Monday, December 24, 2001 9:32 PM
On www.twistedrails.com in the stats of X, it says the theoretical capcity is 1600 pph.  Is it likely to get up to that figure?  Also, what seems to be making the dispatch times high on X?  Does it take long to check all the restraints? or what is it?

~Nick.

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Monday, December 24, 2001 9:49 PM
For today, only 2 trains were running with the crew being trained. It'll get better when they go to 3 train operation and the crew gets more familiar with the ride.
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Monday, December 24, 2001 10:12 PM
I don't think any coaster gets up to it's theoretical capacity, other than sitdowns. As coasters get more different, the restraints get more complex and the pph gets a little slower.
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Tuesday, December 25, 2001 11:37 AM
In most cases, the capacities listed for coasters are only likely to be reached if the riders are a group of ACERs and the crew exceptional.  The numbers usually published are very theoretical.
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Tuesday, December 25, 2001 11:40 AM
1600 pph?...*shakes head* nope. I don't think so, the loading and unloading is too slow to be putting 1600 people in an hour.
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Tuesday, December 25, 2001 12:12 PM
In order to get 1600pph they'd have to cycle 1 car every minute. When I was there they were doing 5-7 minutes, although it was mainly because they were having problems with the restraints. That's 330-240 pph. Judging by the fact that just lowering and raising the seats takes about a minute, I doubt they'd ever get more than 560-840 pph, with everything working properly and with 2 or 3 trains.
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Tuesday, December 25, 2001 12:19 PM

Kellen said:
1600 pph?...*shakes head* nope. I don't think so, the loading and unloading is too slow to be putting 1600 people in an hour.
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Acually since they can load and unload at the same time they can do it faster. Most of the time they'll have the train unloaded by the time they're ready to send out the loaded train.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2001 1:44 PM
While I don't think it will ever hit 1600 people, it will eventually be pretty high.  You have to take into consideration that yesterday they were only running 2 trains, and 1 was having problems for a while in the morning from what I hear.  Once they have 3 FULLY FUNCTIONAL trains ready to go, and all the ride ops are used to checking the restraints, the dispatches will be a lot faster.
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Tuesday, December 25, 2001 8:59 PM
on the sign pic at twisted rails it says "g force, top secret". I can see some reasons for putting this on a sign as a marketing gimmick but when you go to sixflags.com it proudly displays X as having a g force of 4.
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Tuesday, December 25, 2001 9:24 PM
When they do get three trains running on X it seems like they will get all backed up and people will be waiting on the trains while others load and unload.  But maybe this won't be true concidering that there are two stations, one for loading and one for unloading.  Will it all run smooth with three trains?

~Nick

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Wednesday, December 26, 2001 7:33 AM
What I don't understand is why do the seats have to rotate back to the reclined position to move from the unload station to the load station. The clearance issue is only with the rider's legs (from what I can tell). It seems like it would take about 2 minutes less to load and unload if the seats didn't have to recline when moving from unload to load.

Just to let you know, the current operation goes like this...
Train enters unload station in reclined position
train stops
seats rotate to upright position
riders unload
seats rotate back to reclined position
train moves to load station
seats rotate to upright position
riders load
restraints are checked
seats recline
train is dispatched

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