X scheduled for inspection following modifications

Posted Monday, July 8, 2002 5:07 AM | Contributed by Mike E

CalOSHA is set to inspect X at Six Flags Magic Mountain on July 19 following alterations to the ride. The coaster was shut down, according to the park, due to a design flaw that caused the seats to not "move smoothly."

Read more from the LA Times.

[Ed. note: In another example of sensationalist nonsense writing by the LA Times, they managed to squeeze in an unrelated note about brain injuries. It's unfortunate that one of the nation's largest newspapers has turned into such a joke. -J]

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Monday, July 8, 2002 5:21 AM

i told you so

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Monday, July 8, 2002 6:50 AM
Too bad the only people who can read this have to be subscribers to the LA Times website. :(

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Monday, July 8, 2002 6:58 AM
I suscribed just so I could read the story, now I'm getting off the list. ACN has had this news up for like 4 days now, atleast.

I hope they get everything sorted for when I get there on the 21st and 22nd. Looks like my chances are pretty good.

Heres the Article for those who don't want to subscribe:

[How many times do I have to say that you're infringing on copyrights when you cut and paste an entire article? Remember, per our terms of service, if we get busted for that kind of thing, YOU will be held accountable. Don't do it. -J]
*** This post was edited by Jeff on 7/8/2002. ***

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Monday, July 8, 2002 11:49 AM
You can count on Arrow to build you quality rides ;)

(Notice any sarcasm)

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Monday, July 8, 2002 1:13 PM
It looks to me like "the people who know(TM)" may have been right after all...

That'll show you Jeff doubters...

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Monday, July 8, 2002 2:35 PM
Why cant you copy and paste media items from a paste? I thought we americans enjoy the rights of the 1st amendment!

Ok anyways...Im going to SFMM in December, will X be open then!?

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Stop the lawyers, not the rides!

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Monday, July 8, 2002 5:36 PM
You have the freedom of speech, but you do not have the freedom to reproduce an article without permission. That is considered copyright infringement.

-Jeff

http://americacoasters.com *** This post was edited by xbombman on 7/8/2002. ***

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Monday, July 8, 2002 5:39 PM

First Amendment doesn't protect you from stealing people's content. Repost the LA Times on your own site, tell everyone about it, and see if they don't sue you.

And yes, the People Who Know(TM) were right. Sure, they hit a snag... doesn't mean what they told me was wrong. People just look for an excuse to hate on me.

There is a better story on www.dailynews.com about the whole thing, apparently something about a law suit, but I can't find it on their crappy ass site.

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Monday, July 8, 2002 8:49 PM

Hey Stealth.

Do you swear never, never, never to ride another Arrow coaster as long as you may live?

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 6:37 AM
ahhhhh...I see, well Im jsut a little child(14)and am not very smart...lol

Thanks for the headsup...I'll counter sue them then.;)

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 9:15 AM

So does that mean it will be open to the public soon after or does that mean they can test soon after?

(sorry, don't want to register for LA Times)

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A rollercoaster? What's that?

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 10:32 AM

Someone did a cut-and-paste (bad idea, but hey, it's not my site) to ACN with the Daily News article...

http://americacoasters.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=2042

It confirms what I said about a third party contractor. Where are the people now who thought I was making it up?

In any case, contracts are contracts, and it doesn't matter how many lawyers anyone throws at it. In the end it's all going to come down to what the contracts say. I personally hope it all ends in Arrow's favor.

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"We used to hate people, now we just make fun of them. It's more effective that way." - KMFDM, "Dogma"

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 5:54 PM
I understand the concept of the ride, but I fail to understand the level of hype it is getting. Is it going to be that great?

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 11:32 PM
It already has been that great. We all can't wait to experience it again. Listen, very few things actually live up to their hype, but trust me when I say, even if your not impressed with X, it's concept still will blow you away.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2002 10:18 AM
If Arrow could build a ride that does not fall apart every two seconds. X, Pepsi Max Big One, Desperade, Magnum XL200 are nice rides not constructed properly.
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Saturday, July 20, 2002 7:45 PM
X is one hell of a ride. I'm sure it will be cleared to run again and I for one can't wait to ride it again.
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