Posted Monday, July 23, 2001 5:25 AM | Contributed by Karl DeAngelo
The supports for X's second inverted Raven Turn are now installed. Track for it was on-site so installation shouldn't be too far off. The turnaround has been completely tracked and track is now beginning to lead into the next element, a twisting front flip.
The unannounced S&S slingshot attraction's structure is complete and reaches high into the sky. It dwarfs it's neighbor, the Dive Devil.
Iggy is right, this will change the way we view coasters - kudos to Arrow! If this thing proves to be what it appears to be, Arrow can now re-join the battle with B&M and the newly revitalized Vekoma. (Intamin and Morgan are great as well, but don't seem interested in inversions). Also, B&M fan, track length isn't everything, Stealth wasn't that long of a ride.
------------- rollergator - intent on improving the "guest experience" - coming soon to a park near you
Six Flags Worlds Of Adventure is supposed to be getting a Hyper-Coaster in 2002 if they can Get the height restrictions doctored. I'm not wondering if we could be getting an X here in Ohio Seeming the way Six Flags likes to clone their popular attractions.
Recently, I've been hearing rumors about dueling hypers at SFWOA for 2002. Maybe, depending on how you look at that, it's saying SFWOA will get a 4th dimension, because in a way you're dueling the passengers on the other side of the track. Just a thought, would be pretty sweet. I'm just hoping SFWOA is holding off to announce their 4D coaster to make sure the one at SFMM is a success. I'd still be happy with a B&M hyper, if the 4D doesn't come to SFWOA.
gatorwoodie:I couldn't agree more. Another ride that is short is Batman:TR. And the reason is because it was a prototype, as is X and Stealth, If the 4d design is perfected, then i wouldn't doubt seeing next generation 4d's in the near future.
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