No. Talon is terrible. It actually has air. It's too smooth. The inversions give a little bit of hangtime, which is so boring. I much prefer the rough, ear reddening, head banging, SLC's. How dare you make a comparison between the two!
I don't think anyone was asking [or questioning] just how good Talon is compared to other inverts, but I agree it better than some and not as good as others. Personally, I prefer the smaller and more intense Batman clones to Talon. In fact the taller B&M has made an inverted the less I like it. Alpengeist was a forceless bore to me.
I added that because the very nature of the question, is it is good as it looks, implies that the person has been on inverts and knows what good ones look like and wants to know if this good looking invert is as good as it looks. Just wanted to clairfy why I did that moosh :).
Im bizzare in my invert likings, I like both small and big but not the middle range so much for whatever reason (except Raptor). I am also bizzare in that I find the best ride on smaller inverts to be the back and larger ones to be the front, but I go off track again.
BM Inverts as a whole are excellent, the worst of them qualify as good coasters regardless.
Talon is actually my favorite invert. I think it has just the right mix of intensity, inversions, a little bit of tunneling, and the ultra rare for an invert pops of air. Fire is the only other invert that I feel comes close.
Touchdown said:Im bizzare in my invert likings, I like both small and big but not the middle range so much for whatever reason (except Raptor). I am also bizzare in that I find the best ride on smaller inverts to be the back and larger ones to be the front, but I go off track again.
I'm the same way. I love BTR which packs a lot of intensity for being so tiny. Top Gun at PGA is about the same height and is also very intense. I also loved Alpenqeist when I was at BGW couple of years ago and I look forward to riding Montu.
As for Talon, yes there is a pop of airtime, but it still felt like the tamest Inverted Coaster. I actually prefer the other Inverted Coaster in Pennsivania.
If I had the choice of Talon, Raptor, or Montu, I'd take Montu, so bigger Inverts aren't ALWAYS more boring, although I agree with Moosh's comment about Alpengeist being a forceless bore.
But we are talking just about Talon. It's a great ride, definately one of the best inverts out there, has the only airtime I've ever experienced on an invert, and has one of the best helixes on a coaster IMO..