X-Flight showing signs of age?

Friday, July 6, 2001 5:11 PM
Is X-Flight getting rougher already? Because I rode it Memorial Day Weekend and thought that it was extremely smooth, now on 7/6 I rode it and it seems much rougher. This time I rode X-Flight I rode it in the second seat as oppose to Memorial Weekend when I rode it in the front seat. Does anyone agree or do you think I am crazy?
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Friday, July 6, 2001 5:13 PM
I think you're crazy. The coaster is less than 2 months old.

Then again, I didn't experience it yet, so I cannot be the judge of it.

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Friday, July 6, 2001 5:14 PM
I know it seems soon but Vekoma's definitly do not age well.
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Friday, July 6, 2001 5:17 PM
Different seats can give different rides, and you may have not noticed that it was rough.

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CDNSN
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Friday, July 6, 2001 5:24 PM
That can be true too...

At Superman: Ride of Steel, certain seats give different rides. Even though it is Intamin: King of Smooth... a different seat near certain wheels can give a ride.

Your experience can be as smooth as silk, or it can feel like your train has square wheels!

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Friday, July 6, 2001 5:27 PM
X-Flight showing signs of age? Are you on drugs? The grass hasn't even grown around the ride, let alone the track start to get rough. It isn't even broken in!

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Friday, July 6, 2001 5:33 PM
Actually, while riding it on Tuesday for the first time since mid-May, I felt that it was smoother. There were a few rough spots before it was opened to the public that have been smoothed out.

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Christ how do you kids do it
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Friday, July 6, 2001 5:42 PM
It doesn't matter what seat your in X-Flight is garbage. Believe you me, I have rode in every single car on the green train and no matter what the ride stinks. Anyone out there listening, don't waste your time standing in line for X-Flight it isn't worth it! Proceed immediately to Superman!
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Friday, July 6, 2001 5:46 PM
Thats a Vekoma coaster for ya

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You are the Weakest Link, Goodbye.
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Friday, July 6, 2001 6:28 PM
Just Coasting, your allowed your opinion of course, but why on earth would you ride every row if you didn't like X-Flight? Did you think that seat 3 row 4 was going to be any better.? You probably knew after the first ride you didn't like it. Sorry, but that just strikes me as being a little unintelligent. Either that, or you do like it!

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Batwing-Bow Down
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Friday, July 6, 2001 7:08 PM
I fear that it will age horribly. Hangman (currently Kong), and T2 were 10,000 times smoother when they opened in 95 then they are now. I'd love to see X-Flight/Batwing be the same in 5 years as they are now, but I don't think that will happen, especially when I saw the loose tolerance on the wheels.

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- Peabody
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Friday, July 6, 2001 7:09 PM
Intamin Fan! LMAO! Thats funny! And I rode X-Flight today. And its still VERY smooth. Your must be on Crack.... Seriously

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Friday, July 6, 2001 7:19 PM
Craig the Coaster Freak hit it on the nail - different seats do give different rides. It's the same way on Stealth.

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Friday, July 6, 2001 7:27 PM
Obviously, X-F has not aged---but---how has STEALTH aged?
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Saturday, July 7, 2001 5:20 AM
All I've got to say is that our Invertigo, Two Face, rides exactly the same as is did when it opened, and it's still very smooth.

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Batwing-Bow Down
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Saturday, July 7, 2001 5:50 AM
That's true, Intamin fan, but the Invertigos use a different wheel assembly, which probably has a good deal to do with that. (I wish they would use some of those improvements on their other coasters!)

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- Peabody
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Saturday, July 7, 2001 6:03 AM
I dont know i'm riding Batwing Monday and X Flight in August.


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2.Batman & Robin The Chiller (Batman)(SFGAd)
3.Medusa (SFGAd )
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Saturday, July 7, 2001 6:08 AM
Here's your answer, if your pushed in really snug you'll have a ride smooth as silk, if you can move around a little it'll be more jerky

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HurricaneGeauga- Just in case
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Saturday, July 7, 2001 6:21 AM
I don't think your crazy GO FULL FORCE, I think you may have been riding on a bad wheel, which doesnt surprise me. I rode on a bad wheel on sunday, though not an uncomfortiable ride, i could tell it was due in for servicing.

None of the coasters at SFWOA are rough. Wolf Bobs hads a major train trailering problem and Serial Thriller has really bad harnesses.
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Saturday, July 7, 2001 6:32 AM

john peck said:
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None of the coasters at SFWOA are rough. Wolf Bobs hads a major train trailering problem and Serial Thriller has really bad harnesses."


Dude, Me and a freind rode the big dipper in the last seat. It did not roll down the track it kinda bounced down the track. It was THEE worst ride I have ever been on . I'll never get on that thing again.


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