Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2001 4:33 AM | Contributed by Karl DeAngelo
I've been very lucky recently, getting to witness the first test run of X, and now watching it in the daylight and being able to record it for everyone. So far, everything seems to be working as it should for X. The wait shouldn't be too much longer.
OMG!!!! Lord, thank you for giving the creators of this ride the ability to think up something of this complex magnatude. My jaw is going to be dragging on the floor for a couple days! For the speed that the ride is going, it does seem short. It is even speeding off the lift! Im speechless! I cant believe im the first one to comment on this too.
Video looks great! Though I'm most curious as to "how" the 3rd/4th rails make the seats rotate. I've looked at the video on Arrow Dynamics' site several times and can't quite figure it out. Anyone have any insight?
The 3rd and 4th rails "move" if you will along certain portions of the track. By "move" i mean that they change distances between the running rails and the track spine. Wheels running on these rails are attached to this kinda of ratchet, pulley thing that spins the cars depending on the distance.
not to be redundant but.... OH MY GOD! this coaster is going to be awesome. Arrow looks like they have made some serious improvement in the shaping of their curves and elements. Just look at the way the coaster twists into the first corkscrew - poetry in motion. The only thing that looks a little questionable is the final corkscrew right before you slam into the brakes - that could be a little uncomfortable.
Way to go Arrow!
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