I don't know if you already talked about this, but this coaster looks so cool. It's another 4th Dimension coaster, but it's made by Intamin. Has anyone went to where this coaster is, and tried? It's a long shot, but I'm just wondering.
If they could find a way to make the concept bigger and longer then I bet it would be a fun ride, but right now the ride is way to short. It's nothing like X, X is taller, faster, and make turns. It's a good idea but before any parks get them they will need to make the ride better.
I hope they do go bigger and better with this. If you watch the videos of it on YouTube you'll see that there are quite a few flips possible on the lower spike. I think a larger madel would provide a ton of possibilities.
Because they're a superior product to the Vekoma counterpart?
There are only a handful of flying coasters in the world. There just doesn't seem to be a lot of interest in them. On top of that, it's B&M's newest product. I don't think that makes it "weak" in any way.
I hate to sound like I'm just repeating what Jeff says, but they're not popular because they're just a gimmick. I totally agree with him on that since I rode Firehawk. Granted, I haven't ridden a B&M one, but on Firehawk the only times I really felt like I was on a flying coaster were the first drop and the loop.
No offense Andy but if "how many" was an indication of "suckiness" versus "non-suckiness" than one could argue that Vekoma's Boomerangs and SLCs are some of the best coasters made as there are dozens upon dozens of those.
True, if that were the only factor. Price is (was?) obviously the driving factor in the success of the Vekoma Boomerang & SLC. You've got to weigh several things when you consider which products are "less sucky" than others. All things considered, I think it's pretty clear the B&M flying coasters are a superior product to the Vekoma flying coasters, even if some prefer the ride experience of the Vekoma model.