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The UK's next B&M?

Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:15 pm

Okay I have created this thread because I feel like we could do with talking about the UK's next B&M Coaster. You can post your ideas and thoughts on here and it would also be a great topic to talk about too.
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Re: The UK's next B&M?

Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:53 pm

Okay let me get this started. Myself I think the UK could possibly see another B&M Invert or Wingrider the reason being is as they're both popular and parks all over the world seem to Invest in them. I have no idea where either on these coasters would be but thats my prediction.
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Re: The UK's next B&M?

Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:55 pm

I know every-one will hate me for this but I want a B&M Hyper at Drayton Manor.
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Re: The UK's next B&M?

Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:10 pm

iBacon wrote:
I know every-one will hate me for this but I want a B&M Hyper at Drayton Manor.

Tbh, I like that idea!
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Re: The UK's next B&M?

Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:22 pm

RollercoasterGEEK100 wrote:
iBacon wrote:
I know every-one will hate me for this but I want a B&M Hyper at Drayton Manor.

Tbh, I like that idea!


Thanks, they can't afford it though!
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Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:26 pm

If Alton doesn't get one as there next coaster then i think it will be a B&M stand up at Thorpe park because they could sell that really well despite them not being that good. The reason i think it will be from the Merlin group is because they are expensive and i doubt other parks have that sort of cash.
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Re: The UK's next B&M?

Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:26 pm

B&M stand ups seemed to have gone out of fashion so I doubt we will see one of them
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Re: The UK's next B&M?

Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:31 pm

Ready_23 wrote:
B&M stand ups seemed to have gone out of fashion so I doubt we will see one of them


Regardless of the fact that one was terrifyingly close to becoming SW7? ;)
 
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Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:49 pm

Sam198 wrote:
Ready_23 wrote:
B&M stand ups seemed to have gone out of fashion so I doubt we will see one of them


Regardless of the fact that one was terrifyingly close to becoming SW7? ;)


Didnt happen though ;)
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Re: The UK's next B&M?

Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:07 am

At thorpe park hopefully a B&M hyper or a B&M floorless.
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Re: The UK's next B&M?

Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:01 am

Ready_23 wrote:
B&M stand ups seemed to have gone out of fashion so I doubt we will see one of them


The same could be said about Inverts also - B&M haven't built a new one for years and then they spring Banshee on us!
 
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Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:12 am

mikecloud1984 wrote:
Ready_23 wrote:
B&M stand ups seemed to have gone out of fashion so I doubt we will see one of them


The same could be said about Inverts also - B&M haven't built a new one for years and then they spring Banshee on us!


Well that's not true, as last year OzIris opened at Parc Asterix.

Anyway, stand-ups have gained a reputation for being quite uncomfortable and not really delivering that enjoyable of an experience. B&M inverts will always be popular, and B&M recognise this which is why the hardware of Banshee is an upgrade of anything we've seen before. 
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Re: The UK's next B&M?

Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:10 am

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mikecloud1984 wrote:
Ready_23 wrote:
B&M stand ups seemed to have gone out of fashion so I doubt we will see one of them


The same could be said about Inverts also - B&M haven't built a new one for years and then they spring Banshee on us!


Well that's not true, as last year OzIris opened at Parc Asterix.

Anyway, stand-ups have gained a reputation for being quite uncomfortable and not really delivering that enjoyable of an experience. B&M inverts will always be popular, and B&M recognise this which is why the hardware of Banshee is an upgrade of anything we've seen before.


When you compare the B&M inverts to say their helpings of Wingriders/Flyers and Dive Machines over the last few years, then an Invert has been particulaly rare.

We had Black Mamba and OzIris but other than that, over the last few years, we have seen very little in the way of Inverts.
 
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Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:49 pm

Having rid the likes of Mantis and Riddlers Revenge I pray to god the next B&M is not going to be a standup, cause even B&M cant make those things comfortable, you still bang your head on the restraints over and over.

I'm finding it hard to think the UK may get another B&M for quite some time, I don't see AT getting one, as all they could really add would be a floorless, wingriders or a hyper and with the height restrictions I'm not sure they would fit in.

The best hope would be Thorpe getting one, perhaps a hyper of some sort around the 200ft (stealth) size, but again I really believe Thorpes next coaster will be a Intamin mega lite. Unless they surprise me with a dive machine, basically a Sheikra/Gryphon clone or maybe something smaller like Krake or perhaps a good flying coaster...a Tatsu/Crystal Wings clone would be a very nice addition to the park.

But sadly folks to sum it up, I don't think we will see a B&M in the UK for quite some time which is a shame cause we badly need some kind of hyper/giga air time machine to take away the PMBO's crown.
 
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Re: The UK's next B&M?

Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:13 pm

Fragga wrote:
Having rid the likes of Mantis and Riddlers Revenge I pray to god the next B&M is not going to be a standup, cause even B&M cant make those things comfortable, you still bang your head on the restraints over and over.

I'm finding it hard to think the UK may get another B&M for quite some time, I don't see AT getting one, as all they could really add would be a floorless, wingriders or a hyper and with the height restrictions I'm not sure they would fit in.

The best hope would be Thorpe getting one, perhaps a hyper of some sort around the 200ft (stealth) size, but again I really believe Thorpes next coaster will be a Intamin mega lite. Unless they surprise me with a dive machine, basically a Sheikra/Gryphon clone or maybe something smaller like Krake or perhaps a good flying coaster...a Tatsu/Crystal Wings clone would be a very nice addition to the park.

But sadly folks to sum it up, I don't think we will see a B&M in the UK for quite some time which is a shame cause we badly need some kind of hyper/giga air time machine to take away the PMBO's crown.


I agree with you that B&M standups are really not comfortable and i also agree that a flyer at Thorpe would be amazing!

if we did get an airtime machine, i would hope for it to be an Intamin woodie, not a B&M hyper, Unless the hyper had a lot of ejector airtime.
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Re: The UK's next B&M?

Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:33 am

Judging by Thorpe Park's latest Facebook post, they could be getting the next one; a Hyper possibly? If they come up with a new coaster concept within the next 5 years, then there's no reason why Alton wouldn't go for one either. To be honest, these parks are the ones in the country that can actually afford to build a B&M; they are the most expensive out of all the suppliers.
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Re: The UK's next B&M?

Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:18 am

I can see Thorpe Park being the next UK park to get another B&M
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The UK's next B&M?

Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:43 am

Has anyone thought of a flyer at Chessington?? It could be themed to the mystic east area? But not too intense, maybe just one barrel roll?
 
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Re: The UK's next B&M?

Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:50 am

nemesisben110 wrote:
Has anyone thought of a flyer at Chessington?? It could be themed to the mystic east area? But not too intense, maybe just one barrel roll?

Love the idea of that and maybe a pretzel loop aswell...
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Re: The UK's next B&M?

Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:03 pm

Chessie have neither the space, the money or the ability to gain planning for a B&M Flyer.
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