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. ----------------- I Survived Millennium Force!
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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! ----------------- "Apu, make me a squishy entirely made of syrup. My god, such an attempt has never been successful. Just make it happen. oh my god its going to blow! Ding! Thank You, Come again..." - Simpsons
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.
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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. ----------------- Jay and Silent Bob have left the building ~Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
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.
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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..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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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..... ----------------- the buzzer formerly known as gatorwoodie Son of Drop Zone - PKI CoasterCamp I Champions!!!
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.
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...
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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