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What is the Best B&M Inverted Coaster?

Discussion in 'General Discussions & Opinions' started by CookieCoasters, Jun 21, 2012.

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What is your favourite B&M Inverted Coaster?

  1. Batman Clones

    10 vote(s)
    8.7%
  2. Raptor/Monster

    12 vote(s)
    10.4%
  3. Nemesis

    47 vote(s)
    40.9%
  4. Nemesis Inferno

    3 vote(s)
    2.6%
  5. Montu

    22 vote(s)
    19.1%
  6. Alpengeist

    18 vote(s)
    15.7%
  7. Afterburn

    6 vote(s)
    5.2%
  8. Flight Deck

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  9. Talon

    6 vote(s)
    5.2%
  10. Great Bear

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  11. Silver Bullet

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  12. DC Chinese Fireball

    3 vote(s)
    2.6%
  13. DC Hungarian Horntail

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Katun

    11 vote(s)
    9.6%
  15. Black Mamba

    14 vote(s)
    12.2%
  16. Patriot

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  17. Pyrenees

    5 vote(s)
    4.3%
  18. OzIris

    5 vote(s)
    4.3%
  19. Other

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  20. Banshee

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. CookieCoasters

    CookieCoasters Active Member

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    Always nice when this topic (probably one of my first on here) gets bumped.

    Things are a little different now: my favourites are Black Mamba, Katun & Monster. Nemesis and Montu would still place highly (4 and 6 I think, respectively).

    That’s VERY sad. I hope you’ll feel better soon.
     
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    Sorry to double-post, but I’ve noticed that when attempting to change my poll votes the first time it seems I have (rather stupidly) added Black Mamba, Katun and Monster to the poll again. I can’t figure out how to rectify this issue so if a mod could be of service? Thanks.
     
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    Of the ones I’ve ridden:

    1. Nemesis (Still absolutely hauls and the drop into the loop is probably my favourite on any coaster)
    2. Black Mamba (went up significantly after my last trip to Phantasialand. Somehow felt way way faster. Back row ride was something truly special)
    3. Montu
    4. Batman clone (SFMM)
    5. Chinese Fireball
    6. Hungarian Horntail
    7. Nemesis Inferno

    Lucky enough to have a trip to Mirabilandia booked in next year so cannot wait for Katun!

    The dream invert is Alpengiest though. In my young teenage years B&M inverts were my favourite coaster model and I just used to spend hours drooling over it on RCDB... one day!
     
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  4. Pokemaniac

    Pokemaniac Mountain monkey Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team

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    Should be fixed now.

    Also, not sure why you added an "other" category, given that the only custom layout not listed here is Phaethon at Gyeongju World, as far as I can tell. Then again, good future-proofing in case somebody bumps the thread again in 2021.
     
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    I must’ve added that back when I made the topic 6 years ago. I was probably concerned that I had missed out some inverts since I probably wasn’t using rcdb to verify. I guess Phaethon is the one I missed out.
     
  6. mouse

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    I'm stuck between Black Mamba and Nemesis. Inverts generally are great, but the closeness to the terrain is what makes these two extra special. Zooming past close terrain with your feet dangling out is exhilarating, and Nemesis and Mamba really make the most of this.
    I'm going for Nemesis. It's a unique ride that acts as a showcase of B&Ms versatility and originality - it's quite possible that Mamba wouldn't exist if it wasn't for Nemesis.
    I wouldn't say it's overrated. Its over 20 years old and still holds its own against the new rides and technologies of today.
     
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    Yeah I'm glad you consider Black Mamba on the same sort of level as Nemesis.
    Personally, I think it's a more polished version - after all Nemesis was essentially a prototype for the market to see and be wowed by.
    Nemesis interacted with terrain in a way that no previous coaster had done before, but I think Black Mamba takes the concept a step further by developing the surrounding terrain into a landscape fit for a theme park. Obviously Nemesis is iconic and pioneering, yet for me Black Mamba is more of an experience.
     
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    THERE IS NO OTHER ANSWER THAN MONTU...
     
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    Please not another member that writes all in caps :emoji_dizzy_face::emoji_stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
     
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    ok, i won't

    And uh does black mamba have any vibrations?
     
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    I didn't notice any when I rode front seat this year.
    I found it pretty smooth tbh.
     
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    100% agree. The terrain work is exactly what makes both these coasters so special. I also love how the terrain forces lots of tight turns to work with the compact space, making it way more intense. That’s also the main reason I rate those coasters above Montu. Even though Montu does use the terrain well, because it’s a taller/longer ride that uses a lot more space you don’t get the same intensity as you do on Mamba and Nemesis. Truly blessed to have these two inverts in Europe.
     
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    Nemesis is definitely the best of the bunch.

    Black Mamba looks like it could be up there as well. It's been high on my bucket list for a few years now, mainly due to the comparisons to Nemesis. I don't think it would be in the same league as Nemmy but the theming, interactions, and layout all look very strong.
     
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    I remember the construction photos of Black Mamba and thinking it will beat Nemesis. Having ridden it I found it quite disappointing in terms of the actual coaster, but it's in a league of its own for use of terrain and theming.

    It's also absolutely mental that Phantasialand seem to only employ African people in that area of the park... talk about dedication to the theming.
     
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    #teamKatun
     
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    #teamMontu
     
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    What do you not like about Nemesis, out of interest? While I can definitely see why someone wouldn't like Nemesis, and I do also think that some ever so slightly overrate it, that level of hate for Nemesis is quite uncommon in the enthusiast community!

    Not criticising your opinion at all, I was just wondering!
     
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    WHY NO PHAETHON?


    Glossy smooth, fun ride, great pacing, forceful ride but always one train operation.
     
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    Why no Phaeton? Because it's nowhere near the best B&M invert.
     
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    Also, the poll was made 6 years ago, when not as many people on this forum had probably ridden Phaethon, so @CookieCoasters might have just forgotten it.
     

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