Anyone else prefer Vekoma SLC's?

Over BTR
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Anyone else prefer Vekoma SLC's?

Postby jmccalip » Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:50 pm

So they are a little rougher, big deal.

I think the layout is superior to BTR's. The first inversion is really disorientating and interesting, and the inline twist is AWESOME. It really makes the ride IMO. The foot choppers it provides are mind blowing, much more so than BTR. You even catch a little air on the hill by the station.

BTR in comparison just seemed kind of boring. Two loops and two cork screws? Come on, where's the variety? It was also so smooth that it felt like we were just floating along. Combine that with a boring layout, and a zero G roll that just whips you through it with no airtime, and it's not gonna be high up on the charts for me.

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Postby ebl » Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:52 pm

I think Batman is more intense, which is what a lot of people like. (Me, not so much.) B&M certainly has a leg up on Vekoma when it comes to smoothness, which is also what a lot of people like. (Me, definitely.)

For me, it's the B&M inverted over the Vekoma SLC. Hands down.

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Postby bspellx5 » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:01 pm

If B & M made an invert with the SLC layout I wonder what'd be like. Amazing?

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Postby themeparkman25 » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:02 pm

B&M Zero G Roll > Everything else.

Using that reasoning, BTR > SLC.

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Postby CHILLERLC1 » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:06 pm

Batman: The Ride looks plain evil with its darkness, low to the ground intense ride. SLC stands little chance.

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Postby cfc » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:07 pm

The only Vekoma SLC that I can say I really liked was Kumali, and that was a custom model. I much prefer the Batman clones to your average SLC, but to each his own.

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Postby FeelTheFORCE » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:12 pm

When comparing only layouts and disregarding the roughness, manufacturers, and everything else, I'd have to give the SLC the edge. I like it's layout better than the one on BTR clones. However, because of the companies who build them, and when smoothness, train design, etc. is all taken into account, I think that the BTR clones are FAR superior.
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Postby rcdude » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:14 pm

I think Batman the Ride is much better than an SLC. It's about the same size but is at least twice as forceful and doesn't have any slow moments. It is also much smoother and is actually re-ridable.

That being said, I think if B&M made an inverted coaster with the SLC layout, it would probably be a great ride. I like the layout of an SLC, just not the experience. However, that isn't very likely to happen so for now BTR is better than an SLC.

Also, as a side note, I've only been on the BTR at SFMM and the SLC at SFDK. I've heard there are smoother SLCs that might be a better ride, but I haven't got the chance to try one yet. Maybe if I find a smooth SLC my opinion will change.

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Postby ginzo » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:16 pm

Riding a SLC is about as much fun as getting an IRS audit while a gang of midgets smashes your testicles with a hammer.

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Postby larrygator » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:27 pm

Anyone else prefer Vekoma SLC's?

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