Yowza yowza yowza!
what a sexy ride! I always thought since I've been checkin this ride out - that it was an awfully lot like Maverick - but probably better with only lap bars.
There is a great article out in the recent Rollercoaster! about it. Can't get over the look of this ride - and the lap bar only trains.
Seems like something that would be so perfect at Holidayworld.
Seems like something that would be so perfect at Holiday World.
I'd agree. I've been wishing Holiday World would get some nice steel to complement their awesome wood.
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^Oh they will! It's just a matter of time. I wouldn't think less than the best of whats available. I hope for something like Mind Bender - of course its outdated, but you don't get better than that for loopers. blue fire Megacoaster looks like just about the best looper that has come out since...
I've got to be honest - nothing about this layout stands out to me. I haven't been on Maverick (which is the closest I can think of to compare BFM to) but I can't see BFM being significantly better.
Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."
...and let's keep in mind that the person who started this thread hasn't even ridden it! Or have you, Billy?
^Hey, I'm a coaster geek. I read, alot. I see :) No, I didn't ride that ride. But talk to some people who have, it's the cats mee-yow ;)
And take a look at it, no shoulder bars. Maverick is painful. Look at every other picture of it (even the pics on this site) and you can find people bracing themselves and wincing in pain, ouch.
Maverick is painful? Did you ride the same ride I did?
Yeah, never said it was unusual, but enthusiasts have lots of stupid opinions. ;)
And I'm not sure I see pain on the faces of anyone in the pics around here either. I suppose the guy in the front on the one photo of mine where the quick change of direction between the rocks happens could maybe be interpreted that way...maybe.
Although, there's definitely something wrong with this guy. But I don't think it has anything to do with Maverick. :)
I dunno. I always thought the 'Maverick is painful' mantra was one of those things that gets said on enthusiast boards and repeated with little thought.
But that's just my opinion. It may very well be the unusual one...and stupid.
No, I don't think so, Gonch, you'd be correct in your opinion that Maverick is not painful. (You don't have to go far up the street to find painful, but Maverick is not it.) If anything I'd say that it may not be quite as smooth as the first year, and there might be some slight knocking against the restraints if you aren't prepared for the sudden change in direction the ride makes, but painful? No. I find it very rideable.
Germans do it better ;) Blue Fire is very cool.
I absolutely agree with CoasterDemon, Maverick is not only painful but one of the worst recent coasters CP/Intamin have built.
Wow, the folks who rode it over and over again at the last BooBuzz, to say nothing of the thousands of people who run back to ride it every morning, would beg to differ.
That's why it's called a "democracy" that we live in. Just cause some of us might be in the minority doesn't mean our opinion or thoughts are any less valid :)
That has nothing to do with democracy, just with you having the wrong opinion. :)
minem4s, we in the United States live in a Republic not a Democracy.
The United States is, indeed, a republic, not a democracy. Accurately defined, a democracy is a form of government in which the people decide policy matters directly--through town hall meetings or by voting on ballot initiatives and referendums. A republic, on the other hand, is a system in which the people choose representatives who, in turn, make policy decisions on their behalf. The Framers of the Constitution were altogether fearful of pure democracy. Everything they read and studied taught them that pure democracies "have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths"
Before you can be older and wiser you first have to be young and stupid.
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