What do you like about B&M coasters?

Wednesday, November 14, 2001 5:34 PM
Just wanted to know what you thought on this topic.  I like how they are so complex, yet so incredibly smooth.  They also have great pacing, and very awesome layouts.  I love everything about their coasters.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2001 6:39 PM
i think it is cool how smooth they are and how intense they are at the same time, as the years pack on, they still maintain smoothness, almost too smooth!
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Wednesday, November 14, 2001 6:41 PM
The B&M roar, you can't mistake taht sound anywhere.

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Does CCI know how to make a bad coaster?

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Wednesday, November 14, 2001 6:42 PM
Although I think this post is destined to be deleted.
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Does CCI know how to make a bad coaster?
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Wednesday, November 14, 2001 6:44 PM
What is there NOT to like ?!?! They are innovative, comfortable, fast, smooth, exciting, high capacity (most of them), beautiful...the list goes on and on. Their Hypers are almost the perfect coaster. The smoothness, size and speed of steel, with the airtime and layouts of the classic woodie.

Anything [blank] can do, B&M can do better.
They are the CCI of steel coaster designers.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2001 6:44 PM
layout, smoothness, complexity, openness of the cars, pacing, restraints.  you name it, I like it!  except the roar.  from far away its not bad, but close up it can give me a headache.  besides, the sand-filled B&M's still have something of a roar.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2001 7:48 PM
I love the roar!!

I love how the design of their trains allow them to travel the track so smoothly!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2001 8:29 PM
Georgia Scorcher. Nuff said!
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Wednesday, November 14, 2001 8:37 PM
I love how almost all of their coasters, except hypers, have OTSRs yet they are NEVER a problem.  Why can't other companies design their OTSRs more like B&M.  Oh yeah, and what everyone else has said.  Batman rocks.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2001 8:43 PM

Incidentalist said:
Why can't other companies design their OTSRs more like B&M. 

I think it is because they are designed so well that the smoothness prevents the OTSRs from ever being intrusive.  For example, I adore CCI, but imagine one of their woodies with OTSRs.... ouch!  Wait a minute.....  I just described TOGO.....;)

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Thursday, November 15, 2001 4:29 AM
Raging Bull......the zen ride. I always feel so calm and wonderful afterward. It makes everything right in the world.......

Liz

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Thursday, November 15, 2001 6:59 AM
..that I've not come across a *bad* one in the bunch. They range from the most intense (Batman/Kumba to pillow soft Great Bear/Kraken) but eveyone of them it guaranteed to elicit "$#!+$ and giggles). They are just so darn graceful it's amazing. Plus, they have the most daring layouts. Okay, the Kumba layout has so many similar cousins, but no other company puts out those moves. I think *that's* what give them the edge IMO.
jeremy

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Thursday, November 15, 2001 7:04 AM
The smoothness and their unique inversions. Example=Riddlers Revenge at Six Flags Magic Mountain
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Thursday, November 15, 2001 7:48 AM
Have you ever met a B&M you did not love?

 

Maybe Vortex,  to tall for the ride.

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Thursday, November 15, 2001 7:54 AM
Magnum Force (The B& roar, you can't mistake taht sound anywhere. )

and Justin (I love the roar!!)

I guess that means you would not enjoy Talon.
not! 
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Thursday, November 15, 2001 8:04 AM

briansmyth said:
Have you ever met a B&M you did not love?

Maybe Vortex,  to tall for the ride.

Not yet!

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Thursday, November 15, 2001 12:02 PM
I figured out what I love most about B&M...it's when they have a compact little plot of land to work with...my favorite Beemers, as it has become more clear to me, are those without a sprawling layout...those are, as 2Hostyl said..."pillow soft".  The compact layouts, on the other hand, like Ga. Scorcher, Talon, and BKF are definitely my favorite B&Ms for each type...still LOVE Montu and Alpie, and RR is fantastic too, but the INTENSITY of their "smaller rides" is way better for me than the gentle nature of the hypers (only been on AC and Nitro)!  This also answers the other thread, when everyone was in utter disbelief when I claimed BKF as my fav floorless.....
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Thursday, November 15, 2001 12:48 PM
The hypers are the perfect ride. I just hope to see some more Hyper Twisters pop up somewhere...anywhere. The rides they make are smooth, the layouts are genius, and the unmistakable roar. Another thing is they're nice to look at. For a company that has been bold enough to develop an invert, floorless, and perfected the stand-up and looper it's surprising that they've made eveything all right. Not one flaw in them.

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Thursday, November 15, 2001 1:15 PM
I gotta agree with the roar of it, it is unmistakable, and I love the airtime and the speed and the overall feel you get when you ride one of these beasts!

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Thursday, November 15, 2001 1:49 PM
Great question...

I'll echo a lot of what everyone else has said...the gracefullness of their coasters is unbelieveable.  Every element flows unto the next with perfect precision.  The designs are very imaginative, and even though there are some closely resembled layouts, you'd never see three heartlines in a row like on Volcano, or multiple vertical loops in a row like on an Arrow. 

They make their coasters kinda like a ballet, it seems (note, I have no idea what a ballet consists of ;)).  Each element has its own uniqueness, and the transitions to the elements sometimes *themselves* are elements (transitions on Fire Dragon and Kumba come to mind). 

As for which style I prefer, I have to go with the large, sweeping coasters they come out with.  Note, I love ALL of their designs (even the much criticized Vortex at PGA, what an intense little coaster!).  Here's a list of favs by category...

Fav:

Inverted -- Montu (even with the block brakes, it's easily the best layout on any coaster, IMO)

Standup -- Riddler's Revenge (so long and so many elements, including a favorite of mine, the diving loop...it has two!)

Mega -- Nitro (the perfect coaster, airtime, intenstiy, laterals *with* air...and WHAT a setting!)

Floorless -- Superman Krypton Coaster (Now THIS is what I mean by a ballet...having a helix on the cliff was ingenius.)

Sitdown, non floorless -- Incredible Hulk Coaster (the first four inversions are so incredibly fast paced it takes you by surprise.)

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