I cant really dog on it cause i havent ridden it or even seen testing (building for that matter). But i think its gonna be a dive. I pretty much think that its gonna turn out like the bat. May be able to work out the problems, may not. Whats your thoughts on X?
I'm extremely excited by the concept. I'm not a fortune teller so I couldn't tell you whether it will succeed or fail, nor would this have been my first choice for the park(a CCI woody or Intamin inverted would have been my choice). But Arrow seems excited by it, the industry buzz is hot on it, and lots of people seem to be anticipating the ride, so why not just ride the wave?
I suspect it will be cool. I can look past Arrow's track record because they don't have "the wire guy" and they do have computers. That means no more ugly transitions! If it's a gimmick, I think it could be a gimmick we could get used to. Think about it... even if we know the layout, we don't know when the seats will invert.
What I could do without is every person saying that park so and so will get one next year. Yeah, like they all got floorless models this year?
------------- Jeff Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
What's X gonna be to me? One hell of a freaky coaster that I probably won't ride for years. Oh, yeah, as well as that coaster that was surrounded by all that hoopla because someone on Arrow's website didn't lock up their FTP.
------------- Matt Lynch, who actually saw that video during its short term of availability... Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
I hope this concept succeeds. The ride looks absolutely wicked from the animation. ====================== Got to thinking that Six Flags makes the first 4-D hyper and later on CP has dreams of a 4-D giga. LOL!!
------------- ""Coaster riding is a disease and SFGAm is the cure!!!!!!!""
I think X will be a wonderfully intense ride, but at the same time I lament the fact that it, like many of the coasters at Magic Mountain (Goliath, Batman, Ninja, Superman) is FAR too short. It will be a great ride, but I'm guessing newer models (if x succeeds...which I think it will) will have much more to them, making Magic Mountain's obsolete in about 5-10 years, just like most of the aforementioned coasters.
X is the leader of SFMMs new Battle group. Doesnt if its good or not. Itll be the first and last thing you'll see when visting the Mountain making it the ultimate symbol of the Xtreme Park. As I have said before, putting near Viper will also stamp how far Arrow as a company has come and there success especially with Six Flags chain could be riding on this. ALSO, what were last years big hits in the Park from a general public point of view? Hypers/Giga and Woodies goes without saying. But there are the Floorless, Flying and Speed Coasters. X brings all of these (save Woodies) to SFMM with a twist. X will be everything SFMM needed in 1 machine. Its the kickstart that Arrow needed and its the Coaster that Mountain-mad supporters will be dangling in our faces for months to come.
I just want it to be all it can be. The Legend
------------------------ If Lifes a Rollercoaster, I want a Flawless
On the latest coaster show they have the animation of X at the end. I paused my VCR and watched it frame by frame. Now, the animation may not be like the ride, but on it, the riders are facing head down on most of the major elements. You come out of them with your back to the ground and head facing forward. It ends up being like a flying coaster, except this one will go 70+ mph. Speed is the key, the current flying coasters are good, but seem like they're running in slow motion. This ride will be intense because it will be going 70+ mph. I hope it's ready by September. My entire trip to SFMM is based on whether this ride is ready or not.
------------- Robin Fox - "I see Stars, Can You See Them Too?"
*** This post was edited by robvia on 6/6/2001. ***