They might, but then they would look at SFMM's taller version and say, maybe not. It's probably the super-size drop that's causing the train problems with X. Arrow wasn't ready to build a 4D of that magnitude yet, obviously.
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In response to the question-nothing yet. Let's hope something becomes of them. Even though they are smaller, I would rather have one of these at SFGAdv then have X on the other side of the country (sorry that I am so selfish:-D)
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You guys seem to be misinformed. Those models were intended to be the first Fourth Dimension designs put out on the market. Six Flags, Inc. wanted to take the concept further than Arrow Dynamics had even proposed to do in the first place. The result? X at Magic Mountain. A 175' lift into a 215' Sky-Dive, two raven turns, a half spin, all in 3,610' of track.
Think of X as the version that is "close to as big as they get."
Besides, it is pretty safe to say if a park wanted a specially designed large-sized 4D, they would certainly do that for them. I doubt those are the only designs they are willing to build (and the larger two of those four designs aren't bad at all. I bet there are plenty of parks who would persue building one, provided they have been mechanically straightened out)
Well, now that X *HAS* been built, I'm gonna go on record and say that an exact duplicate of the ride would cost a LOT less than the original....the extra engineering costs in terms of the X-rails has been done, and the 4-d has proven AMAZINGLY successful with the GP...I would even hazard a guess that a smaller version (esp. one of the "pre-designed models" on Arrow's site) *could* be done without necessarily having to "break the bank"...;). Of course, then you have to get marketing to "sell" the ride that ISN'T an -EST ride....which must be harder than it seems....
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