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Sun Jan 08, 2006 5:50 pm

The track colour is blue. Like the sky. Flying?
What colour do you think would have been better then?
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Sun Jan 08, 2006 5:56 pm

I'm not sure. I just don't like the blue.
 
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Sun Jan 08, 2006 6:17 pm

It could be worse it could look like this.

http://www.rcdb.com/ig3141.htm?picture=2
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Wed Jan 18, 2006 5:21 am

The 4d heads up :)
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Williscroft

Wed Jan 18, 2006 4:39 pm

Looking very good isnt it. Alot better looking than X, what the hell were they thinking when they painted that, yellow and pink :| reaminds me of puke for some reason. I can see this being a very exsiting construction to follow :D
 
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Wed Jan 18, 2006 5:25 pm

It annoys me, they always use alot of supports, it makes it look unattractive.

http://www.rcdb.com/ig750.htm?picture=6 (looky)

Them being 'top' engineers, you would think they would be able to work out how to cut down on supports. (on certain point they may have to be alot of supports, but in some place I think there is just no need for them.)
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Wed Jan 18, 2006 5:50 pm

But this new 4D they are building is an updated version of X. For a starter it only uses 3 rails and not 4. I have a feeling this version will have ALOT less supports.
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Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:15 pm

You also have to remember this type of coaster, because of the size of the train creates a lot of forces on the structure, hence the extra supports.
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Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:23 pm

"Rollercoaster 4 Life" wrote:
It annoys me, they always use alot of supports, it makes it look unattractive.


They don't really have a choice! They don't put extra supports in the for the sake of it, they are actually needed! But i agree, it does look a little untidy!
 
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Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:50 pm

With the reduced rails and a more fluid system for rotating the seats on the train, it should make for a much better ride. X is brutal!
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Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:24 pm

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Thanks to Kazu for the images!



I'v just noticed that this thing is using 4 rails and not 3!

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Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:12 pm

Wait a minute, thats exactly the same as the X track. S & S must have brought the patent on the arrow track style. What a let down, I was expecting something a whole lot better and diffrent.
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Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:18 pm

erm

I hate to tell you this but S&S OWN Arrow! They were bought out a few years ago.
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Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:21 pm

Arrow went bankrupt, S&S bought everything what was left of Arrow, including the 4D design it appears.

Let's just hope this 4D stays in decent condition and doesn't tear itself apart in 10 minutes aswell as becoming extremely rough apparently after only 2 years.
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Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:05 pm

I know that arrow went bankrupt. I didn't know that S & S brought them, I know it was six flags and X made arrow go bankrupt due to the ride not being completed on time and six flags taking legal action agains arrow. Then six flags nearly bankrupted Vekoma after drafting them in to maintain the ride at great expence for Vekoma. I think six flags have alot to answer for for getting rid of a good coaster company and nearly bankrupting one of the greatest companies in the industry just behind B & M IMO.
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Williscroft

Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:35 pm

Dont panic people. Im shure S&S have thought this through very well after what happend with X, im shure they wouldnt want to go down that root. Although not visible atm im shure there have been many changes to the design to make it run alot better :D I can see this being an amazing coaster and im loving the colour :D
 
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Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:00 pm

Wow! this si looking impresive. It's a shame about how supported it is but it obviously needs them. At least it's not white for a change
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Sun Jan 29, 2006 5:10 pm

OK, maybe they went a bit over the top with supports here. Surely it doesn't need quite that much support. From what i cn see of it, this layout seems to be pretty simular to X. Is it a clone?
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Sun Jan 29, 2006 6:17 pm

No it is not a clone and it looks nothing like X. Alot of people have a feeling that the lift hill will be suspended and head straight into that inversion.
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