X begins its dip while 4th attraction parts arrive

Posted Monday, June 18, 2001 4:29 AM | Contributed by Karl DeAngelo

The sixth and final tower of the initial approach has also started to take shape. The 88.5ยบ skydiving drop will be attached to this structure. Also, more parts have arrived for the 4th attraction as well as more land clearing at the proposed location.

Link: Twisted Rails

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Monday, June 18, 2001 6:15 AM
Thanks for yet another update on one of the coolest coasters
Monday, June 18, 2001 6:35 AM
/\what he said/\

Monday, June 18, 2001 7:44 AM
Yes. americacoasters has some good ones of the dip too.

If Millennium Force doesn't go upside-down, then how could Mantis?
Monday, June 18, 2001 8:34 AM
I have a couple comments...

Why is Arrow coping off Vekomas Double Spine? ;)

And thier other attraction looks very much like a skycoaster. Same poles that use.

Go to http://sfwoa.atomic-online.net/ for all your SFWoA needs!
Monday, June 18, 2001 9:01 AM
The poles may look similar to a skycoaster but the park already has one.

Monday, June 18, 2001 11:01 AM
Great shots as always! Glad to see Goliath open again. I really hope that the fourth attraction is an ejector seat. :)
Monday, June 18, 2001 12:36 PM
Superman :UE....

Arrow is probably using the double spine because fo the large size of the trains. Remember riders are going to stick out from the rails two deep on each side. That's alot to support, especially when making turns, drops, and such.
Monday, June 18, 2001 1:24 PM
twistedrails is by far the best update site for X, keep up the great work Karl!
Monday, June 18, 2001 8:32 PM
"Superman," all Vekoma has ever done was copy off of Arrow's designs, so why couldn't Arrow for once use one of Vekoma's?

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Monday, June 18, 2001 8:47 PM
Those extra rails on X, I'm pretty sure, are what makes the seats flip over. It's a mechanical thing, not force driven as I thought (and probably as alot of people thought).
Monday, June 18, 2001 9:36 PM
Bill they are refering to the double SPINE, not the extra rails.
Tuesday, June 19, 2001 2:20 AM
Those are some nice pics. I look forward to getting one of these on the east coast. CP, HP, SFWOA, SFGAdv, Dorney, KD, SFA, BGW or any other park I go to more than one time a season please get one.
Tuesday, June 19, 2001 4:33 AM
it looks to me as though the "4th attraction" is an intamin roto-drop (vis a vis Acrophobia).
can someone explain this to me:

SFMM: deja-vu; x; intamin roto-drop (or likely facsimile). total coasters: 15.

SFNE: 2 new kiddie rides. total coasters 5.

hmm... sucks to live in new england.

(although i'd ride S:ROS over Goliath any day)
Tuesday, June 19, 2001 1:24 PM

1] those supprts showing up for the rumored 4th attraction are in NO WAY big enough for an Intamin roto drop. Since the attraction would be an up-charge attraction [meaning you pay extra, like a skycoaster] it is probably the S&S Ejector Seat mentioned in the March WIRED magazine. However I'll hope you're right...I'd love to see SFMM get a huge roto drop.

2] SFMM get's to 15 coasters by adding three this year: X, Deja Vu, and the Goliath Jr kiddy.

3] I would gladly trade you just about every SFMM coaster [*and* year round operation] for just Superman and Thunderbolt [and heck, even the new improved Cyclone which friends tell me is running well] and seasonal operation.

Sucks to live in New England? Not to this Southern Californian.
Tuesday, June 19, 2001 9:53 PM
i'll take you're word for it, since you've probably seen the supports and the park. it's hard to judge from a photograph. the cyclone is running fine - it's actually faster than is was before and hurts less - and superman is as crazy as ever. it's just disheartening to never see anything about my homepark on this site - but, hopefully next year we'll see some action on this coast.
it'd weird how you see my park as being so great, when i'm jealous of yours.
thanks for the dose of levelheadedness.
Wednesday, June 20, 2001 2:40 PM
Is the first drop going to be a 90 degree angle ?
and will the seats turn over so you will dive head first ?

Titan Laps : 6
Wednesday, June 20, 2001 7:55 PM
Arrow Dynamics leased out their track design to Vekoma, and vekoma has used it for all their designs, including the double spine.

Fear the Rath of the Orient Express!!
Thursday, June 21, 2001 6:26 AM
TITAN_FAN_13: The first drop on X is almost vertical and the seats will be rotated parallel to the ground so you are facing down. That way when the drop curves to horizontal you will be sitting upright.

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