With B&M's being one of the smoothest coasters out there (next to Intamin), some still can have some good headbangers, while others can be as smooth as Millennium Force. So... What are the roughest and smoothest B&M Rides that everyone has been on?
While I don't have a huge track record, probably the roughest for me has to be Kumba, while the smoothest would without a doubt be Kraken.
A rough B&M?? When did this happen? Yes, Iron Wolf is kinda bad, but only bad for B&M, and still smoother than alot of Arrows. As for Kumba being rough - what are you thinking?! That ride is almost perfect. As for the smoothest, It'd have to be Raging Bull and Apollo's Chariot. The two are so smooth it drives me insane.
Yeah, you're right, Kraken is really silent, although, for me that is a huge plus... I remeber standing on the walkway that the train goes under, and not even knowing it passed because it was so quiet! I love going on the coaster and just hearing the sound of wind in my face!
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The Smoothest B&M huh well that would have to be Batman Knight Flight in Ohio that was the smothest ride i have ever been on, Roughest well that is easy Riddlers Revenge difinately not a male friendly ride if you know what i mean
Iron Wolf is the roughest B&M I have been on but it's still smoother than most Arrow coasters. Raging Bull has a rough spot on the turaround but it's not that rough. The smoothest award goes to Chang or Batman Knight Flight as I can't recall any rough spots.
Well for smoothest a tie- Kraken / Top Gun(Carowinds) Roughest - Vortex (Carowinds)
Iron Wolf seems to be the consensus however The only time that i was on Iron Wolf it was when it was 2 years old. I am really under the impression that the roughness of B&M's has to do very little with the coaster and alot to do with the trains. The only two B&M coasters that i have ever heard said to be rough are Vortex and Iron Wolf. Both of these coasters have the exact same trains. The old style Standup trains. Any Others?
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Iron Wolf is pretty rough, but it's still a great coaster, but it's the roughest and toughest B&M out there. As for smooth. I'd have to say any B&M hyper, they're Incredibly smooth. Just my opinion. ------------- "4 Seats are better than 2"
Roughest for me is Vortex at PGA, that coaster always beats me up, especially in the corkscrew. It's surprisingly rough for being so short. Smoothest, my favorite B&M and favorite coaster period is Medusa at SFMW. Smoothness squared. ;) Peace. :)
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