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Re: The very first B&M (pre Batman)!

Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:32 pm

I'm prety sure Shockwave has Intamin trains, or at least Giovanola trains, those restraints are deffinately not B&M restraints. :?
 
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Re: The very first B&M (pre Batman)!

Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:07 am

The restraints are not B&M no, but the core design of the trains were originally designed by Walter Bolliger and Claude Mabillard. I believe this was before B&M as the company was founded, hence why Intamin have used the core train design as well as B&M.

B&M as we know, pioneered their own design for restraints. Something that other company's cannot use, even if they have been involved with them in the past.
 
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B&M Kiddide Coaster

Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:23 am

I had this thought; why don`t B&M create a kiddie coaster with a narrower track that can have pre-designed & custom track design. It would do great for smoothness & sturdyness. It would also be great for those parks who want the best of the best. It would obviously have to be 2 abrest in long trains.
What do you think? :mrgreen:
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Re: B&M Kiddide Coaster

Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:36 am

"B&M don't make kiddy coasters. But if they did, they'd probably be the best kiddy coasters in the world." :lol:
 
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Re: B&M Kiddide Coaster

Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:46 am

Wrong subforum, Blizzard ;)
 
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Re: B&M Kiddide Coaster

Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:44 pm

Moved to the correct forum... :D
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Re: B&M Kiddide Coaster

Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:56 pm

Actually this would be a good idea. Due to the tender age of the passengers, kiddy coasters SHOULD be the smoothest and most comfortable in the world. Yet most kiddy coasters are rough and jolty, with horribly uncomfortable trains. I'd love to see a kiddy coaster as smooth as glass, with padded seats. :)

Oh and the restraints would have to be adaptable so adults of any height could ride. :)
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AdamJ

Re: B&M Kiddide Coaster

Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:00 pm

Why though when we've got the likes of these making them..

- Intamin
- Preston & Barbieri
- Vekoma
- Zamperla
- Fabbri Group (to an extent)
- Maurer Söhne
- Gerstlauer
- Premier Rides
- S&S Power
- Mack

Why would need a manufacturer who build some of the best rides build a Kiddie coaster? They're designed to be cheap, cheerful and small. B&M aren't know for small & cheap.
 
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Re: B&M Kiddide Coaster

Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:00 pm

B&M have an ego. Simple as. They want to build the biggest, most expensive, quality rides in the world, kiddie coasters have to be small, compact, cheap and chearfull, which B&M arn't. There's enough companies in the market already, B&M wouldn't be able to get into it.
 
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Re: B&M Kiddide Coaster

Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:36 pm

B&M have Kiddy Coasters as well. Or what u think is Silver star?
 
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Re: B&M Kiddide Coaster

Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:23 pm

It would be a major task for B&M as well, where many coaster companies have different train designs or track designs B&M don't, they have used the basic train skeleton for all their rides, they have the Inverter, Flying, Wing-Rider, and normal Sitdown with adapted seats. B&M would have to start from scratch it is a lot of work for such little revenue compared to their full sized coasters which go for tens of millions.

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Re: B&M Kiddide Coaster

Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:19 pm

Pointless. As said above, Mack , Gerstlauer and co have perfect kids coasters already out there, no point B&M wasting their energies!

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Best Looking B&M Coasters - Your Views!

Mon May 02, 2011 10:15 pm

What do you all think are the best B&M Coasters ever built.

Is it the colour, the theming or the layout that makes it special.

Start posting your views now, lets see what coaster people like best.
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Best Looking B&M Coasters - Your Views!

Mon May 02, 2011 10:32 pm

Manta at Sea world Orlando is nice. And so is nemesis at Alton towers! I can't really say oblivion with the fanta sponsorship and it being so run down now.
I do like dragon challenge at universal as well due to the duelling idea and the Harry potter theming, the cars also look lovely themed at dragons.
 
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Re: Best Looking B&M Coasters - Your Views!

Mon May 02, 2011 11:25 pm

I've never been on it, but Silver Star at Europa Park looks fabulous. The cars looks so graceful and smooth the way they glide over the track.

Also...

Nemesis. Everything from the inversions to the themeing and the feeling of near misses with the ground/rocks/scenery make it especially awesome. Sometimes the height restriction at Alton Towers works in its favour.
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Re: Best Looking B&M Coasters - Your Views!

Tue May 03, 2011 1:07 pm

Pretty much all of them! Silver star is gorgeous, Air is/was (needs repainting and touching up this closed season for its tenth. Also needs some body panels replacing) incredibly sexy with its sweeping lines and bright sliver metallic paint. Nemesis is amazing due to its ground hugging twists and turns and the sheer rawness of the ride.
 
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Re: Best Looking B&M Coasters - Your Views!

Tue May 03, 2011 1:10 pm

Manta / SheiKra / Raptor

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Re: Best Looking B&M Coasters - Your Views!

Tue May 03, 2011 4:27 pm

Err... unless I've missed something, this thread should be in "Other parks and Attraction" rather than "Other Parks and Attractions Trip Planning and Reports".

:)
 
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Re: Best Looking B&M Coasters - Your Views!

Tue May 03, 2011 5:08 pm

"D4n" wrote:
Err... unless I've missed something, this thread should be in "Other parks and Attraction" rather than "Other Parks and Attractions Trip Planning and Reports".

:)


I reported it last night, but I recieved a notification saying it wasn't going to be moved.

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Re: Best Looking B&M Coasters - Your Views!

Tue May 03, 2011 5:31 pm

".Will""][quote=""D4n" wrote:
Err... unless I've missed something, this thread should be in "Other parks and Attraction" rather than "Other Parks and Attractions Trip Planning and Reports".

:)


I reported it last night, but I recieved a notification saying it wasn't going to be moved.

:)[/quote]

How weird! I did go to move it whilst I was at work, and could've swore it completed. Oh well, moved now :D.

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