AIR gets buried in the hillside

Posted Wednesday, May 30, 2001 4:38 AM | Contributed by Taipan

You know that Alton Towers can't build a simple ride. For AIR, their B&M flier shceduled to open next year, see the latest construction photos here.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 4:41 AM
At least construction is coming along. Looks awesome.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 6:53 AM
what is going to be better about this flier compared to the one at Paramount Great America

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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 7:07 AM
No one can compare the one being constructed with Stealth until The Alton Towers coaster is up and running. However I can say this [with a certain amount of certainty]:

The B&M creation at Alton looks as if riders are in the "riding" positon for the entire ride. The trains will always be under the track. On Stealth, a Vekoma creation, there is a relatively little track in which you are in the flying position. From the top of the lift to the second turn and just following the loop to the fourth turn. The majority of the ride is spent on your back on the top side of the track. The newer versions of the Vekoma FLying Dutchman opening at SFWoA and SFA have increased the amount of track in which riders are held underneath.

Which is the better ride? Too early to tell.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 7:58 AM
To bad Alton Towers has a height limit, which is really stuipd. Just think if there wasn't one, the height on there rides would be awesome, and exciting!

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"Riding High"

*** This post was edited by StealthmF5m3 on 5/30/2001. ***
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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 8:27 AM
I disagree, I think the height limitation has been wonderful. I has forced Alton Towers to be more creative. As a result of this restrictions we've gotten Nemesis, Oblivion and now Air. Without this restriction, we may have only gotten normal coasters without nearly the amount of creativity and imagination that has gone into the rides.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 8:48 AM
As far as I can tell, the height limit has been no hindurance in making great rides at Alton Towers.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 8:50 AM
and after looking at those pics, I am *gasping* for AIR. ok, that was a bad one. Alton, if you wanna use that one in a commercial, go ahead

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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 9:53 AM
These people's copyright notice is horrible.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 10:19 AM
The lay-out is stupid!You flie the whole ride!it's not fun!just some corkscrew hills and curves.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 10:28 AM
What. Seeing how you are vekoma fan. You are just mad Dutchmen has not flown as much yet as this will. I mean who gives a hell. Flying coaster is what it should be. And of course the coaster will curve.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 11:10 AM
Hey, if it's B&M, it'll definately be a keeper. They have been incredible with every other design they've come up with, why should the AIR coaster be any different? Just my two cents... :)
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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 11:57 AM
WARNING: HEAVY SARCASM AHEAD

Yeah, I hate those flying coasters where you actually fly the whole time. I mean it totally defeats the purpose of a flying coaster. Flying the entire ride on a flying coaster, what'll they think of next?
It's about time a company got it right, if you ask me.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 1:51 PM
Hey vekomafan, what's next? A stand up where you stand up the whole time? A sit down where you sit down the whole time? Maybe an inverted where you are inverted the whole time? And on and on and on......Being a vekoma fan, I hope you have a good chiropractor.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 2:34 PM
Yeah I think that is the point of a FLYING Coaster is to be FLYING while riding it!
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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 3:48 PM
And to think I was going to delete that post. :)

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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 5:02 PM
The difference between this and Stealth is maybe this will have some speed to it, and maybe be fun

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You are the Weakest Link, Goodbye.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 5:43 PM
Or, if Nemesis was any indication, it will be much tighter and much more creatively worked.

Why did I know this would turn into a Vekoma vs. B&M thread?

If this is true, and B&Ms are under the tracks for the entire ride, then it's basically a new type of ride, like X is. Either that or they were just trying to be smart and save money on the onboard hydrolics and such.

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It's coming...
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Thursday, May 31, 2001 6:27 AM
If someone in the coaster industri is saving money, it's definetly NOT B&M. Their coasters are the most expensive in the industri, but their rides are worth every penny if you ask me. They'd just made the ride capasity bigger, that's all, and why shouldn't they use their inverted technoligy on this one?
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Thursday, May 31, 2001 12:12 PM
Looks Awesome.
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