Intamin, have you seen EGF?? Plus they're cheaper & I'd use the left over cash to buy a McClaren F1 Supercar to hoon along the empty roads! (Then again if you're the last person on Earth, money doesn't apply.)
That's in spite of the fact I've never ridden a Hyper. I say leave them to Intamin & leave loopers to B&M.
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Intamin, Intamin, Intamin. I havent had the pleasure to ride any of B&M's hypers yet, although I am going to SFGAdv to ride Nitro in a week, but people who have tell me coasters like SROS and MF blow Nitro away. I've seen the layouts for all o B&M's spped coasters and was a bit dissappointed to see what they came up with. They are so great at designing loopers, I expected they would be the same at Hypers. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure B&M speed coasters are great, but Intamin's are jsut better IMO.
I would have to say Intamin for one simple reason, no mid-course brakes. I think B&M's are smoother, and much more comfortable, but hypers are all about speed and brakes interrupt that. Nitro is an awesome ride, but after hitting the brakes, it just seem like the ride should end, even though the finish is fun. SROS at SFNE just keeps up the pace until the final brakes, as does MF.
Well this is a one sided debate, mainly becuase there inst a B&M speed out here on the west coast yet, but Magic Mountain might be chamging that soon. Since Knoots is changing the Intamin on the west coast Next Year, :), I also think becuase there are only Three B&M Speeds, and Three SROS, ONE MF, any others i cant remeber. ------------- the return of Intaminrocks
FenderStartocaster said: "Well this is a one sided debate, mainly becuase there inst a B&M speed out here on the west coast yet, but Magic Mountain might be chamging that soon."
Why would Magic Moutain get a third hyper? After this year they will have 2, just like CP. I doubt many people could see CP get a third hyper. (Yes, MF is a hyper! It is over 200 feet, is it not?)
I like B&M better. Maybe I could judge it better if I could ride a Intamin, though. ------------- Next up: Stupid human tricks! Followed by: Stupid pet tricks! Why can that never happen?
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I'd have to say B&M, as I have yet to ride an Intamin Hyper. Wow...something better than a B&M...I'm skeptical, but this really makes me wanna ride MF more than ever now. I have to say that Raging Bull is THE best coaster I've ever ridden.
Yes, this is very complex. I've been on MF so there's my vote for Intamin, and I've done AC at BGW, so there's my B&M vote. Although, I can say from the coasters I've been on, MF is just a different experience in the whole from anything else the least bit rollercoaster, so I'd have to see the other Intamin product before I made a mind about it(if I had to:)). I like the AC trains, feet out to fly, and the restraints! I'll never know:(.......
If you were the last person on Earth, who would you pay your money to? Anyway...I'd choose Arrow, because they have diving drops in their last hypers. Between Intamin and B&M - I'd choose B&M, because they run smoother.(Is this ok to post; if not please delete it! No go on...it's ok!)
like the young jedi here, I have ridden both RB & S:ROS (SFA though) and I liked Raging Bull better (favorite steel coaster). But that is because I think the RB layout is more interesting. HOWEVER, it doesn't have the great "Get your hide outta that seat NOW!" ejection of S:ROS. If Intamin had done the RB layout I couldnt imagine anything much better. I just love the *feel* of Intamin hypers. lata, jeremy --Waiting for a Stateside Intamin; Superman: Ride of Wood