I know B&M haven't made that many bad rides (except for Iron Wolf and Vortex), but how about Intamin? They are responsible for some excellent coasters including Millennium Force, S:ROS, S:UE, and Volcano: The Blast Coaster, yet they are not a hyped as B&M - why?
Because there are more B&M coasters than Intamin? Besides the S:ROS rides, you don't find parks cloning the Intamin coasters.
How many Intamin coasters we're built this year? Two clones (Vertical Velocity). You'd figure a park would have built another Giga like MF, but it didn't happen. I wonder why? How many B&M coasters we're built? 3 (Nitro, Wildfire, Talon) The only new Intamin ride I can think of is Achrophobia at SFoG.
I'm starting to hype Intamin because their rides are great and do not break down. I can't think of any bad Intamin ride, they all Rule.
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*** This post was edited by robvia on 6/29/2001. ***
They do have some incredible looking wood coasters in japan. White Cyclone and Regina both of which feature beautiful huge helixes like American Eagle. It would be a great asset to the USA to have Intamin built wood coaster, especially with their new one piece track design.
Intamin have many coasters coming for them. What about the record-breaker coming to Thorpe Park? What about the Giga coming to Heide-Park? What about Expedition Ge-Force? Thay are hyped, just not as much as B&M.
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Did y'al forget about Metro (I mean Tornado) the inverted Intamin in Finland? Anyway, Intamin is just starting to branch out here in the US.
robvia says that he thinks giga should have popped up because of Millie. But I look at it this way. S:ROS @ SFDL came out and within the next two years, FOUR Intamin hypers were built (S:ROS^2, EGForce, Millie) which might I add is one more hyper than B&M :) jeremy
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And a bad Intamin? How about Indiana Jones Temple Du Peril (sp?) at DLP? It's rough and it doesn't have a good layout/design. The theming is great but Intamin didn't do the theming so... it's a bad Intamin that shouldn't exist.
BrandonR said: "Well a lot of rides "made" by Intamin aren't Intamin... Intamin didn' start actually making their own rides until years ago. Before then they were a lot of B&M and Schwarzkopf sold through Intamin."
Who made American Eagle? Is that a coaster that they accually did build? I know thats not something that was built recently, so who is the real person behind it?