What will B&M "perfect" Next?
Posted 22 September 2002 - 01:07 PM
I think they will do the fourth dimension coaster net, or some type of LIM coaster.
What do ya think?
Posted 22 September 2002 - 01:41 PM
My guess would be a 4D-type coaster, but I have abselutely nothing to base that on. I could also see them experimenting with other types of launches for their coasters other than the Hulk wheel-driven launch. Perhaps something using compressed air? :-/
Posted 04 January 2004 - 10:16 PM
Edited by ohiocoasterman, 05 January 2004 - 03:49 AM.
Posted 04 January 2004 - 10:19 PM
Posted 06 January 2004 - 04:25 PM
What in the world, that does not mean they can't use the system, look at B&M station track. All rollercoaster companies now use a wheel system to lift, launch, move trains, and/or cars. B&M is over-rated, and their prices are too high. The only reason Six Flags keeps going back is because Batman: The Ride clones are good. Arrow Dynamics was and still is the manufactors and designer of the world's best coaster. Come on Arrow, get back in the game. Dang you, Six Flags Magic Mountain.
The wheel launch is not theres. They own no rights to it and would contract the company that built Hulk's wheel launch or design a brand new system for their own coasters. Having heard what I have about Bolliger & Mabillard I doubt we will see a launched Bolliger & Mabillard for a while.
Posted 06 January 2004 - 05:10 PM
I had heard that whatever rights there were on the Hulk wheel drive launch system expired in 2002, but that could be wrong. It is a more original and complex system than your typical wheel transportation that you'll find on probably the majority of new coasters. Hulk is the only coaster in the world with that type of launch.
From what I've heard, B&M hesitate to use any type of launch due to the growing pains that we see on just about any type of launch out there and their current reputation for reliability, although I don't recall any problems or delays with Hulk's launch.
Posted 06 January 2004 - 05:49 PM
Posted 09 January 2004 - 06:37 AM
I see them perfect the 4-D, if they can fix the flaws in the Arrow version they have a very very good chance at getting parks to buy them.
Posted 09 January 2004 - 06:01 PM
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