Knott's Berry Farm ready to open Silver Bullet

Posted Wednesday, December 8, 2004 2:17 PM | Contributed by supermandl

Knott's Berry Farm is ready to open its new B&M inverter, Silver Bullet. An article from the OC Register includes a question and answer section with the B&M project manager for the ride.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2004 2:24 PM
Jeff's avatar

You've seen those computer games for kids that let them design roller coasters? That's an offshoot of the custom software we designed.
Wait... kids play those games? I thought they were for adults.
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Wednesday, December 8, 2004 4:19 PM
This is my favorite part.. When asked about what people should consider about their size besides height:

You must be able to fit into the restraint. We've tried over the years to include everyone, but we don't go under 54 inches because if you have to make them for larger and larger folks, it can't accommodate smaller ones.

It's impossible to make one size that fits all.

Finally someone in the industry has said it isn't possible to accomodate larger people without putting smaller ones in danger. The "big boy" seats that B&M has are a great thing but it's not a safe thing to do, making a whole train out of them for what can be considered the minoroty of riders who have problems fitting into coaster seats (sadly, at least in America, the minoroty is slowly gaining numbers...).

I know this will tick off some peoplel but there is a limit as to how large a seat can be before you raise the safety risks of the smaller, and majority, of riders.*** This post was edited by Red Garter Rob 12/8/2004 4:21:14 PM ***

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Wednesday, December 8, 2004 4:20 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHA!! Good one Jeff!
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Wednesday, December 8, 2004 5:49 PM
Wait, Ole Lang works for B&M? How can you "Offshoot" software, if you don't have it in the first place. They're quite conceited. LOL
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Thursday, December 9, 2004 12:48 AM
From the article: "They hold on tight, too, because it's faster than any coaster on the West Coast with maximum speeds of 55 mph."

Errr...doesn't Goliath go something like 85 mph? What about Xcelerator and X? The article should clarify that's it's the fastest "inverted coaster of it's type" in the midwest...god I'm an emgee like that!

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Thursday, December 9, 2004 11:13 AM
Jeff's avatar I think they just left out the "inverted" from the sentence, because they start by saying fastest/tallest "inverted" in the west.
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Tuesday, February 1, 2005 5:47 AM
My brother(Dan) & I (David Sheffer) go to Knott's everyday to ride Knott's newest Inverted rollercoaster Silver Bullet.Do you guy's know that the worker's that work on Silver Bullet call the coaster a SUSPENDED COASTER,who do they think it's made by vekoma.Boy the worker's need to be retrained.Boy does worker's that are sure dum.We went to take a look at the banner on Beach & Crescent, to find out that it read's as follow's, THE BIGGEST AND BADDEST SUSPENDED COASTER(NOW THAT'S SAD)
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