The "X's" on X's Trains

Tuesday, July 2, 2002 8:24 AM
Does anyone know what the large, purple, X shaped structures sticking out of X's trains at Six Flags Magic Mountain are? They can be seen here in this photo: http://www.twistedrails.com/sfmm2k1/jan10-19.shtml At first, I thought they were dividers to keep people from coming into contact with the track/wheel assemblies, but I dont know why they are so large. There are already black dividers ( Which can be seen in the photo ) there, so I dont know why the X's would be needed.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 8:30 AM

Decoration. Like when they print the name of the coaster or park on the front of a coaster. (of course, you can't do that on X)

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 9:10 AM
No, they are not decoration. Under the fiberglass shell there is part of the device which allows the seats to rotate. I believe it was detailed on the Discovery Channel shows thie year.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 9:12 AM

Also when i saw pictures of the prototype train, There was a long tothed bar that ran up from the second set of wheels that turn the seats. I assume someone was smart enough to make it look like an X and it covers this tothed bar that moves up and down to turn the seats. The bar is hidden by the X and the bar probably moves up and down inside the part of the X that stands most straight up.

Make sense?

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 9:16 AM

I meant "Toothed" meaning a bar with teeth on one side that moves up and down turning a round cog attached to the seat assembly.

Doesn't that just seem to simple of an idea.

But a great one?!

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 12:43 PM
If it was made to be an X for X, what happens if they build another 4D (doubtful now)? Will they leave the X there?
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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 12:44 PM

Half of the X is for decoration, the other half hides the gear rack.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 1:01 PM

If it was made to be an X for X, what happens if they build another 4D (doubtful now)? Will they leave the X there?

i am sure they can tailor make the X thing into anything so it will suit another 4D. kind of like wheels covers, can change from ride to ride

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 1:08 PM
Why are we talking about this....we know it's just gonna get torn down in reality, right? ;)

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 1:11 PM

S00perGIR said:

Decoration. Like when they print the name of the coaster or park on the front of a coaster. (of course, you can't do that on X)

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No you're wrong. It's not decoration and YES you can put the ride's name on X, they're on the seats.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 5:32 PM

PkI FaNaTiC said:
Why are we talking about this....we know it's just gonna get torn down in reality, right?

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Uhhhh....no

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 9:00 PM

Magnum XL-200 said:
If it was made to be an X for X, what happens if they build another 4D (doubtful now)? Will they leave the X there?


If it's built in another Six Flags park I don't think we'd have to worry about a name other than X ;)

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 9:07 PM
...only if the SF *creative* team doesn't forget how to spell X....;)
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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 10:33 AM
X IS NOT GETTING TORN DOWN!!!!!!!!! I DONT MEAN TO BE RUDE TO PEOPLE BUT SIX FLAGS IS NOT GOINT O TARE DOWN "X." Its like people just hear one rumor a stick on to it.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 10:45 AM
If people took the time to really read someones post they would see that PKI Fanatic was being sarcastic with his comment that X is being torn down. People calm down, and pay attention to what people say. And there really is no reason to SCREAM over it.
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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 10:45 AM

You tell them carr....because we would never want them to "TARE IT DOWN"....

In my opinion it is for decoration. As opposed to covering the gear rack with a large square they got decorative and put a Large X over it. As for any other 4Ds I'm guessing they could be covered with any design wanted. Kinda of like rims on a car, they all look different but do the same thing.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 2:21 PM
I love the trains on X. Are they comfortable. And as Peabody said they covered it on the Discovery Channel.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 3:14 PM
I don't think SF will stick to the "X" name because they want it to be a little different for SFMM. After all, it is now the Xtreme Park!

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 7:01 PM
I've never heard it as a rumor.......I just enjoy watching people get pissed over it when I say it will be. :)

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