I have heard from One of the few Arrow employees left that there are four separate manufacturers working on their own version of an "X" style coaster. IAAPA should be very interesting this year!
X Looks Awesome! Oh Yea!!
B&M has one, I know for sure. Hoei Sangyo has Sledge Hammer, simmilar in design, but you are never upside down, you are always sitting normally. Check out their site for a better explanation.
Anyone know the other 2 companies?
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Will it go up this year? Doubtful...
"He's blazin' away like the stars in the universe.." A. Vega + M. Rev "Ghostrider"
Someday there will be something here.
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imagine a togo 4D, ouch!
...I doubt Intamin would do it since they seem fond of not too radical designs...
I beg to differ! Who made the first 100 mile per hour coaster? Who made the first launched inverted coaster...and mostly, did they not make a stand up gyro drop? I think they are fond of radical innovations.
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B&M does not have a 4d. If you're referring to the patent somone found, it's NOT for a 4d-style coaster, but a new way to load riders into their "prone-coaster" such as AIR or Superman Ultimate Flight. I wouldn't be too surprised if B&M eventually did realize a design similar to Arrow's, but currently, there is no proof of any design. I could be wrong, as the wording is difficult after translation, but it seems the spinning motion will help the loading and unloading procedure.
This thread discusses a patent that's similar to the 4D concept, but due to a slight oversight, is not a B&M patent. http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forums/thread.asp?ForumID=11&TopicID=14777
This thread discusses a patent issued on May 2, 2002, from B&M, regarding the new loading procedure for their 'prone' or 'flying' coasters. Almost immedeatley, some people convince themselves it's a B&M 4D coaster, and not an improvment on the current generation of 'flying' coasters. http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forums/thread.asp?ForumID=11&TopicID=20800
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Hopefully the Vekoma model will debut soon!
Good lord, reach for the asprin. Most of their coasters hurt enough in 3 dimentions! :)
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It's a bit too soon to be talking about more 4-D coasters. X has been open all of 5 months, and has yet to work the kinks out. Surely if B&M or anyone else is trying out this type of ride, it will be awhile before we actually see one. Now their flying coasters on the other hand...
I'm of the mind that there will be X and only X for a few years at least. I'm am interested in what an Arrow/Premier Rides 4-D will look like, say about... 2004/2005?
I would like to see a LIM/LSM coaster ala Superman TE built with a 4D type design. Can you imagine thrusting up to that height, perhaps backwards, only to reach the top and drop straight down with a flip for good measure? Yummy....:) Intamin could do it, no prob.
See what happens to the baby!
Yeah no kidding...
I think X/Arrow will influence the industry like no other coaster since the B&M invert.
ucdaap42: thanks for linking those. You saved me from having to do it! :)
Soon park benches will have seatbelts!
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I want a Togo 4D
Okay buddy, Togo ceased to exist since 1998...
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