Posted Thursday, June 14, 2001 4:07 AM | Contributed by xbombman
Work on X continues to progress. The lift hill is complete and work on the tower for the drop has begun. Work also continues to progress on the brake run and station. Psyclone re-opened last week, but was closed again today. Work continues on Deja Vu. A crane is once again by the ride. Also, work on the rumored 4th attraction continues. Two large, white supports have arrived.
Link: America Coasters Network
Thursday, June 14, 2001 5:15 AM
Cool, how steep does X drop?
SFGAm: SCREAM. THRILL. REPEAT. Two New Coasters in 2001!
Thursday, June 14, 2001 6:03 AM
anybody ever wonder where the rest of the ride will be? That area seems kind of compact for such a big ride.
Thursday, June 14, 2001 6:24 AM
MFRULES: X's first drop is nearly vertical...89.5* IIRC. Someone else will correct me quickly if I'm wrong.
Thursday, June 14, 2001 6:29 AM
It's a pretty short ride, actually...
Thursday, June 14, 2001 8:35 AM
The drop is 88.5. Hey dont sweat it Mamoosh you were close! Anywho what was that guy working on the cobra roll for on dejavu, was he fixing the track so the same thing wont happen to our dejavu as what happened to the other one, fly off the track??
Thursday, June 14, 2001 8:38 AM
Oh yeah joel, Have you seen the work site in person? It might just be me but it looks alot bigger in person than on those pictures. And you might be suprised at ho much they can fit into that small space, if they can that would be great!
Thursday, June 14, 2001 9:27 AM
Well the thing is, right after the vertical drop, there is a raven turn which re-directs the train back within and around the X structure, thus X uses an extremely small footprint very much like the Vekoma flying coasters. I'm sure this added to the appeal of this ride to SFMM, an why I'm pretty sure other parks are putting in orders as we speak.
*** This post was edited by DWeaver on 6/14/2001. ***
Thursday, June 14, 2001 11:15 AM
The ride looks like it will be very compact and mantain a high speed throughout the entire course.
Thursday, June 14, 2001 2:13 PM
It's almost a race...
Who will win?
Will X be completed before Deja Vu opens?
Will X open before Deja Vu?
Find out this fall at SFMM!
Thursday, June 14, 2001 4:03 PM
Thank you for your e-mail.
We would like to inform you that in your e-mail you are referring to an
incident during testing.
The Giant Inverted Boomerang ("GIB") rides are all to open in June/July. As
the GIB is a prototype based on our technical experience with the
Invertigo, Boomerang and Hammerhead Stall we are conducting a 3 to 4 weeks
test and commissioning period.
That is the reply from Vekoma reguarding the DeJa Vu's.
"It's DeJa Vu all over again at The Mountain"
Thursday, June 14, 2001 5:01 PM
The ride looks to be very exciting!! Can't wait for the Deja Vu bommerangs to open. Does anyone happen to know if any other parks are putting in orders for 4D coasters like X?
*Lovin them coasters!!*
The Joys of Summer, OH YEA!!!!
Thursday, June 14, 2001 8:30 PM
If X is a success, I think there is a good chance more 4D's will start showing up at other Six Flags parks starting next year....
Thursday, June 14, 2001 10:36 PM
i remember seeing pictures of X as it would look like on the site....does part of the coaster really go over the lines where cars drive through to enter the parking lot?