B&M's first 4D coaster testing.

Friday, February 4, 2011 3:56 PM

ApolloAndy said:
Medusa east (first floorless) is still certainly a good ride.

Yeah, in contrast to the comments above, the latest floorless to open was far worse than the prototype.

Edited to add Andy's quote. I hate starting new pages...

Last edited by Vater, Friday, February 4, 2011 3:57 PM
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Friday, February 4, 2011 3:57 PM

This will MOST DEFINITELY lead to bigger and hopefully better models.
It's been a few years since B&M have really 'Wow'd' me - and this looks to be something very delicious - perhaps on a larger scale?

Looking forward to riding X2 for my very first time, next month! : )

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Saturday, February 5, 2011 9:29 AM

ClubXJeff, Don't build up X2 too much or your surely going to have a case of antisapointment. I would suggest the front row if you can.

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Sunday, February 6, 2011 10:56 AM

That depends. X is in my top 10 and I rode on an outside seat. I thought it was amazing.

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Sunday, February 6, 2011 11:18 AM

I also love me some X. Especially the last row over the top (don't know whether to call it front or back). The air while facing and travelling straight downwards is breathtaking. I don't remember whether I rode inside or outside, but it was definitely before the X2 transformation.

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Sunday, February 6, 2011 12:14 PM

Then there was me. I tried so hard to like that ride, and I even rode it over a couple of different visits, but I just can't get into it. Couldn't care less if I ever rode one again, at this point.

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Sunday, February 6, 2011 3:00 PM

The original X beat me up pretty badly, although I still LOVED the elements. It was always a balancing act to determine if I wanted to ride it again. lol

X2 hasn't hurt me yet, and a front seat ride is one of my favorite things in all of coasterdom. It's a polarizing coaster for sure, so I don't expect others to feel the way I do. X2 sits firmly in my top 10 steel.

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Sunday, February 6, 2011 3:46 PM

Mark me down as "love it inside, too rough on the outside" - both the original version and with the new trains. The difference between inside and outside seems somewhat less noticeable now, but it's still VERY aggressive on the shoulders. Front/back also makes a pretty big difference in ride experience. I prefer the "tamest" ride X/X2 has to offer - which makes me think I might actually prefer the B&M version.

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Sunday, February 6, 2011 5:14 PM

Tekwardo said:


This, to me, looks about as exciting as Furious Bacco, and that, to me, isn't that exciting looking. Still, nice to see B&M try something new.

I humbly disagree. Furius Baco knocked my socks off. That drawn out inversion and the sensation of flying through the canyons was utterly amazeballs!!

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Monday, February 7, 2011 2:28 AM

delan said:


I humbly disagree. Furius Baco knocked my socks off. That drawn out inversion and the sensation of flying through the canyons was utterly amazeballs!!

Count me as a Furious Baco lover. A front seat ride zig zagging through those canyons is pure fun. Nice launch and the seat placement adds to the feeling of flight. Loved it.

Last edited by CreditWh0re, Monday, February 7, 2011 2:29 AM
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Monday, February 7, 2011 12:41 PM

delan said:
Furius Baco knocked my socks off. That drawn out inversion and the sensation of flying through the canyons was utterly amazeballs!!

I should probably clarify:

The trains don't look like they add much to me. Furious Baco being a launch with inversions looks fun enough, but I just don't get the point of this type of new train design without any other type of function. The biggest complaints I hear about rides with this type of train (4D coasters, FB) are that the outside seats are uncomfortable. I don't mind an 'uncomfortable' ride if it's as amazing as a 4D, but I just don't see the point if the seats don't rotate.

FB with regular trains would look more exciting to me. It's not the layout so much as the different trains not adding anything major.

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Monday, February 7, 2011 2:09 PM

Hah - Dave, I will definitely take your opinion into consideration.

Having this be my very first visit to the Mountain, I'm very excited to just SEE that ride - LIVE and in living color. I don't care if the ride is s#itty or not, to say that I've been on it, is what I'm most excited about : )

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Monday, February 14, 2011 1:56 PM

Looks like the next B&M "wing rider" is in the works for Thorpe Park:

http://www.themeparktourist.com/news/20110211/3126/depth-thorpe-par...aster-2012

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Monday, February 14, 2011 3:09 PM

It won't work properly at Thorpe - that place is haunted! ;)

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Monday, February 14, 2011 3:11 PM

Fun said:
Looks like the next B&M "wing rider" is in the works for Thorpe Park:

http://www.themeparktourist.com/news/20110211/3126/depth-thorpe-par...aster-2012

Um, awesome. Inversion off of the lift hill? Sold.

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Monday, February 14, 2011 3:43 PM

That looks fantastic! Kudos to B&M for stepping up their game.

You really do get what you pay for!

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