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Can you describe the roughness on x2

Is it like old wooden coaster rough or is it like minor jolts and bounces here and there

 

It's not like a wooden coaster at all. A wooden coaster typically is rough from side to side, while X2's roughness is typically headbanging. It's not very bad and can be quite tolerable once you go on it a few times.

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Can you describe the roughness on x2

Is it like old wooden coaster rough or is it like minor jolts and bounces here and there

 

It's not like a wooden coaster at all. A wooden coaster typically is rough from side to side, while X2's roughness is typically headbanging. It's not very bad and can be quite tolerable once you go on it a few times.

I don't get headbanging, usually leg smashing, which can be pretty bad unless you're on the inside seat.

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Can you describe the roughness on x2

Is it like old wooden coaster rough or is it like minor jolts and bounces here and there

 

It's not like a wooden coaster at all. A wooden coaster typically is rough from side to side, while X2's roughness is typically headbanging. It's not very bad and can be quite tolerable once you go on it a few times.

I don't get headbanging, usually leg smashing, which can be pretty bad unless you're on the inside seat.

Wha do you mean by leg smashing. I think I know but just want to make sure.

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Can you describe the roughness on x2

Is it like old wooden coaster rough or is it like minor jolts and bounces here and there

 

It's not like a wooden coaster at all. A wooden coaster typically is rough from side to side, while X2's roughness is typically headbanging. It's not very bad and can be quite tolerable once you go on it a few times.

What it looks like is that it bounces up and down

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Can you describe the roughness on x2

Is it like old wooden coaster rough or is it like minor jolts and bounces here and there

 

It's not like a wooden coaster at all. A wooden coaster typically is rough from side to side, while X2's roughness is typically headbanging. It's not very bad and can be quite tolerable once you go on it a few times.

I don't get headbanging, usually leg smashing, which can be pretty bad unless you're on the inside seat.

Wha do you mean by leg smashing. I think I know but just want to make sure.

 

There is some leg banging in the last rows, but if you try to pull your legs toward the seat, it relieves most of it.

 

Can you describe the roughness on x2

Is it like old wooden coaster rough or is it like minor jolts and bounces here and there

 

It's not like a wooden coaster at all. A wooden coaster typically is rough from side to side, while X2's roughness is typically headbanging. It's not very bad and can be quite tolerable once you go on it a few times.

What it looks like is that it bounces up and down

 

X2 is very temperamental, sometimes it has rides with zero headbanging and some rides have a good amount of headbanging, so I guess you could say that it bounces up and down.

 

Honestly, I wouldn't worry about it, it's nothing really bad.

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Can you describe the roughness on x2

Is it like old wooden coaster rough or is it like minor jolts and bounces here and there

 

It's not like a wooden coaster at all. A wooden coaster typically is rough from side to side, while X2's roughness is typically headbanging. It's not very bad and can be quite tolerable once you go on it a few times.

I don't get headbanging, usually leg smashing, which can be pretty bad unless you're on the inside seat.

Wha do you mean by leg smashing. I think I know but just want to make sure.

At least for me, my legs bounce up and down and then slam on the seat, which have some padding, sometimes it's painful and others not so much.

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Went to Fright Fest yesterday and was very impressed in many ways with how the park was operating. I didn't go through any of the mazes.

 

At around 8:00, there were still people pouring into the park both buying tickets at the front gate and paying for parking (which incidentally has gone up to an impressive $20). I don't think I've seen so many people heading in at such a late hour, but I think them extending their park hours to 1am has really helped pick up more late night business.

 

Green Lantern was running so slowly (I had some out of state friends visiting with me and they wanted to ride it, so they went on while I waited). They were only running three out of five cars and were dispatching at mind-numbingly slow intervals. I doubt they were even hitting 200 riders per hour.

 

Since Riddler's is the only ride I truly care about, they finally replaced that facade in the front near the entrance. Previously it was peeling and large chunks of it were missing. I was very surprised! Nice work SFMM.

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It's always a mixed bag with X2. But luckily I've been getting very enjoyable rides from it.

Something that I don't really see credited is also the little pop of floating airtime you get from exiting the banked turn when riding on the right (the inside wing of the turn) due to the seat rapidly rising up. I don't know if you get the same floater on left side since I've always fate seems intent on putting me on the same side. But then again it could be the result of my light weight.

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Can you describe the roughness on x2

Is it like old wooden coaster rough or is it like minor jolts and bounces here and there

What happens exactly is on one of the raven turns (I believe it's the second one) the forces from the first half of the turn send your legs out away from the car (so they're straight) and then the second half of the turn forces your legs to come back abruptly and your calves slam against the car. The forces are so strong that I have not been able to prevent it no matter how I try to hold my legs. Some ankle restraints like Tatsu has would be perfect.

 

Supposedly it doesnt do this as much when you ride on the inside, and even less so if you have a heavy person on the outside, but every time I've ridden it in the last few years I end up being on the outside with no one on the inside which is the worst way to ride. A lot of the restraints on the inside are broken and don't go up high enough for us taller folks.

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Can you describe the roughness on x2

Is it like old wooden coaster rough or is it like minor jolts and bounces here and there

What happens exactly is on one of the raven turns (I believe it's the second one) the forces from the first half of the turn send your legs out away from the car (so they're straight) and then the second half of the turn forces your legs to come back abruptly and your calves slam against the car. The forces are so strong that I have not been able to prevent it no matter how I try to hold my legs. Some ankle restraints like Tatsu has would be perfect.

 

Supposedly it doesnt do this as much when you ride on the inside, and even less so if you have a heavy person on the outside, but every time I've ridden it in the last few years I end up being on the outside with no one on the inside which is the worst way to ride. A lot of the restraints on the inside are broken and don't go up high enough for us taller folks.

Oh and do they let you choose what car of the train you sit in?

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^ Normally you can choose anywhere you want to sit. Sometimes when busy they will dictate which side of the train you are on and/or what row you are in, but you can always choose inside or outside seat (assuming you fit in an inside seat).

Thanks for the info. But, how often do they dictate where you sit. Like in percentage of how many times you went

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^ Normally you can choose anywhere you want to sit. Sometimes when busy they will dictate which side of the train you are on and/or what row you are in, but you can always choose inside or outside seat (assuming you fit in an inside seat).

 

When we went, either when or when it was not busy, they didn't force us to a side but they forced us to go into a certain row and held back people from the station platform. Because of the holding back, I would say, I don't think they let us stay on like most rides on Six Flags, BUT that may just be my imagination. I really wish I got to ride it more than twice during my trip.

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^ Normally you can choose anywhere you want to sit. Sometimes when busy they will dictate which side of the train you are on and/or what row you are in, but you can always choose inside or outside seat (assuming you fit in an inside seat).

Thanks for the info. But, how often do they dictate where you sit. Like in percentage of how many times you went

It just depends on how busy they are. The longer the que, the more they control to try and get the folks on faster.

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