X completes its first test run at Magic Mountain

Posted Saturday, August 11, 2001 9:47 PM | Contributed by Karl DeAngelo

What an amazing sight it was to watch the massive X train barrel through the course. The train kept a very good speed throughout the entire ride and made it through each element with ease. It actually looked like it may have gone through the second Raven Turn a little too fast I think, but Arrow was prepared for that as there are brackets on the track to add a trim before the Raven Turn.

Link: Twisted Rails

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Saturday, August 11, 2001 9:56 PM
AND X IS OFF AND RUNNING!!!!!!!!!
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Saturday, August 11, 2001 10:03 PM
Finally testing is started. Lets jsut sit back and wait untile we can ride the thing.
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Saturday, August 11, 2001 10:29 PM
Yes!!!!! It works!! Now can we handle what it has in store for us?! I can't wait to ride this awesome piece of steel!
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Saturday, August 11, 2001 10:30 PM
Who's got money on Labour Day Weekend?

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If Lifes a Rollercoaster, I want a Flawless
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Saturday, August 11, 2001 10:31 PM
The dream is now a reality. There is a God!

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Red Wings Suck!!! *** This post was edited by Mustang on 8/12/2001. ***
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Saturday, August 11, 2001 11:09 PM
Wasn't Deja Vu supposed to open first? ;)

But seriously, it's almost hard to imagine this thing actually coming to be. I can't wait for the first daytime shots. Think someone could take a video clip?

Let me take this moment to say that, as of right now, I'll most likely be casting a vote for Twisted Rails as Coaster Site of the Year in the upcoming Coasters' Choice Awards. Great job!

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Saturday, August 11, 2001 11:22 PM
yes,vote for twisted rails!
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 6:08 AM
i cant get to X because i live in VA, but it sure looks worth the ride. my dad said he would take me to MM but i would have to take the trip on his motorcycle-crazy i think. i know it would be worth it, but i dont have the time anyway. but X does look awesome. its a master piece. only true coaster fans notice that coasters are the real works of art in this world!
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 6:40 AM
Thank you, thank you!

I didn't think it was possible, but my bones actually ache from the wait.

Legend - I've got some money on Labor Day too.
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"Grilled Steak Taco from Taco Bell!!" *** This post was edited by Puddingboy on 8/12/2001. ***
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 7:03 AM
Too bad I can't go b/c I, like CoasterCrazed, live in VA. However, I do have money on Labor Day also.

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Sunday, August 12, 2001 7:23 AM
Soggy's avatar Ok, where are all the buzzers that said this would flop on the first test run? All you doubters better get some salt and pepper, it's time to eat your words!

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"X" marks the spot in 2001!
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 7:38 AM
"Duff Man Says... Ohhhhh Yaaaaa!"
Nice photos at night. Thank god it's testing. It's good to see X finally being testing after such a long time.

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"Duff Man Says... Ohhhhh Yaaaaa!"
Current Favorite Coasters:
1)Raging Bull 2)Millennium Force 3)Medusa (SFMW) 4)Vertical Velocity (SFGAm) 5)Dueling Dragons (Ice)
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 7:45 AM
This is good news, indeed. And we have been lacking in good news for too long.

A fall trip to LA may soon be on my travel itinerary!
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So many coasters - so little time.
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 7:46 AM
can't wait for the daytime shots. I can't stop thinking about X.
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 7:54 AM
There's also an update at americacoasters.com

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If you wanna dis me, then go knit a seater... or somethin' like that...
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 9:00 AM
I can't wait! If it opens on a school day, I'll ditch and drive to Valencia, it'a only a 35 minute drive from my school. My guess is on Labor Day or last week of August.

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The SFMM Salvi:
"Goliath Jr. looks to intense for me"
"I want to go on something more exciting than X"
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 9:03 AM
Amen to that SFMM Salvi!!!
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SFMM went from Amusment Park to Xtreme Park.They skipped Theme park :)
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 10:50 AM
I sadly live in PA :(

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***The Phantom will have it's Revenge at Kennywood park.***
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 11:45 AM
nasai's avatar First off, I have to agree with Lynch. Twisted Rails is a killer site, and I visit it daily hoping to get another sneak at the progress of X. I will be flying to SoCal the second I hear of its opening! In fact, I am MUCH more excited about X than I ever was awaiting Millennium Force. I am not sure why...perhaps it is so radical? Who cares? Bring it on!

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;)Rollercoasters are like parrots...if you take care of them, they should outlive you;)
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