Why hasn't B&M gone for more than 7 inversions since 1995?

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Re: Why hasn't B&M gone for more than 7 inversions since 199

Postby dippindotsguy8 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:18 pm

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As for B&M, if a park wanted a completely loopy coaster and had a high budget, I'm sure B&M would have no issue creating one. I think it's just a matter of demand and fitting the park's needs and price point.


I think this is right on. How many parks with a B&M 7-looper budget don't have one already?

Parks are either working with less expensive companies for their inversion-heavy rides, or they're filling out their lineup with other B&M products.

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Re: Why hasn't B&M gone for more than 7 inversions since 199

Postby Too Fast For Comfort » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:38 am

dippindotsguy8 wrote:
thrillseeker4552 wrote:
As for B&M, if a park wanted a completely loopy coaster and had a high budget, I'm sure B&M would have no issue creating one. I think it's just a matter of demand and fitting the park's needs and price point.


I think this is right on. How many parks with a B&M 7-looper budget don't have one already?

Parks are either working with less expensive companies for their inversion-heavy rides, or they're filling out their lineup with other B&M products.


Or a third option:

The park has tons of money, they have no loopy B&M coasters, but they have figured that they can make a ton of more money building other stuff. A prime example is Disney... all the money in the world, but they sink that money into the heavily themed stuff that everyone in the family can ride and enjoy.

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Re: Why hasn't B&M gone for more than 7 inversions since 199

Postby TheoB » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:20 am

dippindotsguy8 wrote:I think this is right on. How many parks with a B&M 7-looper budget don't have one already?

Parks are either working with less expensive companies for their inversion-heavy rides, or they're filling out their lineup with other B&M products.


I think its more whats the point that anything else, why bother with a B&M 7 looper when new designs from Vekoma are much cheaper, or get a Gerstlauer with maybe 5 inversions but you get a beyond vertical drop as a bonus for half the price. I think B&M is just a bit too expensive really for growing parks, almost all B&Ms are now only going to established parks or Chinese new builds with lots of money to spend.
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Re: Why hasn't B&M gone for more than 7 inversions since 199

Postby Too Fast For Comfort » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:57 am

TheoB wrote:
dippindotsguy8 wrote:I think this is right on. How many parks with a B&M 7-looper budget don't have one already?

Parks are either working with less expensive companies for their inversion-heavy rides, or they're filling out their lineup with other B&M products.


I think its more whats the point that anything else, why bother with a B&M 7 looper when new designs from Vekoma are much cheaper, or get a Gerstlauer with maybe 5 inversions but you get a beyond vertical drop as a bonus for half the price. I think B&M is just a bit too expensive really for growing parks, almost all B&Ms are now only going to established parks or Chinese new builds with lots of money to spend.


Tell that to Kennywood. Opening not only a coaster with 7+ inversions, not just 8+ inversions, but 9 inversions. Breaking the American record by two. They're prolific, but still considered to be a smaller, family discount park.

Theming to the ride is puke worthy though.

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Re: Why hasn't B&M gone for more than 7 inversions since 199

Postby rcjp » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:23 pm

^I'd guess S&S coasters are not quite as expensive as B&Ms, especially as they haven't really done anything like this before. I'm not saying that this ride is going to be cheap but probably not quite the same a similar B&M would cost.
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Re: Why hasn't B&M gone for more than 7 inversions since 199

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:06 pm

I can't believe everyone missed the obvious.

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