Sunday, May 27, 2001 2:49 PM
Nothing can possibly tell you what a day at the park I had.
And I rode one ride, and was there for less than 90 minutes.
Around 3:00, a deal between me and my parents was made: I could go to SFWoA today and ride X-Flight one time, and leave.
Got to a park with no lines around 3:45. Of course, I couldn't do anything but X-Flight one time. Got to the ride. One train, with about 4½-5 minutes between dispatches. Not too bad. Still reclining in the station. The guy at the entrance said it would be a two hour wait.
During the line, three cigarettes were lit. All three were put out within a minute, and then an employee took the cigarette away. They have line patrol. Way to go, SFWoA!
The wrap-around queues went by pretty fast. That train just flew. I couldn't wait.
Finally, got to the station after about 70 minutes. No two hours. Decided to queue up for the back.
Got into the seat, and fiddled with the harness system. Big lapbar, and a wrap-around shoulder harness. Trusting roadrunnerrulz with my life, he got me all situated.
We tipped back. Good god was that weird
"Front clear back clear all clear"
The lift was smooth and quiet. Then, out of nowhere, I was flipped onto my stomach and thrown down that drop. Nearly missing the dirt clods, we pulled out into the intense horseshoe. At this point, I lost track of everything. Usually, on a coaster I look at my surroundings and compare to when I am on foot. I just went completely out, and lost track of everything. Pulling into that loop from the backseat pulled the greatest G'S I have ever had.
The flatspins were nuts, and I thought all of the mucus from my nose was going to drip out during the helix.
I still have an "X-Flight hangover" I came off dizzy and feeling intoxicated. It was great. No coaster has ever done that. Congrats, Vekoma.
X-Flight was more than I ever thought. All winter long, it didn't look like much, but damn, it is much, and then some. I would wait 3 hours for this coaster.
I would write more, but frankly, that is all that I can remember!!
*** This post was edited by Mongoose on 5/27/2001. ***
Sunday, May 27, 2001 6:25 PM
Wow, that is what the people from the shoot said. The most intense coaster ever. Sweet!
The Pens will win the Stanley Cup in 2002!
Sunday, May 27, 2001 7:08 PM
I can't wait for Batwing to open. If only all this rain would stop around here they could finish everything!
Sunday, May 27, 2001 7:54 PM
I am really starting to wonder if they messed up on Stealth. I don't see how, they look like the same layout. Everybody likes X-F, but it seems more people hate Stealth. What is going on?
_________________ The poster formally known as punk
(Waited 7 hours at commercial shoot but would wait only 1 hour at most for another ride).
Monday, May 28, 2001 4:13 AM
From what I can tell, Stealth takes the corkscrews from the laying on your back position, while X-F and Batwing take them from the flying position. Also, perhaps the greatest part of X-Flight, the INSANE helix, is absent from Stealth.
But, the first drop, horseshoe, and loop are all the same, and I loved it all on X-Flight.