Your daily dose of X

Posted Wednesday, July 25, 2001 4:41 AM | Contributed by xbombman

X has been tracked all the way up to the in-line twist. Supports for the second raven turn continue to go up.

Cables have been installed on the three towers of Thrill Shot. Work on the area where the vehicle will sit has begun.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2001 6:11 AM
According to some of the construction workers, the curcuit will be complete by Saturday. Looking good!

"Quite simply, our goal was to create the single most frightening thrill ride on the planet" -Arrow Dynamics on X.
Wednesday, July 25, 2001 6:30 AM
Another Arrow first along with an Inverted (Well part of it - Inverted track), an Inline Twist.

Go Arrow, go!

A is for Awesome
R is for Radical
R is for R you nuts?
O is for Oh my gosh
W is for Well done (Fingers crossed)

I'm biting my nails along with them, they were my favorite designers before B&M and Intamin came along. I want to see them regain their perch.

DWeaver's sig hits the spot.
Wednesday, July 25, 2001 6:51 AM
This coaster looks more and more amazing every day. Can't wait. I think Arrow is back in a BIG way, at least, I hope they are. Even though their older coasters are rough now, they are still great rides. Let's just hope this coaster won't be rough. :)

Oh, and I love Arrow's new slogan:

Arrow: Kick A** Rides ;)
Wednesday, July 25, 2001 7:11 AM
That's it!, I'm going to California!
Wednesday, July 25, 2001 7:33 AM
Im sure that they have taken out the rough stuff with this new project, after all the Tennesse Tornado is smooth as glass for one of these babys next year at SFWA....
Parks done this year.SFGA,SFWA,SFKK,SFA,PKI,PKD,BGW,HERSHEY,HOLIDAY WORLD,IB,CP AND BIG CHIEF *** This post was edited by IGGY "KING OF COASTERS" on 7/25/2001. ***
Wednesday, July 25, 2001 8:10 AM
That would be awesome if both "X" and "Deja Vu" were open by December because I'm heading out to Las Vegas in December and I might travel down to SFMM. I really hope the rides are open by then.

Current Favorite Coasters:
1)Raging Bull 2)Millennium Force 3)Medusa (SFMW) 4)Vertical Velocity (SFGAm) 5)Incredible Hulk, The
Wednesday, July 25, 2001 8:25 AM
Man, they are working at full steam to get this monster done. Lookin' good.
Wednesday, July 25, 2001 9:04 AM
Wow X is bout to be done. I have been watching the construction since day one.

X marks the spot
Wednesday, July 25, 2001 10:55 AM
(Packing bags)

...Hmm.. Lets see i'll need sunscreen, anti-nausea patch, money.... oh yeah and a ride..

Anyone want to take me to California? I pack light. And won't eat much. Anyone?

Vegas Vacation
Jul 29 - Aug 4th
Wednesday, July 25, 2001 12:47 PM

There's only one thing that would make X better [IMHO]: freely spinning seats!!!

--who realizes that would be a bit unrealistic. *** This post was edited by Mamoosh on 7/25/2001. ***
Wednesday, July 25, 2001 3:05 PM
I totally agree with Mamoosh, freely spinning seats would be incredible, well, except maybe when it's going at 75 miles per hour, but otherwise, bring it on!! Oh yea, I'm going to SFMM on Sunday, i can look at this thing in person, or person to coaster, whatever.
The SFMM Salvi:
"I want to go on something more exciting than X"
Wednesday, July 25, 2001 3:32 PM
I don't know, but freely spinning seats sound very exciting and suspensful, but dangerous too. I don't want to be tossed forwards and backwards at break neck speeds at 60+ mph. If they can somehow program each seat to have a different spinning routine, then that will be cool; btt that is gonna be very expensive and take a huge effort from mechanics and engineers.
Wednesday, July 25, 2001 4:05 PM
Well, the imagineers at Disney did it with Indiana Jones, so it is possible.

Reopening tomorrow!
Wednesday, July 25, 2001 4:38 PM
Even though I've posted this phrase many times, I'll post it again.

I can't wait!!!

I'm so glad I live an hour from what looks like the tightest coaster ever to grace the face of the planet.
Wednesday, July 25, 2001 5:08 PM
Will any one else here not be surprised if X opens before Delayja?

It's kinda pathetic its almost August and Deja was suppose to open early spring and X was suppose to open late spring, and neither are open as of yet.

"This time I think ... I think it's ... it's going to work!" - Dr.Bruce Banner
Wednesday, July 25, 2001 5:23 PM
Due to the constant delays, it feels like Deja Vu will never open. But, testing has begun. I don't think that there is anyway that X will open first. There is so much more to work on. Don't you think that testing and tinkering on X will be much more detailed than any coaster ever built? All I can say is, remember Superman!!!
Wednesday, July 25, 2001 5:24 PM
Wednesday, July 25, 2001 5:29 PM
Adam Frank - Superman: TE uses LSM's - an advanced new technology never before used. X does not really use any new technology. Its not like computers are controlling the spinning on the cars... its just placement of the rails. Therefore, I don't think we will see any testing problems.

Wednesday, July 25, 2001 8:01 PM
I think I have solved the Arrow roughness problem.
The track rails "sag" inbetween the crossties, compare it to a telephone wire if you will, the would cause a buncing and shaking sensation. I have checked alot of pictures and have done some personal tests with this. I like to find out why stuff is bad so I can fix it when I design um..
Fear the Rath of the Orient Express!!

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