Something you all may not realize is that "X" is not all as intenense as it may have originally seemed. The original SixFlags.com "trailer" showed many false things about the ride, regarding rider position, the way the seats flip and when, etc.
Take a look...
Original sixflags.com trailer [non-streaming, "clear" video]:
I will post the link up when I can find it...
The "real" ride, a great movie to compare trailer with:
Large Movie ~ 13 MB
Small Movie ~ 6 MB
Certain parts including the position going down the first drop, and the supposed flip before the drop.... it shows riders on their backs when in actuality it is not a full rotation and all, rather a "tilt" forward as you "skydive" down the drop.
The full rotations near the end of the ride are no-existance, rather just a "tilt" forward instead, similar to the first drop.
The forward roll before the second big turn is not a roll at all, but a half-flip so riders stay on their backs as the train flips.. there is no full rotation.
Those are just some examples, and its much easier to understand if you see both movies and compare.
The part right after the raven turn, however, still looks INSANE since that is still a spot which contrains a FULL rotation....
I am NOT, however, saying that this ride will not be intense... because it still looks like a hell of a ride, just wanted to make note that not all of it is the same as we all might have thought it would be.
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Coaster131- If you want a 200ft straight down drop with nothing holding you in but a harness, try Deja-Vu, it's actually open. Besides, the actual HANGING 200ft up with nothing holding you in is the scariest part of Deja-Vu. It's somewhat of a relief once it lets you drop. (though I rode it before they added the 2nd set of seatbelts to the OTSR's, and I dont know if this affects the sensation).
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*** This post was edited by LoadedG on 10/3/2001. ***
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