What coaster company makes the best coastersIn your opinon who makes the best coasters (B&M Intamin etc.)
From Bob MillerProbably a tie between B&M and Intamin
Posted September 1, 2010 at 8:42 AM
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From Mike GallagherBased on your choices, I think the best rides are made by ETC...that's Extremely Terrifying Coasters, for the uninitiated.
Posted September 1, 2010 at 1:14 PM
Joking aside, though...Bob, if you're gonna start threads like this, it's not a bad idea to share your thoughts. Saying "it's a tie" between the only two choices you mention is kind of a cop-out. Makes it sound like you're not familiar with what else is out there.
But I will indeed answer the question. I like both of the manufacturers you mentioned, but I have to go with Intamin, especially for steel..I-305 and MF are my #1 and 1A, and I love Superman at SF America to death. And El Toro is my favorite ride..whether wood, steel, plastic, cheese..anything. I'm not sure what Gravity Group coasters I've been on besides Voyage, but that baby ALONE would give them a spot in my top five.
From Cameron SaundersThis all depends on the person in my honest opinion. High intensity vs very very very smooth (mostly).. Different companies have different things in mind. I prefer B&M coasters.. They have always just been my favorite. The person next to me may think differently. Like I said this is all based on what you like.. Personally I like B&M.
Posted September 1, 2010 at 1:51 PM
From Rick BarberYeah, well said. Me personally, I like wooden coasters and I like anything from GCI that I've been on so they would be my favorite. I'd never turn down the chance to ride any coaster, though...
Posted September 1, 2010 at 1:57 PM
From Zack McDonaldB&M for steel coasters and it's not even close.
Posted September 2, 2010 at 2:33 PM
Intamin rides = Down time.
GCI and Gravity Groups both make great coasters, we just need more of them in the states instead of China.
From Tyler BellB&M
Posted September 3, 2010 at 8:13 AM
From Amianne MooreWithout at doubt, B&M has the best in any catgory!
Posted September 15, 2010 at 4:59 PM
From Bradley KeithIntamin for speed, and height. B&M for inversions, and smoothness. I really can't decide. My favorite coaster ever is TTD made by Intamin, but I love any B&M coaster. For wood, its GCI or CCI. Gravity Group is great, too. The worst for me is Arrow Dynamics or Vekoma for steel, Dinn Corp. for wood. They've both made some great coasters, and I'm not saying I dislike every coaster made by them, but sometimes I can't stand jerky coasters.
Posted September 16, 2010 at 4:27 PM
From Corbin SandersB&M does make nice coasters but I do prefer Intamin. Intamin (from what i have experienced) makes more intense rides. I-305 has fight to it and Maverick has quite a bit of fight to it. Griffon, for example, is a quick drop and a sudden stop. The end.
Posted September 16, 2010 at 5:04 PM
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