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G Force, the Maurer Sohne "X Car Coaster" was officially opened by G4 (trust the UK to get the really big celebs to open a ride - they are a piss poor opera "boy band" who came second in X Factor Talent Show)
Looking at the test video here http://www.xtremecoasters.com/ the ride, to me, seems quite unimpressive. I'm sure the sensation of an inversion taken quite slow with just lap bars is intriguing, but it doesn't look like its packing that much of a punch.
I shall find out for myself with my forthcoming trip to Drayton in a few weeks.
Terrible name too.
PS: Could someone please add a "D" to opened in the title..sorry!
Last edited by larrygator on Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:28 pm.
Drayton Manor installed some harder, Faster but louder wheels on the rolling stock Yesterday. Apparently it improves the ride a great deal. They also have another car on the way to the park which will certainly help with capacity.
EDIT. Also just found out that they have also speeded up the lifthill since the video.
Was driving home from work and had forgoten about this coaster opening and they were talking about it on radio about how good the restraints are for fat people cool but just watched the video and it sort of looks like it sucks gutted
I have to commend Maurer Shone, they are making these innovative coasters instead of doing the tried and true. I am not sure what an X-Car expierence is like but I do know I would take a new expeirence over an old one any day
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