Wednesday, November 12, 2003 3:00 AM
What does everyone out ther think of X-Scream in Las Vegas? To me I can't seem to have a reason to go out there just to experience that. I think the Big Shot is far superior ride experience, but another ride is better than nothing.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2003 3:05 AM
How can you compare a ride that you've never ridden with Big Shot?

Chuck, who thinks this is in the news section.
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Charles Nungester.
It's official Lesourdsville Lake is closed for 2003

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Wednesday, November 12, 2003 4:34 AM
And who's going out there "just" to experience X-Scream? Is anyone really going to go to Las Vegas, go up the tower, ride the ride, go back down and leave the city?

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Wednesday, November 12, 2003 4:58 AM
The Enthusiast is strong in this one.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2003 5:16 AM
Just to ride rides in Vegas, go I would not. To gamble, drink, ect, and ride rides (Not combining drinking and riding, I aint that kentucky hilbilly) go I would.

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SOB crew in 2002
TRTR crew in 2003
.....Yeah, I think that smoke is supposed to be there.....

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Wednesday, November 12, 2003 11:15 AM
I see it in action just about everday on my way to school and gotta say it looks pretty darn frreaky.

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I hope they kill that iron yuppie. Thinks he's so big. The great homer simspon

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Wednesday, November 12, 2003 12:25 PM
How exactly does X Scream work?

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Thursday, November 13, 2003 4:35 PM
CoasterKrazy said:
How exactly does X Scream work?

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Intelligence is a God given gift: Know how to use it.

When they were testing it they did a number of different sequences. The one that seemed to stick was...

First the floor drops. Next, the arm tilts back to launch position. Then the arm tilts down to extreme dive position. Just as the car slides to the end, the arm tilts back up to launch position, the car then slides backwards making it all the way to the end. Next, the arm tilts back down to extreme dive position. Raise to load position, then drop back to the dive position and hold. After a few seconds raise back up to launch position and the car slides back to the end. Then lower to load position and the floor comes back up.

Riders are restrained by a lap bar similar to the Thrust Air rides with a leg restaint as well. The extra saftey is a belt attached to one side of the lap bar that connects with the seat.

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Thursday, November 13, 2003 4:54 PM
Check the bad boy out at this news site, there a video of it on there.

http://www.prnewswire.com/broadcast/11477/11477_consumer.html#

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Thursday, November 13, 2003 6:51 PM
Oh. MY. *GOD*! I didn't think it went that fast to the end of the track! And are they trying to give people heart attacks with that "bounce" toward the end of the cycle?

This ride simply put looks psychotic. My stomach dropped just watching that video, thanks for the link.

Joe "I thought I wasn't scared of anything!" C.

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Friday, November 14, 2003 12:24 PM
It may look scary, but it stupid. All of us now nothing is gonna happen, its safe, and if it wasn't the chances of anything happening to me are extremely extremely slim. For that reason I wouldn't be scared at all. Other than that, it looks really boring, up, down, up down, sliding back and forth. I was watching the vid and was like "thats it... what the hell.... thats soooo stupid."
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Friday, November 14, 2003 1:05 PM
My sister is in Vegas this week. I talked to her on Wednesday night. She hadn't ridden it yet, but had seen it in action, and said she would "definitely" be riding it. I should call her again and see if she did yet.

All of us "now" nothing is going to happen on a roller coaster, either, yet we ride those...

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Friday, November 14, 2003 5:26 PM
Millenium Force29 (btw, it's spelled Millennium, with two of those pesky n's)...

You are a badass, dude! Mad props to you.

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Friday, November 14, 2003 6:09 PM
I went out to Vegas and visited the Statosphere Tower a few weeks back but was sadly only able to have a look at X-Scream, it opened the day I left - damn. Like The Big Shot, I thought X-S's ride concept really took advantage of its situation and turned an average thriller into a hell raiser. However, one thing I did wonder was why they didn't think to build it as an inverted model as it would surely have made dangling over the side just that bit more special for its anxious riders. Just a thought, what do you others think. Would this idea have been possible? It may well have been more expensive - but by just how much? Your thoughts please.

Dan

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Friday, November 14, 2003 6:17 PM
I'm really anxious to ride this when I head out west this January. Can anybody that has ridden this yet tell me if they offer a combo pass that includes all three rides, similar to the combo they have for the High Roller and Big Shot. Thanks.
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Friday, November 14, 2003 11:46 PM
That little pop drop at the end looks insane! if it was inverted, I might be too scared to ri-no, i'd ride, but i would need a fresh pair of pants.
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