Why Hasn't B&M Built Any New Stand Up Coasters

Friday, August 3, 2001 6:56 PM
It has been a couple of years since B&M has built any Stand Up coasters. Maybe I missed something but, I don't know why. I have enjoyed every B&M stand up I have been on and I would like to see more. Does anyone know why B&M hasn't built any of these great coasters.

(I would love to see one at SFDL, Yeah right)
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Friday, August 3, 2001 6:56 PM
Not a big market, I guess...
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Friday, August 3, 2001 7:02 PM
The easy answer is that parks probably haven't been ordering them. I'm sure B&M would build one if a park asked for one.
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Friday, August 3, 2001 9:17 PM
They wont because they know that the Riddler's Revenge will rule the Stand-up coaster kingdom for ever muhahahahahahahahahhahahahaha
hahahahahahahahahahahaha

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SFMM went from Amusment Park to Xtreme Park.They skipped Theme park :)
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Friday, August 3, 2001 9:32 PM
yeah after they biult RR it was like no every other park was scared to go higher or faster. i mean RR has 6 inversion right well it's about time for one with 7, the question is who will try to build in there park.
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Friday, August 3, 2001 9:36 PM
Or maybe they figured out stand-ups aren't that good in the first place... Not to mention they really REALLY hurt after you've been walking around all day and wait in the line for an hour or so.

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Friday, August 3, 2001 9:45 PM
Maybe parks don't see the value in stand-ups, like a bigger attendance for the park because of a stand-up. I've been on three stand-ups and they are alright, but I wont want to have a stand-up at my homepark.
Or Maybe since B&M came out with the floorless coaster and a hypercoaster, parks are probably looking for the bigger, better ride. But hey, I don't.

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Friday, August 3, 2001 9:48 PM
Well everytime i go to sfmm, RR always seems to breakdown. Are stand-ups unreliable?

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Saturday, August 4, 2001 8:38 AM
I think standups wee an overextended fad. Iron Wolf opened in 1991 I think and RR, the last standup, opened in 1997. The whole standing thing was cool the first time you rode it, but then afterwards it felt like a sit-down looper. Right now the hip thing is Hyper's and soon giga's will be. Flying Dutchman's won't be around much longer and maybe one or two inverteds will be built for a few more years to come.

Overall Standups were a big gimmick coaster and one of the more intense style of coasters
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Saturday, August 4, 2001 8:47 AM
RR opened in 98, Georgia Scorcher at SFOG in 99, is the last one so far. Go to http://coasternet.danimation.com/cn4th.html . They have info on SFNE new stand-up.

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Saturday, August 4, 2001 8:47 AM
If the rumors are true then SFNE is getting a Batman themed stand up coaster for 2002. Stats from http://www.screamscape.com say it's 117ft tall with 5 inversions including at first for stand ups, interlocking corkscrews. There is also a blueprint on the site showing the layout and location of the new coaster.
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Saturday, August 4, 2001 8:49 AM
B&M tries to persuade parks away from buying Stand-Ups because of the stress it puts on the legs. I, for one, rather enjoy them and love feeling like my legs weigh 200 pounds when it's over...but much of the GP complains about it..."You mean I have to stand?!" is one of the more popular remarks from riders about to board. It's not that parks don't want them, it's that B&M tries to stop the park and instead lure them to a sit-down or invert.

And what are you sying about Flying Dutchmans not being around much longer?! If you had said that about any Vekoma design, you are dead wrong! Flying Dutchmans are SMOOTH, fun, awesome, and INTENSE!!!!!! No coaster that I an think of can compare to the amount of G's on X-Flight and Batwing. Stealth doesn't have that ending helix hat causes so many G's. Maybe Goliath, but X-Flight forces you out of the car...not into.

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Saturday, August 4, 2001 8:54 AM
I love roller coasters, but for one, I don't see the point of standing in line just to stand up on the ride...Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing the Vortex at PC go for some other coaster...Stand-ups really hurt the legs...

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Sunday, August 5, 2001 1:55 AM
I've always thought "Why don't they install hundreds of 10 across rows of seats that move along on a jumbo-sized airport baggage conveyor belt or something like that? You can prop up your legs for 30+mins & relax & enjoy the sights before riding the Stand Up."
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Sunday, August 5, 2001 8:40 AM
Were SLC's ever popular in the B&M inverted heyday? Not really. Flying Dutchman's look cool and I'm sure they are unique, but B&M looks again to dominate another coaster genre with its AIR coaster.

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Sunday, August 5, 2001 9:31 AM

Taipan said:
"I've always thought "Why don't they install hundreds of 10 across rows of seats that move along on a jumbo-sized airport baggage conveyor belt or something like that? You can prop up your legs for 30+mins & relax & enjoy the sights before riding the Stand Up.""


LOL, I did think of that a while back. If they figure out how to make it work, I'm sure it would be a very good thing in amusement parks everywhere....
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Sunday, August 5, 2001 11:19 AM

Taipan said:
"I've always thought "Why don't they install hundreds of 10 across rows of seats that move along on a jumbo-sized airport baggage conveyor belt or something like that? You can prop up your legs for 30+mins & relax & enjoy the sights before riding the Stand Up.""


Holy Cow! That's kind of amazing as the group I went to Cedar Point and SFGAM with said the exact same thing. Except instead of just stand ups all long coaster lines.
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Sunday, August 5, 2001 12:01 PM

MillenniumForce04 said:
"I love roller coasters, but for one, I don't see the point of standing in line just to stand up on the ride...Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing the Vortex at PC go for some other coaster...Stand-ups really hurt the legs..."


I couldn't agree more. Vortex at PC has suffered in recent years. I don't even really care to ride it anymore. They could use that room for other things. Ship it to BGW in an even trade for Drachen Fire. :o)
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Sunday, August 5, 2001 1:32 PM
Most of the standups seem to be pretty popular judging by the length of the lines. Then, the lines could also be due to the slow loading which results in low capacity.
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