Friday, September 14, 2001 4:12 PM
Is anyone concerned about X being bumpy since it is made by Arrow?
St. Louis -STL
Friday, September 14, 2001 4:13 PM
Friday, September 14, 2001 4:16 PM
I hope not, but it is possible that it could be
The SFMM Salvi
Friday, September 14, 2001 4:48 PM
Frankly, i wouldn't care. I mean tell me, what would you be concerned about: "Hmmm...this ride is a bit bumpy", or, "Oh my God, we almost hit the floor 3 times!!"
The SFMM Salvi:
"Goliath Jr. looks to intense for me"
"I want to go on something more exciting than X"
Friday, September 14, 2001 5:18 PM
Do the seats spin randomly, or are they programmed to spin at certain times in certain directions?
Friday, September 14, 2001 5:38 PM
They are programmed to spin at certain times, and I know Arrow could make smooth coasters from their usual bumpy ones like Vekoma did with the flying coasters
Friday, September 14, 2001 6:55 PM
No, the seats aren't "programmed" to spin. There are four additional rails in addition to the traditional two running rails. These extra rails move an additional wheel assembly which controls the spinning of the seats.
Friday, September 14, 2001 7:02 PM
Yes, X will be buttersmooth, they are using the same technique that B&M uses. The springs that force the wheels to always touch the track that weren't used on previous Arrow coasters except Tennessee Tornado.
Friday, September 14, 2001 8:30 PM
After a very smooth ride on PKI's Top Gun this season, I'm very confident that Arrow knows what they are doing as far as smoothness goes. By the way, TG was built in 1993.
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Friday, September 14, 2001 9:26 PM
The OTSR's are VERY low on X's trains so I think there won't be any problems.
God Bless America....
Friday, September 14, 2001 11:22 PM
you got to it before I could! Yes your ears were hearing correctly about Tornado..........it is the one coaster all B&M nuts MUST experience. Anyone with disbelief about Arrow's potential will be reassured with one lap around that twisting, swooping mass of American engineering. BREATHTAKING!
The only Arrow I try to avoid is Shockwave at SFGAm front seat. Is it me or are those trains going even faster? Hitting dead man's curve this year felt like I was being tossed fom a Zipper! Not sure those bigger wheels were a good idea...... but they certainly make a difference on Tornado. X should be something we all want to ride again and again. After all, it is 2001, not the early 50's! :)
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Saturday, September 15, 2001 11:23 AM
okay I am reassured
Saturday, September 15, 2001 11:54 AM
These extra rails move an additional wheel assembly which controls the spinning of the seats.
Which IS, in essence, programming. The term programming doesn't necessarily have to denote computer control. In this case, the question was "programming" as in preset ride, as opposed to randomly spinning, and the answer is yes, the spinning aspect is pre-programmed.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2001 11:17 AM
Anyone who's ridden Flashback at SFMM and then Millenium Force or Superman:ROS knows how a company (Intiman in this case) can make one of the all time bumpiest, worst rides(Flashback, Freefall) and come back with some of the the best coasters(MF,S:ROS, V2). Lets just wait and see how it is before condemning it.
B&M and CCI are probably the only manufacturers who have not had a significantly disrespected coaster, YET. They are also much younger companies, and keep in mind that B&M once worked for Intamin and are responsible for some of their failures.
*** This post was edited by LoadedG on 9/19/2001. ***