B&M corkscrews

Monday, May 20, 2002 5:35 AM
After going to SFGAm on Saturday, I noticed that the B&M's corkscrews are much more intense than arrow. The reason being is that you go up and start to move gradually to flip over and suddenly it whips you and it is so much better! I never noticed it before and I think that arrow's should adopt that type of corkscrew instead of "locking" it in a perfect continuous corkscrew, unless B&M put the patent on already. Does anybody else notice this? I've heard people complain that it causes pain because the whip almost gives you whip lash, but I think it makes it all the better.
Monday, May 20, 2002 5:55 AM
I've never heard anyone complain about any B&M coaster giving them whiplash. Usually Arrow is the one that garners the label of "medieval torture device" when it comes to their corkscrews (ie: Python at BGT).
Monday, May 20, 2002 6:01 AM
No, I'm not complaining and niether were those people, they were just saying that the corkscrews were just the only part on Batman TDK that was rough were the corkscrews.

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Monday, May 20, 2002 6:08 AM
The change in radius as you navigate the inversion is what gives B&M the ability to refer to it as a "flat spin" instead of a "corkscrew." They really are two different things as they neither look, nor feel, identical to each other.

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