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Let's make this really comprehensive, shall we? Which in each group is your favorite? Which is your least favorite?

 

In order of appearance:

 

Stand-up

Iron Wolf

Vortex (PGA)

Vortex (PC)

Mantis

Chang

Riddler's Revenge

Georgia Scorcher

 

Inverted

Batman/Batman/etc.

Top Gun

Nemesis

Raptor/Orochi

Montu

Alpengeist

Pyrenees

Great Bear

Top Gun: The Jet Coaster

Dueling Dragons (Fire)

Dueling Dragons (Ice)

Katun

Talon

Nemesis Inferno

Silver Bullet

 

Sit-down

Kumba

Dragon Kahn

Incredible Hulk

Wildfire

 

Diving Machines

Oblivion

G5

 

Mega Coasters

Apollo's Chariot

Raging Bull

Nitro

Silver Star

 

Floorless Coasters

Medusa/Scream!

Superman: Krypton Coaster

Medusa (SFMW)

Batman: Knight Flight/Dominator

Kraken

Crazy Flying Coaster

Superman: La Atracción de Acero

Batman: The Dark Knight

Dæmon

 

Flying Coasters

Air

Superman: Ultimate Flight/etc.

 

...

I didn't include SheiKra or Hydra: The Revenge, because they are not open yet. Though I think in the case of one of them at least, it will probably be "no-contest" in its category come May.

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I havn't ridden a great deal of the coasters out of each category so I'll give the 2 categories that I have ridden more than 1 in.

 

Stand UP, all ridden except the vortexs.

 

Georgia Scorcher, easily hands down the best standup.

 

 

Inverted: A LOT of batman's, Raptor and Silver Bullet

 

Raptor, although personally I don't really get the inverted thing.

 

 

Floorless (2 Ridden, Batman Knight Flight (before it got dominated), and Superman Krypton Coaster.

 

Krypton Coaster, also in my top 10.

 

I've also ridden 2 of the Superman Ultimate Flights, but I don't have a preference.

 

Best B&M altogether:

 

Wildfire, it really has EVERYTHING I look for in a steel coaster, and there is no dead spots at all, sort of like a Batman: The Ride except more fun.

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From Best to Worst in my view:

 

Inverts:

Montu

Dueling Dragons

Batmans

Silver Bullet

Raptor

Top Gun (PGA)

Alpengeist

 

Mega Coasters:

Raging Bull

Apollo's Chariot

 

Stand-Ups:

Georgia Scorcher

Chang

Riddler's Revenge

Mantis

Vortex (PGA)

Iron Wolf

 

Floorless:

Kraken

Batman: Knight Flight/Dominator

Medusa (SFGAdv)

Medusa (SFMW)

Scream

Superman: Krypton Coaster

 

Sit-Down:

Wildfire

Kumba

Incredible Hulk

Dragon Khan

 

Flyers:

Superman: Ultimate Flight (SFOG)

 

This may change some after I get to Carowinds in a few weeks, but for some reason I really really enjoyed Silver Bullet and depise S:KC .. it's bumpy and rough, more so than Scream.

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socalMAN123 says:

 

I think I would more liek all of them, but I would have to go with inverted because that is the one with teh most ones I've been on.

 

harhar!!!

 

Hmmm well I've only been on nemesis, for anyone who has not ridden it you will not find a picture that will do it justice as its built mostly under ground as the park its in can not allow anything built higher than the trees, this sounds kina lame, the ride however is super intence and you dont know whats coming next, you have many near misses against the ground, the station or even the rivers of blood but always make it out with a twist or a loop sending you into yet more danger. while it might sound like a coaster build in a hole its has the best senary and themeing I've seen, also the track has been hollowed so that the sound of the train eccos down the track and around the vally its in, dueling dragons looks great but for near miss action its all about nemesis.

 

Also I've heard nemesis inferno is a boring ride just with the spin off nemesis name to make it sound worthy but its super boring in comparison. i think anyone who has been on the original would say that the way its themed makes it so hectic

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Here are my grades:

 

Stand-up

Iron Wolf: D

Vortex (PGA): C-

Vortex (PC): C-

Mantis: C

Chang: C+

Riddler's Revenge: B-

Georgia Scorcher: B

 

Inverted

Batman/Batman/etc.: A

Top Gun: B+

Nemesis: A+

Raptor/Orochi: B+

Montu: B+

Alpengeist: C

Pyrenees: A-

Great Bear: B-

Top Gun: The Jet Coaster: B+

Dueling Dragons (Fire): A+

Dueling Dragons (Ice): A+

Talon: C-

Silver Bullet: C

 

Sit-down

Kumba: A+

Incredible Hulk: B+

Wildfire: B

 

Diving Machines

Oblivion: B-

 

Mega Coasters

Apollo's Chariot: C

Raging Bull: A-

Nitro: B

Silver Star: C-

 

Floorless Coasters

Medusa East: B

Scream!: C+

Medusa West: C-

Superman: Krypton Coaster: B+

Medusa (SFMW)

Kraken: A-

Batman: The Dark Knight: B-

Batman: Knight Flight/Dominator: A-

 

Flying Coasters

Air: C

Superman: Ultimate Flight: B-

 

--Robb

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Stand-up

Vortex (PGA)- C+

Riddler's Revenge- B+

 

Inverted

Batman/Batman/etc.- A-

Top Gun- A-

Alpengeist- A

Great Bear- B

Talon- C

Silver Bullet- B-

 

Mega Coasters

Apollo's Chariot- A+

Nitro- A+

 

Floorless Coasters

Medusa/Scream!- C-

Medusa (SFMW)- B

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Stand-up

Iron Wolf- D (A+ before it become so rough)

Mantis- B

Chang- B+

Georgia Scorcher- B

 

Inverted

Batmans- A

Raptor- A+

Alpengeist- A-

 

Mega Coasters

Apollo's Chariot- A-

Raging Bull- A+

 

Floorless Coasters

Dominator- A-

 

Flying Coasters

Superman: Ultimate Flights- B

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Freefall (thats me) says:

 

you have many near misses against the ground, the station or even the rivers of blood

 

After putting up this post I checked out robs free video clip of nemesis and was upset to see that in your recording the rivers of blood are just water now they must have ran out of people to sacrifice

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My grades. I got lazy and copied Robb's list and made my changes. He has been on every one that I have been on and more.

 

Stand-up

Vortex (PC): D

Mantis: B-

Chang: D+

Riddler's Revenge: A-

 

Inverted

Batman/Batman/etc.: B+

Top Gun: A-

Raptor: B+

Montu: A-

Alpengeist: B-

Great Bear: C

Dueling Dragons (Fire): A

Dueling Dragons (Ice): A+

Talon: B-

Silver Bullet: D

 

Sit-down

Kumba: A-

Incredible Hulk: A

 

 

Mega Coasters

Apollo's Chariot: C

Nitro: B+

 

Floorless Coasters

Scream!: C+

Medusa (SFGAdv) C+

Kraken: A

Batman: Knight Flight/Dominator: B+

 

Flying Coasters

Superman: Ultimate Flight: C

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D'oh! Can't believe I forgot Knight Flight/Dominator

 

Out of curiousity, why are Scream! and Medusa being rated so differently? I know Medusa is a bit better themed (I can't believe California parks can be that lazy...), but is it rougher? What's the deal, exactly?

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^ IMO, Scream! rattles more and it's got a parking lot! I give Medusa East a bonus point for atmosphere.

 

--Robb "You also forgot Medusa West." Alvey

 

I know personally, I find parking lots quite scream worthy.

 

And I, uh, didn't forget Medusa West. They're both listed.

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^ Yeah, Knight Flight is still my favorite of the Floorless coasters. Or at least it was. I haven't been on it since 2003, so I haven no idea if it runs the same as it did in it's Six Flags days.

 

--Robb

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I've only been on 2 B&M floorless coasters, Superman @ WBMW Madrid & Batman: Knight Flight / Dominator. Batman KF is slightly better than Superman in my view

 

I've only been on :-

 

1 B&M Flyer - AIR

1 B&M Dive Coaster - Oblivion

1 B&M Stand Up - Mantis

1 B&M Hyper - Silver Star

 

Been on 2 sit downs ... Kumba & Dragon Khan, I prefer Dragon Khan more.

 

Of all the inverteds I have put them in the order I like them

 

Katun

Nemesis

Nemesis Inferno

Raptor

Batman's

 

Not been on that many really hopefully after our trip to the USA, the list will be a little longer

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Im lazy... SO im just doing my best/worst not all...

Inverts:

Best - Topgun The Jet Coaster

Worst - Fire Dragon

 

Mega Coasters:

only been on Apollo's Chariot (but I love it)

 

Stand-Ups:

Best - Georgia Scorcher

Worst - Vortex Carowinds

 

 

Floorless:

Best - Kraken

Worst - Batman The Dark Knight

 

Sit-Down:

Best - Kumba

Worst - Incredible Hulk

 

 

Flyers:

WORST - Superman: Ultimate Flight

 

 

yeah.... thats my list...

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Stand-up

 

Iron Wolf C-

Vortex (PC) D+

Mantis B

Chang B+

Riddler's Revenge A

Georgia Scorcher A-

 

Inverted

 

Batman/Batman/etc. A-

Raptor/Orochi A-

Montu A

Alpengeist B+

Great Bear B-

Top Gun: The Jet Coaster A-

Dueling Dragons (Fire) A-

Dueling Dragons (Ice) B

Talon B

 

Sit-down

 

Incredible Hulk B

 

 

Mega Coasters

Apollo's Chariot A+

Raging Bull A-

Nitro B

 

 

Floorless Coasters

 

Medusa East B

Scream! C+

Batman: Knight Flight (refuse to call it)Dominator A

Kraken A+

Batman: The Dark Knight B-

 

Flying Coasters

 

Superman: Ultimate Flight (SFoG) B cause it has a tunnel

Superman: Ultimate Flight (GAm, GrAdv) B-

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Freefall (thats me) says:

 

you have many near misses against the ground, the station or even the rivers of blood

 

After putting up this post I checked out robs free video clip of nemesis and was upset to see that in your recording the rivers of blood are just water now they must have ran out of people to sacrifice

 

If it's Robb's Alton Towers video, then I believe that that was at least 2/3 years ago. Nemesis did go through a pretty bad time where a lot of the theming stopped working and got a bit neglected, however I'm happy to say that since the beginning of this season, it's all looking lovely again.

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Yep, Nemesis is looking a lot more picturesque this year. Shame about the rest of the park!

 

As for best B&Ms categorywise, I've not been on enough to say - USA 2006 should sort that out somewhat. I can't imagine too many Inverted Coasters will better Nemesis, but I am looking forward to the Superman Flyers and Shakira down at Busch Gardens Tampa.

 

Here's a brief review of the smallest B&M coaster ever built, from a Christmastime trip in 2004...

 

**EUROPEAN COASTER SPOILER FOR ROBB & ELISSA COMING UP - IT'S NOT LIKE I DIDN'T WARN YOU!**

 

 

 

 

 

I finally got to ride my first floorless coaster, Daemonen at Tivoli Gardens last December. For a small ride it packs a big punch, especially through the Immelman loop and the zero-G roll. The pop of airtime before the brake run is also a nice surprise.

 

It was a great move for Tivoli Gardens. The ride very short, but it's not a problem. Aesthetically pleasing from start to finish, and for those lucky enough to go on it around the yuletide season, it's even better to ride it in the snow! B&M once again prove that size doesn't always matter, it's what you do with it that counts.

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Stand-up

Iron Wolf: D

Vortex (PC): B-

Mantis: C+

Chang: C+

Riddler's Revenge: B

Georgia Scorcher: B+

 

Inverted

Batman/Batman/etc.: A

Raptor: B+

Montu: A-

Alpengeist: B+

Great Bear: B

Top Gun: The Jet Coaster: B+

Dueling Dragons (Fire): A

Dueling Dragons (Ice): B+

Talon: B

 

Sit-down

Kumba: A+

Incredible Hulk: A

Wildfire: A

 

Mega Coasters

Apollo's Chariot: A

Raging Bull: B

Nitro: B+

 

Floorless Coasters

Medusa East: B

Kraken: A

Batman: The Dark Knight: B-

Batman: Knight Flight/Dominator: B

 

Flying Coasters

Superman: Ultimate Flight (All 3): B

 

What can I say, I love Beemers! The only ones that really piss me off sometimes are some of the stand-ups.

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