thrillseeker4552 wrote:Looks very nice. You can tell this is much more of an "aesthetics" coaster rather than a super thrilling ride, but nonetheless it looks like a great addition the park.
Gotta disagree here. Of course almost every Wing-Coaster is meant for providing some outstanding aesthetics, but this one does a lot of things right that some previous installations of this model and to me it feels like B&M finally got over their teething-problems:
1. The pacing and the forces seem to be spot on this time. No more meandering through the layout. This is evdienced by it's short ride duration (almost exactly equal to The Swarm's) even though it's the longest Wing Coaster in Europe.
2. The choice of elements is spot-on. The airtime-hill and the helix appear to be very forceful (hi Gatekeeper), the inversions are just fine, especially the almost 450-degree zero-g-roll.
3. The scale is perfect. It's very tall for what it its and where it's placed, and the overall size works in favor of the ride (once again looking at Gatekeeper, where the size does absolutely nothing to improve the ride experience).
I think this installment is a good representation of what Wing-Coasters should be: short and sweet. The Swarm already did a lot of things very well, only exception being the ridiculous double-breakrun instead of a final tight turnaround, but it was the first iconic and well thought out installment of a B&M Wing Coaster, especially if you compare it to Wild Eagle and Gatekeeper, which are still great rides but feel like they want to be a 1990s B&M with new trains, rather than seeing this model as a new coaster type where ride experience, layout and appearance have to go hand in hand. For the same reason I also like X-Flight much more than the other 2 US Wing Coasters at that time.
Lot of bla bla bla, I'm sure this coaster will be pissing on everything except Thunderbird in terms of thrill-factor. It's just short, but that's it.