I still think the ride itself is pretty bland, but i've just been admiring pictures of Batman Knight Flight lately, and its just stunning, don't you think? The way the lift rises up from the lake, and does that incredibly flowing, sexy drop into that huge loop.... and then the mid course break cutting right across the lift going the opposite direction. and the striking color scheme. don't forget that bold yellow and pretty dark purple. It really is a work of art. ----------------- Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.
Still my fav. floorless....not that I think floorlessness is much of an improvement over the standard sit-down models. BKF beats out Medusa and Kraken by a considerable margin for me, but I'm sure others will disagree...some vehemently. But the positive Gs in those high-banked turns...WOW! ----------------- the buzzer formerly known as gatorwoodie Son of Drop Zone - PKI CoasterCamp I Champions!!!
Rollergator: Why, for you, was BKF your favorite. I felt the opposite of you it seems. I personally prefer both Medusas to BKF. I am interested in why you prefer it. Please share. (I promise I won't get into any "This coaster is best" stuff :) )
BKF is my favorite floorless too. The G's entering the vert. loop are intense, the cobra roll is "different"...it's hard to describe, really. The ending helix is great, the airtime off of the brake run is sweet! The turnaround over the station is great too! I don't understand why many people don't like it. ----------------- Bomb Squad Technician
it only looks good during the day... I think the need to light it better at night.... But I Like the fact the second half of the coaster is in a marsh, with a carpet of purple wild flowers surrounding it.
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Dennis said: "it only looks good during the day... I think the need to light it better at night....
Actually the fact there is no lighting on the ride (except the cobra roll) is what makes BKF even more better in the dark.
I rode Medusa at SFMW and even though it is a very good coaster, the only realy standouts are the dive loop and zero-G roll. BKF has the better first drop and hang time in the loop. And what's wrong with a few fast-paced curves between inversions? They are what make BKF stand out from the other floorless designs.
rollergator said: "BKF beats out Medusa and Kraken by a considerable margin for me, but I'm sure others will disagree...some vehemently."
Did someone call my name?!?!?! :) Seriously though, I think that Kraken was the most well designed and engineered coaster I've ever been on. It not an "-est" by a long shot, but it's as near to perfection as I think a steel looper can get. I usually like my coasters with a little more *umph* to them, but I couldn't complain about it becuase everything felt "just right".
Medusa(east) gets the *very slight* nod over BKF just because the zero-G roll flat out rocks! Though I really *do* like the curves on BKF as they remind me of my favorite steelie (Raging Bull) jeremy --For a saint is just a sinner who fell down, and got up.
BKF is one sexy bit*h!!! I have to say that I dig the ride and found it to be quite intense, especially for a floorless. I have ridden Kracken and the original Medusa, and i think my favorite has to be Kraken but BKF is a close second. Kraken has just flawless pacing and every inversion is takin at great speeds. The buried second vertical loop is such a rush and nothing can compare to the zero-g roll. Absolutely perfect!! Both are pretty sexy rides!!
sethman said: BKF is one sexy bit*h!!! I have to say that I dig the ride and found it to be quite intense, especially for a floorless. I have ridden Kracken and the original Medusa, and i think my favorite has to be Kraken but BKF is a close second. Kraken has just flawless pacing and every inversion is takin at great speeds. The buried second vertical loop is such a rush and nothing can compare to the zero-g roll. Absolutely perfect!! Both are pretty sexy rides!!
Ah yes, early signs shwing that we are in off season. ;)
I have noticed that the 2000 B&M floorless models are actually quite stunning to look at. My fav is easily SKC (to look at and to ride ). I wish Medusa West wasn't in a parking lot, but architecturaly speaking, the ride is perfect. Same with Kraken, that ride is one well oiled machine...everything it does is perfection.
And, of course, BKF. I can't tell you how many pictures I've taken these past two years of the coaster. The lakeside setting is awesome, and the ending in the murky marsh is fantastic.
I guess that's just B&M though, they seem to be perfect, no matter what they do lately (IMO). Some people think they're getting worse since 1997 or so...I think they're getting that much better. ----------------- "Words are like...funny...you know?"
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Why does everyone say BKF is a weak ride? I have ridden Kraken and it is awesome what is different about KBF? I love the exit from the cave into the corkscrew on Kraken and the zero g roll ----------------- Paramount Carowinds: Forgotten but not Gone
Again, not to get all Brainy Smurf on ya, but "Papa Smurf ALWAYS says 'Apostrophes signal ownership. What does the snow cone own?' " Feel free to throw me out of the village where I land on my head and my glasses get all bent.
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No one every talks about Carowinds. No one seems to respect it. It has a lot of rides and isn't a horrible park though it has its problems. Top Gun is an awesome ride but it never gets on any lists. It may not be world class but it is only feet short. It is an intense ride with only miliseconds between most of the inversions other than the corkscrew. I love this ride but no one ever really recognizes it, just like Mamba. All I am saying is that Carowinds is still in NC. My signature is a reverse of Gone but not forgotten because Carowinds is forgotten but not gone. Even PGA gets talked about more and from what I hear, that isn't that great of a park. I know it is partly because of locations of Buzzers, but come on someone has to have ridden Top Gun other than me and a few other people. :)
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