New B&M Coasters

Friday, December 8, 2000 4:11 PM
Why do people say that new B&M coasters are boring? I went on Medusa (2000) and it was amazing! I just don't understand how diving 150 ft. down at 60 mph can be boring at all. I also think that some of the older B&M's are good too. I went on Top Gun at PGA and it was very smooth.

Second, I also think that the floorless effect on Medusa is very good in the front as well as the back. I mean, there is no floor! It just made the ride that much more fun.

Last, I don't really think B&M are just taking old ideas and copying them. They have done a lot themselves from 4 across seating to Dive Machines. I hope they continue to invent new ideas and keep making amazing thrill rides.
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Friday, December 8, 2000 6:07 PM
I agree completely, and think that a lot of the complaining has come from individuals who don't know what they are talking about. By this I mean that several of the older and more respected enthusiast said that there were no forces on B&M's anymore, the next day, all of the people who don't even know what Millenium Force is were saying the same thing. It is simply people wanting to fit in. Granted, the rides might not be as intense anymore, but that also deals with greater knowledge of the physics of the rides, how to make them last longer, and what the park wants. I think that all of their rides are unique and a great experience. They have had numerous innovations as well. People who criticize them (most of the people at least) know little about the rides, history, and physics, so don't let them bother you. The floorless, although a gimmic to a certain extent, was a great idea that the industry has benefitted from, I can't wait to see what they have under their sleeves for the next couple of seasons. As a business, you always have to be looking ahead, so expect a surprise or two. LATER!
Friday, December 8, 2000 6:38 PM
First of all, just because someone disagrees with you doesn't mean that they "don't know what they're talking about." To make blanket statements indicating that people don't know about the rides or the physics is a silly generalization.

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