The Intamin factor

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Bartman2 said:

Personally as a coaster enthusiast I prefer an Intamin over most B&M coasters. They are more forceful and have real airtime.

You MUST get to Kings Island to ride Diamondback, my friend. ;)


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I think I'd still take MF or any of the S:RoS's (yes, even "wasted track going in circles S:RoS") over Diamondback. In fact, only Goliath oG comes close to any of the Intamins in my book.


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I haven't ridden Diamondback yet, but I'm inclined to agree. I have Raging Bull ranked above oG's Goliath & Millinnium Force, but only because I was blown away by Bull it's first year, and I haven't ridden it since. I'm sure when I ride it again, it'll likely slip down quite a ways. But I have Supes, Bizarro, and Millie (and Maverick, as a matter of fact) above oG's Goliath, which is one of my favorite coasters and ranks pretty high with me.

My plans hopefully will see me getting the last 2 N. American Beemer Hypers next year, so maybe once I ride Diamondback I can comment for sure.


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I prefer riding Intamins more for their forcefulness and the way the airtime is inflicted on you. I personally didn't think Diamondback was that great, I liked Behemoth at Canaada's Wonderland much better.

As far as making decisions as far as building a ride at a park I was financialy responsible for, I would go with B&M or premeir. These two companies don't really push the limit with anything, but capacity and reliabilty seem to be better.

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ApolloAndy said:
In fact, only Goliath oG comes close to any of the Intamins in my book.

Andy and I generally agree on non-coaster stuff, but this may be the most "sensible" thing I've ever seen him say about steel coasters... ;)


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LostKause said:

You MUST get to Kings Island to ride Diamondback, my friend. ;)

Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. (That's the sound of me going over the hills on DBack) Nitro, Apollo and Raging Bull are all WAY better rides. I'll still have to stick Apollo's Chariot as my favorite of the B&M hypers, followed closely (almost surpassed) by the now non-NyQuil version of Nitro.

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B&M all the way. Their rides are reliable and hardly have any downtime as far as I have noticed. You could take a walk on the wild side and get a Vekoma Boomerang. I think they are cheap in coaster terms to build but I know the company name makes people quiver when mentioned. I think Intamin's cost too much to maintain in the long run. If wooden is your game then I would agree with the others in saying a hybrid Intamin (a la El Toro) or Gravity Group.


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rollergator said:

ApolloAndy said:
In fact, only Goliath oG comes close to any of the Intamins in my book.

Andy and I generally agree on non-coaster stuff, but this may be the most "sensible" thing I've ever seen him say about steel coasters... ;)

Actually, a few years ago I looked at your ballot for Mitch's and it was surprisingly similar to mine (with the one exception of where the Anton's went).


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