B&M is doing fun little things before their brake runs

Thursday, March 30, 2006 10:24 AM
I was just checking out the latest pictures of the (almost) complete Tatsu and right after that gorgeous, high flying turnaround there's a small bump up into the final brake run. This is probably just a product of the design because the entrance to the brake run has to be low enough for clearance of the exit from the zero g roll above it.

Going over to SFOG's Goliath, there's another little bumperoo just before the brake run. The only reason I think this is interesting is before there isn't really anything like this on the other B&M hyper coasters, at least not right before the brake run like this. Unless you consider...

That other Goliath being built up north. Again, check it out

http://www.laronde.com/gallerie/laronde/album/ChantierGoliath/photo/P1010696.jpg

Not exactly the same as SFOG's element but still there. Again it seems like something like this could have easily been incorporated in at least one or two of B&M's previous designs but I just find it remarkable that these smaller elements right at the end of the ride are all appearing in rides being built now.

Maybe it is just a coinkydink but it I think there might be something be said here that B&M may be working these little minor elements into their rides where they didn't before. *** Edited 3/30/2006 3:23:25 PM UTC by matt.***

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Thursday, March 30, 2006 10:58 AM
Patriot has a nice series of dips just before the brakes as well. They're really a lot of fun.
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Thursday, March 30, 2006 11:00 AM
These "elements" remind me of the little dip near the end of the big turnaround on Riverside Cyclone, but I'm sure these are much more interesting to experience. *** Edited 3/30/2006 4:03:58 PM UTC by Acoustic Viscosity***
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Thursday, March 30, 2006 11:26 AM
Nitro goes from the bunny hills right into the break run . More like a big dip then breaks lol.
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Thursday, March 30, 2006 11:32 AM
IMHO it's just Gravy. These little elements aren't going to be nearly as exciting as a little 20ft hop after a hundred foot drop on a woodie (Voyage) however they will add to the ride expereience.

Chuck

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Thursday, March 30, 2006 11:36 AM

jive2 said:
Patriot has a nice series of dips just before the brakes as well. They're really a lot of fun.

??!!

How would you know? It's not open yet!

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Thursday, March 30, 2006 11:47 AM
^ I was able to ride it yesterday during the commercial shoot.

http://coastercommunity.com/smf_forum/index.php?topic=101.0

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Thursday, March 30, 2006 11:55 AM
I think they're just reacting to ARN&R's claims that B&M really stood for "Boring and Monotonous"....

Hey, don't blame me, it's the fault of those guys at www.absolutelyreliable.com

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Thursday, March 30, 2006 8:32 PM

Charles Nungester said:
IMHO it's just Gravy.

-giggles- You said gravy.

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Thursday, March 30, 2006 10:46 PM
Say what you will about B&M, but their new coasters have gotten more "freeform."
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Thursday, March 30, 2006 11:04 PM
Yeah, and Goliath's bump at SFoG is incredible. Especailly if you're in the back. You're thrown up out of your seat, and then the front of the trains hits the magnetic brakes, and you're subsequently thrown forward. It's quite the kick.
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Friday, March 31, 2006 1:54 PM
The bump on GOLIATH is pretty fun (as described right above my post here) but I don't think there will be any more soon - Mr. Bolliger called it "a mistake"
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Friday, March 31, 2006 2:10 PM
A mistake = too much fun. :p
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Friday, March 31, 2006 2:12 PM
B&M - where one of the coolest features on our new ride (you know, the one that produces sick air) was a mistake. ;)

(Just having fun...and there's no cold medicine that sounds like Goliath ;) )

Seriously though, looks like a cool coaster. Hopefully I can get back to ATL this year.

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Friday, March 31, 2006 4:34 PM
Lol when did Mr. Bolliger say that? Was he on hand for the grand opening?
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Friday, March 31, 2006 4:36 PM
While we're at it, how 'bout them Psyclone trains, Mr. B? ;)
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