Hi, I always hear of how B&M's are smooth (not that I don't like B&M's) but I never really hear anything about Intamin smoothness. I rode Superman @ SFDL, and from what I can remember it was really smooth. I just want to know some opinions on Intamin's smoothness? Thanks
I don't think the roughness of SoB is caused by Stengels design but it's more caused by the track and cars that are used for a such huge ride. I would be pretty sure that with Stengels own laminated track design it would have been a smoother experience.
If you rode Colossus at Thorpe Park you wouldn't think Intamin's are smooth that thing is almost as rough as the Corkscrew at Alton Towers and thats been there 25 years. *** Edited 5/17/2004 4:18:34 PM UTC by aflack***
Intamins willcontinue to be the smoothest and the greatest rides imo. Remember B&M were originally part of Intamin but then they left to form there own company. SO pretty much B&M ows much of there greatness to Intamin.
No, I think that B&M owes their greatness to B&M. If you look at the coasters that B&M designed while they were working for Intamin, you'll see that they have very little in common with anything that Intamin was doing at the time.
Intamin makes great coasters, but give B&M credit for what they have done!
I wonder if Stengel was referring to using Intamin's "Plug and Play" technology when talking about SOB?
Intamins are smooth, almost as smooth as B&Ms, but they generally seem to "rumble" a little more. It feels as though the trains on Intamins are somewhat lighter - but then, some of the newer B&Ms have that peculiar "vibration". Intamin is less into creating a natural-feeling dynamic flow of the coaster as is B&M (up to now, at least). Intamins generally eject you from your seat more often and in a bigger variety of ways - most B&Ms would on the other hand - 'in theory' - be possibly ridden without a restraint system. B&M might give this up in the future to create new spectacular ride ideas, as many of their rides therefore feature similar elements at the moment. Especially Intamin's latest pony, "Storm Runner" features some purposeful deviations from the ideal tracking path, in order to generate certain kinds of unexpected feelings for the riders.
So... if Airtime, Hangtime, etc. and intense negative Gs are your thing, Intamin delivers more of that. But if smoothness and physically fascinating design is what you want - B&M is the choice. I like both - but I personally find the B&M approach more fascinating.
*** Edited 5/17/2004 6:29:16 PM UTC by superman***
Intamin's are smooth, but they can be very vibrational, which I've noticed on SROS and MF. However on TTD, the launch was as smooth as glass. B&M's are probably more smooth, but intamin's have a unique feeling that makes them fun. Besides, Intamin's designs are a bit more daring that B&M.
Intamin said: Intamins willcontinue to be the smoothest and the greatest rides imo. Remember B&M were originally part of Intamin but then they left to form there own company. SO pretty much B&M ows much of there greatness to Intamin.
You should have stopped with your first sentence, because you proved your own ignorance with all that blather afterwards. What are YOU talking about B&M OWS (sic) Intamin anything. Explain how Intamin can claim anything since they both spawned from Schwarzkopf. Look at the track on Schwartzkopf and Intamin..
Brian, remember....whenever you use *my 'Bender* as an example of Anton's greatness, I get a commission...:)
Oh, and Dawn and Tina said Ga Cyclone was too rough during Spring Fling...I have to admit *I* still found it on the FUN side of rough, but it was nowhere NEAR where the coaster was when we closed it down last season...ALWAYS an intense ride, but not normally as "bang-y"....still better than that woodie in South Georgia, YIKES!
*** Edited 5/17/2004 7:09:31 PM UTC by rollergator***