1. C

    Is Apollo's chariot really the first B&M hyper?

    Apollo's chariot is located at Busch Garden Williamsburg is 170 FT tall with a 210FT drop, it is often considered the first B&M hyper however it does not reach the 200FT mark so iI would like to ask is it the first ever B&M hyper or does that honor go to raging bull?
  2. Matt N

    Are B&M Hyper Coasters sub-par in the modern age of coasters?

    Hi guys. In spite of B&M's reputation for quality, I've noticed that that enthusiasts have generally gone off their coasters a lot in the last 5-10 years; every installation of a B&M coaster these days seems to be met with groans and a general sense of antipathy. Even the company's airtime-based...
  3. L

    Too tall to ride?

    Hi all! For me there seems to be a curse on riding B&M coasters. I am from the Netherlands and for a long time the Netherlands had no B&M coasters build. Now there are two but it's still a huge question if I will be able to ride one soon. I have been unlucky before because of a ride closing but...
  4. Thecoasterrus

    Manufacturers' 'Breakthrough' Coaster

    It seems as if companies such as B&M, Intamin, Vekoma and S&S have been around forever, it's hard to imagine what the industry would look like without them. I've decided to go back and discover what individual coaster put these companies on the map and why they still have influence in today's...
  5. Matt N

    Knott’s Berry Farm building a B&M in 2022?

    Hi guys. According to Screamscape, a permit was filed for “materials for an installation of an amusement park” at Knott’s Berry Farm, with the supplier listed as being none other than B&M: Could this mean that Knott’s is building a B&M coaster for 2022 or at some point in the near future? This...
  6. M

    B&M’s Next Hyper/Giga Coaster Installation

    After B&M built Candymonium at Hersheypark as a hyper coaster and Orion at Kings Island as a giga coaster, do you think that they will design and manufacture more hyper/giga coasters? If so, where will they build their next hyper coaster at? If you think that B&M will build their second hyper...
  7. M

    B&M’s Next Coaster Model after Surfing Coaster Model

    After B&M showed us the concept of their new Surfing Roller Coaster, I have an idea about which coaster model will B&M manufacture. Let me know about how does this next B&M coaster model works.
  8. CoasteNgineer

    Coaster Engineering/Mechanism

    Hi everyone! I'm new on this site. My name is Adry, and I'm a Mechanical Engineer based on Spain 🇪🇸 I pretend to do an "ask/answer" forum in order to bring a closer look of the Roller Coaster Mechanisms🎢⚙️, so, do not hesitate to aks the doubts/curiosities about these wonderful engineering...
  9. mattorres

    B&M needs some competition on Wing Coaster market

    Hi guys, I was just thinking how B&M dominates the coaster market in different styles. When you think about models like hyper, giga, inverted, wing and flying coaster you probably think first about B&M. The interesting point is that B&M has competition to all her coaster models except for the...
  10. Nitro12345

    My Detailed Review of Talon at Dorney Park

    First off, let me say that I'm biased when it comes to this coaster. I first rode Talon nearly 15 years ago at the age of ten, and was my first looping coaster, and I have ridden it more than any coaster. I would estimate somewhere around 1500 rides. Recently I have started traveling around and...
  11. Bert2theSpark

    SeaWorld Orlando | Unknown | B&M Surf Coaster | 2023?

    So I'm surprised no one has posted this yet but B&M has filed a trademark for "Surf Coaster". So what does everyone think about this, We haven't seen a new large B&M model since 2011.
  12. Matt N

    Roughest B&M?

    Hi guys. As many of you probably know, B&M are known for making very smooth, enjoyable and high quality (well, in my opinion, anyway) coasters. They're my present favourite manufacturer. But have you ridden any B&Ms that were the exception to this rule of smoothness? For me, the B&Ms that I...
  13. GotsFancyPants

    What are some of the best hangtime coasters?

    Hey everyone on CoasterForce! I feel like hangtime is often overlooked by coaster fans and is just as fun as positive gs or ejector airtime for me. What do you think are some great coasters that focus on or have a couple memorable hangtime moments?
  14. GotsFancyPants

    Change My Mind | Intensity = Better

    IMO intense rides are more unique experiences (i305, Kumba, any RMC) than restrained rides that aim to be more comfortable (most B&Ms, Cheetah Hunt). I understand family coasters are important to a parks lineup but they won’t be in my top 10. However, recently I’ve been reading a lot of...
  15. Matt N

    SeaWorld San Diego | Emperor | B&M Dive Coaster | 2022

    Hi guys. Sorry if this already has a thread, but as this rumour wasn't leaked by SeaWorld, I decided that it was worth its own thread. Basically, I was reading an article on Behind The Thrills today that implied that SeaWorld San Diego might receive a new coaster in 2020. In fact, they even said...
  16. Coop

    Will B&M ever utilise lap bars on inverting coasters?

    So after recently riding Valkyria at Liseberg with the upgraded vest restraints I can’t help but wonder if the vests are even necessary. Is there a reason B&M still use OTSR on all inverting coasters given the amount of manufacturers using just lap bars on newer inverting coasters? The upgraded...
  17. Joe Myler

    New Ride At Blackpool Pleasure Beach?

    Markings have been spotted on the old site of trauma towers at the pleasure beach which could indicate a new ride to soon come to Blackpool. Personally I would love to see a Mack Big Dipper because after seeing videos and clips of Lost Gravity at Walibi Holland, I would love to see one operating...
  18. Matthew Fair

    Some interesting manufacturer graphs..

    Threw these together this evening. Interesting stuff!
  19. iac17

    What's your thought about B&M vest restraint ?

    I hope nobody created this thread before otherwise feel free to lock it down
  20. astead04

    Should Oblivion at Alton Towers receive floorless trains?

    Most of the other B&M Dive Coasters in the world (except for G5 at Janfusun Fancyworld in Taiwan - a mirror image of Oblivion at Alton Towers) have floorless trains, and SheiKra at Busch Gardens received them in 2007. After 20 years of operation at Alton Towers, is it finally time for Oblivion...