Wednesday, October 12, 2005 7:05 PM
RCDB list X as having two inversions. My question is for anyone who has rode it how many times is the rider actually turned upside down with the moving seats if any?

thanks

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Wednesday, October 12, 2005 7:21 PM
It actually turns the rider upsidedown 6 times.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2005 7:27 PM
The first drop, and the mid-course backflip, are the two obvious ones.

There are two elements near the end (right before and right after the 2nd raven turn) where the train AND the seats flip over simultaneously... but since I've only ridden it twice I don't know if your head ever points at the ground there. It's disorienting as hell and a lot of fun tho... :)

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Wednesday, October 12, 2005 8:25 PM
You know, that's a wierd one. When you are ridding it, you have no idea which way the sky is or which way the ground is, MADD GOOD!!!!! You really can't list a specified number of inversions unless you only count the spinnig seat flips. All I really clearly remember from that ride is the view of the first drop from the front seat: A very unique way of facing the rider off the crest of the hill, MADD GOOD, MADD GOOD!
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Wednesday, October 12, 2005 8:32 PM
Four: first drop, mid-course double-up, two half-half twists. You do not invert on either of the two Raven turns.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2005 9:11 PM
Structurally inverting wise, X performs it 4 times. The amount of times riders actually experience the "head-over-heels" sensation is 2. Riders do not go upside-down on the half-twists. That's a misconception. They are peculiar and strange maneuvers on the 4D coaster. Riders are just quickly twisted from a forward riding direction to a backward one, in one smooth spin. The Raven turns basically invert the track from a suspended coaster to a conventional "riding on top" coaster, vice versa.
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Thursday, October 13, 2005 1:07 AM
That's right Moosh, sorry about my mistake above. That second raven is mighty close though ;).

Four not six.

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Thursday, October 13, 2005 1:11 AM
/\ Two, not four. :)
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Thursday, October 13, 2005 1:32 AM
I guess it just feels so inverted. Having been on it about 30 times, I guess I hadn't thought of it that much. Here is a picture of the element, it's pretty close to inverted:

http://twistedrails.com/sfmm2k1/jan10-06.shtml

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Thursday, October 13, 2005 1:42 PM
Hmmm... sorry, but I gott go with the Moosh on this one. You do go head over heals four times total on the coaster. Now, the TRACK itself actually only goes "inverted" twice, and when I was asking Duane this question he replied that since there is "dispute" about actual inversions that he would only count the number of times the track itself gets inverted.

But Moosh is right, you are "upside down" as in your heals are over your head in a line perpendicular to the ground at the bottom of the first drop, during the mid course flip, during the first half twist and during the last one up to the brakes. But, oddly enough, not on either raven turn.

-Esch

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Thursday, October 13, 2005 4:24 PM
/\ I'll REPEAT myself again, YOU DO NOT GO UPSIDE DOWN ON THE HALF-TWISTS. Riders experience the "upside-down" sensation TWICE during the ride. 1) First drop; 2) mid-course flip. The track-riding position switches back and forth from "inverted" to "sit-down" FOUR times. 1) First raven turn; 2) First half-flip; 3) Second raven turn; 4) Final half-flip
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Thursday, October 13, 2005 7:33 PM
I don't remember nor do I care. All I remember is being flipped around like a ragdoll and leaving the ride thinking "WTF just happened to me?" in the best way possible. :-D

That's all that matters. ;-)

-Tina

*** Edited 10/13/2005 11:34:24 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

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Friday, October 14, 2005 11:40 AM

kRaXLeRidAh said:
/\ I'll REPEAT myself again, YOU DO NOT GO UPSIDE DOWN ON THE HALF-TWISTS. Riders experience the "upside-down" sensation TWICE during the ride.

I don't think they heard you. Perhaps you should use more exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!! ;) :-P *** Edited 10/14/2005 3:41:21 PM UTC by ApolloAndy***

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Friday, October 14, 2005 1:33 PM
LOL!
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Monday, October 24, 2005 1:35 PM
Here is another question that I have always wondered.

Which seat is the front on X? Is it the seat that goes out on the track and then up the hill or is it the last seat that goes up the hill?

I've done both now and the one that goes out last kicked the crap out of me. I still have a headache from that.

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Monday, October 24, 2005 2:48 PM
I got to ride X four times. My FIRST time was in the "back" of the train, inner seat. That was awesome. Thanks to my good friend and LA local Jodi for showing me the X ropes. ;-)

The second time was the back row, outer seat. Ouch. Third time was the front row, inner seat..Ok.

The fourth time was in the middle somewhere....major headache. I should of stayed in Jodi's "preferred" seat. :-)

-Tina

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Monday, October 24, 2005 2:49 PM
Back row inner seat is definitely "teh rox0rs"
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Monday, October 24, 2005 3:43 PM
man, X vallied again! http://coasterrealm.com/template.php?page=Pics/picupdate&pgname=Magic%20Mountain%20Pictures&groupname=Magic%20Mountain&updatedate=10212005

That sucks, I'm glad it was opened when I traveled across the country this summer. What do you think makes it do that? Colder temperatues? It's vallied several times in the last few weeks.

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Monday, October 24, 2005 3:54 PM
3 times in 3 weeks. Insane.
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Monday, October 24, 2005 5:55 PM
Im assuming people were on it at the time. And if so how do they get them off? Is there a platform there like with Deja Vu?
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