Recent content by Howie

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    Milestones in Your Counts

    1,1111 creds? Come on dude, there's not that many coasters on the whole planet... 😉
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    How do you like steak cooked?

    Bit of an unusual one this, but has anyone ever had a 'cryo-steak'? I've only ever seen it once, at a pub/steakhouse in north Shropshire which sadly is under new management and I don't think they do it anymore, but when I read the description I simply had to have it. I can't remember the cut -...
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    How do you like steak cooked?

    There isn't an option for 'dirty'. Char grilled directly on hot coals til it's burnt to a crisp on the outside, but still pink in the middle. That's the way to do it ֊ caveman style. It's the future. I've tasted it.
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    Europa Park | Voltron | Mack Rides Stryker Coaster | 2024

    2 for £10 at Dobbies. 😉 But seriously, that's incredible. And also rather risky, what if it dies? Who even sells 800 year old olive trees? "Sorry mate, we're all out of 800 year old olive trees. We should have some more in by 2823". Wouldn't like to be the one charged with looking after it...
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    The Maccy D's Thread.

    I imagine that's pretty much the same thing as the double chocolate pie in the post above, but they were 2 quid here. And also, they're not on anymore. 😭 Hoping they make a comeback at Christmas or sumat, cos they were boss. 👌
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    Rate the BPB wooden coasters

    Honestly, if I was to rank every coaster I've ever ridden, all three of these would be so far down the list that it really makes no difference. They're all sh*t.
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    Favorite first drops...

    Shambhala. Just ridiculously good. The floatiest of the floaties. Oblivion (and the other big dive coasters too for that matter). Time Traveler. 90° straight down right out of the station... while  spinning? Yes please. Hyperion. Endless. Just endless. Kondaa. Two airtime moments in one...
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    Favorite element (pre-poll)

    Wildfire's stall. Shambhala's first drop. Ride to Happiness's's's flying snake dive thingy.
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    Phantasialand | F. L. Y. | Vekoma Launched Flying Coaster | 2020

    Indeed - it makes it look a lot better than I remembered. I was mildly underwhelmed by the thing tbh. Mind you I did only have one ride and it was somewhere in the middle of the train so perhaps I don't have the full experience. Based on that clip, FLY looks like it absolutely is a front-row...
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    Drayton Manor | Unknown | Intamin Unknown | 2024

    Wait... what? Spinning Coaster? Now that's a plot twist. Be honest... who saw that coming? No one, I bet.
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    A bit of Belgium, a bit of France

    I actually really love those gloomy-sky pictures of Kondaa. There's something quite atmospheric about being at theme parks in the rain that I kinda dig, especially when it enables marathons of Intamin goodness like this. I mean, this is practically a night ride! Excellent trip, Sir. Impressive...
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    What makes your #1 better than your #2?

    I know you don't 'do' ranking per se, but I  am curious, what coasters were in your head when you answered this? You must have some idea. I think I could take a pretty good guess at what the number 1 might be, not least because it's clearly something loooong (and also because I was there 😉) but...
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    A bit of Belgium, a bit of France

    Pity about Monster. I mean yeah, it looks shabby as sh*t but I thought it rode rather well. No mid-course = feet tingling positives on that helix of death at the end. Me likey!