Intamin vs. B&M

Monday, July 10, 2000 9:55 PM
If you had to chose just one of these manufacturers to suply the steel coasters for your imaginary park, which one would it be and why? Please no fights. Personally, I go with Intamin as they have everything B&M has, except the floorless design, and lots more, plus Intamin can use LIMs, B&M can not.
Monday, July 10, 2000 11:05 PM
I'd go with B&M. They are usually more reliable, and their inverteds can't be beat. I'd go with Intamin for the hypers, but they just have too many early problems with alot of their coasters.
Monday, July 10, 2000 11:28 PM

I was so thoroughly agog over B & M until this past few months, when Intamin has REALLY taken the lead for me.. (But in the real world, we need all the coaster makers we can get!)
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Tuesday, July 11, 2000 4:16 AM
While it can be a very close choice....I would vote for B&M over Intamin. B & M, while it doesn't use LIMs can't be beat in almost any coaster experience....with one or two exceptions. Millenium an example.
Tuesday, July 11, 2000 5:08 AM
Why bother choosing? Both have their own strengths for different products.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2000 6:52 AM
I would have to go with Intamin. Right now, the whole B&M thing is getting to be a bit much for me as a lot of the rides are really similar (with notable exceptions AC & RB). Besides, some of the newer B&M's seem to be a little tamer. Intamin on the other hand seems to be putting different spins on their newer coasters. And S:ROS to me is a better ride than RB (and though i havent ridden either, I think MF *might* be better than AC =]).
That being said, in the real world, I think SFA needs a good Georgia Scorcher sized B&M stand-up, what do you think Wild One?

And Jeff, it's an imaginary thing. We all know each has its own talents, but everyone has their own opinions on what they like. By having discussions like this, you can get a feel for what your fellow coaster lovers dig in a ride. So there is a reason for this imaginary choosing.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2000 7:32 AM
2Hostyl: I agree with your assesment of my topic. It was just for fun to see what people thoughtof the companies and their rides. That is why I posted it with the request for no fights. Also, SFA needs something a little bigger than Georgia Schorcher to make a name for its self, like a Riddler's Revenge clone in 2002 and a new waterpark and more flat rides in 2001.
Tuesday, July 11, 2000 7:39 AM
(good job 2Hostyl) ITAMIN by 500 votes for me. B&M are way too tame for me. after riding them 3 times, they get kinda lame. BKF is still pretty awesome though. i know this might not all be b&m's fault, but the names they give some of these are really stupid (kumba, alpengeist, montu, etc.). the trains are way to claustraphobic(sp?), too.
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Tuesday, July 11, 2000 10:32 AM


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Tuesday, July 11, 2000 12:32 PM
Sorry punk, I disagree with you. Not many coasters trains are all that roomy. Not evn Intamin trains. I would just barely give the edge to B&M. Because they come up with some pretty sweet inversion types. They come up with some pretty sweet coaster types. I also think, if they wanted to, they could make they're coasters really intense. I wouldn't call Mantis, Raptor, or Alpengeist, *tame*. They're pretty intense. B&M may not have LIM technology, but the pin wheel launch system is fine(not as good as lim though, I like air pressure the best!!). I think that they could make a giga if they wanted to. I don't think at all that they're hypers are nearly as good as Intamin's, but since they have all of they're great looping coasters, I give them the slight edge.

Saturday, July 15, 2000 4:56 AM
I think B&M. Some say that b&M's are tame? Have you ridden the Hulk at IOA? That thing is NOT tame!
Saturday, July 15, 2000 10:54 AM
Nacho: Yes I have been on Hulk, recently as a matter of fact (end of june), with the exception of the extra smooth launch, it was nothing special to me. It rode like an Arrow mega-looper w/o the head banging and not as fast. But hey that's me =]

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