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They are somewhat expensive though...I'm only taking a guess but I'm thinking GK has 72 wheels on it...times that by the price for new poly wheels...maybe bearings too...it does add up. One of my maint. guys was replacing a hub and poly one morning and he told me one of the road wheels on my ride cost about 250 for a poly, not counting the hub bearing replacement if necessary. My ride has 70 wheels (28 of them being road wheels) so just multiplying that 250*28=$7000 bucks, just for all road wheels to be replaced, not counting the upstop and guide wheels. So it can get pricey..plus my wheel diameter and width is much smaller than B&M wheels, esp. their road wheels

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From your obvious expert opinion, with obviously 3-4 plus under your belt as what? an engineer? maintenance worker? would you say is cause of such shuffling because early in season there was not any of this.

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They can...but you have to think...it's almost the end of the season and if the wheels aren't failing or about to fail there's no need to replace them.

Plus I'm sure these wheels are hella expensive...their size alone makes the price jump I bet

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I know that in the Kinzel days, FUN almost certainly spent more on the care and feeding of its biggest wheel and kindred than it did on coaster wheels.

His size alone doubtless made the price jump. Well, that and his country club board.

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I don't think the reason for all the shuffling on Flight of Fear is neccessarily because of the wheels. I think It's because of the design of the ride in general. All the Spaghetti bowl models have lots of shuffling, and if I'm not mistaken, they've been that way since the days they opened. It's because the bulky trains fly through tight inversions and transitions at too quick a speed so they don't articulate well with the curves of the track. Now I'm not saying wheel replacements wouldn't help, they probably would, I'm just saying that I think the shuffling has more to do with the ride overall rather than just the wheels.

But Flight of Fear's still a great ride, even though it can whip you around a bit. I'm just glad I never had to experience the old OTSR's, I've heard those were pretty brutal. :blink:

And no, I'm not an engineer, but I hope to be one some day...

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Some times I wish there was a dislike button...

Why? Becuase YoungStud complimented Six Flags? Why is that considered such a crime on this site?

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^

The majority has not been on a intamin. In other threads concerning top 5 coasters etc. the majority is intamins.

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You are missing a "]" buddy...

[spoiler][quote name="The Interpreter" post="561782" timestamp="1380751921"][quote name="Vortex lover" post="561760" timestamp="1380749884"]B&M 78% intamin 28%[/quote]
106%?

Must have been a bumpy road![/quote] sorry
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How can anyone complain about a little shuffling on a steel coaster? Especially a B&M coaster for crying out loud.. Take a ride on The Racer that has real shuffling.

Nah...the SOB shuffle (well when it was around and running). lol. I like coasters from both companies even though my favorite coaster of all time is actually a B&M so I went and voted for them.

Favorite B&M (also favorite coaster of all time) - Raptor

Favorite Intamin - Xcelerator. :P

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How about neither?

BB1, reiterating his idea of the magical Vekoma

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I usually prefer intamin because I enjoy a more intense crazy ride.

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An entire thread wasted by incorrect capitalization, such a shame.

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I hold a well paying job, I think I'm good.

Noted: Capitalization taken very seriously on this site.

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I could go either way on this. I quite like B&M coasters for their smooth layouts and comfortable restraints. But I love a good crazy ride on an Intamin. Top Thrill Dragster one of my favorite rides. But I have to side with B&M on this because I'd actually prefer Diamondback to Millineum Force

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