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The best B&M Hyper coaster.

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

  1. owentaylor121

    owentaylor121 Well-Known Member

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    I've only been on Shambhala, but wow, it went straight to my #1 spot and is the most re-rideable coaster I've ever been on! The ride is mindblowing in every way.
     
  2. Mysterious Sue

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    Every B&M Hyper I've been on I've adored, but to rate them...

    1. Nitro - just incredible. You couldn't wipe the smile off my face for a month
    2. Shambhala - orgasmic amounts of airtime and I'm so glad that we have such a ride that's fairly easy to get to from the UK
    4. Apollos Chariot - a little less on the airtime-side, but still gorgeous
     
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    I've only been on Shambhala and it was sublime, going on Nitro in the summer though! What is so good about it?
     
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    ^It might just be that it was running really well the day we had the US live last year, but it seemed fast and had more (intense) airtime! :) It also mixes up the layout a lot better with some high G elements like the hammerhead turn and helix, which none of the other B&M hypers I've been on (Apollo, Shamby, Silver Star) have done...
     
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    Nitro has a similar amount of airtime to Shambles, but I think andrus is right in that it's just that little bit more intense.
     
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    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Only Diamondback and Goliath SFoG for me (unless we want to count Titan and Goliath as well :wink: ). Both are favorite hypers with great forces and solid layouts.
     
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    I know people tend to love it, but Nitro doesn't do it for me. Both it and Intimidator have those diving hills as the first "air-time" hill, and it seems to through the pacing off.
     
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    1 - Nitro
    2 - Apollo's Chariot
    3 - Goliath (SFoG)
    4 - Intimidator

    They're all pretty fun really, but I'd say the biggest gap is between Goliath and Intimidator.
     
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    1. Apollo's Chariot
    2. Nitro
    3. Goliath (SFoG)
    4. Behemoth

    They're all pretty close. Apollo is my favorite because I had one of my all time favorite ride experiences on it with some friends last year. It also gets my vote because it provides all that nice airtime while also using the awesome VA landscape to give a really unique experience. Nitro is intense and has great length and airtime; Goliath has one of the more unique layouts, with that helix....Behemoth just seems to creep over those hills. I like it quite a bit in the back row, but if you're in the front your airtime is easily the worst of the bunch.
     
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    Goliath
    Leviathan
    Behemoth
    Apollo
    Nitro
    Intimidator
     
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    1. Nitro
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    4. Silver Star
    5. Diamondback
    6. Goliath (SFOG)
    7. Intimidator
    8. Hollywood Dream
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    Everyone's allowed an opinion, but that one could do with a bit of qualification...
     
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    It was close, REALLY close, but I like Apollo's Chariot a bit more I just don't know why. I just did. Apollo is my #10 and Shambhala is my #11. I really don't know why. Something about Apollo is just a bit better in my opinion.

    Diamondback is a bit overrated.

    Intimidator isn't as bad as people say it is & Hollywood Dream is underrated for it's size.

    Raging Bull is :emoji_zipper_mouth:, and Goliath is underrated.
     
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    Fair enough, I suppose sometimes there just is no explanation.

    I get the feeling that Apollos Chariot is a bit hit and miss, some people really like it and others think it's a bit meh. I'm afraid I fall into the second category, but maybe I just had a bad ride or something.
     
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    I rode Goliath yesterday and I'm riding Intimidator today and Goliath was awesome!

    Goliath had an AWESOME first drop, AMAZING airtime on every hill and a VERY forceful helix. Words don't do it justice.
     
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    I found Apollo to be one of a few coasters that I've ridden that got better with every ride, even after 20+ rides it just seemed to get more fun.
     
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    Rode "Shambhala" or "Hyper 2012" yesterday morning as I was at the park for a week, what an amazing coaster, loved the floating airtime on each hill, the splash down & the speed hill with ejector airtime, I was expecting the front seat to be better though. Rode it about 30 - 35 times.

    Some stats from http://elblogdedream.com/2012/01/04/hyp ... e-tecnico/

    • Maximum height: 76 meters -
    • Maximum Drop: 78 meters -
    • Maximum speed: 134 km / h -
    • camelbacks (Hills): 5
    • Cost: 25 million euros.
    • Duration: 3 minutes approximately
    • Length: 1650 meters -
    • Number of Trains: 3 trains with capacity for 32 people each train
    • Maximum Tilt: 86 º grads - 74 º Approximately
    • occupying Area: 14,000 square meters

    Curiosities
    • Some foundations for the supports is 18 meters deep
    • There are more than 1,600 tons of steel in all estrucutra
    • It has taken more than 4,000 cubic meters of concrete to build the foundations for the supports

    Records in Bolliger Mabillard

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    Comparing hypercoaster PortAventura with all made so far by the Swiss manufacturer of roller coasters, we can see that PortAventura have the coaster taller, faster (no acceleration) and a greater fall of B & M and also in Europe, At the same time, after confirming the length of 1650 meters, we find the longest hyper B & M!

    Bolliger Mabillard VS Intamin Records

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    For if we look at all hypercoasters whether manufactured by B & M or Intamin, we find that the record coaster highest this, we removed Intamin with Thunder Dolphin in the country Nippon, so we are left with the with maximum speed 134km / h as well as the longest drop of 78 meters.

    Few close up pic's of the coasters lift hill peak n splashdown:

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    Closer:

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    Even Closer:

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    Reverse Splashdown:

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    Bottom right nut's paint does not line up like the others:

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    Behemoth has been ridden (as well as Leviathan)

    1 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg
    2 Leviathan Canada's Wonderland
    3 Goliath Six Flags Over Georgia
    4 Behemoth Canada's Wonderland
    5 Diamondback Kings Island
    6 Goliath La Ronde
    7 Nitro Six Flags Great Adventure
    8 Raging Bull Six Flags Great America
    9 Intimidator Carowinds
     
  20. ECG

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    ^^^Don't have a clue what all that's about. :?

    I don't understand why everyone seems to be counting Leviathan as a hyper since it's over 300 feet tall, but rcdb has it listed as one so might as well join the club.

    1. Leviathan - speed + ejector & floater airtime give it the edge
    2. Behemoth - most floater airtime of the lot
    3. Nitro - I agree with Andrée on this one
    4. Goliath (SFOG) - great helix & I grey out on the drop after it every time
    5. Apollo's Chariot - good all around, but helix is meh & some floater airtime is cut short by curves
    6. Diamondback - lots of floater airtime, but no helix
    7. Silver Star - good floater airtime, that's all
    8. Goliath (La Ronde) - same as above
    9. Intimidator - good airtime, just not as good as 1-8
    10. Raging Bull - great floater airtime on the 1st drop, but trims kill the ride (would shoot way up if I ever get to ride it trimless)

    I'll be riding Shambhala next month and Hollywood Dream: The Ride hopefully next year.
     

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