X grand opening to be Webcast this morning

Posted Thursday, January 10, 2002 5:45 AM | Contributed by StarCoasters

The grand opening of X can be viewed this morning at 10 a.m. Pacific time.

Register for the Webcast at PR Newswire.

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Thursday, January 10, 2002 8:13 AM
Awesome on ride footage, God I can't wait to go back to the mountain!
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Just a couple of G-force junkies!
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Thursday, January 10, 2002 8:17 AM
Just got done watching video WOW what a ride I can't wait to ride this.
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Army Rangers lead the way
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Thursday, January 10, 2002 11:28 AM
janfrederick's avatar Aww man! My boss came over just when it was firing up. How was it?
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"I'll bet that thing hits 5 Gs going through that loop.....faaar ooouut!"
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Thursday, January 10, 2002 11:52 AM
its still there if you wanna see it, just not live.  and that server or whatever sucks, my 56k only played the movie at around 1.3k, so basically it showed a image ever 5 seconds, stupid stupid stupid!
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Thursday, January 10, 2002 12:47 PM
I AM going to SFMM this summer.......my god.. 

I actually caught myself drooling while watching this video.   I am making arrangements to fly out there ASAP!

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#1 Steel- Millennium Force
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Thursday, January 10, 2002 12:59 PM
i am going this saturday cause i am an employee i can get into the park before the crowds do ha ha
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Thursday, January 10, 2002 1:07 PM
I just finished watching the video. Gotta love that on-ride footage. I should be riding it by March, but after watching this, March seems so far away.
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Thursday, January 10, 2002 1:28 PM
matthew romine:

If you're an employee, why haven't you ridden it already?  I'm not an employee and I've already ridden it a total of 23 times!!

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Thursday, January 10, 2002 1:48 PM
he never said he never rode it, he just said he was going...
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Thursday, January 10, 2002 2:07 PM
Jeff's avatar Is it me or is there an awful lot of play in the seat rotation? From the ground it looks a lot smoother. For those of you who have been on it, do you notice it?

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
"As far as I can tell it doesn't matter who you are. If you can believe, there's something worth fighting for..." - Garbage, "Parade"

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Thursday, January 10, 2002 2:23 PM
For me, the rotation of the seats is what surprised me the most. They are alot smoother than what I expected, especially the back flip element, omg just incredible. To look at, it seems jerky and a bit bumpy, but on the ride it feels very smooth and appropriate, at least in my opinion. The ride isn't perfect though, the second Raven turn, while intense as hell, is kinda jerky on the outside seats, and seems to get worse the more you ride. And you can tell that future 4D models will be even smoother(imagine that) once the kinks are worked out. Even still, I honestly can't think of a single B&M invert that I like even close to X. Arrow has pulled off a small miracle.
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Have you ever considered that it may not be the park that's the problem, but YOU??? *** This post was edited by DWeaver on 1/10/2002. ***
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Thursday, January 10, 2002 3:07 PM
DWeaver is right on that.  The outside seats seem to have a lot more pull on them, especially during the half and half and the half-twist at the end of the ride.  I felt that the ride was definitely much rougher in the back than in the front.  The first couple of rides on Dec. 24th in the front were smooth as glass but then on Jan. 1st I noticed a little more roughness.  Of course, it could have been me - I rode it 16 times in a row that day and had to try every row on each side.  My favorite, though, is still the front right -- the sky dive drop is awesome and you hang there forever, and then that graceful swoop into the turn after the bunny hop/backward flip, with you on the left front above the track.  Incredible!!
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Thursday, January 10, 2002 7:06 PM
I was there this morning at the dedication ceremony.

Roughness isn't really that big of a problem.  The rotations are seamless, and the headrests are squishy. 

What an awesoem ride!  I can't stress that enough, this ride just impressed me in every way possible.

Got 5 rides in, including one in the front... just wonderful.  For those of you considering planning a So Cal vacation, let X make up your mind.  A one of a kind feeling, like no other coaster...

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0-82 in 2.3 seconds! =Wow! *** This post was edited by CoasterFanMatt on 1/11/2002. ***

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Thursday, January 10, 2002 10:14 PM
I'm with DWeaver all the way on that one! Well....most of the way. I personally loved the second raven turn and didn't think it was rough at all.....just fast and furious!
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Friday, January 11, 2002 3:12 PM
Hmm. I guess I'll go out on a limb here and say I thought the rotations were definitey jerky at points. The back of the train being far more susceptable than the front. The bunny hop-roll and the following raven turn (the 2nd) are where I felt it most. Towards the end of the first day, I was really not liking that part of the ride!

I think for most people it will be 'smooth.' I only noticed cause I rode it alot (25 times the first day, 43 total) my calves were getting sore from all the high-g, semi-reclined maneuvers, and my shoulders were getting bruised.

One thing I learned.... keep your body relaxed!

I'd have to say I like the front more, because it's a little smoother, but mainly because you really float through all those elements!

have fun riding it, everyone! Thanks Arrow!

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Can't this thing go any faster?

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Friday, January 11, 2002 5:01 PM
I've never been so excited about a coaster... EVER. I watch the video from coasters2k.com literally 10-20 times a day. In fact, on the nth of February(2days after I get back from Paris), I'm flying to LA to ride. Gotta make a quick stop by SFMW first (Medusa/V2), and then on the 29th, I get Deja Vu, Goliath, and then number 430, X!!

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Corey
"Have you ever tried backing out of a drive-through bank?" - George Carlin

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Friday, January 11, 2002 7:40 PM
Rolloccoast, if you're going to SFMW in Feb, you're going to have a long wait at the gates. They are closed til spring.

And SFMM is currently only open weekends. Make sure you check your calendars before you go.

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Friday, January 11, 2002 8:41 PM
Hey George!  Thanks for the info.  I wasnt too sure if they were open, and i knew that sfmm/knotts were going to be open just weekends, but I've taken that into consideration with my planning.

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Corey
"Have you ever tried backing out of a drive-through bank?" - George Carlin

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Saturday, January 12, 2002 5:23 AM
The X footage was incredible. That will surely be a Top Ten coaster for 2002. Can't wait to go to SFMM sometime, it's a shame I live 3000 miles away from it.
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My top 5 favorite coasters: 1) Nitro 2) Medusa 3) S:ROS 4) Joker's Jinx 5) Talon
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