"Brand Loyalty"

Wednesday, May 8, 2002 12:50 PM

I know a guy who, after trying out various makes of coasters at different parks, decided he liked B&M coasters the most. Now, for the past 5 years, he has ridden ONLY Beemers. He says he just won't get the same thrill out of another maker's coaster. He is totally loyal to B&M.

Anyone else here like this? Or does anyone KNOW of anyone who sticks to one coaster maker only? Sounds to me like there's a lot of potential fun being missed out on by this sort of behavior.

Wednesday, May 8, 2002 12:56 PM
Um, that's crazy.

He let the contents of the bottle do the thinking; can't shake the devil's hand and say you're only kidding.

Wednesday, May 8, 2002 12:57 PM
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Wednesday, May 8, 2002 1:01 PM

Not much of an entusiast then. I'd hate to leave out the glorious Intamins, CCI's, Anton's and even Arrows out of my life.

What a dummy.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2002 1:01 PM

I suggest he try out a few of the Intamin rides such as Millennium Force, the Superman Ride of Steels (SFNE, SFA, SFDL), the Impulses (Wicked Twister, SUE), etc. B&M might have been ahead of their time as far as engineering perfection, but its a new game now.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2002 1:09 PM

Thats pretty crazy. I mean I love B&M but it is certainly not the only coaster i'll ever ride. I don't even have one at my home park

Wednesday, May 8, 2002 1:27 PM
if he has ever ridden Nitro at SFGADV, tell him to try to Superman: Ride of Steel at SFNE. im sure he'll do a little rethinking on what he chooses to ride after a lap on that monster.

I thought BM were the absolout best a while ago, but you gotta try other companies rides. I rode S:ROS in SFNE recently, and i loved it. the trains, the track, everything! Intamin makes some great rides aswell as BM. part of the experience is riding different makes and companies.

Wednesday, May 8, 2002 1:37 PM

That sounds different, but I can't say that I find it amazing. I know people who only drive Fords, Dodges, or what have you, so I guess we shouldn't be surprised that there are people who only ride a certain coaster manufacturer's rides. It may sound stupid to an enthusiast, but there are probably parallels that can be drawn to preferences and insistences we all have in other areas of life.

Wednesday, May 8, 2002 3:36 PM
Justa Gest: That analogy may be true, but that is because you cannot buy a car that is from Dodge AND Ford. When you pay to enter an amusement park, you aren't just paying the for the B&M(s). Personally, I think that is one of the dumbest things I've ever heard.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2002 6:34 PM
While I personally think the guy is crazy I *also* think that if that's what floats his boat then who are we to belittle him for it?

Let's stop wasting our time judging other people and start worrying about what makes *us* happy some more people...christ, I don't even want to know what the reaction would have been if the guy only rode SLCs...
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Wednesday, May 8, 2002 7:24 PM
thats... odd.sure beeemers are good. some great. but thats freakin nuts!

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Thursday, May 9, 2002 3:03 AM

I know.......I don't quite understand it myself. He says that other coaster companies that he's tried just don't give him the "thrill" that Beemers do. I guess living here in Florida he at least has quite a few rides to choose from, since there are more B&M coasters here than any other manufacturer.

Personally, I've suggested he might try therapy, but he says a good Beemer is all the therapy he needs. ;)

Thursday, May 9, 2002 4:01 AM
well me parents tend to only ride B&M's. Just because they are the smoothest. And my dad broke his neck awhile back, and my mom injured hers in a car accident, so they can't take rough rides. But I have told them to ride other rides.


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*** This post was edited by ALF is cool on 5/9/2002. ***

Thursday, May 9, 2002 5:15 AM
ALF, I sure hope Mom didnt injure Dad's neck. Get them to go for a spin on a newer Intamin. Those are pretty smooth... At least WT is, and MF used to be. I hear that got quite rough since last year.
Thursday, May 9, 2002 5:34 AM

So what about the B&Ms that whip you around like crazy....Iron Wolf, Kumba--you know, the good ones?

That's gotta strain your neck, right?


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Thursday, May 9, 2002 5:35 AM

Personally, I don't understand not trying a coaster at least once. If you don't like it, fine. But give it a try.

But even worse is the guy I met at CP a couple summers ago. He would ONLY ride Magnum - that's it. He said any other coaster was "cr*p" except for MF which was "OK" but he still didn't ride it anymore. He would go to CP and spend the entire day doing nothing but riding Magnum over and over and over.

Would you consider him an "enthusiast"? And FYI, he's an ACE member. I find that very contradictory.

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Thursday, May 9, 2002 6:06 AM
Wow, I just rode Top Gun and it is my fovorite inverted coaster but I do like others. I find that odd that he only rides the one type.

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Thursday, May 9, 2002 6:14 AM

DEK: The guy who only rides Magnum... would I call him an "enthusiast".

I could think of many things to call behavior like that... eccentric being the most kind... !#$%^& nuts being the worst... but "enthusiast"... even enthusiastic... ain't one of 'em.

Thursday, May 9, 2002 6:23 AM

Well, I guess that he's "enthusiastic" about Magnum.

Whatever floats your boat...

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Someday there will be something here.

Thursday, May 9, 2002 7:12 AM
Well, I'd argue that one could be a coaster "enthusiast" and not even ride rollercoasters. I could imagine that many here, if bed-ridden and unable to ride would *still* derive pleasure from the ride videos and talk. I mean, when you're not at a park are you any less of an enthusiast? What if you live in the Pacific Northwest and you can only ride PNE's "Coaster", can you still be an enthusiast? I think most people would answer yes. So if you could be an enthusiast and only ride that one coaster, why not make that one coaster Magnum?

Personally, that's not for me, but like chris said...
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