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Six Flags Great America |"X-Flight"| B&M Wing Coaster

ECG

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Coasterfreck said:
East Coast(er) General said:
Track is complete!

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It's a brilliant picture, but I could of swarm this was completed a couple of weeks ago!
If you look at the photo I posted March 2nd (on page 8), you can see that there was still a good bit of track work to be done so there's no way that this was completed a couple of weeks ago.
 

marc

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Six Flags Great America |"X-Flight"| B&M Wing Coaster

You think so?

Was looking at it before and the corners do not look as tight and there seems to be quiet a bit of straight track.

It looks good though.
 

owentaylor121

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^So where's this straight track what you can see then?

And also is there reaslly any need for the Inline twist to be that long, Hangtime heaven/hell. Depends If you like hangtime.
 

marc

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Six Flags Great America |"X-Flight"| B&M Wing Coaster

The inline is rather long, but it all seems like a really straight coaster if you know what I mean.

The Swarm and raptor are quiet tight but this seems really spread out.

It's hard to explain but I assume it will be 3 trains to have a station and brake run that length.
 

Venom2053

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I have to agree the layout does look better than Swarms. Plus that inline twist through the tower is going to awesome O_O . I know it probably won't be themed well but the colours are my favourite. Hopefully it moves as fast as Swarm does.
 

Martyn B

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you can see that there was still a good bit of track work to be done so there's no way that this was completed a couple of weeks ago.

One small bit of the brake run, and the turn between the brake run & station.... wouldn't exactly call much tbh.

And I agree that this does have a better layout than Swarm. It just looks and feels like more of a complete coaster than Swarm. Swarm is too 'thin' and is wasted with the ridiculous brake runS.
 

Lofty

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I'm kind of with people in terms of the Layout being better than Swarm's, I think it is anyway.

The inline is also taken at a higher speed than Swarm's, hence it being more drawn out...
 

CoasterCrazy

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What's great about this coaster is that wasn't designed with marketing in mind or any records such as "Europe's tallest winged coaster", they've just made an absoloutely excellent layout which I'm sure will be insane fun.

I actually believe that this in - line twist will be much better than Swarm's or Raptor's, Swarm's seems pretty similar to Raptor's which is all over quickly.

On this you'll have time to go "Whoooooa" as you "float" through the inversion. Yes, I'm sure you know what I mean!
 

marc

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Six Flags Great America |"X-Flight"| B&M Wing Coaster

Not sure if the layout will be better than swarms or not, it's really different apart from the 1st drop.

On inverts I tend to prefer the tighter layouts to the more spread out ones so it will be interesting to see how people rate this that have done both.

I think they offer different things, with this if it does not hold its speed to could turn out to be a let down.

I like the tight corners on swarm these are very different.
 

marc

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Six Flags Great America |"X-Flight"| B&M Wing Coaster

Is the drop different then? I looked at the picture above and assumed it was the same just could not see the part that flips the train. But something has to flip the train after all the seats don't rotate.

When your on the trains going round corners it feels like your floating I just liked that.

As said before its very much different to the others so will be interesting to see views.

Am not saying its better or worse btw.
 

marc

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Six Flags Great America |"X-Flight"| B&M Wing Coaster

Cheers see what you mean now, the coaster look great going by the video got a great flow to it.
 

reddude333

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Yeah, and something about the direction of twist makes it seem that X-Flight's is more drawn out (although it's probably just a trick of the eye).
 

Lofty

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I don't know which I prefer the look of to be honest, I think it's gotta be Swarm's, simply for the continuation of banking to level out.

I do love the look of this coaster though, so much so.
 

ECG

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It's been a few days since I checked so I'm not sure how long it's been completed, but the station roof is up.
Only a month to go before I'll be riding that baby!

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There's also about a dozen new photos on RCDB.
http://www.rcdb.com/10137.htm?p=0

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And this isn't exactly new (obviously), bit it's the best photo of the complete layout that I've seen so far.

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Guess where it was posted. :p
 

owentaylor121

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This surly must have one of the worlds longest inline twists. Im still shocked by how long it really is. ( not the ride, the inline twist)
 
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