B&M "Exclusives"

Wednesday, February 20, 2002 6:39 AM
What are some extra goodies that B&M's come w/ that other coasters don't? For example, Mercedes Benz' come w/ extras you won't find in any other type of car. It's like a fine coaster manufacterer thing or something.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2002 6:47 AM
B&M coasters come with smoothness and very luxurious & comfortable seating.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2002 6:49 AM
B&M's come with a rebate for 5 lbs. of the world's finest swiss cheese.  And all the mantinence guys at the park get an Army Knife. 
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Wednesday, February 20, 2002 6:51 AM
I mean like the extra little safety doodads such as the gates and the special floors and such.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2002 7:48 AM
I don't know, but when you buy a Vekoma, it's a basic model.  Things like upstop wheels, chain dogs and brakes are extra.  <sarcasm>
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Wednesday, February 20, 2002 8:00 AM
 I thought B:KF had a gate in front of the station.  I could be wrong.  Talon had cupboards, and when your train got back whether it was train 1 or 2, a worker would slide a door over so you could get your stuff, but couldn't take someone else's.  On Talon, they had TV's with music videos in the q-line.  They also had tarps over the weaving line part (when line gets too long).
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Wednesday, February 20, 2002 8:02 AM
I think the new B&Ms come with 0% financing until 2003. Keep America rolling!

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Wednesday, February 20, 2002 8:03 AM
I don't think that a park has yet opted for the "Limited" package, which includes cup holders, heated leather seats, and the cd changer with Bose speakers :)
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Wednesday, February 20, 2002 8:14 AM
what about the Eddie Bauer series trains?;)
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Wednesday, February 20, 2002 8:21 AM

Den said:
I don't know, but when you buy a Vekoma, it's a basic model.  Things like upstop wheels, chain dogs and brakes are extra.  <sarcasm>

Yeah, I don't understand why parks get those, but don't by the "smoothness" option! ;)

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Wednesday, February 20, 2002 8:26 AM
The smoothness option isn't worth it..... they just weld football helmets to the OTSRs.  heh.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2002 9:03 AM
B&M come with excellent padding, modelled after my very own little white room. No way to hurt yourself

B&M come with that extra feeling of safety. You know how people who like their coasters milder ride in the middle? Well B&M invented an amazing special "middle of the middle" seating, so not only can these poor souls not feel anything, they can no longer see anything either. This has added greatly to the B&M experience and in my opinion is why these coasters are so popular.

B&M come with 50% more track noise absolutely free! Imagine the savings!

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Wednesday, February 20, 2002 9:42 AM
Some come with the larger captain chairs (big boy seats).
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Wednesday, February 20, 2002 9:48 AM

Comatose said:
B&M come with that extra feeling of safety. You know how people who like their coasters milder ride in the middle? Well B&M invented an amazing special "middle of the middle" seating, so not only can these poor souls not feel anything, they can no longer see anything either. This has added greatly to the B&M experience and in my opinion is why these coasters are so popular.


True, so very very true, my friend!

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Wednesday, February 20, 2002 11:45 AM
I meant stuff like the inverted floors that go straight down. You know those ain't comin' cheap.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2002 11:49 AM
I like it how he asks a question...and then answers it himself, later on, lol. 
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*** This post was edited by ravenguy98 on 2/20/2002. ***

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Wednesday, February 20, 2002 11:54 AM
Yea ravenguy, hes done that twice in this topic.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2002 11:59 AM
Well, one thing that isn't truly exclusive to B&M but unfortunately is the main thing that I find to not like about their rides are the midcourse breaks, the one reason i don't mind that SFA doesn't have a B&M yet, Vekoma's rides go non-stop :)
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Wednesday, February 20, 2002 12:29 PM

SFNE Freak said:
I meant stuff like the inverted floors that go straight down. You know those ain't comin' cheap.

Accually have you ever seen the mechanism that does it? It's really not that much. Just some little wheeled thingies that roll along the underside of the floor drop down by moving forward, and gravity brings down the floor, which I'd guess is mounted to it's own little guide track. The whole thing probably only needs one motor to lower it.
On the other hand, I have never accually seen a Vekoma floor (heck, I've never been on a Vekoma coaster, my first will be May 4th, given Deja Vu is open.), but it sounds like they shift forward and one side drops lower than the other. This sounds more complex (therefore more prone to failure of some sort) because you need something to push it forward and something to drop it.
With the seemingly lower number of moving parts and motors nessesary to lower a B&M floor, I'd be willing to bet that they are cheaper to install than Vekoma's version, unless if Vekoma gets the parts from the bargin bin.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2002 1:15 PM
B&M coasters come with great capacity and reliability. IMO, for parks, this is what makes B&M the most valuable to them. I can count the number of times on my hands that I've seen a B&M down (maybe 1 hand) and they cycle riders through quickly.

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