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*Prepares to be blasted*

 

I'm going to add Banshee to my list. Now don't get me wrong, Banshee is a very strong, very good coaster... But when we went on it we got off the ride a little underwhelmed. The coaster was so hyped up that I was expecting it to be the best thing since color tv... and it wasn't. Like I said, it was by no means a "bad" Coaster. It just has had so many people raving about it that I think I had set my expectations way to high. I also wasn't the biggest fan of the vest restraints. The way they cut into my collar bone wad actually really uncomfortable.

 

With that being said, I had ridden Racer before riding Banshee which had given me a migraine from hell... So I couldn't fully enjoy Banshee for what it is. My headache was so bad every little vibration from Banshee was unbearable. . . We will be riding it again next summer without a headache from Racer. . . So hopefully that will change my opinion.

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^I think the thing with Banshee is, that it is the best coaster of its type (arguably - it's my favorite, barely), but compared to other types of coasters, it's not a top 10 coaster or anything. I think it's in my top 20 or 25, however (because I particularly like B&M Inverts!)

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I think Banshee is a great coaster but a middle of the road B&M invert (that statement only make sense because I love every B&M invert I've ridden, they're all outstanding rides).

 

I'd put it way below inevrts like Afterburn, Montu and Alpengeist which are far more snappy and forceful and more in like with rides like Talon and Silver Bullet (both of which I greatly enjoy, but they're a step below those top tier inverts).

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I am going to be hated for this, but I did not enjoy I305 like everyone said I would. I mean yea, the airtime is good, but the ride is to darn predictable. It didn't feel intense in any means, other than the forces. The elements weren't rapid fire, everything you could see coming towards you every second of the ride. It just felt very controlled, not the type of ride I like.

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^Well, it depends. You may know where the track is going but not know how the element will ride. When I rode skyrush I already knew the layout and had already heard how intense it was but I was still surprised by the coaster and how each element felt like.

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I am going to be hated for this, but I did not enjoy I305 like everyone said I would. I mean yea, the airtime is good, but the ride is to darn predictable. It didn't feel intense in any means, other than the forces. The elements weren't rapid fire, everything you could see coming towards you every second of the ride. It just felt very controlled, not the type of ride I like.

 

doesn't that ride have trim brakes on the drop now? Sadly I haven't even been within 1,000 miles of the coaster but from what I recall they wanted to slow it down more so people wouldn't grey-out. Kinda like how SFMM makes Goliath pretty much do a full stop before the helix.

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doesn't that ride have trim brakes on the drop now?

 

No. It has a trim near the end of the ride (though I believe for a short time it did have a trim on the drop in it's debut season). Personally I think the ride is absolutely insane and the only other coaster I've ridden with those types of out-of-control transitions is Maverick. "Controlled" and "Predictable" don't come to mind for me with I305.

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doesn't that ride have trim brakes on the drop now?

 

No. It has a trim near the end of the ride (though I believe for a short time it did have a trim on the drop in it's debut season). Personally I think the ride is absolutely insane and the only other coaster I've ridden with those types of out-of-control transitions is Maverick. "Controlled" and "Predictable" don't come to mind for me with I305.

 

the trim that is currently on it (near the end of the ride) has always been there from day one and is pretty minor. there were temporary trims on the drop that were removed once the first turn was slightly redesigned. in my opinion it's the most intense coaster on the planet. it's a whole different kind of experience from almost anything else.

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doesn't that ride have trim brakes on the drop now?

 

No. It has a trim near the end of the ride (though I believe for a short time it did have a trim on the drop in it's debut season). Personally I think the ride is absolutely insane and the only other coaster I've ridden with those types of out-of-control transitions is Maverick. "Controlled" and "Predictable" don't come to mind for me with I305.

 

the trim that is currently on it (near the end of the ride) has always been there from day one and is pretty minor. there were temporary trims on the drop that were removed once the first turn was slightly redesigned. in my opinion it's the most intense coaster on the planet. it's a whole different kind of experience from almost anything else.

When the trim was added to the first drop in the first season the one towards the end of the ride was taken off.

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doesn't that ride have trim brakes on the drop now?

 

No. It has a trim near the end of the ride (though I believe for a short time it did have a trim on the drop in it's debut season). Personally I think the ride is absolutely insane and the only other coaster I've ridden with those types of out-of-control transitions is Maverick. "Controlled" and "Predictable" don't come to mind for me with I305.

 

the trim that is currently on it (near the end of the ride) has always been there from day one and is pretty minor. there were temporary trims on the drop that were removed once the first turn was slightly redesigned. in my opinion it's the most intense coaster on the planet. it's a whole different kind of experience from almost anything else.

I completely agree!

 

I usually handle coasters really well and wish they were crazier, but EVERY TIME I ride I305 I experience a full black out on the curve and I don't regain sight or hearing until well after the giant airtime hill, at which point my mind is in shock and I experience the first few fast transitions thinking I am dying. I'm not exaggerating... It's completely a terrifying experience for me and I love it but couldn't even get myself to re-ride on my latest visit (My first visit I rode it multiple times but I just couldn't do a 2nd ride when I visited a few weeks ago).

 

Maverick and Skyrush are completely my kind of insane though.

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Intimidator at Carowinds

 

It just felt so "meh" to me. People hyped the airtime, especially in the back row, I did enjoy that "floater to ejacter" style airtime the back provided, but it felt so darn slow. If the trim wasn't there, I think it'd be a great ride. It bit very hard, and ruined most of the airtime for the first half of the hill (in the front, middle or back)

 

The helix also left something major to be desired. all in all, a very "meh" ride that was touted as "One of the best B&M hypers"

 

next day edit: Don't post while drunk.

I don't know why anyone ranks Intimidator at Carowinds very highly. It drags through the entire course, and the MCBR might as well be the end of the ride.

 

The only B&M hyper I have experienced that is consistently exciting to the very end is Goliath at Six Flags Over Georgia, with Diamondback at KI coming close to being as good. Both insanely more impressive than Intrimidator.

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^Well, it depends. You may know where the track is going but not know how the element will ride. When I rode skyrush I already knew the layout and had already heard how intense it was but I was still surprised by the coaster and how each element felt like.

When I watched a POV of Skyrush I thought to myself "That looks really boring for an Intamin, the layout is just the same thing over and over and the airtime and banking doesn't seem to be even half of what Maverick offers" ...then I rode it and was shocked. The back left wing seat still tries to break my body in half in the best way, and the airtime leaves me bruised after just one ride, and I would never complain about that! #1 steel for me!

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Intimidator at Carowinds

 

It just felt so "meh" to me. People hyped the airtime, especially in the back row, I did enjoy that "floater to ejacter" style airtime the back provided, but it felt so darn slow. If the trim wasn't there, I think it'd be a great ride. It bit very hard, and ruined most of the airtime for the first half of the hill (in the front, middle or back)

 

The helix also left something major to be desired. all in all, a very "meh" ride that was touted as "One of the best B&M hypers"

 

next day edit: Don't post while drunk.

I don't know why anyone ranks Intimidator at Carowinds very highly. It drags through the entire course, and the MCBR might as well be the end of the ride.

 

The only B&M hyper I have experienced that is consistently exciting to the very end is Goliath at Six Flags Over Georgia, with Diamondback at KI coming close to being as good. Both insanely more impressive than Intrimidator.

 

Weird how people can have such different opinions. I rode Intimidator and then Diamondback only a few days apart recently and preferred Intimidator by a long distance. Didn't find it to be trimmed too badly and it had bags of that lovely B&M floater air. I'll admit that the section after the MCBR did feel a bit pointless though. Diamondback on the other hand I thought was pretty average and a bit of a let down tbh. Was expecting a lot more from it.

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Intimidator at Carowinds

 

It just felt so "meh" to me. People hyped the airtime, especially in the back row, I did enjoy that "floater to ejacter" style airtime the back provided, but it felt so darn slow. If the trim wasn't there, I think it'd be a great ride. It bit very hard, and ruined most of the airtime for the first half of the hill (in the front, middle or back)

 

The helix also left something major to be desired. all in all, a very "meh" ride that was touted as "One of the best B&M hypers"

 

next day edit: Don't post while drunk.

I don't know why anyone ranks Intimidator at Carowinds very highly. It drags through the entire course, and the MCBR might as well be the end of the ride.

 

The only B&M hyper I have experienced that is consistently exciting to the very end is Goliath at Six Flags Over Georgia, with Diamondback at KI coming close to being as good. Both insanely more impressive than Intrimidator.

 

Weird how people can have such different opinions. I rode Intimidator and then Diamondback only a few days apart recently and preferred Intimidator by a long distance. Didn't find it to be trimmed too badly and it had bags of that lovely B&M floater air. I'll admit that the section after the MCBR did feel a bit pointless though. Diamondback on the other hand I thought was pretty average and a bit of a let down tbh. Was expecting a lot more from it.

 

Haven't ridden Intimidator yet but I agree with you about Diamondback. My conclusion-- B&M hypers can be fickle. When I first rode Nitro in 2008 it was about noon or 1pm and I was underwhelmed. I came back later in the day and it instantly became my #1 steel coaster. I've had similar experiences with Apollo's Chariot where it was slogging through the course one day and booking like crazy another.

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Intimidator 305. It has intensity, and....that's it. Not much is offered on this coaster. No airtime, no variety, no surprises, just the Goliath's helix played in loop. That by itself is fun. However, I don't find that "top-tier" material when that's 95% of the coaster's layout.

 

HIGHLY overrated. There are much better coasters in the vicinity.

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Probably going to get executed for saying this, but I never thought Batman: The Ride (SFGAm) was all that amazing. It's a great ride, no doubt about that, however I didn't think it was "out of this world" intense/forceful as many claim. Maybe I just rode it on a bad day.

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Probably going to get executed for saying this, but I never thought Batman: The Ride (SFGAm) was all that amazing. It's a great ride, no doubt about that, however I didn't think it was "out of this world" intense/forceful as many claim. Maybe I just rode it on a bad day.

 

I don't like any of the Batman Clones. They are my least favorite inverts.

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I wouldn't say B&M is overrated given that a lot of people here find a lot of their rides forceless, as you said. In fact you can see the amount of discussion that takes place almost every time a new B&M is announced precisely because of this issue. So I don't think they are overrated.

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