X is almost ready to reveal its skydiving first drop

Posted Friday, June 22, 2001 5:10 AM | Contributed by Karl DeAngelo

X has completed most of the structure for the first drop as well as some of the pullout for that drop and the beginning of the Raven Turn. On the other side of the park there is more land work for the 4th attraction and more parts have arrived, including what looks like an air tank.

Link: Twisted Rails

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Friday, June 22, 2001 6:09 AM
Does anyone know what the 4th attraction is?? It looks like an S&S. But they would have told us if it was a TA2k

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Friday, June 22, 2001 6:30 AM
Umm you do realize that S&S makes more than just a TA2K... heheh

Looks like a 3-tower Space-Shot/Turbo Drop...

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Friday, June 22, 2001 6:48 AM
Why would they add that as a pay attraction?
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Friday, June 22, 2001 6:51 AM
Hw steep is X's drop? In SFMM's video it looks like it's 90 degrees is it?
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Friday, June 22, 2001 7:34 AM
Stephen Reeves:

To make more money.

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Friday, June 22, 2001 7:40 AM
It might be a three tower attraction,but look at all of the supports they are cylindrical and taperoff towards the top.It might be some type of ejection seat or slingshot ride.the only problem with that theory is there is three towers.
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Friday, June 22, 2001 7:46 AM
john peck's avatar We are going to see construction on X to "fly" now as the ground work is done, and the highest point is topped off. The structure on this thing could be done by mid-July.

The other unknown ride looks very much like the "Skyscraper" (Dorney Park has one if you don't know what a Skyscraper is)
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Friday, June 22, 2001 7:50 AM
X's drop (without being technical about it) is straight down, just about purely vertical.
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Friday, June 22, 2001 8:18 AM
I heard X's drop was 88.5 degree drop

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Friday, June 22, 2001 8:29 AM
The S&S attraction is an ejector seat ride. I have talked to somebody who lives in Logan and can see all the S&S prototypes from where he lives. SFMM did not get the prototype, however. The prototype is black, and is just being taken down now. So if any of you see black poles that look like the white ones in the picture, you will be getting a new ejector seat!

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The Pens will win the Stanley Cup in 2002!
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Friday, June 22, 2001 8:38 AM
janfrederick's avatar Dang, I wanted a Skyscraper!

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Forget about it. It can't be THAT bad!
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Friday, June 22, 2001 9:07 AM
After seeing this new S&S prototype, you won't care if you ever ride a Skyscraper again.

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"No listenin', you hear me?"
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Friday, June 22, 2001 9:17 AM
You said it! I love coaster construction, it's like a giant puzzle & figuring out which goes where.
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Friday, June 22, 2001 9:56 AM
the 4th attraction looks like a skycoaster. Same supports.

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Friday, June 22, 2001 10:16 AM
I would think the same thing, except SFMM already has a 200ft skycoaster.

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Friday, June 22, 2001 11:08 AM

coooool but whats taking so long with Deja Vu!
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V2 all the way
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Friday, June 22, 2001 11:35 AM
Six Flags wanted the V style trains and it screwed up Vekoma's plans a lot. There's been a LOT of posts about Deja Vu you know.

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Friday, June 22, 2001 1:00 PM
It doesn't look like a Sky coaster, because the supports for skycoasters are triangle, more like intamin style track.
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Friday, June 22, 2001 1:38 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar Well, it is true that MOST skycoasters have triangle "intamin style" supports, some also do have the monopole construction. Case in point, the one at SFWoA, and the 300 foot one on FL come to mind.

Josh
(skycoaster junkie...as opposed to "rail junkie" haha)

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-*Flyers, your flight is clear, ready to go in 3-2-1- FLY!*- *** This post was edited by Raven-Phile on 6/22/2001. ***
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