B&M Floorless Hypercoaster?

Tuesday, July 17, 2001 5:55 AM
Think we will see one? Imagine RB, AC & Nitro with Floorless trains on them. No OTSRs of course, will need special lapbars that hinge off under the seats rather than the floor - what floor? :)

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The Taipan, Australia's most venomous snake - also the name of my model coaster in personal photo.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 6:35 AM
I don't think it would matter too much, actually. You're already elevated off the floor in the B&M "hyper" cars (probably the most comfortable seats on any coaster, at least to my body, closely followed by the cool unique PR trains...)

Not that I wouldn't want to TRY it, mind you. Just noting that people already dismiss floorless coasters as gimmicks (missing the point that they're still B&M sitdown loopers -- never a bad thing) and with those hyper trains, losing the floor would have VERY little impact.



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--Greg
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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 6:53 AM
I tend to agree with Greg here. Unless you're really tall, B&M's Speed trains already are *like* Floorless trains, in the idea of feet not touching the floor. I think it could be a different feel, but I doubt B&M would go out of their way to engineer new trains for that type of coaster when they're really not needed.

What they need to be concentrating on, anyway, is the Stand-Up Inverted.

Just kidding. :)

-Steve
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Track Record: 76 #1 Wood: The Legend #1 Steel: Fire Dragon
2001 Cheetah Rides: 108 and Counting
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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 7:28 AM
It costs less on the parks standpoint to have the speedcoaster trains vs the floorless. The floorless require the station where the floor drops out.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 8:01 AM
I would like to see a Floorless at or above the 200' mark. Keep the OSTR's and have inversions in only the second half of the ride. Make the first part with huge drops, like Nitro or AC. That would rock!

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"X" marks the spot in 2001!
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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 11:34 PM
I like your idea Soggy. BTW Happy B'day for the other day.

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The Taipan, Australia's most venomous snake - also the name of my model coaster in personal photo.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 11:38 PM
My brother and I were talking about that sort of thing while in line for the "Bull." That would be awesome, but no OTRS of course. That would be awesome to see one of those somewhere.

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Don't Fight It: Ride It! Raging Bull
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 10:11 PM
if they did soggys idea people would dislike one part of the ride. can you say steel phantom??


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1.Fire Dragon, 2.Ice Dragon, 3.Raptor, 4.Kraken, 5.Batman Knight Flight
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 10:22 PM
I think that a B&M looping coaster w/out OTSR's would be sweet! Can you imagine the air off the mid-course on BKF?! heh.

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"Villain-Once You Drop, The Fun Don't Stop!"~SFWoA Rules In 2001~X Marks The Spot In 2001(SFWoA)~With SFWoA ANYTHING Is Possible!
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 10:48 PM
I think the way the BM Hyper trains are now are very cool. the fact that a floor is there and you can not touch( or barely touch ) it adds to the fun or excitement. it makes you feel a little more free with nothing to really brace yourself with.
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