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What is the Smoothest ride from each manufacturer?

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  1. Zek_Teh_Kek

    Zek_Teh_Kek Active Member

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    While a lot of manufacturers make very smooth rides (and very rough), there's always that one that sticks out in terms of smoothness (or roughness).
    So, that brings us to the question: What is the Smoothest ride from each manufacturer? Even if their smoothest ride is very rough, it can still apply to this question!

    B&M: Raptor, Cedar Point. While there may be a good amount of headbanging, the track is still very smooth. Gatekeeper, Diamondback, Banshee, and Rougarou have a noticeable rattle.
    Arrow: Gemini, Cedar Point. Non-wheel seats are butter smooth!
    Vekoma: Firehawk, Kings Island. Smooth, considering the track design.
    Intamin: Maverick, CP. I found MF to have a noticeable rattle.
    Premier: Tempesto, BGW: Smoother than the ones at KI, that's for sure.
    Wooden coasters in general: Since I haven't ridden more than one from any wooden manufacturer, I'd have to go with Mystic Timbers, Kings Island. Holy crap it's so smooth!
     
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    Vekoma: Kvasten
    Intamin: Taron
    B&M: Shambhala
    Mack: Blue Fire
    GCI: Joris en de Draak
    Schwarzkopf: Lisebergbanan
    Gerstlauer: Junker
     
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    I'm not convinced, looking at the spreadsheet.
    Nothing stands out for a lot of manufacturers, but here's a few:

    B&M: Baron or the SFC
    Gerstlauer: Lynet and pretty much all their family coasters.
    Intamin: Thirteen
    Mack: Blue Fire or the Youngstars
    S&S: Crazy Bird
    Vekoma: Seven Dwarves, Grizzly, Orkanen and clones, Millennium
    Zierer: Force One and Polar Xplorer
    Woodies in general: Some dumb comment like RMC woodies are smoother cos they feel less wooden in general. Intamins (except Colossos, which was awful) tend to feel smoother (not sure that's the right word) than your GCIs and Gravitys (also not sure that's a good thing).

    I imagine it's all quite variable:
    Kvasten noticeably rode like crap against Paulton's new one.
     
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    Millennium Coaster from Vekoma and Oz Iris from B&M are the first two to come into my head.

    As much as I like Lynet, I wouldn't call it smooth - remember it having an evil couple of brake runs!
     
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    Lynet didn't block at all for me, track was gorgeous.
    Ozlris hurt more than Goudurix.

    Millennium can be the universal answer.
     
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    Agreed with Lynet, it wasn't all that smooth for me sadly. The inversions were a little headbangy and the MCBR airtime crushed my balls a bit. Not rough, but deffo not super smooth either.

    Kvasten has always been very smooth to me though. Dunno how the Paultons one rides, but I can't think of a smoother Vekoma than Kvasten.
     
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    I'm surprised no one has mentioned any of the 2nd gen Vekomas.
     
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    ^ I don't know what that means.
     
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    Lech, or Formula. That's what I mean
     
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    Not done em. What would make them stand out/what makes them '2nd gen'? Considering I still named 3-5 Vekomas that were built in the last 5 years.
     
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    Nitro for B&M.
    Vekoma: X-Flight (SFWoA)
    Intamin: Bizarro (SFNE)
    Arrow: X2
    Wooden --
    Intamin: El Toro
    GCI: Apocalypse
    Other: Yankee Cannonball
     

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