Batman: The Ride Question

Wednesday, December 18, 2002 4:03 PM
Is there such a thing as a first generation version of this ride, and so on?
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Wednesday, December 18, 2002 4:08 PM
Well, earlier versions had slightly bulkier trains, but there really isn't that much different between Batman at SFGAm, then say, Batman in WBMW. Color schemes have changed, the layout has been mirrored, but other than that, it's the same ride.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2002 4:10 PM

Nope, same thing.

The newer ones use 7 cars to a train rather than 8. Other than that, nothing has changed.

It's nice to have an idea and get it right the first time. That's one of the reasons why B&M are the best IMO.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2002 4:23 PM
I have noticed that the older B:TR's may have different supports on the lift hills. Please correct me if I'm wrong though. I think the older ones had like I-beam looking supports, and the newer one's have tubular supports.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2002 4:30 PM
No...all of them use "I-beam looking supports" on the lift.
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Wednesday, December 18, 2002 5:25 PM
Ok thanx.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2002 7:23 PM
It's probably safe to say that there have been some improvements since 1992 (Chicago) to 2002 (Spain).
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Thursday, December 19, 2002 11:25 AM

As Bullguy said, the changes were mainly in the trains. In 1996, B&M modified their inverted train design so that the cars no longer need the torsion bar under each row of seats, and I am pretty sure that the spacing between seats increased ever so slightly (this might also have been when the "big boy" seats came about).

Since no Batman/clone was built in 1996, Sea World's Great White and SFOG's Batman were the first of the Batman model to use the new trains (1997).

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-Rob

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 2:26 PM
BTR at SFSL is a mirror image of the rest of the BTRs. When you come of the lift, you fall to the right instead of the left.
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Thursday, December 26, 2002 3:42 PM
You guys think they changed the angles and pysics and stuff like that over the years? I mean not nessecarily to were it is a real noticible difference, things like a corkscrew being 35 feet instead of 34.

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 4:04 PM
I noticed the one in Sfog is closer to the ground. When I was on B:tr at sfgadv's which is the second invert in the world, I noticed the trains are close to each other because I almost kicked the car in front of me.
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Thursday, December 26, 2002 4:56 PM

Todd said:
You guys think they changed the angles and pysics and stuff like that over the years? I mean not nessecarily to were it is a real noticible difference, things like a corkscrew being 35 feet instead of 34.

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i could see that as possible... kinda like how SFGAdv's flyer this year is going to have an ever so slightly different exit from the pretzel... but even if so, it wouldnt be noticeable.

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 5:54 PM
The orginal Batman at SFGAM had blinking red lights on the wheel covers of each row. I don't know exactly when they were removed but no other train has ever had those installed on them again. Now its just painted red on all of the Batman rides.

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Thursday, December 26, 2002 7:48 PM

I'm sure if B&M wanted to improve on something about the ride, they would've.

As for the supports, i'd have to say that the manufacturer tailored the supports to the land scale. Some of the rides do have smaller supports due to the ground clearance and the fact that some of the rides have trenches and such.

Coasterman Mike - who has been on each of the BTRs in the US with the expection of SFMM's version

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Friday, December 27, 2002 5:15 AM
What is your favorite color scheme of them all? Mine would have to be WBMW Madrid.

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Friday, December 27, 2002 5:52 AM
For favorite scheme, I vote SFGAm's

Black, Gray, and Rust. Fits the theming beautifully.

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Friday, December 27, 2002 7:31 AM
Definately WBMW Madrid. Even though that's a standard Vekoma color scheme. That ride really looks great, especially with the station-building and all!

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Friday, December 27, 2002 1:32 PM

The one in WBMV has the best colors IMO.

The themeing is also top notch.

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Friday, December 27, 2002 1:40 PM
La Ronde's has the same colour scheme WBMW and looks great too.
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Saturday, December 28, 2002 5:49 AM
Yea, if only SFoT would paint the black supports purple it would look hot.

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