Has B&M fallen off

Friday, July 12, 2002 8:04 PM
Has B&M fallen off their top spot. I mean the last few B&M's have been highly criticized and now reports that their rides are rough. two weaks ago I rode nitro and medusa and they both seamed rough ,not pain full just bumpy but not the smooth riding expirience I im expect from B&M . Also when compared to goliath, nitro was kinda dull. I still love B&M im just saying the last few i have ridden have been kind of disapointing . what do you think . has B&M lost it.

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Friday, July 12, 2002 8:07 PM

Ummmmmmmmm, no! Just because one or two rides are going through some rough stages doesn't mean the whole company " has lost it ". They will build something soon that will bring you back to your senses.

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Friday, July 12, 2002 8:11 PM
Its a couple bumps, my god get a life, I hate to be a jerk but a little bumpyness isn't a problem.

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Friday, July 12, 2002 10:45 PM

Yes. Both Bolliger and Mallibard recently committed themselves into a Swiss Saniterium because they couldn't cope with the fact that a few enthusiasts don't think their rides are intense enough. The stress was enough to drive them to insanity. It is a very sad day.

:)

Sorry, I'm in a weird mood tonight.

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*** This post was edited by Mustang on 7/13/2002. ***

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Friday, July 12, 2002 10:56 PM
Didn't Batman the Ride and The Riddlers Revenge just have pretty major breakdowns at SFMM?

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Friday, July 12, 2002 11:01 PM
B&M are only getting better. It's just that certain other companies *cough* Intamin *cough* are getting better at even a faster pace with a wider array of innovations, IMHO. S:UF is a GREAT ride, but I am already sensing a little bumpiness in the final helix.

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Friday, July 12, 2002 11:07 PM
Well B:TR at SFGAm is 10 years old and I think it's still running very smooth and intense.

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Friday, July 12, 2002 11:09 PM
I think the "bumpiness" of the ride depends on the day and the conditions. I rode B:TDK this week once in the morning and it gave it's usual silky smooth ride. Later in the day, after it rained, the ride re-opened and it was bumping and shaking, especially in the corkscrews. I've had other experiences with other B&M's that every ride is a little different, especially Medusa and Batman: The Ride. I think it's nothing a little maintenance can't fix.
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Saturday, July 13, 2002 5:11 AM
B&M is *STILL* the only company (save GCI) that has yet to make a *bad* coaster. You all can say what you want, but until you can prove that B&M shat out a BS ride, they're still tops to me (even if I do hate Raptor and Hulk ;))
jeremy
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Saturday, July 13, 2002 6:44 AM

I haven't been on any of the new for 2K2 beemers, but like Jeremy said (ugh, not again), I've yet to ride a bad one. When they put out a ride that stinks out loud, maybe you'll have a valid point.

Does it really matter which company is "best?" If there were no competition between companies, what would be the incentive to innovate, or to lower prices? All you B&M haters seriously need to find a rally to participate in or find some way to channel that extra energy.

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 6:57 AM
Nitro? Rough?? OMFG

Nitro has gotta be one of the smoothest and most intense coasters I've ever been on. Lord help us if you ever ride a woodie.

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 7:13 AM

"Highly criticized"???? Maybe a few enthusiasts criticize B&M, but ask the majority of guests, and they won't even know or care that the ride vibrated a little bit.

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 7:21 AM
In order for a company to fall off the top, another company has to be better than them and right now B&M are definatly still on top.

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 7:24 AM
Two things. First off a bumby coaster is simply a sign of aging and I thing it can actually add fun to a ride I find Loch Ness Monster getting better every year because of bumbs. Also as far as their last 1 or 2 coasters not being great dose not mean its a bad company. Everybody "screws up" every once in a while.

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 7:31 AM
Nitro is king, nuff said. Yea the train vibrated a little at the bottom of the first drop but it takes nothing from that ride. Smoothest ride I ever rode, and the best ride I ever rode. Long live B&M :)

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 8:18 AM

2Hostyl said:
B&M is *STILL* the only company (save GCI) that has yet to make a *bad* coaster. You all can say what you want, but until you can prove that B&M shat out a BS ride, they're still tops to me (even if I do hate Raptor and Hulk )
jeremy
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I couldn't agree more. B&M has no weak rides and I also agree GCI doesn't either. I'll take Lightning Racer over any CCI.

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 8:55 AM
look at arrow their wonder prototype got closed permanently until further notice which sucks ass and all intamin is doing is cloning impulse coasters B&M are still the top dogs can't wait for any new B&M machine that those geniuses dish out

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1. RAGING BULL @ SFGAM FRONT ROW WHAT A HEAD CHOPPER 2. DEMON WITH A LOOSE RESTRAINT ON THE BACK CAR.
3. X FRONT ROW LEFT SEAT WOO HOO
4. AMERICAN EAGLE FRONT ROW RED TRAIN

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 9:06 AM
I rode Superman at Madrid, myself and my wife said it is the worst B&M to date. We have rode around 30 of the B&M's in the world and this was the worst. It seemed to be the track that was a bit bendy in places, and the trim brakes after the first loop and after the boomerang. But I would still ride a B&M instead of any arrow coaster on the planet. (not including X at MM)

*** This post was edited by The Welsh Legend on 7/13/2002. ***

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 9:10 AM
Intamin cloning Impulses???? They have only have two cloned impulses (S:UE, V2 (SFGAm) the rest are origional in some sort of way. But yet B&M is STILL cloning Batmans. I have to admit X is having problems, but it is an amazing ride, and a great concept.

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 9:14 AM

but batman the ride was actually good and very popular and ultra reliable and B&M does way more original rides then they do cloning. also batman doesnt break down every half hour

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TOP TIME ALL FIRST DROPS
1. RAGING BULL @ SFGAM FRONT ROW WHAT A HEAD CHOPPER 2. DEMON WITH A LOOSE RESTRAINT ON THE BACK CAR.
3. X FRONT ROW LEFT SEAT WOO HOO
4. AMERICAN EAGLE FRONT ROW RED TRAIN

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