OK new day, new page, and we are further removed from DubaiDave crashing the site. (Just kidding Dave, who knew?)
Here is the short video I made from my walk around the construction site for Eejanaika. I am thinking that this provides a little perspective on the ride. I hope everyone likes it! Be gentle, I know I'm not as awesome or as funny or as cool as Robb!
Turtleggjp wrote:I'd consider myself to be a pretty good X junkie. Here's what I can tell so far:
I'll use the same Right Side Up (RSU) and Up Side Down (USD) terms for the train, but I'll try a different notation for the rotation of the seats: 0 - 540 degrees. 0 is when the rails are closest to the running rails, or at the tip of the track, and 540 is as low as I believe they go on X, which is 1½ turns from the 0 position. The seat rotations are approximate, I have no idea what the exact angles are, but that should give you a pretty good idea what is happening.
X's Layout (based on my own experience)
Train leaves station: Train RSU, seats ~135 (recliner-like position). Train climbs lift hill: Train RSU, seats ~135 (now upright, due to lift hill incline). Train goes over first drop: Train RSU (vertical), seats flip forward to 360 (facing forward, and down). Train reaches bottom of hill: Train RSU, seats continue forward to 540 (upright, facing backwards). Inside Raven Turn: Train now USD, seats rotate gradually to 360 (upright, facing forward). Full Backflip: Train USD, seats rotate to 0 (still upright, facing forward). Big Curve: Train USD, seats 0 (no change). Half Half: Train now RSU, seats rotate to 180 (upright, now facing backward). Outside Raven Turn: Train now USD, seats rotate to 360 (upright, facing forward). Half Half: Train now RSU, seats rotate to 180 (upright, facing backward). Brake Run: Train still RSU, seats return to recliner position of about 135.
I've bolded the differences on Eejanaika. The last 3 elements on Eejanaika after the first Half Half I am just guessing they are the same as X. Comments/Corrections are welcome!
Wow, i love X and i'd never be able to come up with that how do you even know what's going on??
Freefallbestrideever wrote:Wow, i love X and i'd never be able to come up with that how do you even know what's going on??
Quite a few rides, and lots of off-ride studying/photography. Plus, I always love to know how things work. I hate being in the dark about things. Needless to say, I had lots of fun at media day studying the workings of Tatsu's seat rotation and locking system.
I'd be pleased to help everyone in Tokyo I am a "Tokyo enthusiast".
Chris, next month I will be again in Italy (Sicily) for my cousin's wedding, then come back in Tokyo at the end of July, that's why I won't be at Fujikyu the 19th...
PS. you can save a lot of money with the bus, it's only 6000yen for a return ticket and a daily pass. Anyway MP me if you come to Tokyo
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