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Six Flags America | Firebird | B&M Floorless Conversion (of Apocalypse)

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by Matt N, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. Peet

    Peet Well-Known Member

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    Let's not forget we are talking about the first ever B&M coaster here, it's practically a museum piece!
     
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    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    ^ The front train piece is literally being mailed back to B&M as preservation in their office. ;)

    Overall, glad they're floorless-ing the roller coaster. Definitely an important part of roller coaster history, and a fan of giving it new life.
     
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    It wasn't even that bad as a standup. I quite enjoyed it!

    I wonder when I'll try it out as I'm not exactly itching to get back to this :emoji_poop:hole in the next 10 years.
     
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    Agree with Pear here. Didn't find Apocalypse to be that bad. Sure, a little rattly and jolty here and there, but nothing horrendous. Actually glad the first ever B&M coaster stays.
     
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    I'm another one glad it's staying, despite being bummed that another Stand Up is biting the dust. Old-school B&M designs aren't a thing that happens anymore, so I'd take it even with VR, on-board audio, minecraft/fort-night/whatever bull:emoji_poop: themed, and ads plastered on my face as I ride. Floorless will work just fine, though.

    I've always thought B&M Stand Ups were among the most intense coasters around. Never had any issues riding them. I got to take a few spins on Apocalypse towards the end of August, and I was worried that, based on the hate it gets on coaster sites, it might have legitimately gotten rough since I last rode it at SFGAm.
    Nope. Some people are just precious little vaginas. I even grabbed a last row ride- something I haven't tried in 10+ years (front row is the pure truth). Still fine.

    I've really got to get out to Carowinds before they get any crazy ideas about Vortex.
     
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    I feel like the company really wanted to call it Phoenix, knew they really shouldn't but deep down didn't want to let it go.
     

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