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    China (The Kunming Circular) - Part 4: Colourful Yunnan Paradise

    Thanks for trying though, bruv. I know you'd have got me one if they had any.
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    China (The Kunming Circular) - Part 4: Colourful Yunnan Paradise

    I hope you got me a dragon?
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    CF-Lives 2020 | All Dates Announced!

    Excellent! We're 11th - 23rd. I feel some man-cuddles comin on! ;)
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    CF-Lives 2020 | All Dates Announced!

    I think I may have possibly just booked some cheeky flights to Orlando for November. If only there were some sort of CF get-togethers planned for SeaWorld and Busch Gardens at around that time. What? There is?? Well bugger me, that's convenient! 😁😁
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    ALTON TOWERS | 22nd Mar 2020

    More than likely be there, as it's my local. Be rude not to really, wouldn't it?
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    "Now Showing"

    Oh I'm sure that, come Sunday afternoon, you'll be on here to systematically dismantle my argument 😉 , but I hope you enjoy it, bro. It's a good movie. In a world full of CGI smashy smashy, we should be grateful that people like Mendes are even making films like this. 👍 Feeling the need to...
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    The TV we watch...

    Ha ha, yes, Dank and Dabbie are amazing! Everybody knows a Dank and a Dabbie. 🤣🤣
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    Your biggest positive surprise?

    Goudurix. Not only did it not kill me, I actually found it a fairly enjoyable, old skool looper. Bit of a jolt on one of the inversions, but otherwise absolutely fine. Not sure what everybody's on about. Bandit. In every measurable way, it's an awful, awful ride. But oh my god - it's just so...
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    Predicting the most successful new coaster type of the 2020s.

    So, China or Dubai, then. Not Thorpe. 😢
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    Predicting the most successful new coaster type of the 2020s.

    I guess nobody knows yet, not until somebody actually buys one. But when RMC first touted the single rail concept they talked about it being much stronger than twin rail coasters, therefore needing fewer supports, less groundwork and less maintenance resulting in lower costs that way. That was a...
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    "Now Showing"

    Yep, it's as well done as it was in Birdman. In fact, I'd say it was better. 1917 is grounded in reality and presented in real time, the edits needed to be discreet and unnoticeable, whereas Birdman's weird surrealism meant it could get away with some more obvious 'cheats' (pan upwards to the...
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    Personal set completion to-do lists?

    Back in the day (circa 2002, roundabout the time I discovered RCDB) I had this distant ambition to one day get all the B&M's. Seemed reasonable, they'd only built about 53 coasters at that point. Of course, now that I actually have 53 B&M's, those pesky Swiss cheeses have gone and built 70-odd...
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    "Now Showing"

    Just saw that 1917 at the LieMax. Pretty much in agreement with Gav and Lord Mort^, it's excellent. Best film of the decade, in fact! 😜 I will admit that the filming technique - the unbroken tracking shot thing - does occasionally draw attention to itself, like, it's almost too clever for its...
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    "Now Showing"

    High praise indeed. Will defo be watching this, possibly tomorrow. Question though: is it brilliant purely on a technical level ie the one-shot thing, or is it brilliant at telling an engaging story? Or both? Or does one detract from the other? Ya get me? I mean, if you're continually asking...
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    Territories with a disproportionate number of a ride type.

    Mack Bobsleds. There's only 5 left operating in the world and 2 of them are in Germany. A third one is just over the border in northern France. If you were to class northern Europe as a territory, you could bundle the Blackpool one in with those too. The only one left out on its own is poor old...
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