Video of Eejanaika

I'm pretty sure it hasn't been posted yet, but there's a POV at the bottom of this page.

http://knuttz.net/hosted_pages/Eejanaika-Roller-Coaster-20070104

I don't know if it's been posted on here yet but, I'va had POV video of Eejanaika on my MySpace pade for like 5 months now. There's quite a few on YouTube.
Ok, how is this a "record holder"? The layout is X? Shouldn't X have 14 inversions then?

Seriously, it's slightly altered, but dip-vert drop-raven-hill-turn-hill-raven-station, that's the EXACT same layout as X, just this one's turn goes left instead of right. Did they put an extra seat roll in there or something?

Seems odd that the 2nd 4D is nothing more than a reworked version of the first ... guess they didn't have enough budget left to come up with a new layout after they fixed all the problems with the seats ...


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The hill after the first raven turn features a "full-full." A full seat rotation with a full track rotation. Which would make X's more of a "half-full."
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The layout is X?

Close, but not exact.

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Hey Moosh. Doesn't it remind you of the Airplane Coaster? ;)

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On the way to the lift and during the final brake the seats flip into a nearly upside down position and back again.


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shhh.. Matt, wasn't that somewhere else? :)

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So did they fix the vibration problem with the trains?

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I can't get enough of this coaster. The current priority is getting out there and riding it in 07.

Anyone notice how expensive this thing was? More than any coaster built at CP since 2000. $31 million is a lot of money.

60% of the time it works every time.

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Jeff said:So did they fix the vibration problem with the trains?

Considering that ronyuiti (the filmmaker) was *apparently* sitting on an inside seat, I'd say the vibration problem seems to have remained...nonetheless, looks real fun (just not something you'd ride over and over)...

Al, since it's in Japan, earthquake-proofing increases the cost of construction...substantially.

That is a good point, I just don't see how relatively thin supports (compared to other structures) can survive an earthquake. I kind of understand how triangular and spherical structures can withstand pressure and movement better than most other structures, it's hard to imagine...but a very good point that is probably true even though I had to over-analyze it.

60% of the time it works every time.

Tampa= Busch Gardens Africa and USF BULLS COUNTRY=pretty much the coolest place ever
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..except for Cedar Point
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..and Boston

Agreed, Gator. That video doesn't leave me too hopeful that X's ridability issues have been fixed. (Of course, I wonder if the reliability issues have been improved, also!)

Either way, it's fitting. Fuji-Q isthe SFMM of Japan in many ways :)


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You guys are able to judge how rough a coaster is based on a crappy video?

You should see the POV that WoF shot for Patriot on media day. The video is far from stable and the camera was mounted. Patriot is about as smooth as they come (except for some weird vibrating in the back rows).


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^ LOL, actually, yeah, I think we can judge based on a video. Doesn't make our judgements as valid as those who have RIDDEN, obviously. There's a subtle yet discernible difference between shaky hands and a jerky ride... ;)

But just by looking at my own videos, I can tell that DBH has an abundance of air, and that HC5 was quite possibly the roughest wooden coaster ever.

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Also, the luge turn is over banked, which you could consider an inversion if you wanted to.

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Even if it were, I still don't get 14 inversions with counting the track inversions and seat rotations(including before the lift and the break run). I got around 12 counting the overbank as an 2 inversions (track and seat). They had to count topping out on the lift as an inversion to even get 13 so Guinness must have drinking some vodka or something to get that messed up.

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^Consider that the Vekoma flyers are claimed to have, what, eight inversions? When rider orientation is considered, it's hard to say WHAT consititues an inversion on some of these rides. How many inversions does MF have...depends on who's counting... ;)

Obviously, for purposes of marketing a ride like Eejanaika, the more the merrier...;)

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