Sunday, October 28, 2001 7:52 AM
Ok by asking this you guys might think I'm kidding but I'm not..... everyone is saying they are gonna build a B&M coaster at SFNE.. my question is "what is a B&M coaster?" is it just like the brand of the coaster for ex. intamin?
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Sunday, October 28, 2001 7:54 AM
Yes, it is a brand.
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Sunday, October 28, 2001 7:56 AM
thanks for your help!
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Sunday, October 28, 2001 8:07 AM
What's a B&M????  Do you belong on this site??  Just kidding :)

B&M build beautiful machines, and I'm sure you'll love one when it comes to your park!

(B&M stands for Bolliger and Mabilliard)

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- Peabody

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Sunday, October 28, 2001 8:28 AM
If you have ever ridden a coaster that sits 4 across, and is extrememly smooth (one you could fall asleep on :-P), then it was a B&M.
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Sunday, October 28, 2001 8:37 AM
Bolliger and Mabillard build the highest quality steel coasters made.  Their design, engineering, fabrication, and control systems are all the best.  The only critcism of B&Ms is that they tend to be slightly mild.  B&M will tell you that the reason is they are building what the parks ask for. 

*** This post was edited by Jim Fisher on 10/28/2001. ***

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Sunday, October 28, 2001 11:18 AM
Riding B&M coasters give me like a natural high, especially Top Gun at Carowinds!

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Top Steel: Top Gun: The Jet Coaster Top Wood: Lightning Racer


Formerly known as PCWHome

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Sunday, October 28, 2001 4:25 PM
B&M is a quality coaster.  The trains are so comfortable that if they reclined, I'd mistake them for La-Z-boy!  The ride is smooth.  The only downside I see is that they are outrageously expensive!
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Sunday, October 28, 2001 4:28 PM
Then I guess Nitro, Raging Bull and Apollo are all La Z boys
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Sunday, October 28, 2001 4:39 PM
B&Ms are not all smooth. Older ones are rougher. Iron Wolf at SFGAm was their first, and I think the best at B&M at SFGAm (yup, even better than Mad Cow.) SFGAm has 3 total, and each is from another generation. IW is 1st, B:TR is 2nd, RB is 3rd. Each gets smoother, and easier to sleep on.

I'm not saying I don't like RB, I love the Mad Cow. If I had a choice, I would rather ride IW once than RB once... RB 1 1/2 times (getting stuck on midcourse and walking off on the 2nd ride) or IW once, thats a different story.

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Sammy resides in a popcorn box 8 inches under as of 10/24 4:30PM. Sammy was my cockatiel.

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Sunday, October 28, 2001 4:46 PM
They build wonderful rides, that are as fun to watch as they are to ride.  They have changed the rollercoaster world with their comfortable seats, smooth as glass rides, and their wonderful designs.  Even though I have been on only 3 of their coasters, after the first one.....................I fell in love with them.  When I say them I mean the coasters, not B&M.
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I Survived Millennium Force!

1.) Millennium Force 2.) Raptor 3.) Mantis 4.) Magnum XL-200 5.) Texas Cyclone

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Sunday, October 28, 2001 4:57 PM
"First, learn to respect others, and also learn how to spell" (Chitown)
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Ride the Impssible. STAND UP WOODIE!!! watch it fly past ur regular sitdowns. itll blow you away.

*** This post was edited by Chitown on 10/29/2001. ***

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Sunday, October 28, 2001 5:03 PM
They are just expressing their love for B&M coasters!!!!!  They are magnificient!!!

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1. Steel- Millennium Force
1. Wood- The Beast
"Airtime, how sweet it is!"

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