February 17, 2003 9:40 AM
BATWING FAN SFA said:
We really need a 4D on the east coast,perhaps at PKD maybe?

i def. agree with that! ive ridden X once when i was out in california and it was a pretty cool ride. i wish my homepark (TGE) would get one of the smaller versions.

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