Twisted Rails posts video of X in action

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.

Link: Twisted Rails

Related parks

Tuesday, August 14, 2001 4:41 AM
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.
+0
Tuesday, August 14, 2001 5:00 AM
WOW! Sign me up to be a test dummy!

Are they using test dummies yet? It sure looked like there were legs hanging down from a few of the seats.

Just think what the next generation of this beast is going to be like. The possibilities are endless.

Great work Twisted Rails!

Later,
Curtis
+0
Tuesday, August 14, 2001 5:12 AM
Looks like Labor Day is going to be a reality. Too bad I live in Wisconsin.

-------------
BMCOASTER

bmcoaster@wi.rr.com
+0
Tuesday, August 14, 2001 5:24 AM
And there were people saying that it would be a failure after testing just after one time. Where are they now?
+0
Tuesday, August 14, 2001 5:36 AM
They're too busy eating their hats & feet to answer :). Just check out the seat rotations on the RT near the end of the video. Is Arrow brilliant or what?

What I want to know, is how the heck they came up with the idea as I would've never thought of it.

Great video Karl, I give it both thumbs up.

BTW, how can something go wrong with it? It doesn't use new fangled technology like LIM/LSMs or vertical cable lifts, it uses simple mechanics on a near-traditional coaster platform.

*** This post was edited by Taipan on 8/14/2001. ***
+0
Tuesday, August 14, 2001 5:36 AM
Wahoo! I was hoping all would go well! Just a couple more weeks it'll be open and ready for action!

-------------
"It's Deja Vu all over again." - Yogi Berra
+0
Tuesday, August 14, 2001 5:58 AM
WOW! This thing looks sweet! I really need to get to Coaster Con now...

-------------
After years of disappointment with get-rich-quick schemes, I know I'm gonna get rich with this scheme...and quick! - Homer Simpson
+0
Tuesday, August 14, 2001 6:11 AM
TiggerMan's avatar 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?
+0
Tuesday, August 14, 2001 6:20 AM
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.

Kinda hard to explain without an illustration.
+0
Tuesday, August 14, 2001 6:23 AM
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!

-------------
"Looks like you've been missing quite a bit of work lately"
"Well, I wouldn't say I've been MISSING it, Bob."
+0
Tuesday, August 14, 2001 6:50 AM
I think that they are using test dummies. If you go in slow motion at the bottom of the drop the first car has feet.

Nice job twisted rails and Arrow!!
+0
Tuesday, August 14, 2001 7:05 AM
Remember the bedroom scene in the original "American Pie," after Nadia drops her drawers and everyone in succession mutters, "Holy s**t!"

I do believe I see thousands of Buzzers, in succession, doing the exact same thing right now...myself included!

-------------

The Luv Monkey has spoken...and expletives have been deleted, as per the CB TOS...
NITRO kicks it into high gear...only at Six Flags Great Adventure!
Track Record: 28 and counting...
+0
Tuesday, August 14, 2001 7:12 AM
....and I though B:TR was short...
+0
Tuesday, August 14, 2001 7:20 AM
They're not using test dummies just yet. The first car has the decorative X's over the gearboxes. That's what looks like feet.

-------------
Karl
http://www.twistedrails.com
+0
Tuesday, August 14, 2001 7:25 AM
I have seen the coaster testing on my way to work. That first drop alone makes this coaster worth it. It is breathtaking.

-------------
I'd like a tall CCI out and back, and a grande nonfat Latte to go please!
+0
Tuesday, August 14, 2001 7:25 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Much better than the original test video from the warehouse!
+0
Tuesday, August 14, 2001 7:34 AM
Welcome back Arrow!
+0
Tuesday, August 14, 2001 8:00 AM
Time to move to California;)

-------------
"Thank you for challenging the Raging Bull. We hope you enjoy the rest of you're day, here at Six Flags Great America."
+0
Tuesday, August 14, 2001 8:09 AM
HOLY **** thats amazing but i live in West Virginia in hte perfect location to go to the great ohio parks and virginia parks.O well

-------------
Cedar Point, it doesn't get any better then that:)
+0

You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2018, POP World Media, LLC
Loading...