The only big Intamin I've been on is MF, so with nothing to compare to, I have to say the B&M speed / Twister coasters. However, I am very fond of Morgan hypers too. I think the B&Ms have better layouts, but as far as airtime goes, the Morgans are equal or better than anything else. Overall, B&M wins...when I ride S:ROS, maybe it will change, but so far, I've found the Intamin's layouts kinda boring.
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*** This post was edited by Joe Carroll on 5/13/2002. ***
I've only ridden one hyper in my life (S:ROS SFDL), and the ride is simply amazing. MF and SFNE can only be much better...and I don't see how Morgan, Arrow, or even B&M could beat the simple "awesomeisity" of Intamin.
What is it with the Southeastern U.S??? 10 Beemers, 0 Intamin coasters.
----------------- My two favorite coasters are named Superman.
Well, this is a hard decision. My favorite of the bunch is Superman(Intamin) and my second favorite is Raging Bull(B&M). Then Magnum(Arrow) as my third favorite, Apollo((B&M) as my fourth and MF(Intamin) as my fifth. So, Arrow isn't my favorite, because I've only been on one and it wasn't in the top two. Intamin is the number 1 and 5 out of these which would give it "6" points you could say. I think the design on SROS is the ultimate design mixture of out-and-back, freeform, and twister, but the layout on MF or the other two SROS aren't impressive to me. EGF and Goliath are though. Then, I'm really a fan of the twister layout on Bull and I think Apollo delivers a really great ride for an out-and-back coaster. Then, B&M would have "6" points. So, I think I'm tied with B&M and Intamin being equally great hyper coaster designers. After all, they were once together, correct? Those silly minds who thought up the greats of Flashback and Shockwave. ;)
i prefer all types of hyper. i have yet to ride an arrow hyper, but my fav right now is Intamin. I just took a ride on S:ROS at SFNE and it blew me away. but you gotta give it to BM for those comfortable trains like NITRO and AC.
I can't really pick an absolute favorite between them, but I can comment on each of them. Morgan seems to be very consistant in giving a great ride. Mamba ranks as one of my favorite hypers out there, and they have yet to dissapoint me. B&M doesn't have a whole lot of experience yet, only 3 years since their first hypers opened, but they have all been great (well, I haven't been on Nitro yet, but so far the reviews have been great). Arrow tends to be inconsistant. I rode Steel Phantom when it was Steel Phantom, and outside of the first drop, there was nothing to write home about. I hear mixed reviews about Pepsi Max, Magnum is one of my favorite coasters, period, and was my favorite steel for a LONG time. Desperado is great as well, kind of a different type of hyper if you ask me. As for the Intamins, I like the Superman at SFDL (the only one I've been on), it's got that speed, pretty smooth, good air on the hills, but it does lack the number of hills, there were parts in the ride where I would just think that a hill would go great here, but instead we're just going in a straight path not doing much. The speed does feel good, but I prefer elements where they can be added. The same can be said for a couple parts of Millennium Force, but not quite as much. Millennium Force had that great first drop, the heavy g's on that first turn, and breakneck speed throughout the entire ride. Intamin makes great hypers with a great feeling to them.
I N T A M I N, baby!! Their hypers are incredible. The drops are so insane and most of the layouts are pretty intense, except for some (I wont mention any but you know who you are!).
This brings up a question of mine...if so many of you haven't ridden SFNE S:RoS (or BDk for that matter) why don't y'all make it up there? You say you've been to other places like BGW, etc, and they are very popular. But with Lake Compounce and Canobie right next door basically, I'm just curious why more people don't flock to New England for S:RoS, BDK, Boulder Dash, and Yankee Cannonball. It's just as out of the way as other major parks, except in a different direction
----------------- Make it to SFNE for S:Ros and BDK!!!!
Heck, if I visit my parents this fall up in eastern Mass., I'll have Canobie Lake and SFNE within a couple of hours drive! I'd have to go to Canobie just for nostalgia purposes. After all, Yankee Cannonball was the first "grown-up" coaster I ever rode at 9 years of age. :)
Back to the original topic: I'd have to say that I prefer B&M. I'd rather have comfort and thrills instead of just thrills.
I have riden the Intamin, Arrow, and B&M versions of hyper/giga coasters and I can say without a doubt that B&M speed machines are the best out there. I really like the openess of the cars and the overall feeling of flying you get. The B&M one that I rode as Raging Bull and I get monster air on that one. I dont get that kind of air or feeling of flying on Intamin(M-Force). Now, I will say that I have yet to ride one of the SROS's and I will reserve final judgement until I ride one of them.
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