X's first drop nears completion as construction at the Mountain progresses

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2001 4:13 AM | Contributed by xbombman

X's drop is nearly complete. And it looks incredible! Nothing else is really going on besides with X. Deja Vu continues to sit, and a few more pieces for Thrill Shot have arrived.

Also, the SFMM photo gallery has been updated with tons of new shots.

Link: America Coasters Network

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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 4:22 AM
that drop looks awsome!

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How are the purple berries ralph? They taste like burnding. - the simpsons
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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 4:29 AM
HOLY $&#)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That thing is amazing.
To bad i live in OH:(.
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You can't run and you can't hide...The Beast at PKI
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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 4:44 AM
damn thats an awsome drop. wow that is soooo cool.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 5:14 AM
holy crap, that drop is going to be so freakin' scary! That looks like it's straight down! Man, I can't wait to ride it in October!
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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 5:28 AM
That drop would terrifying enough on a regular coaster where you are seated facing forwards. But now add in the factor that you could be facing backwards or even head down AND backwards.

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/s/
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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 6:05 AM
*books airline tickets*

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WARNING: THIS POST MAY ACTUALLY INCLUDE SARCASM AND OR HUMOR. PLEASE CONSIDER BEFORE RESPONDING.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 6:50 AM
amen, ravenguy. I nearly wet my pants just from looking at the drop. Now only if I lived a california instead of new york, that would help!
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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 7:12 AM
That ride has to be freaky as hell in the front row on the drop!

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Let the bears pay the Bear Tax, I pay the Homer Tax.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 7:13 AM
Yeah that does look incredible, and I am hoping that it brings Arrow back in a big way. I would like to see them developing more coasters than they have been. They often get bashed for their roughness of rides, and I think that will change soon.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 7:19 AM
One word: TIGHT

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BGW and PKD rock!
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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 7:39 AM
That has to be one the best (and scariest) drops I've ever seen. I can't wait. And what's best is that I only live an hour from the Mountain.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 7:51 AM
Here's something to consider: Look at where the control rail is at the peak compared to where it is just before it dumps you over the drop. The difference is huge. Whatever position you peak the lift at, you'll be the opposite when you take the plunge!

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 7:52 AM
I sure do hope SFWoA gets one!

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"Welcome back Raptor riders. How was your flight?"
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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 8:02 AM
Probably Six Flags will clone, they clone them all.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 8:09 AM
About the control rails, yes they shift a lot going over that peak. The crazy part is that the cars will already be in position for the drop before the drop. The control rails only move there to keep the car facing the same direction: straight down. You will be looking down, at the ground, near the top of the hump.

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Karl
http://www.twistedrails.com
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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 8:10 AM
FYI, I just checked and Twisted Rails has an update too.

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I'd Rather Be Riding Rollercoasters
www.mycoasters.homestead.com/mycoasters.html
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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 8:16 AM
construction is moving along fast. The question is now , when will the ride be complete and open?
even if the ride is complete by early july, they still have to go through a month of testing and delays. just look at what is going on with deja vu. i dont mean to be a pessimist because i want it to open early. but i dont think it will be open till the end of the season.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 8:39 AM
Magic Mountain is going to be one hell of a sight after all this. It already was back before these two rides were being constructed. When these and Thrill Shot are finished... Man I can't wait.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 9:05 AM
Schwiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing!!!!!!!!!!!
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