Wild Eagle's test run.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 6:11 PM
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The bigger question is, who cares? If you put a Batman: The Ride in every park, I'd still ride it in every park.


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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 7:20 PM
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After the last Batman: The Ride I rode, I probably wouldn't. I felt so ill after being inverted so many times that I was looking for the nearest trash can. Not fun.


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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 9:47 PM
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gamerguy said:

Try riding Alpenghiest or montu and tell me they are not just like Raptor or Behemoth and Diamond back arent just like Nitro! Then try riding all 3 superman rides of steel and compare them to MF or maverick which are all different! I just think B&M should try some different designs because they are getting to be boring!

You realize that 99% of people at any park don't know those other rides even exist, right?

As for coaster geeks that actually know what manufacturer has installations at parks across the globe, I for one would love to have a clone of Montu less than a 16-hour drive away.


Hi

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 10:50 PM
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Well you know they have these flying machines now, right?


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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 11:38 PM
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I thought that wasn't until 2015. Y'know... with the hoverboards.


Hi

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 11:44 PM
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Most Arrow's feel the same. Most B&M feel the same (even more!). Most new Intamin's feel the same. Most GCIs feel the same....

Now gimme an Anton or a Gravity Group ;)


Billy
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Thursday, February 9, 2012 12:21 AM

If only more B&Ms (especially inverts) had batwing elements...they're not similar enough! ;)


Original BlueStreak64

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 1:10 PM

gamerguy said:
Try riding Alpenghiest or montu and tell me they are not just like Raptor or Behemoth and Diamond back arent just like Nitro! Then try riding all 3 superman rides of steel and compare them to MF or maverick which are all different! I just think B&M should try some different designs because they are getting to be boring!

(purchases 'Troll Food' pellets)

Seriously? Seriously? You *really* think Montu is just like Raptor? I *might* have given you Alpengeist, but not Montu.

That being said, if I were you, I would not single out B&M for having rides that felt similar. Having been on all the (current and formerly named) S:RoSes, MF, and even I-305 they all have a very similar feel. Quite frankly (hi Newt), that's a *good* thing.

Hell that's why we (used to) talk about 'Sweet Morgan Air' (TM) or Schwartzkopf Intensity or the Schmeck Seat because each designer had a 'personality' that shows through in their rides.

(I'd argue that there is a similar 'running gag' with the GCI coasters, but I dont think it has ever been nicknamed here.)

But as Jeff said, if the B&M invert design started and ended with B:TR, with Batmans (Batmen? Batmens? ;)) dotting the globe, would I be any less inclined to ride one? Hell, no!

There has never (and The Rock mean NEVER) been a bad B&M invert. The "worst" of them (I say Raptor, some say Alpy, or the coaster-formerly-know-as-Ice) is better than the majority of coasters ever made.

There, I said it, and you read it. (and you cant un-read it!)


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Thursday, February 9, 2012 1:25 PM
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Awesomesauce. You should post more. We miss you.


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Thursday, February 9, 2012 3:15 PM
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^Agree wholeheartedly.

Oh, and Ice (Hungarian Horntail?) has gotten WAY better recently - even the Cobra Roll wasn't bangy. I think the *worst* B&M invert IMO is now Great White at SWSA - the roughest of the "Batmens" by a fairly wide margin.

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 3:37 PM

I haven't gotten to Great White, so Ice is still my least favorite invert. It has gotten better, but I still just don't find it as exciting, and I absolutely love cobra rolls so it has an automatic "leg up" with me.


Original BlueStreak64

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 3:47 PM

gator: didnt ride the Dragons this last trip, but thematically, Hungarian Horntail seems wrong for Ice. I guess "Chinese Fireball", lends itself to red, and they wanted to put "Harry's Dragon" in there somewhere, but it just seems wrong.

BTW: I'll try to be more active in the upcoming season(s).


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Thursday, February 9, 2012 6:00 PM

Raven-Phile said, in response to Jeff asking if having Batman everywhere would stop him from riding in every park:
After the last Batman: The Ride I rode, I probably wouldn't. I felt so ill after being inverted so many times that I was looking for the nearest trash can. Not fun.

Ah. Well, if you're talking about Batman, it is Six Flags. Remember this? (YouTube)

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 7:09 PM
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LOL. I can't stand feeling queasy or throwing up, and I totally would not be saying "I'm in!". :)

That commercial about sums up 1998, though!


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Friday, February 10, 2012 10:33 AM
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This ride seemed eerily similar to Raptor when I rode is last summer. ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjC-wnDne5Q

BTW, anyone notice anything missing from the ride?


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Friday, February 10, 2012 10:39 AM

Seagull crap?

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Friday, February 10, 2012 1:46 PM

Odd, especially since it appears they own three trains.

And what's up with the paint job? No time to finish?


-Nate

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Friday, February 10, 2012 2:17 PM
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This part looks different too. :)

I don't know if it's funny or sad that I can mentally picture the Cedar Point landscape at various points while watching that... mirrored, of course.

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Friday, February 10, 2012 2:17 PM
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What's odd coasterdude? Did you notice the something that is missing?

They probably wouldn't have 3 trains if they bought it new. Of course they probably wouldn't have a coaster of that caliper if they bought it new. They ran 1 train the entire day we were there and there was never more than a 1 train wait. The other 2 trains they have were in various states of disassembly. They're obviously using them for parts to maintain the one train they actually run.


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Friday, February 10, 2012 2:19 PM
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Caliper? Is that a brake joke? Or a break joke?


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