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The best B&M Hyper coaster.

Discussion in 'General Discussions & Opinions' started by Nemesis of oblivion, May 31, 2013.

  1. sirloin

    sirloin Well-Known Member

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    FistedColossus, YES! I enjoy Mako a lot, but it can be a bit inconsistent. Silver Star runs with the pedal smashed to the floor all the way to the end, and I must admit that even Intimidator fails in that area with a lackluster post-MCBR jaunt.

    What leaves me in a position of indecision is that Intimidator has such a righteous first half that it compensates for the back end. I find it odd that it succeeds so well there and yet Behemoth and Diamondback, despite being so similar, just don’t bring the heat quite as well (Diamondback especially so).

    Again, though, I think it’s the memories that make the difference for me and put Intimidator on top, but I’ll give Silver Star the credit for consistency. In my opinion, it and Nitro were quite possibly the best phase of B&M speed coaster design when it came to start-to-finish greatness.

    Also, Matt N, I’d say that Silver Star is easily better overall compared to Mako with, like I said, great maneuvers all the way to the end. As far as your comments on Mako’s mixed reviews, I’d always gotten the impression that Silver Star was generally one of the most poorly-reviewed B&M speed coasters out there, so I take those with a grain of salt. I feel like the most consistently positive B&M speed coaster reviews go toward rides (Apollo’s Chariot, Diamondback, and SFOG’s Goliath) to which I’m generally indifferent, at least in a relative sense. Well, except for Goliath, which is epic. ;)
     
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  2. Pear

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    I really prefer Mako to Silver Star. Silver Star's first half is honestly quite meh and the 2nd half has some good moments such as the drop off the MCBR. Mako however is just all around good and has stronger airtime than all of the other B&M hypers I've ridden.

    Quite the opposite for me really. Silver Star's trims were very inconsistent and even when they were off I'd hardly call the first half "pedal smashed to the floor". Mako's big airtime hill alone has stronger air than anything on Silver Star.

    The twisty bits towards the end of Silver Star are really good but I preferred the overbanks on Mako and ending over the water.

    Just going off looks though, the Mega/Hyper at HotGo could possibly be the best one depending on how fast it runs.
     
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  3. Matt N

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    Very interesting... Mako's the only B&M hyper I've currently ridden, and as you can probably tell by the Best Coaster tab in my profile, I absolutely adored it! Most airtime on any coaster I've ever ridden, blissfully smooth, stunning first drop, really comfortable restraints, really fast with a great sense of exhilaration, and overall just a sublime coaster experience! Even though it has been over 2 years since I last rode it (my 3 rides on Mako were in August 2016), nothing has topped Mako since that very first ride! Icon admittedly came very close, and I did actually ponder putting it ahead of Mako very briefly, but I never did in the end, and after a 2nd ride and a bit more thought, it didn't make number 1 for me!

    I hope the other B&M hypers are just as good as Mako when I get around to riding them! On the subject of Silver Star, my parents have said that if I don't want anything else, they'll take me to Europa for my 18th birthday, so unless Thorpe gets one in 2020 or I manage to get to somewhere else with a B&M hyper, Silver Star will likely be the next new B&M hyper I ride!
     
  4. b&mfanboy123

    b&mfanboy123 Well-Known Member

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    Mako
    Pros:
    - Smoother
    - Has less trimmed hills (1)
    - Has more Ejector hills
    - Never a line making it easy to walk on/ marathon
    - IDK about setting, depends on your preference
    Cons:
    Shorter Ride
    Meanders a bit at the end
    Not much theming

    Silver Star
    Pros:
    - Taller/ Bigger First Drop
    - Longer
    - Faster
    - Has more airtime hills overall
    - Cool S- Bends towards the end
    - More theming?

    Cons:
    -rougher
    -more trims
    - Longer Queues normally
    Over a road? That can be interpreted by you if it is a yay or nay.

    *EDIT*
    Is it me or is SS first drop's spine really thick?
     
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    Previously I'd preferred Mako, but I got back on Silver Star a few months back and it was running like a beast.

    Mako is excellent but SS just tops it for me due to the stronger ending.
     
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    I'm right here you know..

    Although Mako is technically probably better (I haven't ridden it), Apollo's use of terrain is amazing, especially the last dip in the dark. And for the first hyper, its more impressive than Mako to me.
     
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    Ah right, thanks @FistedColossus and everyone else!
     
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    The thing with Silver Star is that it's so inconsistent. Last summer it was running well, not quite up there with Mako but close. During last Winter in the cold and rain it was running like a monster. Like, Expedition GeForce / Goliath (Walibi Holland) good if not better. Then this past Summer it was incredibly meh.
     
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    Mako is my favorite by a fair margin, the only other one I could see being as good/better would be Shambhala.

    As far as Mako vs. Silver Star goes, my vote goes to Mako. The pre-MCBR section is what sets it apart from the other ones. If SS's post-MCBR could be added to the first half of Mako, that'd be just about the best combo you could do.
     
  10. b&mfanboy123

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    I really wanted to do this...
    Ranking every b&m based on each category

    Height
    1. Shambhala - 249.3ft
    2. Silver Star - 239.5ft
    3. Intimidator - 232.5ft
    4. Behemoth - 230ft
    5. Diamondback - 230 ft
    6. Nitro - 230ft
    7. Raging Bull - 202ft
    8. Goliath(SFOG) - 200ft
    9. Mako - 200ft
    10. Goliath(LR) - 174.8ft
    11. Apollo's Chariot (170ft)
    12. Hollywood Dream - 144ft
    1. I'm not including unbuilt Hypers
    Speed
    1. Shambhala - 83.3mph
    2. Diamondback - 80mph
    3. Nitro - 80mph
    4. Silver Star - 78.3mph
    5. Behemoth - 77mph
    6. Intimidator - 75mph
    7. Apollo's Chariot -73mph
    8. Mako - 73mph
    9. Raging Bull - 73mph
    10. Goliath(SFOG) - 70mph
    11. Goliath(LR) - 68.3mph
    12. Hollywood Dream - 55.9mph
    Length
    1. Nitro - 5394ft
    2. Behemoth - 5318ft
    3. Intimidator - 5316 ft
    4. Silver Star - 5315ft
    5. Diamondback - 5282ft
    6. Shambhala - 5131ft
    7. Raging Bull - 5057ft
    8. Apollo's Chariot - 4882ft
    9. Mako - 4760ft
    10. Goliath(SFOG) - 4480ft
    11. Goliath(LR) - 4038ft
    12. Hollywood Dream - 3937ft
    Airtime Hills - this includes the drop. Also i'm just basing it on where you should get airtime from the ride, not that it necessarily has it.
    1. Nitro - 10 moments of air
    2. Diamondback - 10 moments of airtime
    3. Hollywood Dream - 10 pathetic moments of air
    4. Apollo's Chariot - 9 moments of airtime
    5. Goliath(SFOG) - 9 moments of airtime
    6. Shambhala - 9 moments of airtime
    7. Behemoth - 8 moments of airtime
    8. Silver Star - 8 moments of air
    9. Mako - 7 beautiful moments of air
    10. Goliath(LR) - 7 moments of Airtime
    11. Intimidator - 6 moments or airtime
    12. Raging Bull - 4 moments of airtime

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  11. Matt N

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    According to SeaWorld themselves, Mako actually has 9 moments of airtime, not 7. Very interesting list, though; thanks @b&mfanboy123! Although it could also suggest that stats don't necessarily make a better ride...
     
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    Just looked at Hollywood dream and may i ask, How can you make a b and m hyper look so bad?
     
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    I don't know why, but Hollywood Dream actually looks really fun to me! Looks to have loads of airtime, no MCBR and pretty strong pacing! From POVs, I'd personally say it looks to be one of B&M's stronger hypers!
     
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    I mean Visually as far as pacing it looks good but it just isnt very nice to look at like the dive machines
     
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    Hollywood Dream was my first B&M hyper (even though it's a mega coaster), I only got one ride on it over 2 years ago so I won't rank it. I do remember it was loads of fun and the music aspect was great.
     
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    Thanks for the opinion @streetmagix! I always thought it looked fun! Has anyone else here ridden it, and if so, where would they rank it compared to B&M's other hypers, out of interest?
     
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    I'm would say it might be the most accurately named of all B&M hypers, as you can literally fall asleep and have sweet dreams while riding it.
     
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    Thanks for the opinion @balrog! Very interesting!
     
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    reading this thread just makes me want to get on Shammy again. I love her so much <3
     
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    Weird, I've always had Shambhala down as a dude. Dragon Khan too. But Baco is definitely a bird.

    Wait... am I really assigning gender to coasters?? o_O
     
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