X is nearing completion

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.

Link: Twisted Rails

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Monday, July 23, 2001 6:07 AM
Man i cant wait for this thing to be completed. It looks so intense. I hope ill get to SFMM one day soon.
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Monday, July 23, 2001 6:40 AM
I have a feeling that all three rides will open Labor Day weekend...
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Monday, July 23, 2001 6:45 AM
This ride will change the world..........coming to SFWA IN 2002 just a hunch!!!
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Monday, July 23, 2001 7:03 AM
I also see a Labor Day weekend opening!

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SFMM here I come!!July 30
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Monday, July 23, 2001 7:39 AM
Does anyone know the anticipated track length of X? It looks a little short in the construction photos?
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Monday, July 23, 2001 8:06 AM
X's length is 3,610 feet.
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Monday, July 23, 2001 8:39 AM
I don't know how fast X is going to be travelling by the end, but man!, that second Raven turn is really tight compared to the first!

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A New World. A New Technology. One Last Hope for Salvation. Neon Genesis Evangelion
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Monday, July 23, 2001 8:40 AM
It looks small because the track is so huge.

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Yeeee Haaawwww!
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Monday, July 23, 2001 8:42 AM
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.

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rollergator - intent on improving the "guest experience" - coming soon to a park near you
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Monday, July 23, 2001 8:47 AM
JP: I think you guess of a Labor Day opening is right on target...especially since it's what I've been saying all along, too...LOL!
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Monday, July 23, 2001 9:01 AM
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.

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X-Flight - Gotta Love It!
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Monday, July 23, 2001 9:04 AM
Wow is X gonna be short like batman cause there almost done wit vertical construction.Hope its open in august or beginning of september. Deja Vu and X.





X marks the spot.
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Monday, July 23, 2001 10:01 AM
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.
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Monday, July 23, 2001 10:35 AM
Having seats on both sides of a single track does not constitute a dueling coaster! Your train will never rush at the other, since you're both really in the same train. That's really stretching it.
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Monday, July 23, 2001 10:50 AM
ok.. I though "X" was going to be a longer ride. The ride looks short.

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Don't Fight It: Ride It! Raging Bull
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Monday, July 23, 2001 11:14 AM
X looks awsome. Hopefully i can hitch a ride down to LA this next summer to catch a ride on this awsome creation. It does look short, but sweet. Thumbs up to Arrow.
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Monday, July 23, 2001 11:49 AM
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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"Thank you for challenging the Raging Bull-We hope you enjoy the rest of you're day, here at Six Flags Great America"
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Monday, July 23, 2001 12:00 PM
wow
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Monday, July 23, 2001 12:04 PM
RagingBullGuy you are right on the mark.
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