Vampire at La Ronde

Friday, October 18, 2002 2:19 PM
Has anyone seen any pics of this? It only has 7 cars. The only other Beemers to only have 7 cars are stand-ups. Anyone know why?
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Friday, October 18, 2002 2:41 PM
BDK at SFNE have only 7 cars too, and it's a floorless...

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Friday, October 18, 2002 3:07 PM

The last car on an 8-car B&M inverted train subjects riders to high positive G's, and everyone knows Canadians are wusses.

Moosh - not Canadian.

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Friday, October 18, 2002 3:36 PM
I couldn't figure it out, thank goodness moosh new!

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Friday, October 18, 2002 6:32 PM

Yeah right.... LOL

Actually, the reason I heard for removing the 8th car is lower maintenance needed for the ride. Between BTR at SFGAdv and Vampire, I founded the intensity of Vampire to be more... insane.

P.S: Just to tell you that La Fuga de Batman at WBMW Madrid also got 7 cars trains.

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Friday, October 18, 2002 6:35 PM
"Ike may be Canadian, and a wuss, but he's my brother and if you say that again, I'm gonna kick you square in the nuts, 'Moosh".....Kyle Brovlovski 10/18/02...;)

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Friday, October 18, 2002 6:35 PM
Pretty much all the new compact B&M's are getting 7 cars per train. I don't know why, don't care. Just a pattern I noticed.

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Friday, October 18, 2002 8:01 PM

Molson might help out a Beemer like Vampire but...

Warning: Drinking Molson will not make SLC's better rides my friend ;)

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Friday, October 18, 2002 8:20 PM
So the big question about Vampire is -- since it is a BTR clone, will it become BTR when the park is "flagged"???

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Friday, October 18, 2002 8:24 PM
I would not count on that. Remember the T2 fiasco when Kentucky Kingdom became a SF park. They painted the ride black because they were gonna theme it to Batman but for some reason never did. (BTW- The T2 paint job sucks, you can see the red paint underneath as the black is peeling.)

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Friday, October 18, 2002 9:43 PM
Yeah, and they didn't do a thing to the station. It's still blood red, and even has pre-Six Flags signs. "Kentucky Kingdom - The Thrill Park." As for Vampire, it's yellow, like SFOT's Batman, so it would be pretty easy to rename it Batman: Le Ride.

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Friday, October 18, 2002 11:28 PM

As someone who lives in Montreal and has enjoyed the Vampire about 40 time this season I can assure you it's just as intense as any other Batman. I've been on B:TR at SFGAdv, SFMM, and SFGA.

We may have one less car but at least we don't have some lousy politician running around and telling us what's better for us.

As an added note, Molson will improve an SLC if you enjoy their products enough.. my trip to PCW this year can prove that.

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Friday, October 18, 2002 11:48 PM
I also think that removing the 8th car may get rid of the need for trims, because it wouldn't travel the course as fast. But I could be totally wrong there.

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Saturday, October 19, 2002 4:24 AM
But since there are no trims on Batman: The Ride...
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Saturday, October 19, 2002 4:36 AM
Nemesis: Inferno's first train only has 7 cars at the moment in the storage shed. Wether an 8th row is being themed and added later is a rumour but i'm sure it will stay as 7 rows. Shouldn't deter from the ride though!
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Saturday, October 19, 2002 4:44 AM

Nemesis Inferno is going to have 7 cars because it is compact.

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Saturday, October 19, 2002 6:58 AM

With the trains being only 7 rows, it makes them lighter. In turn, it lessens the wear and tear the trains receive over the course of the season. It also lightens the load the train puts on the track. As you know, most B&M loopers with 8 trains seem to wear down more through time(Kumba, all standups, etc.) Even though all they really need is a good overhaul, with a smaller train, it would have taken longer to get to where they are now....

Having only 7 rows allows the trains to perform much better much longer. I hope I explained that well, its early!!! :)

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Saturday, October 19, 2002 9:27 AM

NewYorkSuperman said:

Mamoosh said:

The last car on an 8-car B&M inverted train subjects riders to high positive G's, and everyone knows Canadians are wusses.

Moosh - not Canadian.


That may be true, but Le Vampire is just as intense as all the other Batman clones-- if not MORE intense. I don't know why, but it really kicked my ass when I rode it. It's an EXCELLENT coaster.

That park serves Molson Canadian, maybe that's why it felt more intense to me. =)



Vampire is a GREAT coaster! I trekked from Ottawa(where I live), just to ride it!

Moosh's comment is quite ignorant!

I bet he drinks COOR'S LIGHT!

---Prud to be Canadian, and has total respect for Americans. Just not the ignorant ones.

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Saturday, October 19, 2002 4:01 PM

I don't understand what you are trying to say SFGAMDie HARD. You state that Mamoosh was joking around (big surprise) but than contradict yourself by explaining how it's true! I think its pretty offensive that you would categorise an entire nation as wusses based purely on the amount of coasters it has. Sure we don't have the wide variety of coasters that you southern buddies may have, but if I'm not mistaken, doesn't Mindbender at Galaxyland have some of the highest (if not the highest) g-forces of any rollercoaster currently operating. Also, many would agree that Coaster at the PNE has some of the most extreme airtime of any coaster also. That moots your intensity "argument".

Andrew - thinking it must be pretty hard for those Mounties to maintain our woodies. What with those darn beavers eating all the wood, eh!

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Saturday, October 19, 2002 5:16 PM

Mamoosh said:
"and everyone knows Canadians are wusses."

Yet they have one of the most intense rides around, Mindbender...
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