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Postby rollermonkey » Sat May 20, 2006 8:19 pm

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!
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Added a streaming version. --Robb

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Postby Freefallbestrideever » Sat May 20, 2006 9:15 pm

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?? :omg:

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Postby Jeezus Juice » Sat May 20, 2006 10:02 pm

Chris, your the man! I'll save you an outside seat on Eejanaika! :devil:

Is Nagspa really testing new trains on SD2K? I'm thinking about coming out again in october for ToT, but if I could get a Steel Dragon ride then I'd be all 'bout it 'bout it!

Chris, you said that there was a train station right by Fujikyu right? Is there a way to take a train up there from Tokyo? Just incase...you know...you don't have that day off or something! :evil: :angry: :evil:

Can't wait for that Full/Full!


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Postby SharkTums » Sat May 20, 2006 10:07 pm

Don, there's a bus that leaves every hour from Shinjuku station. It's really cheap and easy.

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Postby Turtleggjp » Sun May 21, 2006 12:36 am

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?? :omg:

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.

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Postby rollermonkey » Sun May 21, 2006 12:37 am

^^ You're welcome, darling! :?r

Yes, the bus is generally easier. As long as it doesn't get caught in traffic. (Ie, it's not August!)

The train info: Chuo line to Otsuka station. Fujikyu line to Fujikyu Highlands station.

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Postby Nrthwnd » Sun May 21, 2006 2:44 am

Excellent VTR Chris!

Covered everything I think was there, that needed it, heh heh.

Good show, buddy!


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Postby SteelPeppe2000 » Sun May 21, 2006 4:38 am

I'd be pleased to help everyone in Tokyo :P 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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Postby robbalvey » Sun May 21, 2006 5:06 pm

I added a streaming version of the video for all you Chris Belson fans out there! =)


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Postby firstbase11897 » Sun May 21, 2006 5:55 pm

Sweet video!


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