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
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
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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