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New Steel Dragon 2000 Trains from B&M
« on: March 17, 2013, 05:07:05 PM »
Just found this on Facebook. Pretty cool! This must be the first B&M train to have 2 across seating.
http://www.nagashima-onsen.co.jp/page.jsp?id=10589

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Re: New Steel Dragon 2000 Trains from B&M
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2013, 07:23:09 PM »
Nope. They made the trains for Psyclone at Magic Mountain too. 

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Re: New Steel Dragon 2000 Trains from B&M
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2013, 10:28:22 PM »

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Re: New Steel Dragon 2000 Trains from B&M
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2013, 11:05:53 PM »
FYI if you click on the picture in Shoe's link, it takes you to another picture and so on.

Unless Steel Dragon was more forceful that the average Morgan hyper coaster, the B&M restraints probably make the ride less enjoyable now for the non-skinny peeps. Will be interesting to hear feedback from riders comparing the new trains to the old trains.

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Re: New Steel Dragon 2000 Trains from B&M
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2013, 11:43:13 PM »
I think the trains look great on there, especially on that picture of the first drop.

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Re: New Steel Dragon 2000 Trains from B&M
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2013, 12:03:02 AM »
It just sucks that now some previous riders won't be able to fit since Morgan teains are way more accommodating than B&M trains. 

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Re: New Steel Dragon 2000 Trains from B&M
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2013, 05:50:23 PM »
true but the majority of Japanese folk will probably have no trouble fitting =D

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Re: New Steel Dragon 2000 Trains from B&M
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2013, 06:43:58 PM »
True, but a loose Morgan lapbar is more thrilling than a tight B&M lap bar, especially on a ride that was designed to not need a tight lapbar.   Imagine if Phoenix suddenly had B&M lapbars. Sideways sad face. 

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Re: New Steel Dragon 2000 Trains from B&M
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2013, 08:59:32 PM »
haha that would not be cool Matt. How could you think of something so terrible??

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Re: New Steel Dragon 2000 Trains from B&M
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2013, 01:15:05 AM »
That's basically what B&M has done to Steel Dragon. :-(

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Re: New Steel Dragon 2000 Trains from B&M
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2013, 11:19:06 PM »
So I just read that because of the new B&M trains and restraints, taller riders such as myself are apparently no longer able to ride. They pulled an Intamin and made the restraints accommodating for shorter riders at the expense of taller riders. Go B&M.

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Re: New Steel Dragon 2000 Trains from B&M
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2013, 01:15:27 PM »
See I read that it was a clearance issue with the new more open trains.

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Re: New Steel Dragon 2000 Trains from B&M
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2013, 11:02:36 PM »
Oops I misread lower height restriction as lower minimum height requirement. Anyhow, totally lame move.

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Re: New Steel Dragon 2000 Trains from B&M
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2013, 12:01:06 AM »
Those look strange on that coaster.

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Re: New Steel Dragon 2000 Trains from B&M
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2013, 12:00:33 AM »
you think so? I think they look really good lol