2019: General Discussion

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  1. themeparkfan

    themeparkfan TowersStreet Member

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    Well if they continue with the decline in operations and availability as of present they will be number 20 next year
     
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    Do you have a link please?
     
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    Nemmy has opened.
    Now if I walk all the way from x sector in this heat and it’s not. I’m cutting up my pass !
     
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    Just seen an air ambulance circle in the air over 13 queue and head over towards forbidden valley hope someone is ok
     
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    :tearsofjoy: why don't we leave the diagnosis to the experts?
     
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    No, we should send Merlin a spot the difference where on one side we have the 2015 map of forbidden valley and on the other we have the 2019 map. Ask them what's missing.
     
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    With regards to Nemesis, maybe the ride is aging somewhat poorly with regards to the stress on the track? While the track itself is still glass smooth, I've certainly noticed that a couple of the transitions have become slightly jarring over time (mainly the two corkscrews). They're certainly not jolty to the extent of some of The Smiler's transitions, and they certainly don't stop me enjoying Nemesis, but you can certainly feel them bash you slightly. On the whole, Nemesis is still quite smooth and wows me every time, but I definitely don't think it's the smoothest B&M I've ridden; I actually seem to remember Montu being smoother at Busch Gardens Tampa, and many of B&M's newer coasters tend to have less jarring transitions. Nemesis is still extremely smooth for its age, and it's still a top-notch B&M, in my opinion, but it's certainly not the smoothest coaster I've ever ridden.

    To be fair, I'd imagine design technology was less sophisticated back in the early 1990's, so those minor kinks would have been harder to identify in the design. Maybe the park is thinking of retracking Nemesis in a similar manner to what was done to Incredible Hulk at Islands of Adventure in 2016, perhaps with some minor profiling changes to make the ride marginally smoother; we certainly seem to have seen the ride examined a lot more lately, and the crane seems to be coming out more often near the site.
     
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    I doubt they’d re track it. It doesn’t need it badly right now in terms of overall smoothness, it’s not as popular these days either so when the time comes (which I doubt is anytime soon) sadly I reckon they’ll remove it and fill the pit with concrete lol
     
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    Nemesis' corkscrews do have a 'snap' to them, but I'm fairly sure that's just how B&M designed their inversions in the early 90s. Raptor's inversions are similar, and that opened the same year as Nemesis.

    I first rode Nemesis in 2011 and it doesn't feel any different now than it did then, so I don't think it is aging poorly.
     
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    I reckon that Nemesis has about another ten years and then it would require retracking. B&Ms are built to last and Nemesis is no exception.
     
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    Don't B&Ms come with a 40 year guarantee?
     
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    I didn't know that
     
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    yeah depends if they filled in the extended warranty form and returned it within the 28 days
     
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    I'm certainly not trying to imply that Nemesis rides badly; far from it, in fact! The physical track itself is still really smooth, in my opinion, with no undue vibrations, but as @Brad97 said, I personally do find Nemesis' corkscrews (and perhaps the zero-g roll, too) a little jarring in terms of their transitions. It's only a minor niggle, and it might just be me who notices it, as I'd say I have quite a low roughness tolerance and I've grown a preference for the more fun and rerideable coasters (e.g. Icon, Mako, The Swarm etc.)!
     
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    You think nemesis will last 40 years? PHA wouldn't surprise me if it only has another 5 years and then is replaced
     
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    Yeah I suppose it’s all down to preference. The first two coasters I went on were klondike at drayton manor and Corkscrew at AT so to me Nemesis still seems smooth as anything compared to those head bashing memories
     
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    Nemesis is certainly smooth compared to Shockwave and The Big One built in the same year! I just wouldn't say it's the smoothest coaster I've ridden.
     
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